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by Not your average framer
Sun 20 Sep, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Trullis Vacuum Press For Quick Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Trullis Vacuum Press For Quick Sale

It might be helpful to let potential buyers know what size this vacuum press is!

Best wishes,
Mark.
by Not your average framer
Sat 19 Sep, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: No car park
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: No car park

Trying to encourage others, I've always had no car parking facilities close to my shop and the street which runs past my shop has double yellow line. That is how it has been all the time I've been here and the double yellow lines have not closed me down prepiously, so I'm not expecting it to close m...
by Not your average framer
Fri 18 Sep, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: No car park
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: No car park

Yellow lines are slowly killing the business life of our town and My wife and I have to pay over £200 for a permit to car in the car park and we are residents in the town. We have lost so many viable businesses in the town, because the parking charges make it sensible to pay the extra to go to a big...
by Not your average framer
Fri 18 Sep, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gloss white frame
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Gloss white frame

Learn a lesson from the automotive manufacturing industry, the is twice as much paint on a white car to any other colour of the same car. White paint takes a crazy amount of coats to get a completely uniform finish of just about anything you want a completely white finish on. If you really must do a...
by Not your average framer
Fri 18 Sep, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can anyone identify this moulding?
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Can anyone identify this moulding?

I'm guessing that it probably is Simons 0106/Gold. I've not used it for years, but I looks like it to me.
by Not your average framer
Wed 16 Sep, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Making Deep Frames for Casts
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Making Deep Frames for Casts

I don't have too many problems with filling oak. I often fill any narrow gaps with glue and sand the corners to to get the edges perfect and the saw dust from sanding the surfaces of the wood ends up mixing into the glue. Other times I do the same with wax filler mixed to match the colour of the woo...
by Not your average framer
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: wire looped hangings for back of flat wall sculpture
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: wire looped hangings for back of flat wall sculpture

You only get one chance to embed something into the wall sculpture, so it is at this stage that you get the change to incorporate something that has so long lasting durability. If the hangings are not of sufficient durability, then some kind of repair might be required at a later date, resulting in ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Sticking down an old canvas onto wood
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Sticking down an old canvas onto wood

That's quite a reasonable size and might be appropriate for sticky down onto a cradled plywood panel to give the job an appropriate level of longevity. I am asumming that the age of this canvas issuggesting that it may be intended to be preserve with the long term in view. I am not always regarding ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lining up a cross-stitch
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Lining up a cross-stitch

I have a few regular customers, who bring in cross stiches and other items of needlework from time to time and several of them come in with the needlework item and I cut either some mountboard, or foam board and they take it away and lace it themselves, then bring it back for me to frame it. I don't...
by Not your average framer
Mon 14 Sep, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lining up a cross-stitch
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Lining up a cross-stitch

Hi Jo,

That's interesting, I did not know about the size softening with the heat from your hands, I've learn''t something new today. Thanks very much for that.
by Not your average framer
Mon 14 Sep, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help with moulding style
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: help with moulding style

Renaisance Mouldings used to do that one, when they were still around. When they closed down, they sold their remaining stock to Centrado, if there is any of is left, perhaps Centrado still have some lurking in some dark corner of the warehouse. There was an antique gold version of the same moulding...
by Not your average framer
Mon 14 Sep, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lining up a cross-stitch
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Lining up a cross-stitch

No, I don't think that you are being too fussy! I am fussy too! The problem is that people are either right handed, or left handed and this often pulls the cross stitch out of square a bit and sometimes you have to correct this by dampening the reverse of the cross stitch a little and stretching the...
by Not your average framer
Sat 12 Sep, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2nd Quality Moulding : How Much Should I Expect?
Replies: 10
Views: 526

Re: 2nd Quality Moulding : How Much Should I Expect?

Hi Colin, Have you had a look at the mouldings made by Wessex Pictures using Koto? Koto is a wood that is not completely dissimilar to oak, but without having the banding effect in the grain, that you don't much like. I'm planning on getting some of These mouldings from Wessex Pictures, because I wa...
by Not your average framer
Fri 11 Sep, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fabric art on self adhesive board
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Fabric art on self adhesive board

We certainly get plenty of varied experience and expertese in this game, don't we!
by Not your average framer
Fri 11 Sep, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fabric art on self adhesive board
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Fabric art on self adhesive board

A bit of heat and a bit of pressure is generally a good combination, as the heat makes the self adhesive board nice and sticky. Also if you don't have a hot press, then perhaps you can use an electric iron instead. I've done this on occasions, with difficult jobs and if you are really careful it can...
by Not your average framer
Fri 11 Sep, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: first attempt - cross grain hand finished effect.
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: first attempt - cross grain hand finished effect.

Thanks Justin, It's great to get glimpses into other members thinking and perspectives, I find you comments very helpful too and learn a lot from other who are doing things that are different to me, or have a different perspective to myself. I am hoping to provide some proper training seassons, prob...
by Not your average framer
Fri 11 Sep, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fabric art on self adhesive board
Replies: 7
Views: 188

Re: Fabric art on self adhesive board

Before I started my own business, I worked in the framing workshop of a well known framers, as a training placement arrivanged through the job cetre via the governments employment servive. The normal methom of mounting fabric items for framing was to use self adhesive board and after linning up the ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 10 Sep, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: first attempt - cross grain hand finished effect.
Replies: 7
Views: 1026

Re: first attempt - cross grain hand finished effect.

I am now working out which contrasting colours will work best , with a few more display chevron samples. I kind of thinking that maybe I will made the base coat black in each case, with peaks of the graining highlighted in tan (as per the photo), muted red, muted mid green and perhaps a muted blue g...
by Not your average framer
Tue 08 Sep, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: sending box frame through post
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: sending box frame through post

I particularly prefer glass and I have to admit that I don't do very much sending frames by post, but there are times when there is not a lot of choice about it. I always criss-cross the glass with PVC insulation tape, it has a very good type of self adhesive on it and is easily removed at the other...
by Not your average framer
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Trying a new finish
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: Trying a new finish

It is not just one moulding, but is the comibnation of one moulding with the addition of a deep sloping slip inside the dutch style moulding. As far as I can tell the main moulding is Simons 7676//44, or Rose and Hollis A644, both of these mouldings are in fact exactly the same moulding as far as I ...