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by JonathanB
Mon 19 Oct, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frame bowing - any advice please?
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Frame bowing - any advice please?

If you look at the instructions on the Wessex link, you’ll see that it screws into the original frame giving a really strong combined frame, hence the reason for the slope on the sub frame
by JonathanB
Mon 19 Oct, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frame bowing - any advice please?
Replies: 14
Views: 117

Re: Frame bowing - any advice please?

As has already been mentioned, I would use a subframe on this - PW219 from Wessex should fit nicely into this profile. I've got a similar job to do this week. If you don't want to go back to the customer then I would just write off the cost of the subframe but remember to include it next time. I wou...
by JonathanB
Thu 15 Oct, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difficulties with concave back mouldings ....
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Difficulties with concave back mouldings ....

With mouldings like this I always go for chop service. Costs more upfront but saves you time and therefore money in the long run. LJ, Lion and Wessex all offer this and saves a lot of sweat and swearing!
by JonathanB
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting stamps
Replies: 21
Views: 1237

Re: Mounting stamps

Mark is absolutely right - condition of stamps is everything and as soon as the gum is compromised the value plummets. Try looking up Hawid stamp mounts - they're a ready made folder style mount used by collectors that encapsulates the stamps and enables you to place a mount around them.
by JonathanB
Mon 14 Sep, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lining up a cross-stitch
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: Lining up a cross-stitch

Interesting discussion and lots of useful points. Like Jo, I was always trained never to moisten cross stitches. I am very clear with customers that if they want an item washed or ironed that they do this before bringing the item in for framing. I have never had an item that could not be squared wit...
by JonathanB
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Acrylic Box
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Acrylic Box

I've used Marvin Callender at Callender Designs in Poole for a few jobs - very impressed with the quality
by JonathanB
Mon 24 Aug, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Thornton (underpinner spares)
Replies: 4
Views: 478

Re: Mark Thornton (underpinner spares)

Mark - I agree and would also mention Jamie Griffiths at TGS Repairs. He's got me out of trouble on a few occasions and is no doubt finding life a bit quiet at the moment.
by JonathanB
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mouldings Range
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Mouldings Range

Or what Justin said !
by JonathanB
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mouldings Range
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Mouldings Range

Hi David - If you have gallery experience then you'll know that white mouldings are always popular, particularly with artists. I sell quite a bit of Lion, and like the fact that they are willing to provide free samples which are already fitted with velcro. Their 'Domino' and 'Mono' range in white an...
by JonathanB
Wed 29 Jul, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help with a cropped image.
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Help with a cropped image.

Matt - I think you're going to struggle to get a mount round this without it looking cramped. I would consider making a feature of it by either float mounting or shadow float mounting it on a matching or contrasting colour of mountboard and then putting it into the frame with spacers to keep the gla...
by JonathanB
Mon 20 Jul, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large aperture mount!
Replies: 2
Views: 376

Re: Large aperture mount!

Try Wessex - they’ve got a very large CMC that cuts jumbo boards - you can probably have it sent on a regular van delivery run
by JonathanB
Wed 17 Jun, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

Re: Paperweights?

I use offcuts of glass. Take eight pieces of 8cm square glass and cover in handy wrap and you have a cheap and easy paperweight. If it gets tatty, just wrap it again. I keep a range of these handy and they are ideal for jobs like float mounting and hinging. Ideal way of using up scraps of glass you'...
by JonathanB
Tue 02 Jun, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: papyrus stretching
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: papyrus stretching

I think at that size I'd be speaking to Wessex about acrylic - would certainly help with the weight.
by JonathanB
Fri 22 May, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - moulding display tower
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Wanted - moulding display tower

Thanks for looking this out - much appreciated. I’d like to try and find a plain one if I can - I’ll keep looking - early days!
by JonathanB
Fri 22 May, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - moulding display tower
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Wanted - moulding display tower

Good afternoon all -
Does anyone have a moulding display tower they're looking to sell? Ideally within reasonable distance of the South Coast if possible.
Many thanks
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Sat 18 Apr, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Annual Stock Take
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: Annual Stock Take

Gavin - my accountant asks me to count everything, including consumables, wrapping, tape and anything else used in the business. Don’t get too hung up on counting every last screw. I just estimate what’s left to the nearest 10% and leave it at that. I found it a bit of a pain at first but once you’v...
by JonathanB
Thu 16 Apr, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Trading..
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Re: Trading..

I can see that if you are a genuine trade supplier then there is no reason why you should not continue to operate normally provided you are closed to the public and are just sending out by carrier or post and I know that some members fall into this category. My personal view is that retail framing i...
by JonathanB
Fri 06 Mar, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Yet again pricing
Replies: 5
Views: 4654

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: 5036

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: 1990

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!