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by Steve N
Mon 06 Apr, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 20
Views: 332

Re: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

So sad news, that one of our number has fallen in this crises, Ricky was a gentleman, never had a bad word about anything, and produced some very nice work, he will be missed
by Steve N
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

This is the way I do it, sorry can't remember the frame references
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by Steve N
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

NYAF says it in one. One's spirits sink when I hear anyone express any enthusiasm for a factory finished moulding. Now is the perfect time to try make a REAL picture frame. I cannot express how pissed off I am with holery than thou comments like this, so I have not been a REAL framer for the last 3...
by Steve N
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Dragon template
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Dragon template

No its not , it's more like the one on my :mooning:

:sweating: :lol:
by Steve N
Fri 03 Apr, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Dragon template
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Dragon template

Thanks Mike, files sent
by Steve N
Thu 02 Apr, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Dragon template
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Dragon template

I have one you can have, send me your email address and I send you cutting file, not sure if I have it on my home computer, if not I will send it next time I'm in the workshop next week, if that's okay
by Steve N
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Re: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!

Hi Holly I can't give you a price on that one, as I popped into the the workshop today to pick the post, so I priced up the examples in my reply, but with a frame of that size it would be at least £325. So would not be far off your price, but I, as I said would be doing more in the same time frame, ...
by Steve N
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Re: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!

Hi Holly Yes I would charge more if it took me the whole week to do the 6 frames, because my overheads per week is more than £1000.00 But as I said you need to break it down per frame, as the A3 is not going to cost 25% of the A1 frame, my prices would be as follows, but I would not use a subframe o...
by Steve N
Mon 30 Mar, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1231

Re: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!

Hi Holly You have taken a week to complete 6 frames, so you should know what your overheads are, what do you need to earn per week , devide that by 40hours (or whatever you working week is in hours) then your materials plus your mark up on materials , does £977.00 cover that, it wouldn't for me, not...
by Steve N
Mon 30 Mar, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: Air canisters

I use Tork wipes from Lion , mine always break up, but when they do, I either refold them or start a new one, one of the reasons I don't pick up the glass is , if you pick up then put down on the work, you are putting the surface (of the glass) which was touching the bench covering (carpet on mine) ...
by Steve N
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: Air canisters

Thanks for the replies. I can see how using a brush on the inside of frames would work, but on glass? By the time you'd got to the other side of the glass, hasn't the dust settled again on the first half? Unless you've got a very big brush :D Well that's the reason not to use compressed air,you jus...
by Steve N
Thu 26 Mar, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How about this from tree to frame
Replies: 5
Views: 283

How about this from tree to frame

As above, from tree to finished frame, amazing


by Steve N
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 1792

Re: Air canisters

Same here as prospero just a soft brush, that way you are in control of where the bits go
by Steve N
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mount Recommendations – Student Artists Prints, Drawing paper / Giclee Ink
Replies: 15
Views: 1747

Re: Mount Recommendations – Student Artists Prints, Drawing paper / Giclee Ink

nice work, but a bit stingy with the tape on the back, why not cover all the back of the moulding :sweating: :giggle:
by Steve N
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Canvas Stretching
Replies: 9
Views: 242

Re: Canvas Stretching

I take it you are working from the center of each side towards the corners, what I do on large canvases is start in the center with a couple of staples, then pull / stretch the canvas along the side you are stretching and do a temporary fix in the corner, hopefully to explain, with the canvas in fro...
by Steve N
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure Due To Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Closed here as well, planning to do all those admin jobs that I never get round to, like up dating the websites, add new products to our online stores

we could all download Preview and do some online exhibitions

Take care everyone, see you on the otherside
by Steve N
Sat 21 Mar, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cutter playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: Glass cutter playing up

Try cleaning the cutter, with oil you might be picking up dust etc, so the wheel is not turning, just skidding along the glass, have a close-up look at the wheel, see if there is a gap above the wheel, if not poke it out use a unbent paper-clip, then leave it to soak in white spirit

Keep well
by Steve N
Sat 21 Mar, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Time for a break ....
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Time for a break ....

Wise choice Adam, especially if you are a carer, your number 1 priority is your family

See you on the other side of this,

Keep well

Steve
by Steve N
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business Insurance.
Replies: 9
Views: 2550

Re: Business Insurance.

GeoSpectrum wrote "..but if you had had a fire you would have been covered....risky strategy imho ." Ain't necessary so (as the song goes) depends on how the fire started, if it was a infectious diseases/pandemic and you decided to use a blowtorch to clean down your bench and it caught fire, or you...
by Steve N
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinning and gesso
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Underpinning and gesso

I think you all got the wrong end of the stick, I think it means moulding with a gesso finish already applied to the length of moulding which you cut and join yourself, if you get glue on the surface,the moisture from the glue could have an effect of the surface of the gesso https://www.wessexpictur...