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Mon 29 Jun, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Russian Compo Recipe help plz
Replies: 5
Views: 140

Re: Russian Compo Recipe help plz

The only thing I can think of is to substitute the chalk in compo with sawdust. The resultant mix will be a lot coarser and perhaps a bit stickier to use, but the effect should be the same. There is a compo recipe somewhere on the forum, type compo into the search box and search back a bit. The synt...
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Mon 29 Jun, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: standard size swept frames
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: standard size swept frames

Heavens knows if there is spare room in the market for these sorts of frames. I suppose you would be in competition with some big players there. From my own point of view, the finishes on these frames are awful. Where you could find a market is to supply the same frames unfinished, ie in their gesso...
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Fri 12 Jun, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Packaging for internet sales.
Replies: 12
Views: 819

Re: Packaging for internet sales.

I'm not sure that using perspex in bespoke hand finished frames is such a good look. You might find some purchase resistance there. Perhaps much easier is to protect the glass with this stuff - [url]https://www.toolstation.com/blue-window-protection/p20527[/url I've used it when sending out all my g...
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Tue 09 Jun, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Here's a The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from me!
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

Re: Here's a The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from me!

I'm with the black slip on this one. The whole frame has a beautiful balance and all the sight lines are provided by the frame contours. So the subtlety of the black slip works best so as not to distract from the artwork. A little note here about oil gilding. If you're going to use it on an inner sl...
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Fri 05 Jun, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Here's a The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from me!
Replies: 16
Views: 1441

Re: Here's a The Good, The Bad and The Ugly from me!

Whatever about the grief you had making and joining that frame, you have designed a frame with a good visual balance and unless you get that right, all else is rubbish. Timh noticed that as well. So well done!
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Sun 24 May, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: A couple questions
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: A couple questions

From looking at your photographs, I'm guessing that the frame is an oak section, as you can get from R&H, and it's been stained with Walnut coloured stain, and maybe a little Oak added. You would be best try mixing both to get a match.
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Tue 12 May, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1472

Re: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?

The other way to do this is to just buy the lengths of PAR to the required width needed. This isn't as economical as slicing into wider widths, but you save on having to finish up sawn edges, as Prospero pointed out. And you save on the cost of a planer/thicknesser.
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Mon 11 May, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Will I need to install perspex screens in my shop in order to re-open for business?
Replies: 14
Views: 962

Re: Will I need to install perspex screens in my shop in order to re-open for business?

From what I'm hearing Mark, the law doesn't require anything specific, save to use our common sense and to make our premises ( Covid ) user-friendly. On a practical level, I don't think anyone is going to be out shopping for a long time yet, for you to even consider going to the trouble of erecting ...
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Sun 10 May, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?
Replies: 33
Views: 1472

Re: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?

Just make sure you buy a TCT blade ( carbon tipped ) and as Fusionframer suggests, Freud is a good make. I'm presuming you're going to use a table to rip-saw into bought in planks or boards. Again make sure you buy PAR timber ( planed all round ). This is because you will need the accuracy of the pl...
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Tue 05 May, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Latest frame and some progression
Replies: 23
Views: 2864

Re: Latest frame and some progression

I was just thinking that this thread is getting a bit silly now but cleaver has pulled it back with a flourish!
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Tue 05 May, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Routing using templates, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1385

Re: Routing using templates, etc.

Two routers now over 20 years old - that's hardly out of the box! So what's wrong with using an MDF board? If you did want to use plywood or other thin board for a full-thickness bevel, couldn't you just rout out the shape in thick MDF first and then clamp it under the board and use it as a template...
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Sat 02 May, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Latest frame and some progression
Replies: 23
Views: 2864

Re: Latest frame and some progression

Hi Matt You're getting good at this. I especially like the effect and finish you've got on the black. Nothing to criticize there. But we do have to have a look at your gilding line. It's very scruffy looking and detracts from the subtle distressing you've already achieved on the black finish. Assumi...
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Wed 29 Apr, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"

Fusionframer, thanks for your support. I only suggested the underpinner because most framers seem ideologically attached to the machines. I used to be too, but for this job I wouldn't be bothered with any underpinner. Just use two band clamps as NYAF suggested, a good pair of reading glasses and fin...
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Wed 29 Apr, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"
Replies: 13
Views: 1656

Re: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"

I've never done this, he chirps - but .. Cut the top one first to size. Cut the bottom one oversize by about 10mm each end. Clamp and glue the two together with the top one set mid way. Next day, sand the outer surfaces smooth to match. Now pop the assembly into the morso and cut the bottoms using t...
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Thu 23 Apr, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sex toy sales are up over 100% in Norway and Denmark during March
Replies: 18
Views: 2629

Re: Sex toy sales are up over 100% in Norway and Denmark during March

Maybe not a bad idea. I'd be more inclined to suggest a window display of several framed examples to show potential customers how they could all look. There is however a small hazard for an interior design offence. These efforts are always treasured as ephemeral objects, stood loose leafed on a shel...
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Wed 22 Apr, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

Ah! you do things old school. Full respect for using a rubber. The last time I did an ebonised finish, if I remember right, I used the full concentrate polish for coverage and build, and then finished with a coat of the fully transparent polish. All this with a brush of course. I've also found that ...
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Wed 22 Apr, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

I totally get what you're trying to achieve. Building up layers of polish will certainly give you a glass like finish on the wood. I asked what you were using because my own experience now is make up my own black polish and this gives a much better result. The commercial black polishes I've used don...
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Wed 22 Apr, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

Hi Timh
I'm not sure why you need 20 coats of ebony polish. Can I ask what you're using for this?
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Tue 21 Apr, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Flakey Paint FX
Replies: 9
Views: 1721

Re: Flakey Paint FX

That's how to do a flakey paint frame. Congrats!
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Tue 21 Apr, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 2130

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

Superb carving and magnificent ripple effect. Thinking that the originals were done on ebony wood, have you tried that? I know the cost would be too expensive for the whole frame but could the ripple be cut on small strips of ebony and then applied. I'd imagine ebony would be pretty hard to cut into...