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by simoonez
Wed 15 May, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rose and Hollis courier?
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: Rose and Hollis courier?

Our dx guy is brilliant. We're not roadside, it's a good 50yd walk to the door, but he'll carry 30 sheets of mountboard and 2 big packages of moulding in one go. Never had anything late or damaged from them.
by simoonez
Thu 17 Jan, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Jones
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

John Jones

I heard yesterday that John Jones are ceasing to trade in the middle of February. Anyone else heard this? I can't find anything online about it beyond a forum post.
A bit surprising though. Surely they're not feeling the squeeze?
by simoonez
Tue 15 Jan, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher FSC, Bambi compressor & cash register for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: Fletcher FSC, Bambi compressor & cash register for sale

I've messaged you Buster, but here's my reply for all to see.. I use 2 other bambi's now. The one we're selling is good but we've outgrown it. It can't run an airline (for blowing out frames etc) as it's just too much for it, and it can't really do multiple tools at once. But it really depends of th...
by simoonez
Mon 14 Jan, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Newbie to be kitted out....
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Newbie to be kitted out....

(some of those links don't seem to work, so try our profile page for the three listings.... https://bit.ly/2RovhjP )
by simoonez
Mon 14 Jan, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Newbie to be kitted out....
Replies: 4
Views: 512

Re: Newbie to be kitted out....

Hi Dan Just in case you're after anything else: We're selling our FSC Fletcher substrate cutter on ebay http://ebay.us/eDZJ0q And there's a Bambi compressor (this one is no good for every day use, best for an occasional user so probably not suited to pro framers) http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53...
by simoonez
Mon 14 Jan, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher FSC, Bambi compressor & cash register for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Fletcher FSC, Bambi compressor & cash register for sale

We're selling our FSC Fletcher substrate cutter on ebay http://ebay.us/eDZJ0q And there's a Bambi compressor (this one is no good for every day use, best for an occasional user so probably not suited to framers) http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575378759&campid=53382...
by simoonez
Fri 24 Aug, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Separating business for VAT
Replies: 21
Views: 2421

Re: Separating business for VAT

I posed this question to my accountant a while back. His answer was that, while we could, he doesn't recommend it simply down to it confusing matters. The invoices between the two companies, the two sets of accounts to be made up, the two different invoices that go out, two filing systems are all a ...
by simoonez
Thu 16 Aug, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wessex Final Straw
Replies: 9
Views: 2160

Re: Wessex Final Straw

I stopped dealing with Wessex a few years ago. I was a regular customer but they made it impossible for me to continue with them. :head: Its just my personal dealings with them - as I know full well from running a business, some customers just don't quite end up getting the service you want them to ...
by simoonez
Wed 25 Jul, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fire proof framing
Replies: 11
Views: 3255

Re: Fire proof framing

A couple of thoughts spring to mind. First is mentioned above, but it's whether they need to be fire resistant to protect the work or simply not be fuel for the fire. If it's the first then they also need to be waterproof for the gallons of water sprayed in in the event of a fire. A client of ours h...
by simoonez
Sat 13 Jan, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The largest frame
Replies: 2
Views: 695

The largest frame

Ok, not really a normal picture frame - there's no picture in it for a start. But pretty big nonetheless. I don't think it would fit through our door. https://www.dezeen.com/2018/01/11/controversial-dubai-frame-opens-amid-claims-copyright-infringement-fernando-donis/ Amazing thing though, and nice t...
by simoonez
Wed 10 Jan, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large frame with narrow moulding.
Replies: 16
Views: 6421

Re: Large frame with narrow moulding.

Hi folks, Took me a while to get to the exhibition, but here's a pic of the finished frame IMG_20180109_155449_644.jpg The moulding is A140 ash painted white, 3mm acrylic glazing, 12mm spacer. There is a narrow sub frame at the back screwed into the frame. It took some careful assembly but it's pret...
by simoonez
Sat 02 Dec, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone recognise this moulding?
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Re: Anyone recognise this moulding?

Thanks chaps, much obliged. It's good to be able to say with confidence that its not available. I'll get a few sensible looking samples in for it.
by simoonez
Fri 01 Dec, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone recognise this moulding?
Replies: 3
Views: 1336

Anyone recognise this moulding?

Hi folks,

As the title suggests really. I've been given some photos of a moulding to either match or get a similar feel to.
I'm not sure of the size, we're guessing about 80mm wide.
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Many thanks as always
by simoonez
Wed 18 Oct, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: whiting and RSG
Replies: 1
Views: 733

whiting and RSG

Hi folks, We're just making some attempts to mix gesso with rsg and whiting that I received through buying retiring framers stock. They're unmarked in terms of supplier and I'm not sure how old they are. My questions so far.. Can rsg in granule form go off? Are different products of greater or lesse...
by simoonez
Thu 28 Sep, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large frame with narrow moulding.
Replies: 16
Views: 6421

Re: Large frame with narrow moulding.

The work has been delivered now and is a mere 1.6 x 1.5m. Small mercies and all that. As I have a little time on it I'm going to experiment. If it doesn't work then I've still got pretty long lengths of moulding to use elsewhere. Call me crazy, but I'm going to try A140 ash -underpinned and cross pi...
by simoonez
Tue 26 Sep, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large frame with narrow moulding.
Replies: 16
Views: 6421

Large frame with narrow moulding.

Hi folks, I've been asked to frame a drawing that measures around 1.8 x 1.5m. Not normally a problem - we've framed a lot bigger in the past. However the request is for 'as narrow a moulding as is humanly possible'. And for as little money as possible. Client is a trusted regular and is basically as...
by simoonez
Fri 25 Aug, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Float mounting very large pictures
Replies: 24
Views: 10049

Re: Float mounting very large pictures

I don't really understand the problem. We float mount any size, it just needs more hinges :wink: The largest we've floated is 2.5m x 1.7m works on paper. Each one had something like 40 pass through hinges. We have a jig set up which is basically slots cut in mountboard at regular intervals, and we c...
by simoonez
Tue 28 Feb, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framiac versus Estlite?
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: Framiac versus Estlite?

I've not used Estlite, but I'd suggest thinking about i-framer as well, and giving each of them a trial run - it's the only way you'll really know which is for you.
by simoonez
Tue 08 Nov, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: LJ Tate
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

Re: LJ Tate

That is similar..Would you be able to send me a sample?

Many thanks,
Simon.
by simoonez
Sat 05 Nov, 2016 10:48 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: LJ Tate
Replies: 6
Views: 3490

LJ Tate

Hi folks,

Does anyone have any LJ Tate code 380650 http://www.arqadia.co.uk/productdetails ... mno=380650 I need 3 or 4 lengths ideally.

Thanks.