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by poliopete
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames
Replies: 20
Views: 328

Re: Ricky - Barnard Castle Frames

I am so sorry to hear about Ricky. He will be sadly missed, not only on here, but by many others.

Sincere condolences to all his family and friends.

Peter.
by poliopete
Mon 16 Mar, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: Hi there

Hi Greg and welcome to the FF :D

Peter.
by poliopete
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hobby set up?
Replies: 32
Views: 3283

Re: Basic hobby set up?

Pete has taught many people over the years, and most have found it most beneficial. :clap: You can get his books from Amazon, but I often use Abe books >>>> https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=pete+bingham&tn=&kn=&isbn= Wow, Pete's books appear t...
by poliopete
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: framing vinyl records and it's problems
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: framing vinyl records and it's problems

To mount and fix the few records I have framed I use those domed mirror screws prospero suggests fixed to a more substantial backing board than is the norm. On the rare occasions I send framed items through the post I have made a box for the frames from scrap wood/board strong enough to protect the ...
by poliopete
Fri 13 Mar, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Magnolia mitremaster
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

Re: Magnolia mitremaster

Prospero :surprised: is not the only early bird! How many on here remember the days of Magnolia + Sisslings etc. They were a big players back in the 60's 70's and 80's I can relate an amusing story about Harold Horn at Sisslings. He phoned Daler to place an order and was asked " What's your account...
by poliopete
Sun 08 Mar, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best wholesale supplier for ready-made frames
Replies: 8
Views: 3444

Re: Best wholesale supplier for ready-made frames

D & J Simons based in Hackney T; 020 7739 4452 may be worth a look.

Welcome to the FF. :D

Peter.
by poliopete
Tue 03 Mar, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which compressor to buy for underpinner
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Re: Which compressor to buy for underpinner

Ditto :D

My Bambi silent compressor runs my cs 89 for three years with no issues.

Peter.
by poliopete
Tue 03 Mar, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dremel advice....
Replies: 3
Views: 2363

Re: Dremel advice....

Hi Paul :D If you are interested in a brand new unused genuine Dremel kit, I have one. I purchased it recently with good intentions to make some special frames and have never got round to using it. In fact, I had forgotten all about it until your post. I would be happy to let you have it at a price ...
by poliopete
Tue 03 Mar, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Here's a funny thing............
Replies: 1
Views: 2593

Re: Here's a funny thing............

Same sort of thing happens with my brand new all singing and dancing TV. Purchased just before Christmas from John Lewis. I mainly buy from J L because of the after sales service and extra guarantee. In spite of paying the extra fee for installation I have had the engineer out twice to solve faults ...
by poliopete
Fri 28 Feb, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Corinna in Notts.
Replies: 12
Views: 3648

Re: Hello from Corinna in Notts.

Hello Corinna :D and welcome to the FF.

Peter.
by poliopete
Fri 21 Feb, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: Thank you!

Hello Carl :D welcome to the FF.

Peter.
by poliopete
Fri 21 Feb, 2020 10:22 am
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 Liz :D welcome to the FF

Peter.
by poliopete
Wed 19 Feb, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wavey Canvass
Replies: 30
Views: 5343

Re: Wavey Canvass

Like Jan and other framers of a certain age, I framed and sold hundreds of H K oils through the 80's :D I remember seeing them for the first time at the NEC, a mountain of them priced from around £2 for the small ones and so on. Initially, I framed them on stretchers but soon realised that much less...
by poliopete
Sun 16 Feb, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's it hanging?
Replies: 9
Views: 2767

Re: How's it hanging?

Not much to add to the already excellent advice from Justin/Steve N et al. :yes: With a larger frame I always "throw in" a couple of picture hooks, the double ones, along with an explanation and mark on the back of the frame a couple of crosses where the hooks should be driven in the wall. Two pictu...
by poliopete
Sun 16 Feb, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello Everyone ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: Hello Everyone ...

Hi SuffolkDave :D and welcome to the FF.

Peter.
by poliopete
Wed 12 Feb, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Seeking moulding
Replies: 3
Views: 1303

Re: Seeking moulding

I have a short length of very similar if not the same and mine is a Larsan Johl moulding. I have had it for some time and should have dumped it by now. :( But I kept it just in case as I usually do :giggle:

Peter.
by poliopete
Sun 09 Feb, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: News & Events From Framers Equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: News & Events From Framers Equipment

Good morning Mitreman :D It's more than a little windy here at the moment on the edge of the North sea. Thanks for the regular updates you post, they are much appreciated. Great news about you expansion plans at your showroom and I wish you every success. Because of your hard work you deserve succes...
by poliopete
Sat 08 Feb, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese cs199 vs cs299
Replies: 5
Views: 1068

Re: Cassese cs199 vs cs299

I have decided to upgrade to this second hand cs200. Although it has been well used it appears to be in excellent condition. Because these machines rarely come up for sale there is very little bench mark as regards price, therefore I'm not sure of what the second hand price should be. At least I do ...
by poliopete
Sat 08 Feb, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: What do you use as a mounting board in your matted frame?
Replies: 5
Views: 1086

Re: What do you use as a mounting board in your matted frame?

At the moment I am mainly using Peterborough Conservation mountboard as the undermount. I "book mount" most images. Some time ago one of the leading suppliers had this make of board on offer because they were discontinuing it. I recall asking on here if the price was right. Even at the offer price m...
by poliopete
Sat 08 Feb, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cleaner
Replies: 15
Views: 4171

Re: Glass cleaner

I should have added to my post I wear those white cotton gloves that Steve G mentions. They also prevent finger marks in you need to flip the glass over :D

Peter.