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by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Tue 12 Feb, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member Intro
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: New Member Intro

Welcome Syd,

So where in North Carolina - US are you setting up business? Storefront or home-based?

Regards,

John
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sun 10 Feb, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D.I.T.H.
Replies: 37
Views: 2723

Re: D.I.T.H.

Jerome, do you not read the Grumble, it's a thread that's bean been discussed at length on there :o ... Peter. Hi Peter, Honestly, Jerome, like myself probably doesn't visit The Grumble much these days.... I can honestly say that I think I have visited it twice in the past year or so. Primarly as m...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sun 10 Feb, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: D.I.T.H.
Replies: 37
Views: 2723

Re: D.I.T.H.

If this fixing method "fails on the customer's perception element" and on the "framer perception element" then where does it succeed? and what's the point. :? Totally agreed! When we have customers who question what we do as professional picture framers, why would we opt for a technique that simply...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sun 10 Feb, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the Fine Art Trade Guild
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Hello from the Fine Art Trade Guild

Agreed Jerry,

In addition to Louise from the FATG, we also got to see Keith Hewitt and Martin Harrold from Lion. Were there any others at WCAF from the Isles?

John
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: methods to hang this type of frame to sit flush on wall?

I think Steve's idea would work fine - of course the two screws would have to be perfectly level on the wall. :shock: Another option would be to use a pair of Wallbuddies . But mount them "inside out" - I suggest this as I see that you have a large recess behind the moulding so that the Wallbuddies ...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sun 07 Oct, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Get your free window vinyl to help grow sales.
Replies: 6
Views: 1675

Re: Get your free window vinyl to help grow sales.

I have a strong suspicion that we will see one of these window clings on every Rental Car that Keith hires in the next year or two! :D

BTW - I requested 5 clings for my staff and our shop. Thanks Keith.

John
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sun 12 Aug, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso fence alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 1535

Re: Morso fence alignment

I am following this thread with interest as we have a 40 year old Morsø that I recently "tweaked". Attempting to get better mitred corners. We used this machine since we purchased it new in 1978, and cut a fair amount of moulding in the 80's-90's. We actually went through three sets of blades (one w...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sat 11 Aug, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framing with low-end equipment
Replies: 18
Views: 2452

Re: Framing with low-end equipment

Thanks for those two replies. Saving money is a smaller part of my motivation. A much bigger motivation is to be able to say to customers "I make everything myself". Yes I know I'm not making the mouldings but to be able to say that I make the frames in this way will be very satisfying to me. Antho...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Wed 08 Aug, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Need your views and opinions
Replies: 49
Views: 6678

Re: Need your views and opinions

...I think you're confusing generic advertising with branding strategy. There are plenty of companies that have a branding strategy which promotes a lifestyle, for instance, that they want their customers to associate with, and they spend millions of pounds promoting that association. But I cannot ...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Tue 07 Aug, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Need your views and opinions
Replies: 49
Views: 6678

Re: Need your views and opinions

Very sorry John, but your statement "Regarding a generic message not benefiting my business, that is nonsense! " is let down with the example image you have posted, It's right out side your shop and has your shop name on it... Steve, Of course it is branded but my point in posting that image was no...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Tue 07 Aug, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Need your views and opinions
Replies: 49
Views: 6678

Re: Need your views and opinions

Complete the picture... get it framed! Search for Bespoke Picture Framers in your area. I like it. As previously mentioned, the message has to be short and sweet and get into the head of the potential client. Regarding a generic message not benefiting my business, that is nonsense! Each of us do NO...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Wed 11 Oct, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: too much choice?!
Replies: 8
Views: 1797

Re: too much choice?!

One can interpret the results differently....

I think that one might compare the jars of product on the shelf to how many mouldings you present to a customer, rather than the number of mouldings that you carry in inventory....

John
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Tue 22 Aug, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture framing magazine
Replies: 4
Views: 3047

Re: Picture framing magazine

Hey... Nice job Maureen!

John
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Thu 17 Aug, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Vinyl Album
Replies: 13
Views: 10770

Re: Vinyl Album

Making corner blind straps as John McAfee suggested in the link make sense for holding the Record Jacket in position. I would probably juse clear Mylar straps and the job is almost invisible. As far as anchoring the vinyl LP itself, I would simply pass a book post through the hole in the center. Mak...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Sat 12 Aug, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back of oil paintings
Replies: 13
Views: 14913

Re: Back of oil paintings

Cliff, I was equally as amazed that I couldn't find them in the UK...even got an email reply from one of the larger store and online Artist Materials suppliers with negative results. Guess I'm surprised as these have been around since the 1980's.... they are easy to use...and work! :) When you do us...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back of oil paintings
Replies: 13
Views: 14913

Re: Back of oil paintings

I just checked the Lion online Catalog and am really surprised that they don't have these...

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I would check with a larger art materials distributor in the UK next...

John
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back of oil paintings
Replies: 13
Views: 14913

Re: Back of oil paintings

I haven't come across 'Clip-Its' in UK Framing catalogues or Google. Do they have any other name or identified by the manufacturer's name? Thanks Cliff Cliff, Here they are being sold on Amazon Online ... Listed as a Moore product??? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRxYdaa0Y_R3...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back of oil paintings
Replies: 13
Views: 14913

Re: Back of oil paintings

Sorry for the late response... (just saw this thread, as in December, I am swamped!) :D When fitting a stretched Canvas into a frame, one product we like to use are "Clip-Its", which I would assume that at least one UK supplier might have these. They don't do any damage to the canvas or the frame! h...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Fri 11 Aug, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Need your advice ! What should I do ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1736

Re: Need your advice ! What should I do ?

Tough one Keith... Some artists have a good understanding of conservation framing methods while others entrust those skills to a capable framer who knows what they are doing. However, some artists only see the bottom line price as a potential barrier to the sale, and disrespect their own original wo...
by John Ranes II, CPF, GCF
Mon 10 Jul, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Polecore 2 part glue..
Replies: 8
Views: 1237

Re: Polecore 2 part glue..

I know that plastic moulding has been around for a long time now.... - It looks fantastic these days with some great finishes! - From 5 feet or 5 inches away, can you really tell the difference! But in truth it is still plastic... In 39 years, we have never brought in any outside of customers bringi...