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Find out how to see it before you buy it. Help with ordering. How to replace quartz a clock mechanism. How to care for and hang your sign or plaque.

Do you want to use a keyhole slot for Hanging?

You can choose a longer Horizontal slot or 1 or 2 shorter Vertical slots. It just depends on what your are hanging, where and how. Keyhole slots can allow you to hang a plaque more flush to the wall but please note you do have to be pretty exact to where you place your screw or nail. And also make sure you are able to slide the sign left and right or up and down.

Wire hangers or D-Ring hanger can be more versatile. Once you have your screw in place you may tighten or loosen the wire or rope to adjust the hanging height.

How to See it before you Buy it.

Just Contact Me and I will try to have you a design in 24 Hrs.

Just email me by using the contact form and let me know what you have in mind and I will send you a picture of how your clock or sign will look before you buy. That way you will know for sure of the spelling and that the dates are correct.

This is a good thing for me too. I like to know that we are on the same page before I start making your project. Sometimes it is not perfectly clear to me just how you want things when ordering.

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Knowing ahead of time can speed things up.

Replace your Clock Mechanism

If you ever need to replace your clock mechanism this may help you with assembly of your american made or china made quartz clock. I like to use a rubber washer between the clock mechanism and the clock face, but it is not required. If you do not want a second hand I will put a CAP nut on to cover the shaft hole (American Made only).

Tip: I drilled a hole in the end of a piece of dowel rod and use that to push the clock hands on. This keeps even pressure all the way around. 

All my clocks use one “AA” battery.

American Made how to assemble quartz clock
china made how to assemble quartz clock

How to care for your custom signs and plaques.

Hang your gift properly.

Do not hang printed signs in direct sunlight.

For outdoor signs / plaques I recommend my Carved Engraved pieces.

For signs with Hooks, it is best to hand on 2 screws/nails about 6 inches apart – this will prevent the sign from tilting while hanging your keys or utensils. It is best to attach signs to a solid surface/stud, if you are handing on drywall please use anchors to hold your screws in place.

Care for ...

Dust with a damp cloth periodically. All my pieces are coated with either oil based or water based finishes. I put 3 or 4 coats on all of our wood projects which should last for many years indoors. For outdoor signs or plaques like house number signs you should take them down and spray a fresh coat of poly urethane or poly acrylic (outdoors) every 2 years. I personally do not because the more weathered the look the more I like it. 

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