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by Not your average framer
Mon 18 Nov, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?

It's often easier to commission a replacement frame than to repair a badly damaged frame. A difficult repair tends to really push the cost of repair up a lot. Quite a lot of these frames include nails that you don't known are there, which can destroy your razor saw, or a router bit in a instant, wit...
by Not your average framer
Mon 18 Nov, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Environmentally friendly packaging
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Environmentally friendly packaging

Is there such a thing available?
by Not your average framer
Mon 18 Nov, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?

That's a very demanding repair job to do and does not just involve a significant level of skill, but also the appropriate tools for the job as well. Even if you were experienced at doing this sort of work, this is not an easy and straight forward job to undertake. The finished repair needs to have s...
by Not your average framer
Sun 17 Nov, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Deep rebate L / Canvas profile
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Deep rebate L / Canvas profile

On a larger frame a webbing strap beats a mitre vice most days of the week and it pulls all the corners together really tight. You will have to not do it up too tightly at first, so that the corners can be properly aligned before fully tightening. I have some cheap Blackspur webbing stars, they are ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 16 Nov, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Deep rebate L / Canvas profile
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Deep rebate L / Canvas profile

I dont usually buy "L" shaped canvas tray profiles at all, but make them up from two standard flat mouldings joined to from the "L" shaped profile. I have a fairly varied stock of mouldings and find this has advantages of both convenience and a little more flexibility of how I fix everything togethe...
by Not your average framer
Sat 16 Nov, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: float mounting
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: float mounting

Hi, You PM'd me about this and I'm sorry that I haven't replied yet, I typed a reply lost my connection to the forum and all I had typed which was a PITA. First I want to point out that some artworks are just to thin and flexible to keep flat by just normal float mounting and the lack of some stiffn...
by Not your average framer
Fri 15 Nov, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: gesso
Replies: 30
Views: 1423

Re: gesso

I,m not expecting to be making gesso, but I am learning quite a bit just reading this thread. Great thread!
by Not your average framer
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hobby level framing equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Hobby level framing equipment

Hobby level equipment is just that. It is produce to sell at a price which hobbyists will be happy to pay and that means compromises to met an acceptable price. If you are expecting to do anything other than low volume framing, your rate of getting the work out of the door is likely to become a limi...
by Not your average framer
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?

I would bet that too, but I don't know for sure what it is. So I was not going to say so.
by Not your average framer
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?

Hi Chris, That's a very interesting question. Is this filler in a tube, or a jar? I suspect that anything which has gone hard in a tube, probably is a bit of a lost cause, but something in a glass jar may, or may not be possible to revive to a usable state by soaking it with a suitable solvent. Unfo...
by Not your average framer
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hobby level framing equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Hobby level framing equipment

I would not total say ignore the comments about avoiding hobby equipment. There are some items of hobby level equipment which are not so bad, but there's some stuff that's best to recognise as better, or worse than others and some items that members may like to warn others about why they wish they h...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 649

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Hi Dermot, I would not claim to be doing things at the same level as yourself, I do bits of wood machining which enable me to produce larger profiles, or custom profile to suit customer requirements. Quite often I'm looking to pack out the space between a couple of mouldings stacked together just to...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hobby level framing equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Hobby level framing equipment

I don't think that we had a thread to cover the sort of equipment to suit those who are serious about getting set up with the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake framing at a level that produces a reasonable quality of frames and mounts, etc., but within a limited financial budget. This ...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Greetings!

Nice to have you join us, I hope you will enjoy the forum.
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 649

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Thank you Dermt for your suggestions about buying Rose & Hollis stretcher bars, as a source for a good quality pine. I did not think about it too much at first, but I remembered to check the price today and just wanted to thank you for your suggestion. I think that is going to be particularly helpfu...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 649

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

A major challenge with any hand operated joiner is going to be if you try to join woods requiring the most force to insert the wedges. Although there are some models of hand joiners, which are supposed to be able to insert stacked wedges, it would be wise to be aware that the force to insert two wed...
by Not your average framer
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Removing the smell from old books
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Removing the smell from old books

Mark (NYAF) where are you, this is right up your street :rock: Yes, but there are smells and smells. Maybe the treatment for different smells are not the same. The sure fire way to sort this is to clean the pages with chloromine T. Organisations like the British Library are equipped to wash the pag...
by Not your average framer
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 649

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

A lot of the pine that was used on older furniture was stone pine, or pitch pine. It was pretty tough stuff and some of the wood removed from demolished buildings is more, or less the same stuff. The trouble these day is that all of places expect crazy money for the stuff, it's got a bit trendy thes...
by Not your average framer
Fri 08 Nov, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 649

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Pine is a real favorite with me for certain uses, in particularly for stacked moulding frames, when using profiles in pine which are not to badly affected with knots. There are some pine moulding that hardly ever seem to have any knots at all, while there seem to be some profiles that have lots of k...