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by JonathanB
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skinny frames
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Skinny frames

Megan - At £5.58 a metre Prospero's Mr and Mrs Thin Black Frame won't like this, but if I want something thin and black that looks really classy, I always go for C2784 from Wessex. It's 15mm across and has a useful 20mm rebate and a satin matt finish. Can't always sell it at the price but I highly r...
by JonathanB
Tue 09 Feb, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing (and hanging) a big ol' mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Framing (and hanging) a big ol' mirror

Lion's keyhole hangers are really good for mirrors and are rated up to 15kg. The brass bezel screws into the wall and the flat plate on the back of the frame hooks onto this. https://www.lionpic.co.uk/content/product/4/43418/Lion_Keyhole_Heavy_Duty_Hangers_Flat_Plate_Zinc_Plated.jpg.ashx?width=675&h...
by JonathanB
Tue 09 Feb, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: New box Tacwise staples - free to a good home
Replies: 0
Views: 97

New box Tacwise staples - free to a good home

Morning everyone - Are there any users of Tacwise staples out there? I have an unwanted and unused box of 20,000 8mm staples that need a new home. Currently £11.35 a box including VAT from Wessex. Happy to send anywhere UK mainland for £4.00 Hermes carriage charge if anyone’s interested. PM me if yo...
by JonathanB
Mon 08 Feb, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: backing board is too small
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: backing board is too small

Wessex do MDF in up to 2500 x 1240 and also offer a cut to size service from their Leatherhead branch if you don't do large items too often. Similar sizes available in foam centred board.
by JonathanB
Tue 02 Feb, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Platform Mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 325

Re: Platform Mounting

Jim -
Thank you very much for sparing the time to share this - very much appreciated.
Best wishes
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Thu 28 Jan, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mouldings
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Mouldings

Geoff - I would suggest you try Wessex Pictures and Lion. Both are excellent on customer service and don't mind you buying minimal quantities. I get good service from Lion's rep and the help from my Wessex branch is really good. Both will help you with free sample lengths or chevrons and neither hav...
by JonathanB
Tue 19 Jan, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Futura not cutting straight
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Futura not cutting straight

I would ring Keencut - they're great at talking you through an issue and helping you solve it
by JonathanB
Tue 19 Jan, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: WANTED pneumatic underpinner
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: WANTED pneumatic underpinner

Wessex are advertising an ex-demo CS20 at around £600.00 off the new price. It's on their second hand page. It's been on there a while so you may be able to negotiate if you're buying other equipment or stock. There's also the added bonus that they would get it sent up to their Leatherhead branch wh...
by JonathanB
Wed 06 Jan, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass - cutting, quality, supplier.
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: Glass - cutting, quality, supplier.

Sounds like a temperature issue - I have a well insulated workshop where I cut glass but have to store it in a separate unheated area. I always bring it in for a good 30 minutes before I need to cut it and this makes a big difference. I cut on an Excalibur which has two benefits - glass cutting is e...
by JonathanB
Mon 21 Dec, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worktop covering
Replies: 6
Views: 440

Re: Worktop covering

I'd agree with Prospero, although you can also get it in tile form, which is handy if you spill something on the work surface. Just lift the tile, swap it over and you don't have to buy a whole new piece.
by JonathanB
Thu 17 Dec, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help me find the frame/supplier please
Replies: 5
Views: 315

Re: Help me find the frame/supplier please

Closest moulding in a current catalogue is Napoli from Lion - doesn't look as shiny as your image though


https://www.lionpic.co.uk/content/produ ... oimage.jpg
by JonathanB
Thu 03 Dec, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Terrible quality moulding - send back ?
Replies: 7
Views: 554

Re: Terrible quality moulding - send back ?

Neil - we should all expect the odd problem from time to time, but if something is unusable, take some pictures and e-mail them to your supplier and politely ask for a refund. Make sure you've ruled out a problem with your blades first, though. I'm guessing this is obeche, which does suffer from bei...
by JonathanB
Thu 26 Nov, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum

Neil - I find with my Excalibur that you do have to concentrate when cutting and make sure you keep an even pressure and ensure that the carriage reaches right to the very bottom each time. I find that if I take my eye off the ball I don't always cut right to the end of the sheet. Sounds strange, bu...
by JonathanB
Wed 25 Nov, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Silicone adhesive - advice
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: Silicone adhesive - advice

Thanks very much for your reply Mark. I think I might have given slightly the wrong impression about this job. You wisely highlight the issues with adhesives like this, but I should have mentioned that the item is of little value and the job is overall a 'commended' project where small blobs of sili...
by JonathanB
Wed 25 Nov, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Silicone adhesive - advice
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Silicone adhesive - advice

Morning everyone -

I need to be able to fix a very light piece of aluminium to mountboard. Whatever I use must be non-corrosive and removable if necessary. Superglue or anything like it is out. I'm thinking clear silicone and was hoping someone might have a recommendation.

Any thoughts?
Thanks
by JonathanB
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Anyone recognise these?
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Anyone recognise these?

Exactly the conversation I've had with the customer - I suspect we all have at some stage. Thanks for the suggestion, but Simons is a blank too. I'm encouraging the customer to think new thoughts!
by JonathanB
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: New Web Site - A Little Assistance
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: New Web Site - A Little Assistance

Russ -

Looks like it's working okay from this end - nice looking site
by JonathanB
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Anyone recognise these?
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Anyone recognise these?

Good morning everyone - Familiar problem here - these two mouldings have been on the wall for over ten years and the customer wants to match them. they're both around 75mm wide. I've trawled through loads of websites but can't find them. On the off chance I've missed something or you deal with someo...
by JonathanB
Wed 11 Nov, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Clamps
Replies: 8
Views: 656

Re: Clamps

Axminster Tools do a well priced Stanley band clamp which seems to work pretty well - not as good as a Bessey but not nearly as expensive either.
by JonathanB
Tue 10 Nov, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plastic Domes - Football Boots/Boxing Gloves
Replies: 2
Views: 367

Re: Plastic Domes - Football Boots/Boxing Gloves

Speak to Marvin Callender at Callender Designs in Poole. They make anything in perspex to your exact size. Had three bespoke display cases made a while ago and the customer was delighted

https://www.callenderdesigns.com/callen ... -page.html