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by Gesso&Bole
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 7:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: putting images on mountboard
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: putting images on mountboard

You just run it through a printer that will take flat sheets, and then trim down to size. I haven't done it for years, but some mountboard works well, and some doesn't.
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Glass
Replies: 12
Views: 276

Re: Cleaning Glass

Newspaper? Where do you get that from?

I use Regina kitchen towel, one to put it on, and one to polish it off. Spread them out to dry, and re-use until they start to fall apart.

This works well on Artglass which is my go to
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 7:14 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Rotating Display Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: Moulding Rotating Display Towers

I'll take them for £200. I'm local to you can pick up as soon as you like
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 16 Jun, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....
Replies: 15
Views: 349

Re: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....

I've got a rack of moulding with 2 or 3 shelves worth of gold. Might be worth describing what you need and how much you are looking for, and someone may be able to help you out.
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 15 Jun, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Aargh! Not enought moulding
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: Aargh! Not enought moulding

Nick was suggesting neutral black bison wax. Black patinating wax over white paint can work if you want to emphasise grain pattern or brush-marks. I did one with crackle glaze that worked quite well. It comes out a bit of a dirty grey colour - so if I was doing it again I don't think I would start w...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 15 Jun, 2022 8:38 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

Mark I keep the £5 frames completely separate to my normal framing business. This is really about clearing out the workshop not about what they are worth. And in reality they range from £5 to £50 but I sell them very cheaply at our village fair once a year. I have a CMC so I cut mounts with multiple...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 14 Jun, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 370

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

I agree, in my experience, artists fall into 2 categories. I call them 'selling artists' and 'non-selling artists'. A selling artist makes a living from producing and selling a product. Although they may be keen to keep costs down, they understand that they have to present their product in such a wa...
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount-board cutter
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Mount-board cutter

The longer ones are designed to be able to fit sheets of mountboard longways. In theory bigger therefore would be better - but they are big awkward machines if you need to move them around a lot. They also need to be on a perfectly flat and level surface to work at their best. So think carefully abo...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 07 Jun, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: HUGE JOB LOT £550 NEED GONE BY NEXT MONDAY
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: HUGE JOB LOT £550 NEED GONE BY NEXT MONDAY

The message will show in your outbox until the recipient has opened it. You've not done anything wrong!
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 07 Jun, 2022 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morso Blade sharpening
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Morso Blade sharpening

A sharp blade is fundamental to getting a really good result. So my advice would be to keep them sharp, otherwise if you let them go until they are really blunt, half of your production will be sub-standard. That said, how will you know when it is time to change them? It's not easy to give an answer...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 26 May, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 256

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

I obviously missed the bit where the OP asked about a hand finished frame, and how to distress the back . . . .

As for how to mount them, how about a platform mount?

If that's unfamiliar terminology, I'm sure you'll find previous threads on this through the search function.
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 26 May, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Hi

Hello and Welcome
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 26 May, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best vertical cutter advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Best vertical cutter advice?

Really there are 2 realistic options if you are buying new The Fletcher 3100 Keencut Excalibur 5000 Both are fantastic machines, and will last for many years. The Fletcher is a bit cheaper, but I you have to manually swap the cutter blocks for different materials, whereas the Keencut has the differe...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 19 May, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Maybe it is reliant on the heating stage. But I have definitely found that Polyvine dead flat varnish peels off within a few weeks when applied over wax. I have not heated it up when applying it though.

Agree on painting on top of wax etc as per Pete Bingham.
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 17 May, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

As Mark says, it depends on what colour your particular bit of wood is to start with. But the easiest way is just to use wax. I use Liberon Black Bison wax - available from most of the framing suppliers, or online. To achieve those 2 colours in the picture you would need some clear or neutral for th...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 10 May, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mismatched corners
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Mismatched corners

Nearly all lengths of moulding have a little bit of warp to them, but that shouldn't mean the corners won't go together properly. It could be a cutting or a joining problem (or both). Morso Ensure that the base of the moulding is securely on the table. Hold it down securely with your fingers both si...
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 09 May, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner advice
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Underpinner advice

Reading your original post here, you say the join opens before you put the wedges in. (Although I agree totally with Justin's comments 2 wedges, one very close to front, and the other nearer to the centre) I think you mat have adjusted your fences out of square. I don't know this particular underpin...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 06 May, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.

I don't bother. It takes too long.
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 29 Apr, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame

I just chop these flat ones upside down in the Morso. Just make sure the base of the machine is nice and clean, just push the rebate supports out of the way. As for joining, these days I use a Hoffmann, but before I got that I would glue it up generously, underpin with 1 or 2 15mm wedges, but NOT st...