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by Gesso&Bole
Sat 26 May, 2012 3:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Oval mount cutter - recommendations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: Oval mount cutter - recommendations?

I've got an old Keencut Rondo cluttering up my office - all works perfectly, and there is a craftsman's tool kit to go with it. £100 collected from Derbyshire, or possibly dropped off somewhere else when I am in the area. If anyone is interested I will drag it out from under the desk and photograph ...
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 26 May, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Arqadia
Replies: 12
Views: 2992

Re: Arqadia

Hi Diana

Can't help you on the first part of your question, but I do have a second-hand Keencut Proteus Mountboard storage bench http://bit.ly/LqIZF6
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 24 May, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High St Framers Disappearing!
Replies: 55
Views: 3599

Re: High St Framers Disappearing!

Interesting point about asking rents. One of the problems we have in this country, is the fact that the Freeholds of much of the 'High St' property is owned by 'investment funds' of various sorts. The value of their holdings are calculated on a multiplier of rental values. In turn, bank lending deci...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 24 May, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: double frame
Replies: 10
Views: 1251

Re: double frame

It sounds as though one of these would be the ideal solution http://www.fletcherviscom.com/FPointDrivers/main.html The two pointy bits are driven into the side of the inner frame, and then you can put a screw through the hole into the outer frame. You can buy these from http://www.lionpic.co.uk/prod...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 24 May, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheek of Some People!
Replies: 18
Views: 1353

Re: The Cheek of Some People!

The other thing I used to find annoying when I had a shop was people (retired men) coming in to ask me how to frame the picture that they are going to do themselves. No, they don't want to buy the moulding or materials, they just want me to spend half an hour explaining how to do it, so they can sav...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 15 May, 2012 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scotch ATG
Replies: 12
Views: 1118

Re: Scotch ATG

I would definitely say that it was a vital piece of equipment. Can't stand the 'finger lift' tape myself, but buy one of the more expensive guns as the cheap ones will make you cross. So will the expensive one when you try to load the tape the first time! But you will get over that and learn to love...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 15 May, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: WANTS AN UNDERPINNER URGENT
Replies: 9
Views: 855

Re: WANTS AN UNDERPINNER URGENT

I can sort you out with one of those

http://www.framingmentor.com/new/new/pf ... oining-kit

Although you will have to retype the link without the gap between the g an m
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 01 May, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morso cutting advice please
Replies: 13
Views: 1441

Re: Morso cutting advice please

The bottom one cuts fine on a Morso, and joins well too.

Sometimes you do need to fill it a bit on the back edge, but being a bit of a 'shabby chic' black finish it is very easy and quick to tidy up
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 30 Apr, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Ipad 2 32gb Wifi For Sale EXCELLENT CONDITION
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Ipad 2 32gb Wifi For Sale EXCELLENT CONDITION

It certainly is very weird, and only happens on this forum.

John, do you have any idea what could be happening here?
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Ipad 2 32gb Wifi For Sale EXCELLENT CONDITION
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Ipad 2 32gb Wifi For Sale EXCELLENT CONDITION

Still not working . . . . .

for some reason, there is a gap emerging between framing and mentor although it is correctly typed in - this is happening on the link on my signature too.

Anyone got any ideas why?
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Ipad 2 32gb Wifi For Sale EXCELLENT CONDITION
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: Ipad 2 32gb Wifi For Sale EXCELLENT CONDITION

Thanks for the link, but that one is not working, try this

http://www.framingmentor.com/forums?Thread=25
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 28 Apr, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pistorius instruction manual
Replies: 4
Views: 670

Re: Pistorius instruction manual

Welcome to the forum Cliff

I just asked google, and they suggested this

http://www.exfactory.com/SeeLit.aspx?recnum=FM-010128
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 27 Apr, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'V' Nails/Wedges
Replies: 12
Views: 2534

Re: 'V' Nails/Wedges

Not much point though David, if you have an underpinner!
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 27 Apr, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Meet Learn Celebrate
Replies: 29
Views: 12872

Re: Meet Learn Celebrate

Two people I have spoken to this morning have said they didn't think they could go to to MLC because they were not FATG members. So let me confirm again. Everyone is welcome. The trade show on Sunday afternoon, and all day Monday (see http://www.fineart.co.uk/Awards_Meet_Learn_Celebrate.aspx for the...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 27 Apr, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Unusual framing request
Replies: 19
Views: 2493

Re: Unusual framing request

How about this?

Get the customer to paint an area of their wall with magnetic paint.

Frame both images in a lightweight moulding with magnetic strips instead of hanging attachments. Images can be moved around at will.
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 25 Apr, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Feedback on my website please.
Replies: 15
Views: 7283

Re: Feedback on my website please.

Hi Emma

Site looks good, and works ok on an iPad

I agree with Kev - give us some visuals, show some examples of your work.

Well done
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 25 Apr, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: sports shirts video
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: sports shirts video

Jack Framing doesn't necessarily have to have anything to do with art! In fact, the trend in recent years has be towards object framing, so baby's booties, medals, guns, marathon medals, spectacles, keys, sports shirts, boxing gloves, golf balls, scrabble pieces, a Monopoly set, a bar of chocolates,...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 24 Apr, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Markup on materials
Replies: 18
Views: 14898

Re: Markup on materials

Assuming that your 'basic wage' and all of your overheads are covered in your hourly rate, then most folks use a mark-up on materials to add the profit. How much to add? - I guess the answer is as much as the market will stand.
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Markup on materials
Replies: 18
Views: 14898

Re: Markup on materials

I would suggest that you don't work out your price based on a mark-up. (Although I would concede, that once you have worked your prices out in a logical manner, you may find it useful to work backwards to find out what the mark-up is, as this can be a quick way of getting to an approximate price). A...
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 23 Apr, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'T' Hinges
Replies: 5
Views: 1529

Re: 'T' Hinges

It is all about creating as little damage as possible to the artwork, whilst providing sufficient support. If the hinge needs to be removed at some stage in the future, it is a painstaking process, so as small an area as possible makes sense. So, a large print, on heavy paper, would need more of the...