What would you call the countersunk hook on then back of a Regt plaque?

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Mrs BA recently served on board one of HM's Ships and has got a ship's plaque. It doesn't have any holes or hooks on the back to mount it. I'm trying to get one of the countersunk hooks that are usually in the back of plaques but can't find them by Google. I'm probably searching for the wrong thing so I'd be grateful if anyone knows what they are called.
 
#3
'A countersunk hook'?

Failing that get one of those brass bar things with notches at the bottom and attach that. little nail at either end and a hook on the wall.

If you want it flat against the wall, you could flattent he ar in a vice, and then use a wide bit to make the counter sunk bit in the plaque... i'd practice that first though.
 

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The only thing I've been able to find is a sawtooth hook. Which could be dug into the back of the plaque to make it flush but that could go wrong without the right tools and I don't have the right tools.

I'm going to nip along to my local DIY wallah who will still sell a pint o' nails so hopefully he'll have what I need.

I don't have a router but I have an extensive collection of drill bits up to quite big so hopefully they'll do the trick.
 
#8
Just drill a shallow hole with a small router and hang it on a hook.
 
#14
Could always do it the simplest way.

remind her it is her plaque and sufferagettes died for her feminsm...


She'll thank you for it in the long run.
 

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No luck at my local or B and Q.

I looked at the keyhole hanger. The ones in the back of plaques usually have a sawtooth arrangement so that the plaque can be adjusted a little to get the position/balance right.

I think I'm going to have to go down the keyhole route and if its a bit off I'll fix it in place with a bit of bluetac
 

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Could always do it the simplest way.

remind her it is her plaque and sufferagettes died for her feminsm...


She'll thank you for it in the long run.
I find that domestic harmony and balance is better maintained if I play with drills, saws, glue, paint etc and she plays with her dyson and carpet cleaner and such like.
 
#17
I think what he is after are called Sharks tooth hangers.

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#19
It won't be off if you find the c-o-g first by sticking a drawing pin it 'n suspending it on a bit of string. Forstner bit will make a suitable hole. Or you could just reach for the velcro 'n a few more drawing pins.

Keyhole escutcheon 'd do the job too.
 
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Mrs BA recently served on board one of HM's Ships and has got a ship's plaque. It doesn't have any holes or hooks on the back to mount it. I'm trying to get one of the countersunk hooks that are usually in the back of plaques but can't find them by Google. I'm probably searching for the wrong thing so I'd be grateful if anyone knows what they are called.
The RN have tended to fix plaques onto bulkheads with adhesive, rather than by banging a nail into the wall. This is because a) - and the older Fishheads may remember this - they went out to sea, where it can get bumpy, and b) they tended to get nicked and given to visitors.
 

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