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by Not your average framer
Tue 11 May, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

The idea of using spray cans has really got me thinking! As I think about this, spray cans may work quite a bit better on Obeche mouldings, than on my bulk lot of Pine mouldings that I bought something like about six months ago. I have not had much of a look in my out building to see what I have got...
by Not your average framer
Tue 11 May, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Attaching missing plaster to gessoed frame
Replies: 4
Views: 54

Re: Attaching missing plaster to gessoed frame

I am not completely sure what you are saying. Are the missing pieces available to stick back on, or do you need to remould replacement pieces to glue those back on. There are times when I need to remart replacement pieces by tace a mould from the same feature from somewhere else of the frame. I take...
by Not your average framer
Tue 11 May, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accounting software
Replies: 8
Views: 116

Re: Accounting software

I don't use dedicated accounts software for my accounts, but I have used Quickbooks in the past and it was very straight forward to use. From what I anderstand Quickbooks is probably one of the easiest acconting software packages to use for people who don't really need to be experts on more complica...
by Not your average framer
Mon 10 May, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

Hi Alan, I just had a look on their website and it looks interesting. I am woundering how many coats on paint this MTM spray paint is likely to be required to spray a not particularly large ready made frame? How durable is this sort of paint usually? Will I need to prime the surface first? And is it...
by Not your average framer
Sun 09 May, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

Hi Alan, I not sure how this is likely to cost! Are you tinking about aerosol rattle cans? I guessing that these would cost more that my current method, but to be honest, I don't have a great idea of what this is likely to cost, how well it is going to cover and how durable it is likely to be. I als...
by Not your average framer
Sun 09 May, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

Thanks Peter, That's much as I was suspecting. I'm guessing that chalky emulsion is a bit tougher, but that's probably only a bit more binder in the paint, so perhaps a little bit of acrylic medium stired into the ripple coat will go a long way to sorting that. I've got some fairly thick acrylic sea...
by Not your average framer
Sun 09 May, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

The titanium white acrylic paint has an unfortunate property in so far as the titanium dioxide pigment particules are totally non pourous and limit the drying process of the acrylic medium in the paint. Unfortunately this not only considerably slows down the time it takes for the paint to set, but e...
by Not your average framer
Sat 08 May, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

I've just been out and had my disabled driving instruction and when I got back, I tried doing a quick and easy medium to dark brown finish. My first attempt with a combination of dark oak wax and burnt umber paint, but it did not look particularly good. I messed around with this a while, but to no e...
by Not your average framer
Sat 08 May, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

Wax is one of the oldest adhesives known to man. Most people don't realise this, I use this quite a lot for bonding apparently not compatible finishes to each other. This works extremely well and it very durable. I make my own bronzing powder based gold finishes and the bonding agent for the finishe...
by Not your average framer
Sat 08 May, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

Hi peter, Unfortunately, that's not a practical propostion as I won't be able to sell them for six times as much. I was hoping to find as way of getting a satifactory way of getting away with a one coat finish, well I've just been down to my workshop and been giving things a try out. I can cut and j...
by Not your average framer
Sat 08 May, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Simple way of finishing some small ready made frames.

I am going to be making up a small quantity of small square ready made frames, using left over scraps. The material have already been paid for in so far as the are waste from making other frames. I either find a use for them, or throw them away. Considering that I can make a small batch of these in ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 08 May, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Frameless display - joining of panels
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Frameless display - joining of panels

Are they n the right sizes for what you need? If so how do they work? The advantage of using chisels on bits of MDF is that you are hammering the chisel into a flat and relatively resilent surface. You will of course need to replace the MDF board at some time, because the surface of the MDF will be ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 07 May, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pre-stain wood conditioner, or sealer.
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Pre-stain wood conditioner, or sealer.

Before I stain, or paint pine, I like to paint the pine with some thinned down water based emulsion and almost immediately wipe off the surplus and then apply the water based stain, or paint. This works quite well, but I was wondering if there is something else which I could use which would involve ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 07 May, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Frameless display - joining of panels
Replies: 16
Views: 908

Re: Frameless display - joining of panels

Hi Adam, What are you using to cut out your little pieces of card stock? May I suggest not fiddling about trying to hold little pieces of card stocl with your fingers. It is not particularly conducive too producing a perfect job. I would suggest that it is much easier to cut each piece out from a la...
by Not your average framer
Fri 07 May, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: cassesse cs88
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: cassesse cs88

The hammer driver is mounted on the end of a swinging arm, which needs to be correctly aligned to allow the hammer blade to slide in to the reciever block and just to make things even more difficult, the hammer driver is mounted so that it can swivel to get the hammer blade to line up with the slot ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 06 May, 2021 7:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Backing for Oil Painting on Board
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Backing for Oil Painting on Board

I have seen oil paintings which have been framed behind glass and sometimes they outgass and leave a misty image on the glass, but not always. In victorian and edwardian times, there was often a deeply coved slip which kept the painting well clear of the glass and generally this solved much of the p...
by Not your average framer
Sun 02 May, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Whitest conservation mount
Replies: 9
Views: 755

Re: Whitest conservation mount

OBA's will eventually become less effective as time goes by, it's a basic limitation of this type of technology. OBA's work the same way as the flourescent coating inside fourescent lighting tubes. Big stores companies will often replace their flourescent lighting tubes in as little as 6 months of u...
by Not your average framer
Fri 30 Apr, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Alternative way of pricing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Alternative way of pricing?

A very professional looking and well presented product. Something you should be very proud of. Excellent in every way. :clap: :clap: :clap: This is a truly top draw product and I don't see any reason why this should not command a premium price reflecting something of obvious quality of design and ma...
by Not your average framer
Fri 30 Apr, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Alternative way of pricing?
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: Alternative way of pricing?

Oh wow! Now I can see what this is all about! This is clearly a premier quality product and it looks fantastic. I'm really impressed. :clap: :clap: :clap: I'm guessing that the wood moulding is probably specially machined to order and that the aluminium extrustion it something that is a standard pro...