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by JonathanB
Fri 06 Mar, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Yet again pricing
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

Re: Yet again pricing

If you're not yet ready for a full pricing programme the Wessex framers pricing app is excellent. Runs on any android device and has all the Wessex lines pre-loaded. For other suppliers it's very quick and easy to obtain a moulding code via the app and make sure that your pricing is consistent. For ...
by JonathanB
Fri 14 Feb, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's it hanging?
Replies: 9
Views: 2741

Re: How's it hanging?

I've had a lot of success with these sawtooth hangers from Lion. They retain the load at the side rails of the picture, remove the need for cord, keep the picture flush against the wall and prevent the picture moving once it's displayed. They're not for every situation, but they work really well wit...
by JonathanB
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese cs199 vs cs299
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Cassese cs199 vs cs299

Justin -
There's a video on YouTube about these machines - tried to paste a link but the tech defeated me - search 'Cassese 299mxl 199mxl' and you'll find it. I suggest watching with the sound down - worst music track ever!
by JonathanB
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese cs199 vs cs299
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Cassese cs199 vs cs299

Hi Justin - I've got a 299 ultra, which I bought about a year ago, and I've been so pleased with it. It's built like a tank and is incredibly robust. I think Jayvee is right, in that the 199 has fixed fences and the 299 has the multi position fences that allow you to adjust the back of the moulding ...
by JonathanB
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: deep walnut "box Moulding"
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: deep walnut "box Moulding"

Try Lion ‘Exhibit’ - L1400, comes with a matching spacer L1402. I’ve used it before and it cuts and joins well. Deep rebate at 48mm will hopefully be enough.
by JonathanB
Sat 25 Jan, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 957

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

Parm - I think Nick's suggestion of treating it like a piece of needlework is a good one. Assuming the rebate of the frame you're planning to use will accommodate it, you might consider using 10mm foam board as a useful support. It doesn't readily bend, is very strong and supportive and will allow y...
by JonathanB
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: which Air Compressor,
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: which Air Compressor,

Bought a Bambi BB24D a while ago to run my underpinner and a couple of air tools. Very impressed - really well made machine and more than up to the job. Shop around on the internet and you should be able to find a good deal.
by JonathanB
Fri 10 Jan, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing Training (GCF) & Military Funding.
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: Framing Training (GCF) & Military Funding.

Martin - having done some training with Lyn at Fringe Arts, I can't recommend her highly enough. Whoever ends up paying the bill, it will be time well spent.
Good luck
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Point drivers

Sorry - should have made it clear - a stapler is exactly what you're after. It's a different way of fixing rather than using points and is much more adaptable.
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Point drivers

Mine's a 4097-16 (page 38 Lion catalogue). I bought mine second hand and it's worth seeing if you can find one. Lion will strip down and service an Omer gun and they say they last for ever. My gun was made in 2001 and is still going strong. I think a service through Jack Siwinski at Lion is about £7...
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Re: Point drivers

I had the same problem and swapped to an Omer pneumatic gun some time ago. The points are a fraction of the cost, fire easily into hardwood and it’s very handy to be able to fire points through the edge of the backing board into a narrow moulding to give a frame much more strength. It’s been a good ...
by JonathanB
Thu 21 Nov, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-adhesive picture hangers
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Trouble with these things is that people think that they're sticking to the wall, when in fact they're just sticking to the painted surface or the wallpaper. You've only got to look at the way a blu tacked poster sometimes pulls a section of paint away from the wall to realise that this is a bad ide...
by JonathanB
Tue 29 Oct, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?

As Prospero suggests there are lots of pitfalls when discussing various sorts of glazing. Might I suggest you give David Palmer a call at Wessex Pictures in Leatherhead? He's an acknowledged authority on glazing and will be able to give you good advice before you spend a lot of money on something th...
by JonathanB
Thu 17 Oct, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass disposal
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Glass disposal

I have an annual contract with Wessex, which costs me £30.00 a year and they then provide plastic boxes to keep in the workshop, which they then collect for £2.50 a throw when they're full. Works really well for me and I would rather the glass was being recycled. I just regard is as another necessar...
by JonathanB
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 2839

Re: Underpinner Opinions

Having used the CS1 cart machine, the cartridges are a great advantage, as you can easily swap between different size wedges with little or no waste. Very useful when you’re busy.
by JonathanB
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 2839

Re: Underpinner Opinions

I used a CS1 Cart underpinner for about four years before moving on to a pneumatic machine. I was very pleased with it and it did just about everything I could have asked of it, with the exception of heavy oak mouldings, which were a bit beyond it. Like all the Cassese machines, it's pretty easy to ...
by JonathanB
Thu 15 Aug, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding ID
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Moulding ID

Gets everywhere this moulding - also B1437 Wessex
by JonathanB
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Hi

Welcome Gary - I notice you're in Newmarket. Wessex Pictures are running one of their roadshows at Newmarket racecourse on 24th September. It's a free to attend drop in event and you'll be able to meet a number of moulding suppliers, equipment firms and also lots of other framers. If you need any ad...
by JonathanB
Mon 05 Aug, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Super Jumbo Mountboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Super Jumbo Mountboard

Mark -
Have a look at Rising mountboard from Centrado, Looks like they do a 72 inch by 48 inch board which should be big enough for you. I think you can buy single boards from them but might be an issue with something this big.
by JonathanB
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass for larger frames
Replies: 13
Views: 4210

Re: Glass for larger frames

Martin - Just to add to the above, I went to a talk at Wessex last year given by David Palmer, a specialist in glass and glazing, and he confirmed that in his opinion 2mm glass should never exceed 1 metre square, and that you should also be careful with narrow frames up to and exceeding 1 metre long...