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by Not your average framer
Mon 06 Apr, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

It still has not really sunk in that Ricky is no longer with us, my wife and I remember him with great fondness. We also want to express our condolences to all his friends and family. This forum has truly lost one of it's special people.
by Not your average framer
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

An exellent illustration of how to make a St Ives frame.
by Not your average framer
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

I am not anti factory finished mouldings at all, but hopefully members will realise that St Ives style framing have the potential to be to some degree, to be put together from what you may have hanging around if you so wish. I was not really expecting this thread to develop into a discussion ofthe m...
by Not your average framer
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

There often can be quite a bit of work in making a St Ives style frame. It is not always the most appropriate frame style these days. Many look best when displayed on walls with plenty of clear space around them and for a lot of modern homes, there is often a lack of wall space. The use of added spa...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

You had better beleive this one Paul. It's not only real, but needs taking very seriously indeed. BTW, thank for reminding me about the high dose vitamin D tablels, I'm now taking them. Hopefully most of us will get through this, but there's no harm in trying to tip the odds in your favour a bit.
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

Now you are talking! St Ives frames can be an opportunity to use some slow moving mouldings that are already in stock and just sitting around doing nothing, except gathering dust. The flat bit in the middle of two mouldings can be a flat piece of board, or if you've got it a wide flat rectangular mo...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

Thank Dermot, I am counting on what you have said about producing something inovative, original and also obvious quality and value for money as something made to last. Life may be very different on the other side of this crisis and customers will probaly be careful about how the spend their money af...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hanging on difficult walls
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Hanging on difficult walls

Nitromoors usually will remove the silicone residue left after cutting through the silicone. Still not my idea of a fun job. I think I'd prefer to give that one a miss, thank you very much.
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hanging on difficult walls
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Hanging on difficult walls

Hi Jerome,

I was thinking about the reversibility issue as well, but you explained it perfectly.
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 708

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

There is no exact correct way to produce (so called) St. Ives frames. They began as something that fullfilled a need of artist operating in that part of the country and over the years later generations tended to follow the general idea of what earlier generations had produced. I seen quite a good nu...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

Many of his posts, particularly regarding jobs that he was doing are well worth taking another look at. He was very gifted and produced so much really excellent work.
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

It is with deep sadness, that I have to announce the passing of Ricky who has been a forum member for many years. Another moderator was contacted concerning his passing away, and this moderator contacted me yesterday. Having made enquiries from the orginal contact who had orginally contacted by othe...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hanging on difficult walls
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Hanging on difficult walls

This is crazy, the chances of anything sticky onto the surface on mirror tiles successfully, for any meaningful time is extremely small. Like no chance! What is more you don't know what is behind those tiles, if you drill holes into the wall. This is a liability nightmare and the best thing to do ,i...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Euro underpinner part
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Euro underpinner part

There is a smaller flow rate regulator on the machine which controls the speed of operation of the top clamp and the hammer blade. Setting this so that it operates too fast will increase the wear that the hammer blade experiences. A slower and softer thump is less likely to damage the hammer blade, ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Euro underpinner part
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Euro underpinner part

Most of the pneumatic components on Euro underpinner were made by Crouzet. They are mainly industry standard parts and unlikely to be no longer available. I expect that the part you have shown is a pressure regulator. There is no point in trying to repair your deflective part, if the glue, or filler...
by Not your average framer
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Axcaliber MT1
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Axcaliber MT1

Rutlands also sell a similar mitre trimmer. They call their's the Dekota mitre trimmer, the might all be exactly the same thing and from the same manufacturer, but there's always the chance that they are not and the cutting length attachment from DIY Framing might not be fully compatible with the Ax...
by Not your average framer
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Axcaliber MT1
Replies: 5
Views: 1056

Re: Axcaliber MT1

It's probably not made anymore, because those who have got these trimmers can operate adequately without them and have either found out how to get accurate results with this cutting length attachment, have made their own cutting length attachment, bought one of the cutting length measuring systems f...
by Not your average framer
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!

Hi Holly, You have picked an interesting time to start up your business, but you may have some advantages over many already exist business owners, who may not we best placed to cope with the sudden changes that come with the present difficulties. I note that you are already stain and waxing wood in ...
by Not your average framer
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Best CNC mount cutter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1281

Re: Best CNC mount cutter?

I was intending to buy a Gunnar F1, but a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. One of the factors that inflenced my choice of the Gunnar F1, was the fact that you don't need to keep changing heads. What ever you want to do, the machine is really and configures it's hybrid head, before ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?
Replies: 3
Views: 1728

What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?

Our small rural Devon town is very quiet and almost no one about. Finding food to eat is not very easy and I think that we all will have slimmed down a bit before all this 12 weeks of shutdown. With this thought in mind I was wondering what every one else is going to be doing to pass thr time. I wil...