I have am framing pictures and have bought some "Moore Glazier Points".
They are in a "T" shape that actually looks like 3 little prongs. I
have the wood frame (glass removed) and want to know how to put in the
glazier points. I dont' have any tools other than a hammer and
screwdriver. Does anyone know how to install the glazier points and
what I will need??
Easy. You might be able to do it with the screwdriver, but I usually
use a metal putty knife with a 1" wide blade. They're cheap, and if
you ask at your local hardware store they should be able to show you
what I'm talking about no problem.
What you'll need to do is flip the frame on it's face, and install the
glass, matting, picture, etc. Once you've got everything laid in to
your satisfaction, put your backing on, and then you'll use the
glazing points to hold it in place.
Here's how you do it. Start by taking one of them and laying it flat
on the back. There should be a little lip sticking up near the middle
of the fastener. Turn it so that the single point it pointing towards
the wood and slide it against the inside of the frame. Stick the end
of your screwdriver against that lip that is sticking up, and use it
to push the point in with steady, even pressure. Work around the
frame until you've got enough done to hold the picture in.
If the backing is even with the back of the frame, you will not be
able to use glazing points- you'll have to get turn buttons, which
look like little plastic ovals with a hole in them. With those, you
screw or nail them onto the back of the frame, then turn the plastic
bits so that they hold the picture in place.
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