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by Rainbow
Sat 04 Apr, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

That's very sad news. I didn't know about the other side of his life and it sounds as if he'll be sorely missed by a great many people, as well as his presence on here.
by Rainbow
Mon 30 Mar, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: Air canisters

Thanks for that, Steve. I do similar but instead of putting the artwork on to the glass, I lift the glass up to inspect it after cleaning and then put it down on to the artwork. I'll try doing it your way. Also, I've been using Tork lint-free tissue to clean the glass, together with a glass-cleaning...
by Rainbow
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Re: Air canisters

Thanks for the replies. I can see how using a brush on the inside of frames would work, but on glass? By the time you'd got to the other side of the glass, hasn't the dust settled again on the first half? Unless you've got a very big brush :D
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 1790

Air canisters

With no customer framing to do, I've been reading the new Lion catalogue from cover to cover :D Are these air canisters any good? https://www.lionpic.co.uk/p/33906/Spray-Duster-Dust-Off-aerosol-400ml Dust is a constant problem. I did a poster job recently which was largely solid black, and as somebo...
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure Due To Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

Thanks for keeping the forum going. Hope you and yours stay safe too.
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cutter playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Glass cutter playing up

Thanks Mark. It's probably not critical now as I've stopped taking jobs for the time being in view of the situation.
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cutter playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Glass cutter playing up

Thanks Steve. There was a bit of gunge that I've now removed. I need to get the white spirit that you've both recommended but will have to wait now until the shops re-open.
by Rainbow
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cutter playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Glass cutter playing up

Thanks for that advice, I'll try that.
by Rainbow
Thu 19 Mar, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cutter playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Glass cutter playing up

Is it possible to put too much oil on a glass cutter before cutting? I’ve got a Toyo TC-17. I dip it in glass oil, but it’s only after I’ve done a few strokes with it on some spare glass that it will cut, and then it’s fine. In those first few strokes, it makes the most horrible grinding noise. This...
by Rainbow
Wed 18 Mar, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Thank you Peter
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: Thank you Peter

What a great read that was, Mark. We can't have enough of these "good news" stories at the moment as an antidote to the C-word! Well done to Peter at Framers Equipment.
by Rainbow
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 1421

Re: Hi there

When I started with Wessex, they gave me a list of their top 50 mouldings. From that list, I selected X number of samples (I can't remember how many, but I don't think it was all that many), and then some others that weren't on the list. I decided from the outset that I was going to specialise in co...
by Rainbow
Thu 12 Mar, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hobby set up?
Replies: 32
Views: 3283

Re: Basic hobby set up?

.... what's the most basic set up worth having that would allow me to turn out a small number of good quality frames to experiment with? I used to be a hobby framer, but now I have different hobbies and my framing is now a small business. However I still use the same equipment, which is a Nobex Pro...
by Rainbow
Tue 25 Feb, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)
Replies: 11
Views: 3045

Re: Hello From Yorkshire (Lis and the obligatory whippet)

Hello Lis, and welcome. Look forward to hearing your questions as I'm sure I'll learn something from them as well :)

I'm a female framer too, but I must admit I'm not keen on either women-only or men-only groups, let's all intermix :D
by Rainbow
Sat 15 Feb, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Hello Everyone ...

Welcome SuffolkDave, look forward to hearing more about your new venture as it progresses :)
by Rainbow
Tue 11 Feb, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wavey Canvass
Replies: 30
Views: 5343

Re: Wavey Canvass

Peter's suggestion above of sewing extensions sounds ideal. But if the customer isn't willing to pay for that work, would it be feasible (albeit cheap and cheerful) to staple it to some mountboard through the half-inch border? Or if you were to use foamboard instead of mountboard, the staples could ...
by Rainbow
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mount Recommendations – Student Artists Prints, Drawing paper / Giclee Ink
Replies: 15
Views: 1747

Re: Mount Recommendations – Student Artists Prints, Drawing paper / Giclee Ink

Are all 4 edges deckle-edged? I ask because one or two of the long edges appear to be less deckled than the others, and more straight-cut. Personally I'd want all 4 edges to be equally deckled if they were mine and if not I'd cover the edges with a mount, but it's up to the artist.
by Rainbow
Wed 08 Jan, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you tape up your package?
Replies: 13
Views: 1322

Re: Do you tape up your package?

There are few moments more satisfying than the moment you finish taping up a package. But perhaps I should get out more :D
by Rainbow
Fri 03 Jan, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Happy New Year to all Frame Wranglers.
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Happy New Year to all Frame Wranglers.

Thank you for the good wishes, and a happy new year to one and all from me too. :party:
by Rainbow
Tue 24 Dec, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount Size Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Mount Size Suggestions

Blimey. Call me a philistine but all those mathematical equations do my 'ead in. I just go by what looks right, which is usually equal margins all round, usually with a tiny bit extra added on the bottom, depending on the size - not too much to make it noticeable but just enough to optically balance...
by Rainbow
Thu 19 Dec, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Chriiiiiiistmaaaaaaaas!
Replies: 7
Views: 1155

Re: It's Chriiiiiiistmaaaaaaaas!

This can't be my 5th Christmas here surely - it must be a case of "time flies when you're enjoying yourself"!

Thanks to everybody for making this place friendly and informative for another year, and especially John for providing it. Merry Christmas all :D