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by David
Mon 02 Dec, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Feeling pleased with myself!
Replies: 17
Views: 944

Re: Feeling pleased with myself!

Well done, we all had to start sometime, mine was a while ago, still have the first frame I did, remember it taking a long time.

I use acrylic paint for pretty much all my colouring, sponge applied, with a wax finish.
by David
Mon 02 Dec, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Blades for Keencut
Replies: 3
Views: 677

Re: Blades for Keencut

For standard thickness boards the double edge 0.012" blades should be fine, that's what I use on Arqadia and Bainbridge boards. Single edge blades will also work, these are designed specifically for thicker boards, so 2mm+, however you only get half the use out of them. If you are using a single edg...
by David
Sun 08 Sep, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foamboard for fabric framing
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: Foamboard for fabric framing

I generally only use foamcore for formers in sports shirts, usually 5mm for regidity on a large size. For lacing fabrics I use a regular or thick conservation mountboard.
by David
Sun 11 Aug, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: CMC - which one do you prefer or recommend?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: CMC - which one do you prefer or recommend?

I have the pen tool, use it mainly for titles and lettering on mounts rather than title boxes and for lines around the window. Can also do more complicated designs working on the RAF Albertross badge at the moment, recently did an outline of the RAF Tornado.
by David
Sun 11 Aug, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: CMC - which one do you prefer or recommend?
Replies: 5
Views: 457

Re: CMC - which one do you prefer or recommend?

I'd go for the Gunnar every time. I've had mine for ten years or so now and never regretted it. I have the F1 Hybrid, which means it can cut bevel and straight cuts, without having to change the head, it will switch automatically as required. All the machines will cut regular mounts without any prob...
by David
Tue 25 Jun, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Book needed...
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: Book needed...

Lion sell it, it's in their catalogue. Excellent book.
by David
Tue 25 Jun, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fixing objects invisibly
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: Fixing objects invisibly

There are some non acetic silicones that are designed for use with electrical components like this one from RS Components:

RS PRO White Silicone Sealant Paste 310 ml Cartridge
Neutral Cure, Non-Corrosive

Make sure it's non acetic there are a number with very similar names.
by David
Mon 24 Jun, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie questions - what do I need to get started?
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Newbie questions - what do I need to get started?

For a framing course, as it's near you, you could check out: https://www.downschoolofpictureframing.co.uk/contact Wessex south of London also do a course: https://www.wessexpictures.com/commercial_framing_school.html Basic essential professional kit: Morso Underpinner Mount cutter Keep an eye on thi...
by David
Mon 24 Jun, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Colouring the bevelled edge
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

Re: Colouring the bevelled edge

I like colouring bevels and find them cost effective, my technique is pretty much the same as Steve, mask off, using 811 removable magic tape, face up using the mount cutter as a guide, turn over so face down, cut window and paint from below. I use regular acrylic paint especially if it’s going to b...
by David
Mon 10 Jun, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Creative mountcutting and mount decoration
Replies: 14
Views: 1366

Re: Creative mountcutting and mount decoration

Excellent topic and a bit of a hobby horse of mine and I guess this will not go down too well but I am constantly disappointed on how unadventurous and uncreative so many framers are in this country, it really is quite depressing. First, creative fancy mount cutting and decorating is not needed, req...
by David
Wed 22 May, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Framers Workshops at the Guild Weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Framers Workshops at the Guild Weekend

I just wanted to echo the thanks to the Guild for the workshops, I was surprised how busy it was when I arrived – wish I’d got there earlier. It’s not just new businesses that can benefit, I’ve been doing this for over 25 years and have just spent time this afternoon cleaning the rebate support chan...
by David
Thu 09 May, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: CMC Service/supply
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: CMC Service/supply

I'm in South Northamptonshire and supply a couple of trade customers with CMC cut mounts. What are you looking for? You can see the sort of thing I do on my website.
by David
Thu 06 Dec, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Ltd. Company
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Ltd. Company

I converted my business to a Limited Company, on advice from my accountant, it was a combination of tax situation which was better than being self employed and we had two businesses on two sites and it clearly seperated the businesses so if anything happened to one the other should be 'safe'. The is...
by David
Wed 03 Oct, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mylar Thickness
Replies: 3
Views: 584

Re: Mylar Thickness

Hi, I use 100 micron from PEL for strapping and wrapping, it has worked fine for everything I have done, although I have thought of getting a thinner film for wrapping as it can be a bit 'stiff'. Ideally I think a thicker material, 125 micron would be better for strapping and a thinner 50-75 micron ...
by David
Wed 02 May, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Margin between double pictures
Replies: 16
Views: 2126

Re: Margin between double pictures

I usually use a ratio of 2/3rds the visible main mount surround, so if 35mm was showing I would use around 24mm.
by David
Sat 30 Dec, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: WHO DRIES THE FLOWERS BEFORE FRAMING?
Replies: 6
Views: 823

Re: WHO DRIES THE FLOWERS BEFORE FRAMING?

I'd say unless you know what you are doing don't touch it. I tried it once and as above complete failure and won't be doing it again. There's too much that can go wrong.
by David
Fri 22 Dec, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: identify moulding
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: identify moulding

For the top one Wessex do a white and ivory versions C2711 and C2715, they used to do a green grey one which I can't see in the catalogue and was more like the one in your photo, depends on the lighting though. Don't recognise the other one.
by David
Tue 05 Dec, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Mediterranean Style
Replies: 7
Views: 2692

Re: Mediterranean Style

Where's the like button?

Love the stacked frames especially the off white inner and finish on the outside balanced by the slightly darker more detailed middle frame. Very skillfully done.
by David
Thu 12 Oct, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Pen tool
Replies: 14
Views: 8601

Re: Pen tool

You can't do traditional watercolour lines as you have to use standard pens, I mainly use black, gold, silver in varying thicknesses. For proper lines I still use a ruling pen it's also the only way to mix your own subtle colours and get the tramline effect.
by David
Tue 10 Oct, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Pen tool
Replies: 14
Views: 8601

Re: Pen tool

I have the pen tool on my Gunnar, it's one of those, sometimes I don't use it for weeks then like now I'm using it on a couple of jobs, one in particular at the moment with a lot of lettering - pen and carved. It's good for putting lines around windows without having to get the ruling pen out, we do...