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by JonathanB
Wed 02 Jun, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Van livery/signage
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Van livery/signage

Thank you Mark - much appreciated!
by JonathanB
Wed 02 Jun, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Van livery/signage
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Van livery/signage

Richard - not a problem and no offence taken. I thought I’d put it on as an example of what could be done on a modest budget to help the OP come to a decision about what he wanted to do. I originally got a quote for a full wrap which was great but which financially made my eyes water. I decided it w...
by JonathanB
Sun 30 May, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Van livery/signage
Replies: 15
Views: 452

Re: Van livery/signage

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Had my van redone a while back and followed the advice of the graphics company and went for a brightly coloured bonnet wrap. Definitely gets me noticed and I’ve had a number of good jobs as a result.
by JonathanB
Mon 24 May, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: V Nail Cartridge Issue
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: V Nail Cartridge Issue

I used to have the same machine and this is a common issue. It drove me mad until someone told me the answer. If you take a spare plastic 'pusher' from inside a used cartridge and push it into a half finished cartridge so that you then have two pushers inside, you'll find that it increases the press...
by JonathanB
Mon 24 May, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does the British Museum mount their prints?
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: How does the British Museum mount their prints?

If you want an authoritative view on the subject, there's a really good book 'Conservation Mounting for prints and drawings - a manual based on current practice at the British Museum' by Joanna Kosek, a senior conservator at the British Museum. You can find a copy at archetype.co.uk for £49.50, whic...
by JonathanB
Tue 11 May, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Attaching missing plaster to gessoed frame
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Attaching missing plaster to gessoed frame

Thank you all for your advice. I do have the missing bits but just couldn’t remember the right stuff to use. It’s just a favour for a very good customer who just wants me to do my best to put the missing bits back. There’s no great expectation on his part, but the advice on the gilt cream will certa...
by JonathanB
Tue 11 May, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Attaching missing plaster to gessoed frame
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Attaching missing plaster to gessoed frame

Good morning -

I have a gessoed and gilded frame in with a couple of pieces of ornament missing - any recommendations for suitable substance to secure them in place? It's not a valuable piece and just needs tidying up.

Many thanks
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cleaning Ultraview UV70
Replies: 12
Views: 799

Re: Cleaning Ultraview UV70

Graham -

I've been using Opti-Bright from Wessex for quite a few years and never had any issues with it. Use it with a microfibre cloth and you should be fine. They do a small 150ml bottle if you want to give it a go.

Best wishes
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Wed 17 Feb, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skinny frames
Replies: 7
Views: 799

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: 770

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: 725

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: 482

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: 694

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: 1237

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: 654

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: 621

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: 761

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: 721

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: 550

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


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by JonathanB
Thu 03 Dec, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Terrible quality moulding - send back ?
Replies: 7
Views: 854

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...