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by GeoSpectrum
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Black painted frames
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Black painted frames

B & Q tester pot mixed to farrow and ball near black. 3
Coats, dark wax, buff.
by GeoSpectrum
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

Let's try and help. All of the st Ives frames I make are for oils or acrylics and I have never been asked to make one with glass and boards so I would say the style is more attractive to artists. Although I have seen a number of the Lion mouldings used very successfully for photography. I Make mine ...
by GeoSpectrum
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

Re: What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?

I've still got a backlog of work to clear and one or two new orders but should have a clear slate in about 2-3 weeks. After that, to be honest I quite looking forward to a break and an opportunity to take stock. I'll be tidying up the work shop and store room, Updating the website and adding new fra...
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 27 Mar, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about this from tree to frame
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: How about this from tree to frame

JFeig wrote:
Thu 26 Mar, 2020 1:20 pm
If you have to ask, you can't afford the frame.

Even with a salaried in-house staff (plus overhead) and a no profit calculation, over $100,000.
A fraction of the value of the paintings so you could say that they are good value for the money :giggle:
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 27 Mar, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about this from tree to frame
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: How about this from tree to frame

Something to work on on my days off..... wonderful film. Thanks for posting.
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure Due To Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

I've taken a few good orders in the last week or so but I only have so much stock and with the closure of some of the main suppliers it's getting harder to satisfy orders. Fortunately as of today Lion is still going. I've got about 3 weeks work on and a few quotes open for mouldings I have in stock ...
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

Nice job. I think a similar finish is available From Lion in the moulding but a hand finished frame has so much more
class. :clap:
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business Insurance.
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Business Insurance.

..but if you had had a fire you would have been covered....risky strategy imho.
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 11 Mar, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hobby set up?
Replies: 32
Views: 3283

Re: Basic hobby set up?

Well I think you have been spoilt! A CMC is a fantastic tool and one you will miss having access to. I would say, even for the hobbyist, getting a Morso and a decent foot operated underpinner and a mount cutter will pay back dividends. You may not wish to pay out for them but having come from a well...
by GeoSpectrum
Sat 15 Feb, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: trying to sell on the forum
Replies: 7
Views: 1844

Re: trying to sell on the forum

I think you are reading the red reminder notice as an instruction. If you make sure your profile includes your full details as described then just write a post as normal.
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 10 Feb, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: New frame finished. Advice needed
Replies: 15
Views: 4106

Re: New frame finished. Advice needed

I’ve been experimenting with diy casein paint and has some decent results. You can also buy it in powder form.
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by GeoSpectrum
Mon 10 Feb, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Hoffman Router wanted
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Re: Hoffman Router wanted

Hardwood or softwood are all the same
To the Hoffman, it’s deep rebates when it comes into its own.
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: circular frame

Thanks for posting that, always nice to see the final product.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 06 Feb, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Guitar Framing
Replies: 4
Views: 784

Re: Guitar Framing

How deep? Electric or acoustic? Quite some difference in weight. Not to hard to do with bare wood moulding. A45 from rose and Hollis might do it. Used upside down, you can make a hinged top frame out of more classy mounding. Put a ridgid back on the frame, the rebate lip will give you space at the b...
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 31 Jan, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: morso mitre f - fair deal?
Replies: 10
Views: 1695

Re: morso mitre f - fair deal?

Looks good, go for it. I would say that's a little cheaper than some.
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 29 Jan, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: circular frame

One circular inlay frame cut from tulip.
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by GeoSpectrum
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 20
Views: 2696

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

I stoped doing shirts several years ago now. I was always getting asked to do them and would quote in the £125 region. Always too expensive for around here so my answer now is no. Sorry.

Life is to short.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: New frame, had a bit of an experiment.
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: New frame, had a bit of an experiment.

Looking good. I'm coming at it from the opposite direction, I can make the frames but I'm working on my art to put into some of them!
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dibond subframes
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: Dibond subframes

The Lion ones. I bond them to dibond with gorilla glue. CallLion have have a chat with Tracey.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 16
Views: 2336

Re: circular frame

I’m finding the CNC very handy, I mainly make artists panels on it and a few other sidelines but circular and oval frames come up occasionally. Ill be making a couple from lime in the next few days so I’ll post the results.