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by sable filbert
Tue 03 Oct, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lost property
Replies: 12
Views: 5231

Re: Lost property

I'm also just starting out and I can see that it may be awkward to ask for a deposit or full payment beforehand if the client is a friend or a local business owner whom you know and have previously done business with, but otherwise I don't see a problem with asking for it. As long as you ask polite...
by sable filbert
Tue 15 Aug, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Back of oil paintings
Replies: 13
Views: 15036

Re: Back of oil paintings

JohnMcafee wrote:If you still have your heart set on using the Z clips, a shield such as this, made from a scrap of aluminium, will save you some grief.
Blimey, very mission impossible.
I use a piece of waste mountboard...
by sable filbert
Thu 29 Jun, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Outgassing
Topic: Painting mountboards
Replies: 8
Views: 7351

Re: Painting mountboards

Bit of history. Up to about the year 1995 most of the mount boards used in Denmark were all painted by hand, with a roller, including the bevel edge Framers bought one white board and probably 2.5mm - 3.0 mm caliper in size 100 x 140cms. Big tub of white wall paper emulsion, plus lots of little con...
by sable filbert
Thu 01 Jun, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Cunning Marketing Strategy
Replies: 8
Views: 7554

Re: Cunning Marketing Strategy

prospero wrote:Image

Perfectly sensible! :D
by sable filbert
Sat 20 May, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bench end guillotines
Replies: 13
Views: 2133

Re: Bench end guillotines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=In8RyM1xDVY&t If you skip to 1:30 ish you can see me using it and I reckon it was mdf when I got this video made. Your bench Peter....too low! Your back must play up after a long day or it will do as you get older :( I'm just over 6'3 and my bench top is 39 1/2 inches.
by sable filbert
Thu 27 Apr, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The dangers of Youtube tuition...
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: The dangers of Youtube tuition...

Nice puddy cat. :D
by sable filbert
Wed 26 Apr, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The dangers of Youtube tuition...
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

The dangers of Youtube tuition...

Had me chuckling all the way through.

No disrespect intended to the lady. or the cat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9q23geHyTw
by sable filbert
Tue 11 Apr, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Aluminium moulding supplier?
Replies: 2
Views: 676

Re: Aluminium moulding supplier?

Nielsen Bainbridge....
by sable filbert
Fri 31 Mar, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bainbridge whitecore
Replies: 5
Views: 2014

Re: Bainbridge whitecore

Keith Hewitt wrote: I'm sure if you tell the supplier they will replace FOC.
Nielsen in my experience are very good.
(so are Wessex)
by sable filbert
Mon 20 Mar, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cassese underpinner jammed
Replies: 4
Views: 1835

Re: cassese underpinner jammed

brian_uk1 wrote:I fixed it, the problem was a lose allen bolt had come loose on the part that the wedges slide into and it was getting caught.

Thanks anyway

Brian
Good to hear!
nothing worse than a machine not working.
by sable filbert
Fri 17 Mar, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Backing Board
Replies: 48
Views: 35462

Re: Backing Board

We used to see this all the time, sometimes damage was done, others not, surprisingly.
Getting less common now though.

And I rarely see the semi-opaque coating, patiently and methodically attaching itself to glass, that the smokers played at.
Yuck.
by sable filbert
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Appalling price of strutbacks up by at least 50%
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Appalling price of strutbacks up by at least 50%

Yep that's a shocker.
I suppose you can only notify the original supplier, say your moving, but express disappointment....is it just the strutbacks?
by sable filbert
Wed 15 Mar, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pro Turner underpinner question
Replies: 6
Views: 2087

Re: Pro Turner underpinner question

I still have a Pro Turner underpinner, orange/red colour. Never had anything else for 25 years !! Ditto! :D Bought mine from Simons, in '93. okay 24 years. It's joined so many frames i have lost count, and still copes with oak and ash, although sometimes it struggles. I'm not a heavy user anymore, ...
by sable filbert
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flecks in Mount Board
Replies: 28
Views: 8513

Re: Flecks in Mount Board

I first started using ' Artcare' (Nielsen) in '94 and found the boards really good. Even so, very very occasionally we would find "bits", one I picked at subsequently bled!! :D That mount went awol. But having bought many many hundreds of their product, I would say try it - Rose & Hollis also sell t...
by sable filbert
Fri 10 Feb, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "I'm a picture framer"........."Oh"
Replies: 9
Views: 3468

"I'm a picture framer"........."Oh"

When I was young and lovely (one can dream, and I'm fast approaching the age when I don't care either way) I fell in love with Alison, a doey eyed, black bob gal at college. She alas didn't reciprocate but we were chums - her being very pretty turned many heads. We met at a party a few years later a...
by sable filbert
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mona lisa project
Replies: 8
Views: 3750

Re: mona lisa project

Very interesting, nice job.
May one ask the retail price of such a fine thing?
by sable filbert
Sat 07 Jan, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Washline mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Washline mounts

Off to see a new client tomorrow, who is one of the "old guard" - collected paintings for 50 years, and would like me to reproduce a frame he's had done by someone else (now retired), as a wedding present. I know that some of his watercolours are washline mounted, IF it's one of these he wants repli...
by sable filbert
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Christmas TV
Replies: 2
Views: 2291

Re: Christmas TV

Not much agreed....Rick Stein and his weekends were good :)
Sheerluck Homes was a disappointment. Less cerebral, more oh I dunno, 'The Professionals'. :Slap:

Mind, the P would have been alright..much like Arfur D.
by sable filbert
Thu 05 Jan, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Outgassing
Topic: Pictures in York Art Gallery
Replies: 4
Views: 4750

Re: Pictures in York Art Gallery

Maybe they have a conservator/restorer that likes to make sure s/he'll have something to do in years to come. I approached (gently) a Charity Trust that looks after a country house, when the previous day or two on a visit, I saw watercolours in window recesses, lovingly tickled by sunshine and almo...
by sable filbert
Thu 04 Feb, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Starting up...
Replies: 13
Views: 1491

Re: Starting up...

Regarding your location, I would recommend Wessex Pictures, they have a large trade counter in Leatherhead.
Glass, board & mouldings delivered twice a week.

D & J Simons, based in Hackney are also worth looking at.

Good Luck!