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by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's next equipment wise?
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: What's next equipment wise?

They keep coming along, but people keep snaping them up too, so take your pick. I like to think that there's plenty of them, particularly if you don't mind looking. I probably worth looking until one turns up reasonably nearby, if anyone is looking for one, so that the travellling distance is reason...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Hi from Italy

Hi michele, Most of the decent books are getting a bit old these days and lots of us forum members are doing their own thing. There's a bit of a mixture of different members here doing lots of really interesting things on here and the finished standard is generally outstanding, so have a good look a...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a book
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Framing a book

Nothing is out of order if that's what the customer specifies. My mountboard stock is mainly conservation mount board. It costs more, or less the same price as standard white core, so why buy the white core and spend time trying to work out if your off cuts are conservation board, or not. Also the c...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's next equipment wise?
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: What's next equipment wise?

Hi Keith Do you look at the wants and sales section of this forum? There's load of Keencut Systems 4000 cutters, come up on a very regular basis, many older framers are calling it quits and selling up. Then there's others who are upgrading, because some people are selling up and getting rid of more ...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's next equipment wise?
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: What's next equipment wise?

What you already have is good quality equipment and is probably reasonably adequate for your needs at this stage. If you are thinking about replacing any of the equipment that you have already mentioned at this stage, I would advise against it until your getting busy enough to both need it and justi...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Worth watching if you want a laugh
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Worth watching if you want a laugh

Even funnier, there is an after sales market for Thomas Kinkade prints and artworks, sell for even more the second time around. Imagine if a wealthy relative died, but you cannot inherit untill the death duties are paid, but the dead relative is supposed to have £50,000 invested in Thomas Kinkade pr...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Somerset
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Hello from Somerset

I used to sell a lot of old prints and engravings. A lot depended on who you were doing them for. What sort of frames that they were framed in needed to look in keeping with the age for those that I sold to antique dealers. Antique dealer always said that the frame was less important than the print,...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Futura not cutting straight
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Futura not cutting straight

It can do, but there are other possibilities to consider as well, particularly slack in the cutter head bearings, or cheaper quality blade which sometimes flex too easily when being plunged in to the mount board. You really need to look and see what is happening as the hook is ocurring.
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Keencut System 4000 on Ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Keencut System 4000 on Ebay

Keencut system 4000 cutters are quite old, but the are quite easy to keep working, if you are mechanically competent. They are build like tanks and will probably outlast most owners. They have not been made for years and are now only available as second hand, but at that price they are a bargain. Th...
by Not your average framer
Wed 20 Jan, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a book
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Framing a book

Paperback books were not originally produced with any intention that they would last, the paper is almost always of poor quality and the pages don't usually take very long to brown a start to crumble. The pages are stuck to the card cover with hot melt glue and it does not take much use and handling...
by Not your average framer
Tue 19 Jan, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Futura not cutting straight
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: Futura not cutting straight

I have experience similar things in the past. For me the solution was to adjust the flatness of the working surface under the mount cutter. It is an unfortunate fact of life that the base board of the mount cutter has got a little bit of flex and that is needs to be on a nice flat surface to stay pe...
by Not your average framer
Mon 18 Jan, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Somerset
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: Hello from Somerset

I would not bother with the old mounts, not many customers are looking for wash line mounts these days. The minimalist look killed much of that market. Also the earlier neutral pH cream core board, where only about 1.2mm thick and the cut bevels look really shinny, which again is reinforcing the old...
by Not your average framer
Sun 17 Jan, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting dibond
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: Cutting dibond

I did not think about this earlier, but a fine toothed jug saw blade and an electric jig saw might do quite well. or I having a band saw and if the piece of Diboand was not excessively large, then I would probably use the band saw.
by Not your average framer
Sun 17 Jan, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: protecting watercolors.
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: protecting watercolors.

I have not heard of watercolour paintings being coated with wax, but assumed that you were intending to seal the ash frames with beeswax. I can't actually unstand why the watercour painting would need this, but assume that they would be framed behind some sort of glazing.
by Not your average framer
Sun 17 Jan, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting dibond
Replies: 13
Views: 185

Re: Cutting dibond

Sign makers usually cut Dibond which a table saw and a fine toothed blade, which some very seroius dust extraction, dust mask and probably clamped down on to a sliding table. It seen Perspex cut like this and it produces a very clean and neat result, but the dust from perspex is very light and can r...
by Not your average framer
Thu 14 Jan, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: How to tackle the Tabernacle
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: How to tackle the Tabernacle

Hi Andy,

What a great subject for your fist thread. I looks great, such a nice job. I am also a bit of a fan of tabernacle frames, they simply look the business and I shall be looking forward to seeing how this project continues.

Well done! I love it :clap: :clap: :clap:
by Not your average framer
Thu 14 Jan, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: spraying frames
Replies: 25
Views: 622

Re: spraying frames

Thanks Alan.
by Not your average framer
Thu 14 Jan, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: Hello

During the time that Keencut were making the Ultimat, it was probably the most popular model of mount cutter in the whole of the Uk at the time and with good reason. When the bearings got a bit of excess play, you could make adjustments to correct this and as long as you can continue to get replacem...
by Not your average framer
Thu 14 Jan, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: spraying frames
Replies: 25
Views: 622

Re: spraying frames

Thanks Peter,

Unfortunately, I don't have a Screwfix near me, so it will have to be something else.

But thanks anyway,
Mark.
by Not your average framer
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: spraying frames
Replies: 25
Views: 622

Re: spraying frames

thanks Alan,

I already use no more nails as a filler, but did not realise that it sticks to glossy factory finished moulding surfaces.