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by prospero
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hanging on difficult walls
Replies: 8
Views: 1484

Re: Hanging on difficult walls

Have you tried Epoxy? Depending on the weight of the picture that might work. I'm thinking similar stuff to what they use to stick rear-view mirrors to cat windscreens. The main thing is to ensure the mirror glass is perfectly clean and there is sufficient contact area. Once stuck though it's not go...
by prospero
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure Due To Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

One good thing......

The sun is shining and the wind has abated. First time this year the temp in my outdoor (unheated) workshop was the
same as indoors. So as well as sawing moulding I have been up a ladder cutting my hedge. :D

I hear it's going to be cold very soon though. :(
by prospero
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: Air canisters

Sorry to put a spoke in the wheel but I would never use compressed air anywhere near artwork. Rapid movements of air will stir up dust and can even damage art. To my mind, the last thing you need while doing the glazing is and atmosphere full of floating bits. Sharp eyes and a soft brush and patienc...
by prospero
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Canvas Stretching
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Canvas Stretching

It's normal to get little waves and puckers when stretching canvases. These can be pulled out by carefully tapping the right key. But on a rigid frame you have no means of adjustment. Using a rigid frame may by convenient and save you money, but you can't tension the canvas. The only way is to take ...
by prospero
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure Due To Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

I'm pretty much business as usual. I haven't operated on a 'walk-in' basis for a few years. I have a good few weeks
work on the books so I can concentrate on getting caught up. After that I've a list of domestic jobs that I have been
itching to do for ages. :lol:
by prospero
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Canvas Stretching
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Canvas Stretching

Are you using keyed stretchers?
by prospero
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worth sharing
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Worth sharing

:lol: My response was prompted by thinking back to a chap I knew who had dozens of little 'Don't it it.....' signs all over his gallery. He was a nice guy but best described as the Basil Fawlty of framing. He used to get het-up when people didn't read them and take heed. :evil: I have a sign on my f...
by prospero
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business Insurance.
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Business Insurance.

Exactly. :lol: :clap:
by prospero
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worth sharing
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Worth sharing

People don't read signs Keith. :roll:

That could be a huge neon sign and they still wouldn't take a blind bit of notice. :lol:


What's a mat? I know and you know, but J.Public generally doesn't. :|
by prospero
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinning and gesso
Replies: 10
Views: 376

Re: Underpinning and gesso

The main strength of a join is the glue. The v-nails should be thought of as internal clamps that hold the joint in place and squeeze the faces together. After the glue is set they continue to provide a 'failsafe' fixing should the glue fail for any reason. Many cheapo frames do use v-nails only. Th...
by prospero
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not quite cutting right
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Not quite cutting right

It should be noted that poly will dull the blades far quicker than wood. :|
by prospero
Wed 18 Mar, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not quite cutting right
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Not quite cutting right

I think you might find that's as good as it gets with plastic. It has different properties to wood and the Morso was designed to cut wood. I would persevere with the backing strip. :wink: Poly moulding is aimed at the mass-produced ready-made trade who need every price break they can get. But these ...
by prospero
Wed 18 Mar, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not quite cutting right
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Not quite cutting right

Thanks for the clarification. :D

Is that a plastic moulding?
by prospero
Wed 18 Mar, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business Insurance.
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Re: Business Insurance.

If you actually sell 'art' then insurance can be a bit tricky. A friend of mine who had a gallery had a situation where he claimed for a painting (his own) after some kind soul chucked a scaffolding pole through his window. :| The frame was no problem. He could show from his records what it cost him...
by prospero
Wed 18 Mar, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not quite cutting right
Replies: 25
Views: 867

Re: Not quite cutting right

Hi John. :D A bit more info would be welcome. I take it you are using a Morso? It sounds like the classic situation. Three corners join fine - that's because the ends are free. The last corner is where any angle deviations will manifest themselves. I concerns me that you have been filing bits. I wou...
by prospero
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: Hi there

Welcome to the madhouse Greg. 8) You might want contact these folks - https://www.wessexpictures.com/ and ask for a catalogue or a visit from the rep. They do their own weekly van deliveries and supply just about everything. There are other suppliers, but it depends on what sort of work you are most...
by prospero
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: framing vinyl records and it's problems
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: framing vinyl records and it's problems

As for mounting the records.... Gluing them down is a big no-no, especially if they are rare and 'collectable'. Many people use mirror screws that have a plastic bush and cap. This does mean that you would need a thick wooden back or a block of wood fixed to MDF. It's essentially a 3D object so you ...
by prospero
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hobby set up?
Replies: 32
Views: 3283

Re: Basic hobby set up?

Fair point Rainbow, but a mitre trimmer isn't what I'd call hobby equipment. :D
by prospero
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Magnolia mitremaster
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Magnolia mitremaster

Late bird Keith. :lol: :time:

That's an interesting observation and lesson on customer relations. :roll:


I started with a Magnolia mountcutter. It was rubbish. :|
by prospero
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Magnolia mitremaster
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Magnolia mitremaster

I would guess at about 16 stones. :roll: I only say that because someone once told me that's what a Morso weighs. :lol:
So I would assume the Magnolia machine is around that area.


Welcome to the Forum btw. :D