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by kaptain.kopter
Mon 02 Jun, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: A Nightmare on Oak St.
Replies: 23
Views: 4365

Re: A Nightmare on Oak St.

Okay, they've just asked for another 20. :sweating: I've restocked the first aid box, fitted new blades in morso and mountcutter and left a large working area free of potential hazards. There's a bottle of malt on standby and I've just got to summon the courage to tackle the job. Maybe wait until ne...
by kaptain.kopter
Sat 17 May, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Countdown to zero in pictures
Replies: 82
Views: 21068

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by kaptain.kopter
Tue 13 May, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Countdown to zero in pictures
Replies: 82
Views: 21068

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by kaptain.kopter
Sun 11 May, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Countdown to zero in pictures
Replies: 82
Views: 21068

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by kaptain.kopter
Sun 11 May, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sticking down watercolours
Replies: 17
Views: 2041

As Steve's Luke Skywalker to his Yoda, I've used his technique very successfully with bumpy watercolours. As an experiment, I painted a subject myself on unconditioned paper and applied the process as he explained. It worked a treat but I was still a bit jittery when trying it out in anger the first...
by kaptain.kopter
Sun 11 May, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Abbreviations
Replies: 31
Views: 10203

The military and police have always been a great source of TLA's (three letter abbreviations) but this list is pretty comprehensive.

http://www.businessballs.com/acronyms.htm

I quite liked BANJO - bang another nuisance job out
by kaptain.kopter
Sun 11 May, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Countdown to zero in pictures
Replies: 82
Views: 21068

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by kaptain.kopter
Sat 10 May, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Countdown to zero in pictures
Replies: 82
Views: 21068

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by kaptain.kopter
Fri 09 May, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: drymounting
Replies: 33
Views: 2891

I'm also a graduate of one of Steve's Hotpress courses and even did it at Framers Equipment. Two great companies that offered friendly and informative support when I started up. However, Steve you've got to remember that a Hotpress is a good semi professional machine that any muppet can use whereas ...
by kaptain.kopter
Mon 05 May, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can't get prints to stick onto canvas
Replies: 26
Views: 2445

I'm not a big fan of canvases myself but they're an excellent income generator for me. There isn't many weddings when I don't do at least one canvas order. I still use RA4 prints up to 20x32", apply an overlay, strip the backing paper and then mount to canvas. I find that the traditional approach st...
by kaptain.kopter
Sat 19 Apr, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Weddings
Replies: 22
Views: 5706

I love weddings as they're probably my main earner on the photography side of the business. Since I've been framing I've seen my reprint orders steadily climb as I've gained confidence in providing bespoke mounts and frames to couples. I've been laminating confetti and ribbons onto mounts after a ti...
by kaptain.kopter
Sat 19 Apr, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: spacers
Replies: 34
Views: 28496

I have seen foamboard which has over time gone brown and become very weak and crumbly. I don't know if this degradation process applies to all manufacturers of foamboard, but this might be an issue if it used for making spacers. Does anyone know more about this? Wish you hadn't said that. I've just...
by kaptain.kopter
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: I've fired my secretary
Replies: 10
Views: 3161

Thanks all.

Not really worth celebrating but can't turn down the wife taking me out for a curry. :D

Martin
by kaptain.kopter
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: passe-partout
Replies: 15
Views: 6343

Simply genius.

by kaptain.kopter
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: I've fired my secretary
Replies: 10
Views: 3161

I've fired my secretary

Today is my birthday and I really didn’t feel like waking up this morning. I managed to pull myself together and go downstairs for breakfast, hoping my wife would be pleasant and say, “Happy Birthday!”, and possibly have a small present for me. As it turned out, she barely said good morning, let alo...
by kaptain.kopter
Fri 18 Apr, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: From a needlework course
Replies: 16
Views: 4400

John

Glad to see you're wearing the obligatory 'framers plaster'.
I should probably get shares in Elastoplast. Ran out last week and borrowed a packet from home. Unfortunately we only had Winnie the Pooh or Disney Princess ones. Didn't do much for the image.
by kaptain.kopter
Thu 17 Apr, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framers and their locations
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Chris

Give Pete at Framers Equipment a call. As he's a wholesaler in Northampton, I'm sure he can recommend someone.

http://www.framersequipment.co.uk

Martin
by kaptain.kopter
Sat 12 Apr, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spraying Gesso?
Replies: 24
Views: 21797

I've got one of these: http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=21222&src=froogle I actually bought it to paint the outside of the house and it's been redundant for the last 6 months (took nearly a month). I'm now tempted to bring it out and have a go at spraying some moulding. I'm going to have...
by kaptain.kopter
Fri 11 Apr, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture Framing on You Tube
Replies: 26
Views: 3147

Thanks for nothing Grahame.

I opened the attachment in a crowded cafe.

You should have seen the looks I got as I hurriedly finished my latte and skulked through the door.

Can't we just forget the eighties ever happened. Carp music, carp fashion, Margaret Thatcher etc....
by kaptain.kopter
Fri 11 Apr, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: new startup- which equipment brands to go for????
Replies: 18
Views: 2220

I think I read somewhere that Osgood recommends the Cassesse underpinner. He did beat about the bush a bit but that was the impression I got. :lol: Don't know anything about the Framers Corner equipment but I know that Morso's are pretty indestructable unless I'm using one. You can pick up a Morso f...