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by Not your average framer
Tue 14 Jul, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Plaque
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Plaque

Just a thought, but some jewellers have facilities for engraving and perhaps, they might be more likely to stock the more ornate and antique looking plaquues. Being jewellers, they probably won't be cheap, but maybe worth a try.
by Not your average framer
Tue 14 Jul, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Polymer being discontinued???
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Polymer being discontinued???

This is probably not that surprising, considering the current situation with the covid difficulties. Reducing the range of some items may be a way of reducing cash flow committments and keeping suppliers in good financial shape. Have you considered looking at the mouldings in the mainline polcore ra...
by Not your average framer
Tue 14 Jul, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Deep bevel mount moulding profile thoughts.
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Deep bevel mount moulding profile thoughts.

Yes, I think so too, but That's something to sort out for the future. However, the band saw produces a remarkable finish if you are using obeche, which is also very quick and easy. I like making jigs for different tasks, particularly in cases where they speed things up. BTW, the saw dust produced fr...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sub frames for not deep enough frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: sub frames for not deep enough frames.

I suspect that having a sub frame hang out the back by just 2mm is not going be all that noticable, so I probably would carry on and use the standard sub frame. There are not any hard and fast rules and as you are the framer, it gets to be your judgement. The sub frame is not going to be to far out ...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Deep bevel mount moulding profile thoughts.
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Deep bevel mount moulding profile thoughts.

Well, it could be smaller,or larger according to the size of the artwork and the frame, but initially I am thinking about producing the frames from Simons M0093 and perhaps Simons M0095, which would mean that the bevel on the sight edge on the frame would be about 5mm thick, therefore I would make t...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Deep bevel mount moulding profile thoughts.
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Deep bevel mount moulding profile thoughts.

I am thinking about cutting up some unwanted obeche mouldings to make some mouldings for making wraped deep beveled mounts, but I would like to give them a bit of a modern twist. Insread of the usual 45 degree bevel, I was thinking about a much steeper bevel, which I am thinking might create quite a...
by Not your average framer
Sun 12 Jul, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Advice please

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle:
by Not your average framer
Sun 12 Jul, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Advice please

I am thinking that the frame will need to be strong enough to support the glass, to an adequate level as well. Deciding how strong is strong enough, is either a matter of experience, or educated guesswork. A really solid sub frame with several cross member and well braced corners might be a good sta...
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jul, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sub frames for not deep enough frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: sub frames for not deep enough frames.

I think that sounds like someone who some of us think we might recognise! Is she a friend of Mr Tirekicker and does her husband come in and spend ages asking stupid questions, while she is in the ladies hairdressers having her hair done? She has not bought anything from me either!

:giggle:
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jul, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sub frames for not deep enough frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: sub frames for not deep enough frames.

Thanks Jerome,

Too right! Planning to stay in business doing rubbish jobs and that take a lot more time trying to make rubbish jobs better and then getting paid peanuts, does not sound like a very good idea to me.
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jul, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sub frames for not deep enough frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 203

sub frames for not deep enough frames.

Obviously, there is not much point in making up your own sub frame mouldings, when can buy perfecyly adequate sub frames moulding straight off the shelf from our existing suppliers at a very reasonable cost. However, what do you do when a customer wants something large framed in a very small narrow ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jul, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The preocupasion of some customers with narrow mouldings on excessively large mouldings.
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: The preocupasion of some customers with narrow mouldings on excessively large mouldings.

I am planning to put a notice in my shop about excessively narrow frames. I won't be bothing to stock many of these perticular moulding in the future, many of them are rubbish. Because they are so narrow, many of then do not give adequate support for the glass, but rely on the glass adding additiona...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting stamps
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Mounting stamps

I've never done it with stamps, but i works with other things quite well. There's nothing all that clever about it, just basic text book stuff.
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting stamps
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Mounting stamps

First of all, it is normal to display the stamps, in such a way that the perforation around the stamp can be clearly seen. The perferations around the stamp are very much part of the stamp and the condition of those perferations is part of the condition of the stamp and is important when assessing t...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

Steve is right! I agree 100%. Also learn to do some basic finishes on some nicely priced bare wood moulding, obeche is good to start with, but don't go mad buying much until you have a good feel for what ou are doing and even then , don't go wild. These are difficult times and money may not always c...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 475

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

There is no magic amount. I don't have that many, but I have plenty of bits and pieces lying around that I can quickly grab.
by Not your average framer
Thu 09 Jul, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: old mouldings browns and naturals
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: old mouldings browns and naturals

That's interesting! The old traditional browns and neutrals never fell out of favour around here! It's mostly the minimalist big town and city stuff that does not sell very well around here. I wonder why that is?
by Not your average framer
Wed 08 Jul, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New framers and secondhand equipment.
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: New framers and secondhand equipment.

I was on a 6 months training placement, which had been organised by the employment service, through the job centre. The framing and gallery company taught me well and I bought most of my equipment and stock from another framers that were closing down. We had a lot of miracles along the way! Life was...
by Not your average framer
Wed 08 Jul, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New framers and secondhand equipment.
Replies: 17
Views: 689

Re: New framers and secondhand equipment.

What sort of training do you need, is it more general training, or something more specialised? It's probably quite helpful to know know what you need in order to see who can provide you with the right training near by. It might not be a normal training provider, bot maybe just another framer. Unfort...
by Not your average framer
Mon 06 Jul, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ITALY - FamaArt show October show has been cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Re: ITALY - FamaArt show October show has been cancelled

They have a word for this: Mañana (not comparable) Tomorrow. Sometime in the future. Usually to say in a satirical sense 'sometime in the unspecified future, despite the fact that we were told tomorrow without fail'. The plumber said he would come tomorrow. But I think he will probably be here mañan...