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by prospero
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bubbling!
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Bubbling!

Self-adhesive boards use a pressure sensitive adhesive. The key word here is PRESSURE. With a hand roller you are never going to get even pressure over the whole surface and so some localised spots are not going to be bonded properly. These are the areas that will bubble. This board is quick and con...
by prospero
Tue 11 Aug, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Oak Moulding - 65mm wide
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Oak Moulding - 65mm wide

Maybe that's just as well as it would be a swine to join. :o :lol:
by prospero
Tue 11 Aug, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Oak Moulding - 65mm wide
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Oak Moulding - 65mm wide

Getting it machined would maybe be the best course. This has been a popular profile for many years so chances are
the mill will have the requisite knives and you won't have to pay tool-up costs.

Try Norfolk Mouldings. Their min run is 100ft I think......
by prospero
Wed 05 Aug, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Slip as frame possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Slip as frame possible?

Another example of ambiguous nomenclature. :lol: That moulding is not a slip. It's a liner. It has a rebate. A slip does not. :roll: In fact if you want to be more picky, if it were surrounded by a frame which was narrower it would be a panel. :P Anyway, it's finished on the outer side so why not us...
by prospero
Wed 05 Aug, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Making Deep Frames for Casts
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Making Deep Frames for Casts

Rose and Hollis do a "Very Deep Box Section" (their description) A333 with a complimentary spacer F15, which just so happens gives you 65mm glass spacing. Only prob is that it comes in plain Obeche which is not the best stuff to stain. But it does paint well. I would make the frames and paint after ...
by prospero
Wed 05 Aug, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Making Deep Frames for Casts
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Making Deep Frames for Casts

Actually, re to glass/mount the way you are doing it now is the elegant solution. You can get two-part mouldings consisting of a deep rebated profile with matching spacer. The spacer holds the glass and forms a rebate at the back. Problem is, they are not all that deep when it comes to it. What is t...
by prospero
Wed 05 Aug, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Slip as frame possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Slip as frame possible?

I've converted slips into liners by the simple expedient of gluing/stapling a bit of square wood to the back.
If the side edge is going to be visible, you have a bit of fettling to do. :P
by prospero
Tue 04 Aug, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Laminated Poster query
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: Laminated Poster query

Framing a laminated poster between two sheets of glass so that both sides can be seen and
keeping it perfectly flat is not impossible.

Fairly close though. :lol:

Easier to get two un-laminated copies, dry mount them and frame them back-to-back with spacers. :P
by prospero
Mon 03 Aug, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing high value artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Framing high value artwork

I once had a Thorburn watercolour to reframe. It was quite big - 46" wide I seem to remember. I was one of his 'Lost Stag' themes of which he did a few. Interesting how the paper was prepared. It was mounted on canvas and stretched on bars. The artist was known for taking great pains to prepare his ...
by prospero
Sun 02 Aug, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Something similar required..
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Something similar required..

A rare item today. I think it started as a nice inlaid (and pricey) moulding and was later copied as a rather tacky
repro with a photo-printed finish. Good luck finding some. :|
by prospero
Sat 01 Aug, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: solutions when artist doesn't paint edges?

It's up to the artist to leave a little 'no-man's land' around the image. They should be aware that the edges will be masked by the frame and compose the painting accordingly. From a technical point of view it's preferable the overpaint onto a unimportant area on the edge than try to stop at a defin...
by prospero
Thu 30 Jul, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power sanders
Replies: 15
Views: 802

Re: Power sanders

I have been using one of these.... https://cdn.manomano.com/einhell-levigatrice-angolare-palmare-mouse-con-aspiratore-triangolare-per-legno-L-1303912-12006355_1.jpg ..............for a few years. Works well and not too dear. Nice to hold. I wouldn't mind a cordless one, but instead of a cable to tre...
by prospero
Tue 28 Jul, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Reversible float mounting?
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: Reversible float mounting?

Have to say that what Mark says is the way to go. :D But float mounting is a relatively recent innovation (fad is the word) and although it can look very effective, it is not really 'preservation-friendly'. The ideal way is to use a window mount and minimal hinges. Floating demands the use of more h...
by prospero
Mon 27 Jul, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Hello

Welcome John. :D

Sounds like you have a mighty task on hand. :D
by prospero
Fri 24 Jul, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: And finally it's hello from me!
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: And finally it's hello from me!

Welcome Alan. We're a right grumpy lot on here. :lol: :arrow: :|
by prospero
Thu 23 Jul, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing 2 large pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Framing 2 large pictures

I'm not sure if they have been rolled. I could flatten them out though. I don't have a drymounting press but not sure this is ideal for them. The foamboard option sounds ok. I can't picture what the slip you mean is though. Cheers slipdemo001.jpg :wink: A Picture paints a thousand words even if its...
by prospero
Thu 23 Jul, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mounting heavy hand tools
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Mounting heavy hand tools

Welcome Scott. :D I would first make a good solid mounting board out of 6mm> MDF. Painted or fabric covered.(?) Or use play if you want to varnish it as a nice and appropriate background. You could even get more creative and use planks of rough 'pallet' wood. The plane could be perched on a little w...
by prospero
Thu 23 Jul, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing 2 large pictures
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Framing 2 large pictures

The problem with using a window mount is that it adds a considerable acreage of glazing to an already huge job. Drymounting to a board and using a blind spacer is probably the best approach but not everyone has the kit to carry out this operation. Have the prints been rolled up? Hinging to foamboard...
by prospero
Wed 22 Jul, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gap when joining plastic mouldings. What would you do ?
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Gap when joining plastic mouldings. What would you do ?

Plastic being what it is, is slightly flexible so will flex slightly as the blades make contact. The sight edge will get deformed before the blades start to bite. As it is a flat moulding, have you tried cutting it upside-down. Exactly the same problem on the ally-wrapped moulding of yesteryear. :lol: