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Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by Bagpuss » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 9:47 am

Can anyone help me on a Monday morning ? This was my first customer :Slap:

A lady from the golf club wants to display 2 silver teaspoons in a frame but wants to be able to take the spoons out and clean then in the future, that's when my heart sank.
As you can see in the photo below, the spoons could hang vertically but I couldn't use mylar strips or thread as that would be permanent, can you think of anything that might allow them to be lifted out ?
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by Steve N » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 11:19 am

Hi Adam
You could try some of these Mighty Mounts from Lion , not invisible, but you can't have everything :sweating: :nod:
https://www.lionpic.co.uk/p/9207/Mighty ... Pack-of-12
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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by JFeig » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 1:45 pm

That is easy. Just bring back the frame for me to detach the spoons, you can take the spoons home for cleaning. Bring back the spoons after cleaning and I can reassemble the frame back together.

The charge will be xxxx.

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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by prospero » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 6:21 pm

Cutlery often comes in presentation cases where all the items fit on a moulded base - mostly flocked.

The thought occurs that it you get a set cheap enough to cannibalise it to cut out the space for two spoons
you may be able to adapt it to the job. And use the implements for eating purposes. :lol:

Sorry for lame answer but invisible pixies to hold them are hard to find. :roll:
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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 7:35 pm

Hi Adam,

You don't need to make them detatcaible for cleaning. Picreator produce a wax which forms an invisible gas impermible barrier which will seal the surface of the silver spoons to exclude the contact with oxygen that enables to silver to tarnish. Not oxygen meansno tarnishing - Easy when you know how! This wax is called Renaissance wax.

https://picreator.co.uk/renaissance-wax/

Now you can impress your customer, with your knowledge of museum grade protection and the protection of silver from tarnishing.

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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by prospero » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 11:20 pm

Even better! :D :yes:
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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by Not your average framer » Tue 13 Aug, 2019 10:43 am

I used to used mono-filament nylon for fixing things like this. I got the mono-filament nylon from "Empress Mills" a company, based somewhere in the north of England, but now I use a variety of Nylon and Polyester tags as used for Garment price tag guns, which I got from "Morplan". Some of these tags are something like 5, or 6 inches long as pretty much invisible to the eye, which viewed behind glass.

I find that these longer tags are much easier to handle than the mono-filament nylon and usually don't resort to the mono-filament nylon, so much so, that I don't even know where my mono-filament nylon currently is a the moment. I quite often use these tags also to hold medals in place, especially when there are grooves around the stems of the ribbon hanger, where the tag will seat into the groove and be almost completely hidden from view.

I have framed knives and forks before also using these tags. I bought a set of six pair of antique looking knives, for a local charity shop for £1 for the whole six and one knife and fork got framed as something interesting for in the shop window.
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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by JFeig » Tue 13 Aug, 2019 12:05 pm

Mark, did you have to give "all" the secrets. :wink:
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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by Not your average framer » Tue 13 Aug, 2019 1:06 pm

No, it was just something that I thought would be an illustration of things that I was able to do and might be a way on attracting business for my shop. I did not really want to sell it, but the lady who bought it, would not take no for an answer. The frame, glass, mount board and backing board were all made from left over scraps. I was just something I did as a bit of self indulgence. From time to time, I do things that just appeal to me and this was just one of those things.
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Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Post by Bagpuss » Mon 19 Aug, 2019 4:25 pm

Thank you, thank you .. plenty to contemplate here, I'm seeing the customer again this week I think, I'll get back to you with a photo of the finished product :clap:
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