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by lawrieh
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 4789

Re: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?

Found a replacement spring for about £4 each so replaced them both, working a treat now. If anyone needs to do so get in touch..
by lawrieh
Wed 05 Feb, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 4789

Re: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?

Yes, I hate the throwaway society and always make do and mend if possible. We even wash out sandwich bags, dry and reuse them to reduce one use plastic waste.... its reminded me, although its slightly off topic, has anyone tried and can recommend an environmentally good way to wrap pictures for movi...
by lawrieh
Mon 03 Feb, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting moulding - Hold against bottom plate or fence?
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Re: Cutting moulding - Hold against bottom plate or fence?

The consensus is definitely "hold down". I think I have generally been holding against the vertical fence, I will make a change to my technique and see if I can eradicate the odd gap in a corner....

Thanks for all of your input.... It's very much appreciated.
by lawrieh
Sun 02 Feb, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting moulding - Hold against bottom plate or fence?
Replies: 5
Views: 1977

Cutting moulding - Hold against bottom plate or fence?

I have been wondering if sometime the moulding I use is not square, bottom(which will form the rear of the frame) relative to outside face. I used to have a morso but now cut with a mitre saw, I am now toying with making foot operated pneumatic clamps, if I did, should I be looking at orientating th...
by lawrieh
Wed 29 Jan, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 4789

Re: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?

Hi Mark
yes agree, I didnt need an exact copy but something near enough would be good enough, I guess I can just figure out the easiest way to get the old one working one out, measure it, hang a bag of sugar or bucket of water on the end, see how much it stretches and buy 2 similar.

thanks

L
by lawrieh
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 4789

Spare parts for a Alpha 1M anywhere?

My Alpha 1M has 2 springs, one of them has snapped. I have lived with this for a while by pulling the foot lever up with the foot but its becoming a pain in the buttock if you get my drift. Does anyone know who sells spares, or better still, in advance of me wrestling the old one out (its quite a ti...
by lawrieh
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

Thanks all for your suggestions, I want o be moving up the quality ladders but I have tried hand finished frames and found them very time consuming despite following advice from FF, maybe I will give it another crack later in the year. I am sure part of the problem is just practice.
by lawrieh
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: any OMER Air Staple GUNS
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: any OMER Air Staple GUNS

here are around 50 Omer and other brand staple/nail guns going for auction in 2 days near Hull, I have had an eye on them for a while but will find it difficult to collect myself. If anyone is bidding and buys I would be interested in perhaps trying to share expenses of collecting.... Scroll down to...
by lawrieh
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 1329

wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

Apart from the following are there any moulding suppliers I should look at for moulding? DJSimmons Wessex Centrado I can buy ahead, probably 400 to 600 ft of moulding at a time, double that if I include Slips/spacers. Its generally all one or two colours of the same profile. Interested in reasonable...
by lawrieh
Tue 26 Nov, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Keencut Laser For sale
Replies: 4
Views: 563

Re: Keencut Laser For sale

If it helps I bought one of these when I started, I paid £120 for it and dont regret the purchase. I subsequently bought an Ultimat because I needed a longer cutter and still have them both. BTW. I find the Laser slightly easier to use when doing a batch of boards because I dont return my left hand ...
by lawrieh
Thu 07 Nov, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Contract CMC wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 4575

Re: Contract CMC wanted

Hi all I ran out of time the last time I needed mount cutting to use anyone from FF but the time is here again to cut more. It looks like we will need around 585 mounts in various sizes cutting. We have dropped the 3mm thick mount requirements for the time being so it will all be standard mount thic...
by lawrieh
Tue 27 Aug, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - ACP cut to size
Replies: 14
Views: 1676

Re: Wanted - ACP cut to size

I use NEplastics. They deliver and depending how much you need cutting they often do it for free or a small cost. They have always been MM accurate for my orders. Will also cut to any shape for a fee using CNC.
by lawrieh
Fri 23 Aug, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Don't swear at me...
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Don't swear at me...

Ive been away, sorry for late response. I'm a fool for not thinking it through properly before I started. I could have used a one piece back piece made of ply, it would have been easier and also more importantly a stronger support for the MDF front. Ahh well I will know if I make a next one. It's go...
by lawrieh
Thu 08 Aug, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Don't swear at me...
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Don't swear at me...

I like the idea of a pocket hole jig although not having used one I dont know how hard it would be drill pockets for the angles I want, some angles are think it will be difficult as some pieces join at 140 degrees. I have always wanted one just for making stuff around the house so I may invest and t...
by lawrieh
Wed 07 Aug, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Don't swear at me...
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Don't swear at me...

I was thinking of maybe having to add a sheet of ply at the back after the frame had been made, perhaps 1cm in from the edge of the outside edge and screwing the ply onto the frame more to add rigidity if the frame flexed considerably (in the x y directions - if that make sense) but I never through ...
by lawrieh
Wed 07 Aug, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Don't swear at me...
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Re: Don't swear at me...

Thanks for taking the time to reply, all good points and ideas. The moulding I made myself, it's quite complicated, it took significant time for the maths and labour and Ive had to make a special table router to do it. The frame has 10 sides in total, a mixture of straight and curved pieces, there i...
by lawrieh
Tue 06 Aug, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Hotpress HGP220 for sale.
Replies: 5
Views: 1137

Re: Hotpress HGP220 for sale.

Price reduced to £600 to make room for new tools. Delivery may be possible. I have also found a massive roll of Unimount Classic Dry Mount Tissue, I am not in my workshop at the moment but I am pretty it sure it is one of these sizes available from Wessex below, the roll is unopened and full. HMUT51...
by lawrieh
Tue 06 Aug, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Don't swear at me...
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

Don't swear at me...

I know most of the problems with MDF but I need to underpin some MDF moulding, its around 38mm thick/deep and 50mm wide. I have just ordered some better glue (Titebond Ultimate III) after reading some posts on FF. I dont want to screw up moulding through trial and error as I dont have much spare, my...
by lawrieh
Thu 04 Jul, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: cutting large circles in mount board and backboard
Replies: 0
Views: 1533

cutting large circles in mount board and backboard

I have a fletcher circular mount cutter which is good for 60cm diameter.

I have an extension bar i sellotape on for larger but its a faff to tape ann remove. Does anyone know of a larger diamter board cutter (up to 95cm diamete) ?

thanks
by lawrieh
Thu 04 Jul, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting Oval Glass
Replies: 8
Views: 1064

Re: Cutting Oval Glass

I cut circles (which should be similar) as below way with around 95% success, mostly AR glass. Score as normal. Turn glass over (the trick part if its large) Press and tap on the cut until it starts, increase pressure until it goes. work the crack around the Oval cut radially out from 1 inch out fro...