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by Justintime
Mon 03 May, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Vacuum Press Wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: Vacuum Press Wanted

Give Steve Goodall a call at Wessex Pictures Oldham Branch. He's the Hotpress trainer and usually knows what's out there.
by Justintime
Thu 29 Apr, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: underpinner splaying
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: underpinner splaying

If you prefer to stick to foot operated rather than moving up to a pneumatic, I would suggest looking out for a Cassese CS88. I moved to pneumatic but have kept the CS88 and I still use it from time to time. They are excellent machines, much better than the new models. There are a lot more fence adj...
by Justintime
Thu 29 Apr, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: underpinner splaying
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: underpinner splaying

I will only comment on the top clamp. This should be set to be 30mm max above the moulding (as per specific machine instruction manual). This clamps and holds the moulding down, in place while the hammer pushes the wedge up into the moulding. The L or V clamp is used for flat faced mouldings and the...
by Justintime
Wed 28 Apr, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Recommendations for Dust Extraction.
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Recommendations for Dust Extraction.

I have a small workshop for using a bandsaw,(future table saw), Hoffmann and sander. Not much space for a full extraction system for each work station, but I'd consider it. Currently I have a Record Power https://www.recordpower.co.uk/product/two-stage-air-filter-with-remote-3-speeds-and-time-delay#...
by Justintime
Tue 27 Apr, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hand finished photo on canvas
Replies: 6
Views: 473

Re: Hand finished photo on canvas

I'm finding it more and more common to have to build out the back of the frame, to extend it. I keep some stock in of cheap obeche and pine strainer moulding for this.
People love the mouldings, but they're rarely deep enough to accommodate the designs we come up with
by Justintime
Tue 27 Apr, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: World Record attempt
Replies: 10
Views: 782

Re: World Record attempt

Are you making sure the driver is marking them as damaged? I'd start refusing delivery and let your supplier know why you've refused them. Our drivers have been chopping and changing during lockdown, we get boy racers, guys who throw the parcels down. I tell them to either change their driving/attit...
by Justintime
Tue 27 Apr, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bonding canvas to wood
Replies: 3
Views: 366

Re: Bonding canvas to wood

Have a look at Weldbond. I have it in stock because it dries clear. It says it does fabrics too. Very good bond strength according to some comparison tests I found online.
by Justintime
Fri 23 Apr, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Where do you find artwork to frame?
Replies: 6
Views: 515

Re: Where do you find artwork to frame?

If artists are established and already with a gallery, then often the gallery will be acting as the promoter and agent and not want others selling the artists work. If the artist is selling their own work, then your commission means that for price parity they have to raise the prices across the boar...
by Justintime
Fri 23 Apr, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bolting mitered corners
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Bolting mitered corners

I've only seen this used before on a hardwood bed frame with dowels.
by Justintime
Thu 22 Apr, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher 2200 For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Fletcher 2200 For Sale

Sooooooooold! :dance:
by Justintime
Wed 21 Apr, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Software query
Replies: 8
Views: 1231

Re: Software query

Hey Mo, Welcome to the Framers Forum!
I didn't realise that you we're Frame Shops.com.
You'll find this forum a little more relaxed than FO :lol:
by Justintime
Wed 21 Apr, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: When to 'sub - frame'
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: When to 'sub - frame'

I used to think "belt and braces" meant someone had overdone the work, until a carpenter friend told me that belt and braces was standard practice. Our job is to foresee any future issues and to remove the possibility. If I have a valuable and heavy piece I will always "over-engineer" it. Have you s...
by Justintime
Tue 20 Apr, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Premises size
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Premises size

I have about 450 sqft home studio and 100 sqft carpentry workshop. I can't imagine having too much space, it sounds like a dream!
by Justintime
Fri 16 Apr, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Adhesive for gessoed board.
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Adhesive for gessoed board.

Thanks. It's 10mm painted hardboard, that he wants floated. It's an understandable design choice, considering the piece and he's a discerning customer who I bend over backwards for. He spends a lot of money and sets me challenges that I always learn a lot from.
by Justintime
Thu 15 Apr, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Adhesive for gessoed board.
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Adhesive for gessoed board.

Thanks, I appreciate the input!
by Justintime
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Adhesive for gessoed board.
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Adhesive for gessoed board.

Thanks for the input Mark.
I think I answered my own question as I was writing it. I think I'm going to sand back the gesso in 4 places, back to barewood and try a water based no nails adhesive. It's a painting of sentimental value from 1939, so I'm wary of drilling into the board.
by Justintime
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cleaning Ultraview UV70
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Cleaning Ultraview UV70

Huffing? That's old school Steve! :lol:
by Justintime
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Adhesive for gessoed board.
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Adhesive for gessoed board.

I have a 10mm thick painted hardboard, gessoed on both sides. Customer wants it glued to a larger piece of mdf.
Any tips? Best to sand back the gesso first for a better bond?
TIA
by Justintime
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cleaning Ultraview UV70
Replies: 12
Views: 589

Re: Cleaning Ultraview UV70

Me three, with the antistatic panther wet cloth and tiger dry cloth.