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by fusionframer
Fri 24 Jun, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

How are you pushing the timber through? It is best to use 2 push sticks, one on top with forward and downward pressure. The 2nd is to apply pressure to keep it against the fence. The 2nd stick is removed a couple of inches before the blade, but by this time, the first stick will do the job.I have se...
by fusionframer
Thu 16 Jun, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....
Replies: 15
Views: 333

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

It may be a timber supply issue that is causing delays for the moulding manufacturers. I believe i am correct that many of factory finished mouldings use obeche. Latham's timber yard in Yate near Bristol is saying 6-8 weeks lead times for obeche stock. They are the only Latham's to stock obeche as t...
by fusionframer
Tue 14 Jun, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Aargh! Not enought moulding
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Aargh! Not enought moulding

Have you waxed it after painting. Liberon black bison neutral wax is the one i prefer. 2 coats and a good buff will give some sheen which may get it closer to the original.

Nick
by fusionframer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Something you might find Interesting
Replies: 17
Views: 250

Re: Here's Something you might find Interesting

Very useful and interesting post Dermot. Many thanks for posting.

Nick
by fusionframer
Thu 02 Jun, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Silicone grrr
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Silicone grrr

If your artist wants it this way, fix the blocks to the canvas panel using CT1 adhesive rather than silicone. Then make your tray frame as normal and still screw the panel to the backboard. Then, in the future, if it needed to be reversed, you can unscrew the panel and there is a solvent that will e...
by fusionframer
Tue 24 May, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cheap supermarket baby powder works well for thickening chalky emulsion paints.
Replies: 7
Views: 259

Re: Cheap supermarket baby powder works well for thickening chalky emulsion paints.

Pva and Whiting can both be delivered to your door. (Or a neighbour) Tbh, and i don't want to sound mean, but you really need to consider retiring. If you are honest, you have not reopened your shop in 3 years. If you are struggling as much as you say above, then you really should not be operating t...
by fusionframer
Thu 19 May, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keeping the oak grain when painting it
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Keeping the oak grain when painting it

I suspect it is the wire wool causing the paint to grey.

What paint are you using. I use daler titanium white acrylic and watered down, should leave grain showing.

Just liberon black bison neutral wax and buffed with a yellow duster.

Nick
by fusionframer
Tue 17 May, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 23
Views: 708

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Top one, i would use van dyke crystals to make my own stain. A few quid and then crystals and boiling water to mix. Just play around with quantity of crystals to water. Then brush on and use liberon black bison neutral (not clear) wax. https://www.building-supplies-online.co.uk/liberon-van-dyck-crys...
by fusionframer
Mon 16 May, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: Pilkington Glass

I think they may have stopped doing 2mm, but not 100% sure. The reason i think they may have is that my glazing company get my double glazed units and toughened glass from pilkington. They also do the self cleaning glass for conservatories. Where do they get their 2mm glass from? Wessex pictures of ...
by fusionframer
Wed 11 May, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

The position of the fence should not generally be positioned the full size of the saw. It is ok for cutting sheet material as that is stable and will not bind. When ripping timber, the fence should end at the midpoint of the blade, although i do keep mine towards the back of the blade. This is done ...
by fusionframer
Mon 02 May, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Commercially produced strut backs
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Commercially produced strut backs

Agree with Steve. For anything close or over A4 that needs to sit on furniture rather than hanging, i make a base. 20180926_142953.jpg I cut an angled groove for the frame to sit in and provided the base goes back beyond the top of the frame, physics is on your side and it is completely stable. The ...
by fusionframer
Mon 18 Apr, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Getting the absolute best cut mitres when cutting oak on a Morso.
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Getting the absolute best cut mitres when cutting oak on a Morso.

I agree with above and that a morso will get a better cut than hand saw. I use Japanese saws mainly and they have much thinner blades than equivalent tenon saw, but i would go with morso every time.

Nick
by fusionframer
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hogarth Frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Hogarth Frames

Thanks for details. I have seen that effect a fair few times, but didn't think it was going to be sand.

Cheers

Nick
by fusionframer
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hogarth Frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Hogarth Frames

Hi Dermot,

How did you apply the sand and what type of sand? Do you sprinkle onto pva or anything before covering in gesso? I really like the finish it gives.

Nick
by fusionframer
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: The importance of spacing
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Re: The importance of spacing

Hilarious, there is no reason for it to be so squashed.
by fusionframer
Thu 14 Apr, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hogarth Frames
Replies: 12
Views: 1010

Re: Hogarth Frames

Lovely job Dermot, and very interesting to see the amount of work involved in the making of those frames.

Your prize for finishing them is you get to make another 8!

Nick
by fusionframer
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Worried about the weight

Thanks for posting moulding. I would be pretty sure you are fine. There is plenty of surface to get a good strong joint. If you have a strap clamp, i would follow justintime's advice and use it.

Cheers

Nick
by fusionframer
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Worried about the weight

I think we could all be over complicating this, but without the exact size of the moulding being used, it is difficult to know. I picked up a spare piece of 4mm laminated glass in my workshop today to check its weight ( it was 50cm by 110cm) and i reckon i would happily have that is an obeche frame ...
by fusionframer
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 884

Re: Worried about the weight

Once pinned, the glue will hold the the joint together and generally most glue is stronger than the timber these days. Just make sure you apply glue first to joints, leave 3-5 minutes before joining the frame. Glue will soak up into end grain so apply a little first to soak in a seal. If you are wor...
by fusionframer
Mon 11 Apr, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting and joining hexagonal and octagonal frames.
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Cutting and joining hexagonal and octagonal frames.

I use mdf for panels inside cupboard doors and use zinsser bullseye primer & sealer. It is water based and requires no other sealer.

It can also be sprayed on for a neat finish, but if there is a smaller amount, i use a mini roller.

Nick