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by Bill Henry
Mon 06 Dec, 2010 12:26 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: How did your CMC change your life ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3188

Re: How did your CMC change your life ?

A CMC made me more popular and a lot better looking.

… well, it would have … if only I had one … which I don't.
by Bill Henry
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: customers you gotta love them!
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: customers you gotta love them!

Oh, and there's no rush; anytime this afternoon will be fine.
by Bill Henry
Thu 02 Dec, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: choosing the right wood for Stretcher Bars
Replies: 9
Views: 1599

Re: choosing the right wood for Stretcher Bars

My concern with using hardwood for stretchers would be the difficulty in mounting the canvas. If one uses a simple mechanical stapler, you might not be able to drive the staples deeply enough to make them flush; if you use an electric or pneumatic stapler, you may knock the corners out of square. … ...
by Bill Henry
Fri 26 Nov, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Curly Plans
Replies: 4
Views: 503

Re: Curly Plans

We recently had two old photos which had been rolled up and stored in an attic for nearly 70 years. Trying to unroll it was like nailing Jell-O to a wall. Even with weights the curl kept pulling them up like a berserk window shade. Because of its age, I was afraid that the emulsion would crack if I ...
by Bill Henry
Sat 20 Nov, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Dilemma with Pricing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Re: Dilemma with Pricing!

Do I therefore try to factor in the cost of delivery into my pricing? Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks Yes, delivery charges are part of your “fixed overhead” (okay, not really, but they should be factored in). An alternative is to have your moulding chopped. It is, of course, more expe...
by Bill Henry
Sat 20 Nov, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CRESCENT mountboard anyone ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1417

Re: CRESCENT mountboard anyone ?

Crescent is our primary mat (mount) board. Their quality control is excellent and it cuts cleanly and evenly. It is, however, ever-so-slightly thinner and ever-so-slightly more flexible than Bainbridge, but the difference is almost unnoticeable. A few weeks ago, the Crescent workers went on strike, ...
by Bill Henry
Fri 12 Nov, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: All say "ahhhh" - just for the animal lovers
Replies: 13
Views: 2752

Re: All say "ahhhh" - just for the animal lovers

Since we're braggin 'bout our offspring … Molly hiking.jpg Molly is a fierce defender of the household. As you can see, she has conquered a ferocious lion. MollyonCouch.jpg This is her BFF, Inky. Inky is labrador wannabe. Molly&Inky1.jpg On the sofa is another of our friends' pooches, a rescued gray...
by Bill Henry
Fri 12 Nov, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fillets... what do you use to cut?
Replies: 22
Views: 1648

Re: Fillets... what do you use to cut?

I am a big fan of FilletMaster. Once you get it calibrated, it will give you dead bang accurate fillets each and every time. No more back and forth to the Morsø, trim and dry fit, repeat ad. infinitum . It’s not cheap, but if you do just a few, the time savings and the lack of wasted, undercut fille...
by Bill Henry
Thu 28 Oct, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fillet Master
Replies: 5
Views: 719

Re: Fillet Master

I can’t help you out as far as a U. K. distributor is concerned, but you might try contacting FilletMaster directly. They may be able to find someone locally for you. You could always order directly from them (I think), but I’m not sure if shipping costs would kill you or not. BTW: I am a huge fan o...
by Bill Henry
Fri 22 Oct, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese Paper Cutting
Replies: 4
Views: 2446

Re: Chinese Paper Cutting

We’ve done quite a few of these. One of the problems is that people often use very cheap paper and often color them with Sharpies or Magic Markers. Even with the best conservation framing, they will often fade in a few years. Although encapsulation is probably preferred, we most frequently simply “s...
by Bill Henry
Sat 16 Oct, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Sine die?
Replies: 11
Views: 4066

Re: Sine die?

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Mikey made it out of the camp all right, but he made very good "friends" with a guy named Bubba.
by Bill Henry
Sat 16 Oct, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: the tax mans reply
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: the tax mans reply

There was a story a few years ago about some disgruntled tax payer who, in an effort to needle the IRS, fill out his form in roman numerals. He was due a refund. Some IRS employee got even with him by filling out the refund check also in roman numerals. The problem came when that the taxpayer had to...
by Bill Henry
Tue 07 Sep, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memoory Card readers
Replies: 9
Views: 609

Re: Memoory Card readers

I have a SanDisk 12-in-1 card reader. It will actually read 13 or 14 different varieties of memory cards e.g. Micro SD (with an adapter supplied with Micro cards). The only thing you have to be careful with are the Compact Flash I & II cards which have the teeny-tiny pin receptacles. The pins inside...
by Bill Henry
Sat 24 Jul, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: rechargeable vacuum
Replies: 2
Views: 621

Re: rechargeable vacuum

I have a Black & Decker Dustbuster, and, like yours, it doesn’t hold a charge more than a few minutes. It is the third battery operated vacuum I’ve had in about fifteen years. I only use it to clear our work table tops when there is grit or shards of glass, so the charge doesn’t have to hold too lon...
by Bill Henry
Tue 20 Jul, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How did we ever manage without such info?
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: How did we ever manage without such info?

I got my wife a cleaning service for a birthday gift a few years ago. They use a furniture polish called Murphy’s Oil Soap . It is supposed to bring back the shine on wood surfaces. I guess it does, but you'd think that the name should give a tiny hint to the cleaners. Once they are finished with th...
by Bill Henry
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Yellow Pages - No more free listings
Replies: 17
Views: 6697

Re: Yellow Pages - No more free listings

I have mixed feelings about the Yellow Pages. It may be true that many people (especially the younger crowd) use their iPhones and laptops to do searches for a particular business or service, or to look up phone numbers, Yellow Page directories are still in every home and office. If I’m at home and ...
by Bill Henry
Fri 16 Jul, 2010 3:17 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Infection
Replies: 12
Views: 3155

Re: Infection

Roboframer wrote: I backed the thing up shortly before all this though, so my files are OK.
Just be careful. When you get a chance, scan the back up files before you have to re-install them. You don't want to reinfect your hard drive if there are some hidden nasties in your archives.
by Bill Henry
Sat 26 Jun, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: the guillotine that jammed
Replies: 8
Views: 2060

Re: the guillotine that jammed

Once upon a time there was a famous black knight on a black horse who desired the hand of a fair princess. So, he rode to the castle where the princess lived to seek permission from her father, the king. "Who goes there?" demanded the castle gatekeeper. "It is the black knight on the black horse," r...
by Bill Henry
Sat 26 Jun, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Customers ringing for a quote ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1233

Re: Customers ringing for a quote ?

I don’t mind giving quotes over the phone. I have a series of print outs that gives a rough idea using our median priced moulding. We keep copies near each of our phones. The sheets include one for photos/prints with a 2-1/2 inch mat, standard glass, backing, mounting, fitting, etc.; another sheet f...
by Bill Henry
Wed 16 Jun, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: mikey's jokes
Replies: 160
Views: 83943

Re: mikey's jokes

Thank Bobbie for us. :giggle: