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by Gesso&Bole
Tue 08 Jun, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ideas for framing artwork on mdf boards
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Ideas for framing artwork on mdf boards

Nice artwork! The reality is that you are not going to get a Bentley for Ford prices. However, there will be plenty of cost-effective options that might work for you. I do a lot of work with artists, and the common issue is the frames getting damaged during transit, fitting the pictures, or travelli...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 08 Jun, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Adjusting Fletcher V-Lock 5100 Nail Block Guide screw
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Adjusting Fletcher V-Lock 5100 Nail Block Guide screw

Hi Bill

Welcome to the forum.

I'm not familiar with this model of underpinner, I suspect that it has never been available in the UK. You might have more luck posting the same question on the US site thegrumble.com as folks there are likely to have experience of that particular machine.

Jim
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 26 May, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass spacing
Replies: 14
Views: 321

Re: Glass spacing

Centrado do some paper covered obeche spacers that are pretty good, but mostly I use fomecor, 5mm in black or white, or 3mm with mountboard stuck to it first, and then trimmed on the wall mounted cutter to the exact depth I want
by Gesso&Bole
Sun 23 May, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Pistorius Underpinner for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 205

Pistorius Underpinner for sale

Built like a tank. Fully working simple and robust underpinner suitable for low volume beginner framer.

£100 ono Based Nottingham.

Could deliver at cost within 2 hours drive
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 13 May, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Corner Clamps
Replies: 15
Views: 1356

Re: Corner Clamps

If you google 'Rockler strap clamps uk',there are a couple of UK suppliers offering them at £20+, or there is this ebay listing where they are considerably cheaper

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/402032529796
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 29 Apr, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: T SCREWS & PLATES
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: T SCREWS & PLATES

Hi Ross
I think you had a load off me before, but I've got loads more.

Let me know what you're looking for

Jim
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 29 Apr, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Alternative way of pricing?
Replies: 14
Views: 2295

Re: Alternative way of pricing?

There's no reason to apply the same pricing strategy to everything. Is there a significant labour element to this product? If not, then you can just look at the price that the market will stand, and then see if the cash margin that you will earn on each sale is sufficient for you. If there is signif...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 21 Apr, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Software query
Replies: 8
Views: 1380

Re: Software query

Welcome Mo
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 20 Apr, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Premises size
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Premises size

I work from home, and have just over 450 sq ft. My main working area is a detached double garage, I have built a stud partition with windows just inside the roller shutter. This way it looks like a garage, but I can open the roller shutters and have daylight in the workshop. I also have a 100 sq ft ...
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 10 Apr, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Underpinner

There are a lot of different underpinners out there. Some will do the job faster, some will clamp better, have more power than others etc, but I suspect that if you are getting gaps, like Abacus says, it might not be anything to do with your underpinner, but to do with your cutting technique. In whi...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 08 Apr, 2021 8:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Business Venture, HELP, advice requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: New Business Venture, HELP, advice requested.

Oh, another thing Gary, I would suggest getting your training before you commit to any equipment or premises. :D
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 08 Apr, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Business Venture, HELP, advice requested.
Replies: 13
Views: 1265

Re: New Business Venture, HELP, advice requested.

I would say that the majority of good framers are not particularly good at running a gallery, and vice versa. That isn't to say it's not possible! Just my observations, and own experience. There are obviously going to be exceptions. It's very different if there are two people, one running the galler...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 06 Apr, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mountboard - Individual sheets
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Mountboard - Individual sheets

I would contact your local retail picture framer. Obviously they will want a mark up, but pretty easy for them to add your requirements to their weekly order
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 03 Apr, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Morso Blade changing tool
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: Morso Blade changing tool

It's a 17mm socket you will need. A socket wrench is probably better than the original tool, and definitely much cheaper!
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: underpinner query
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: underpinner query

The Alfamachine 300 and 400 are both quality machines, I don't think you would go far wrong with either of those. If you are running a serious business I wouldn't fiddle about with second hand equipment, or a manual underpinner.
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 31 Mar, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Image of picture frame components
Replies: 9
Views: 600

Re: Image of picture frame components

I think the OP is asking about a cross-section diagram, showing the components that go into a framing package, to illustrate that it isn't 4 sticks of wood and a bit of glass.
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 24 Mar, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Golf Club
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Golf Club

Good job!

How have you fixed the golf club in? I can't see any fixings on the photo.

Nice to see a picture of some framing on here, its been a bit sparse lately
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 24 Mar, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Golf Club
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Golf Club

Good job!

How have you fixed the golf club in? I can't see any fixings on the photo.

Nice to see a picture of some framing on here, its been a bit sparse lately
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass glued to frame...?
Replies: 9
Views: 1676

Re: Glass glued to frame...?

I'd be very happy to replace their glass . . . . . . . along with a new frame.
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 22 Mar, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Price Check - please.
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: Price Check - please.

At a cost of only £141 the unframe and give it back option looks very appealing!

Seriously, that's NOT very expensive framing, I would have been almost double your price.