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by poliopete
Fri 15 Nov, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: gesso
Replies: 29
Views: 1373

Re: gesso

I have never heard of Des Pronto but will investigate. As for Milliput, brilliant stuff, easy to use and has a multitude of uses. I would highly recommend it.

Can I echo the comments re your contribution to this forum. :D

Peter.
by poliopete
Sun 10 Nov, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Greetings!

Hi Bertie, welcome to the FF :D

Nice intro' and I hope you enjoy your self here.

Peter.
by poliopete
Thu 07 Nov, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 615

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Very nice job, congratulations :clap: I am not so sure about still seeing the grain after all that gesso but I agree it looks interesting. I also agree that if you are going to hand finish all your frames then you don't need an underpinner. You would not go far wrong using a Stanley 400 vise (Americ...
by poliopete
Tue 05 Nov, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is this done?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: How is this done?

Peter, thanks for that :D It was the process of reproducing the pictures on canvas that interested me and the low cost. I have had a quick look online and know a little more now but I would appreciate more information perhaps from a forum member who offers this service or from someone who has used a...
by poliopete
Mon 04 Nov, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is this done?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

How is this done?

A programme on the TV recently showed the star "rescue" two naff pictures from the recycling centre skip with the intention to upcycle and add value. The pictures were photographed and sent somewhere and then returned as prints on canvas. I noticed the cost of 12 prints was £60. I am intrigued by th...
by poliopete
Mon 04 Nov, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ady-based in Telford
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Ady-based in Telford

Hello Ady and welcome to the FF :D

I can't recommend any courses myself but I'm sure others will be along who can.

Peter.
by poliopete
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chop service and underpinner
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Chop service and underpinner

It's good to read you have "more work on my hands than I know how to make hours in the week for" :D When I found myself in this situation, many many years ago, I invested in a pneumatic Cassese. These machines were new to the market then and very expensive. At the time it was a difficult decision to...
by poliopete
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello folks
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Hello folks

Hello Andy and welcome back :D

Good luck with your sale.

Peter.
by poliopete
Fri 01 Nov, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chop service and underpinner
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: Chop service and underpinner

On this occasion I concur with Marks every word :D In the past Mark has also said "buy cheap buy twice" so consider that when purchasing your underpinner. As regards Wessex and a chop service I was informed at their last Road show they are not going to continue that :( Best of luck whatever you deci...
by poliopete
Thu 31 Oct, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: octagonal frame
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: octagonal frame

When I purchased my very first Morso (£150) I made a few octagonal frames from a scooped pine moulding, as pine was all the go back in the mid 70's thanks to Habitat and Mr Conran :giggle: I even managed to sell a couple as framed mirrors. I found the moulding easy to join with a home made tournique...
by poliopete
Thu 31 Oct, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second attempt at hand finishing a frame...
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Second attempt at hand finishing a frame...

When joining flat mouldings I rely on my finger tips as much as my eyes :giggle:

I am having great success with a flat black moulding at the moment so-much-so I don't need to use a black marker pen for the edges. :D

Peter.
by poliopete
Wed 30 Oct, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Second attempt at hand finishing a frame...
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Second attempt at hand finishing a frame...

As prospero said " sand the mitres to blend them in" and try a small amount of wood glue in the open mitre to mix with the saw dust as you sand.

As for "not going to post EVERY frame you finish" I say, "keep them coming" :clap:

Peter.
by poliopete
Wed 30 Oct, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kent
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Hello from Kent

Hello Megan and welcome to the FF :D It's good to read you have attended a framing course. In my opinion that's the best way to start. As regards the mat/mount cutter I do not have any experience using a Logan 650 but I am sure someone will be along who has. Good luck with your new venture. Peter.
by poliopete
Thu 24 Oct, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My first hand finished frame!
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: My first hand finished frame!

If you decide to persevere with shellac remember to dilute it with meths uo to 50%. I find it is then not too tacky or shinny and the drying process is speeded up.

Also, the brush used will effect the end result.

Peter.

ps a very nice first result btw :D
by poliopete
Wed 23 Oct, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Shellac
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Shellac

Sorry, that should read "but" and not buy :oops:
by poliopete
Wed 23 Oct, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Shellac
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Shellac

On a small project such as a picture frame I always use a brush. If it was a French polishing project I would use a pad as Mark suggests. I cut/dilute the shellac with meths. Recently I have purchased a couple of "one stroke" brushes strongly recommended on here, as yet I have not used them buy I wi...
by poliopete
Mon 21 Oct, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tabernacle Frame
Replies: 11
Views: 370

Re: Tabernacle Frame

I agree with everyone's comments above. A stunning example of your work :clap: :clap: :clap:

Peter.
by poliopete
Mon 21 Oct, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ripple paint
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Ripple paint

Many thanks to both prospero and vintage for taking the trouble to detail your different techniques :rock:

Peter.
by poliopete
Sat 19 Oct, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Pet hates
Replies: 68
Views: 11011

Re: Pet hates

I love the way my workshop smells. It's a combination of germylene, wintergreen and old spice :D but it must be too warm as the customers always leave the door open :?
by poliopete
Fri 18 Oct, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Pet hates
Replies: 68
Views: 11011

Re: Pet hates

Woolly pully sleeves. I like mine down but, I am a frequent hand washer and as a consequence my sleeves get wet :x and so uncomfortable. When painting/staining etc I have a box of those cheap disposable surgical gloves. If it's not to cold my solution is to wear a sleeveless wooly jumper under my pi...