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by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jan, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 12
Views: 142

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

I see from the framersequipment web site that they do an intermediate level framing course which includes sports shirt framing. Framers equipment is run by Peter and Jan Stanlick, who have been in the business for years and their father too!
by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jan, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 12
Views: 142

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

there are those who are offering training on how to frame sports shirts and proper training is well worth having. I think this could be a good way forward.
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Hi!

hi James, Welcome to the forum. Are you working from home, or do you have a work shop? A certain amount of space will be useful, if you wish to do a bit of framing. Don't be in too much of a hurry to be buying much equipment, orstock, until you can work out what is going to fit your requirements. Op...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 12
Views: 142

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

It's a lot of work and lots of customers in low wage areas will do their best to talk you into doing it at unrealistic prices. I generally won't frame a sports shirt from any less than £125. Lots of these people almost expect you to do it while they wait. Quite often it's for a special occassion, wh...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: New frame, had a bit of an experiment.
Replies: 6
Views: 166

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

Well done. Some real creativity here and some real development of skills and the all important eye for how things will look. With ever bit of practise we all devep into skilled framer's, Which is the way most of us have become what we are today.

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by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?

You won't have to get the exact same spring. |Generally, designers pick a spring for a standard range of spring and if it works well on the prototype, that will be the one. I've chosen spring during my career as a design engineer and sometimes the buying department have wanted my to consider an alte...
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Outgassing
Topic: Foxing
Replies: 9
Views: 8271

Re: Foxing

It's not your problem, why make it your problem? What happens when the spots come back, possibly many years later? You will be blamed.
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another moulding ID
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Another moulding ID

That's the one, it's a kind of slightly pinky brown.

https://www.djsimons.co.uk/index.php?ro ... earch=1222

It might be worth looking at 1231:

https://www.djsimons.co.uk/index.php?ro ... earch=1231
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another moulding ID
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Another moulding ID

I remember this moulding, I bought quite a bit of it as discontinued from Simons and later from Frintons as part of some bargain bundles. I used to stock up with discontinued mouldings before the Christmas rush and used sell plenty of the nicer looking discontinued mouldings when customers needed so...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

I had quite a few on these brought in the customer brought them back from African and they were far from flat when the came. II stretched them on to stretcher profile pine mouldings. They were mostly rather large and were supplier tightly rolled. they were not fun to do. I was under the impression t...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

Something that does not get mentioned very much in regard to hand finishing is the marketing an promotional aspect and how you formulate this is down to what suits you. If you go into a restaurant and look at the menu, you won't find anything on the menu that they don't want to spend time doing when...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

Part of the problem may be practice, but the hand finishing solution is not necessarily viable for everyone. If you are running a business from premises with high overheads, you may well need to higher volume of orders combined with a rapid turn over of orders to maintain your higher level of overhe...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

The might even be an oportunity for a forum member who has the means to do things like this to offer this sort of service to other forum members. I don't suppose it would be all that cheap to offer such a service, so the prices would have to reflect this, but there is obviously a gap in the market t...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

With your CMC, MDF might be an easier option for hand finishin as well, because it will be a uniform surface on the bevel, insted of the lalers of plywood.
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

That's right. In 2005, I spent a week training with Pete Bingham and he made a spandrel frame with the spandrel made out of two layers of grey board. I still have this frame. I've never made one like it myself althougth I have made one's with oval, or circular apertures in mounts, but it is a workab...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: circular frame

When I first started framing, there was quite a wide range of circular frames on the market, unfortunately the range these days is rather less. The reason is probably that the volume of demand for certain sizes is not enough to persuade framing suppliers to stock the volume required to place an orde...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

I buy mainly bare perhaps 90% bare wood mouldings and perhaps 10% factory finished moulding, I am fairly price oriented and do quite a reasonable amount of stacked moulding, where part of the object is to create profiles which command a good price, but the various mouldings used to create that profi...
by Not your average framer
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: which Air Compressor,
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: which Air Compressor,

Hi, I have a cheap 24 litre compressor that I bought from Machine Mart. It's not a low noise compressor, but the noise is not much anyway and if the noise bothers you all that much, it's hugely cheaper to buy a nice long air line and locate the compressor somewhere future away from where you need to...
by Not your average framer
Mon 20 Jan, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm wide bare wood moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: 10mm wide bare wood moulding

Don't be afraid to be different and offer your customers something different that you competitors don't do and don't be afraid to show of your skills in front of your customers. In this day where skills are not so easy to find, many people take a lot of notice when you are willing to demostrate your...
by Not your average framer
Mon 20 Jan, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm wide bare wood moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 477

Re: 10mm wide bare wood moulding

The Simons moulding that has been mentioned (Simons J/13) and another (Simons K/114) are not only mouldings that I like to keep in stock, the are both also mouldings that I have occasionally used as sub frames, when customers don't want to pay the price for a normal sub frame. I'm not saying that th...