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by misterdiy
Tue 28 Apr, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Annual Stock Take
Replies: 2
Views: 1452

Re: Annual Stock Take

We used to do ours on a spreadsheet like JonathanB says. Its a pain the first year but subsequent years are much easier. I too worked on a percentage of fittings and then just applied the cost price to that percentage. It never took more than half a day to do the lot. Mountboards I just counted the ...
by misterdiy
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 27
Views: 4443

Re: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

I knew Ricky from a good few years back when he purchased a scanner off me. We chatted for some while and it was then that he mentioned the alter ego "Dixon J Scott" He was very well known on the north eastern club scene and I suspect that his country singing was the bigger part of his life. He alwa...
by misterdiy
Sat 10 Nov, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Help

I would use any old paint or varnish on the back of the feet to seal it then fix with silicone sealant. Works every time and its reversible
by misterdiy
Sun 28 Oct, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Postal Packaging.
Replies: 16
Views: 1487

Re: Postal Packaging.

Well considering art galleries use acrylic in front of their paintings, I don't think you will have an issue with devaluing it. AsSteve says far better than the damage done if the glass breaks. We always sent out our pics with acrylic. Even so, most couriers (and Royal Mail) wouldn't insure pictures
by misterdiy
Tue 16 Oct, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a piece of canvas?
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Framing a piece of canvas?

These are always tricky and it never ceases to amaze me why artists don't think forward to displaying their work. I have done this two ways previously. First is to stretch it flat (I have put them in the hot press to get them flat) and then tape it into a mount, but my preferred way is to drymount i...
by misterdiy
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Old.morso
Replies: 10
Views: 1317

Re: Old.morso

Looking at that scale, it looks in good condition to me. It looks like you have cleaned the bed up as I can see the scales from the photo. I would snap their hand off at £250, as long as the rest is in good order as Prospero says. Ask for a demo before you take it away to see whether the corners join.
by misterdiy
Mon 10 Sep, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mount Cardboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Mount Cardboard

I still thing we are wrong to doubt what the customer wants. he has come into your workshop and asked that you stick the item down onto a board and I still believe that is what you should do. For reversibility use a wheat or rice based starch adhesive, but I wouldn't be going against what the custom...
by misterdiy
Mon 10 Sep, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mount Cardboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: Mount Cardboard

If the customer says glue it then that is what you should do.
by misterdiy
Mon 03 Sep, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morso blade sharpening
Replies: 11
Views: 2731

Re: Morso blade sharpening

I used Lion. Never had a bad grind :giggle:
by misterdiy
Mon 27 Aug, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Separating business for VAT
Replies: 21
Views: 3917

Re: Separating business for VAT

It doesnt matter really. If you sell the item for £100 and keep £40 that is your income. The £60 is rebated back to the customer, who, if VAT registered pays VAT on his £60. If he is not VAT registered then he keeps the lot. Thats the one bit I may differ from Prospero on. I would only put the net i...
by misterdiy
Sat 25 Aug, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding and finish please
Replies: 21
Views: 2681

Re: Moulding and finish please

Yes classic Birds Eye Maple. We used to do a fair bit of that and it was a lovely moulding. We got ours from Simons and the reference was either BEM1 or BEM2 The original picture at the top of the post is of course the old stuff which is better. As an aside we used to chop down old Birds Eye Maple f...
by misterdiy
Fri 24 Aug, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Separating business for VAT
Replies: 21
Views: 3917

Re: Separating business for VAT

We started off from inception of business by registering for VAT. We built our equipment up - primarily from VAT registered people or businesses so managed to get 15% (now 20%) back on those purchases. As the business grew we bought more and expensive equipment and recovered all of the VAT. When we ...
by misterdiy
Wed 15 Aug, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a paving slab??!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1905

Re: Framing a paving slab??!?!

By finishing off, I meant a back and tape. I would just use a frame round the slab leaving the rear of the slab visible, so that the hanging system can be sorted. Mark's idea (NYAF) of using chemical metal could be a good idea. Its the Hilti bolt type system, but as mark says you have to be extremel...
by misterdiy
Tue 14 Aug, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a paving slab??!?!
Replies: 15
Views: 1905

Re: Framing a paving slab??!?!

I guess the first question would be "why do you want to frame 50 paving slabs? :shock: Once over that, I agree with you in using the tray frames, however, unless these slabs were rare then the value is minimal and hence I would glue the tray of the frame to the slab after having fixed the hanging sy...
by misterdiy
Mon 06 Aug, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Gunnar F1 control box needed
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Gunnar F1 control box needed

Alex Hemsley was selling a 601/401 controller on here earlier in the year. Last I heard he had not sold it. If you scroll down to page three you should see it. Complete with picture
by misterdiy
Sun 05 Aug, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attending county shows
Replies: 11
Views: 2226

Re: Attending county shows

many, many years ago my wife did antique fairs and sold pictures (framed) primarily and she had some over friendly local make up a stand which comprised 1" weldmesh squares framed with half inch square tube and then the bottom of the frame had a piece of flat welded to it and the whole lot was spray...
by misterdiy
Mon 30 Jul, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Morso blades - where to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2693

Re: Morso blades - where to buy?

I purchased Framers Corner blades and in my opinion they lasted longer before sharpening than Morso. I always had my blades sharpened at the same place so there is no difference in the quality of sharpening. I reckoned to get about 50% more life out of Framers corner blades than Morso before sharpen...
by misterdiy
Mon 30 Jul, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mounting images on 5mm ply & hardboard in tray frames
Replies: 12
Views: 2576

Re: Mounting images on 5mm ply & hardboard in tray frames

I always use screws. I have had to take them out on occasion and screws make it easy without strain on the artwork
by misterdiy
Sat 28 Jul, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restoring antique frame
Replies: 24
Views: 5391

Re: Restoring antique frame

Brilliant work. is it for your own use or are you selling it?

Great talent to do that. :clap:
by misterdiy
Thu 26 Jul, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 3599

Re: Underpinner Problem

Well spotted Steve. I would say that is the complete answer to the problem. It wouldn't matter bringing the top pad right down because the pin has already gone in to the moulding before clamp pressure. It looks like you are using polymer mouldings which are very soft so the problem is synchronisation.