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by kartoffelngeist
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I finally get it!
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: I finally get it!

My old workshop was in an upstairs room previously occupied by a hairdressers. They moved downstairs mainly to save the older customers from having to go up the stairs. For several weeks I had a very frail old lady who must have been 90+ come up and ask for invisible hairnets. :P Did you order a fe...
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I finally get it!
Replies: 8
Views: 690

I finally get it!

It's taken three years of framing but I've just worked out that (a lot of) customers think mounts come in from the edge of the picture rather than out from the edge.

Suddenly so many conversations I've had with customers make a lot more sense!

Did everyone else know this?
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: deifying gravity
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: deifying gravity

It's far from the craziest customer suggestion I've come across. I get why it's not a good solution but I also completely get why the customer thought it was. Much more so than the customer who wanted me to make the frame bigger but didn't want to pay for a new one because most of it was already mad...
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: HELP WITH A SUPPLIER FOR STAND OFFS
Replies: 6
Views: 777

Re: HELP WITH A SUPPLIER FOR STAND OFFS

I thought you were in some kind of standoff with a supplier!

This is much less exciting ;)

Have you tried somewhere like Morplan? You can start an online chat with a sales person and ask , they're normally pretty helpful.
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Wedding Table Planner
Replies: 9
Views: 1362

Re: Wedding Table Planner

That's beautiful.

We also do wedding stationery so we do a lot of these - none of them have looked as stunning as that.
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: So long and thanks for all the fish.
Replies: 3
Views: 636

So long and thanks for all the fish.

This is just a quick message to thanks to everyone for their help and support since I've been a member here. I'm going to be leaving this job at the end of this week for a much more boring job that doesn't involve framing at all. This is such a knowledgeable and helpful community. There have been a ...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 14 Dec, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: You know you're getting old when..........
Replies: 45
Views: 4032

Re: You know you're getting old when..........

Worth a try. Guessing it didn't work?

Also - when you bend down to tie your shoe laces and try to think what else you can do while you're down there....
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 26 Nov, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Multiple apitures
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Multiple apitures

Yeah, I also love doing things like this.

12 isn't much tricker than 9 ;)

Glad you got it sorted though...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 29 Oct, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Training in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: Training in Scotland

I've not personally done ant training with Richard Atkins but I know a few people who have and spoke very highly of it.
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 19 Oct, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large Poster - in sections...
Replies: 17
Views: 1871

Re: Large Poster - in sections...

Could you sell her some sheets of foam core and a bottle of spray mount?

That would be a budget solution for her and a (little) bit of profit for you...
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 16 Oct, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RMFs
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: RMFs

Thanks, Mark. That's really helpful.

I've had a go at a few trinket boxes and they went fairly well. Hadn't thought of little cabinets. Not a bad idea at all. I'll need to have a little play around.
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 15 Oct, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trimming down a print
Replies: 22
Views: 2366

Re: Trimming down a print

Sometimes if there's a lot of space around an image like this I have the discussion with the customer about not having a mount but a spacer instead to lift the glass from the artwork. Usually, if there is no mount you can have a much chunkier / fancier frame. For me the skinny frame in the original...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RMFs
Replies: 6
Views: 986

Re: RMFs

Thanks, Steve. That's really helpful.

That was the thread I had remembered but couldn't seem to come across when I was looking.

:)
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 11 Oct, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RMFs
Replies: 6
Views: 986

RMFs

Without getting in to any debates on RMFs and whether they're worth doing (they are for us - I need to find something to do for 8 people a day!) Those who do sell them - any sizes or styles that sell better than others? Someone mentioned square frames at some point, anyone had any luck with that? Th...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 07 Sep, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: strong glue for internal foam board in deep box frame?
Replies: 3
Views: 636

Re: strong glue for internal foam board in deep box frame?

When I do mine, I cut the foamcore, stick 2 or 3 bits of double-sided tape (depending on length of foamcore) on to the foamcore, take the paper off the double-sided tape, then dab a couple of blobs of PVA glue along the foamcore strip, the double-sided tape holds the spacer in place until the PVA g...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 07 Sep, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Traditional framing in Uganda
Replies: 12
Views: 1951

Re: Traditional framing in Uganda

Looking good! It'll be quite the adventure. Prepare to be impressed by the resourcefulness when people don't have access to the tools they need! Hope you enjoy your time in Uganda. I spent a while in Malawi and absolutely loved the place. Just started following you on twitter, so looking forward to ...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 31 Aug, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morso blade sharpening
Replies: 11
Views: 2065

Re: Morso blade sharpening

Is there a reason no one uses lion?
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 24 Aug, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Nice Strut Backs?
Replies: 48
Views: 5411

Re: Nice Strut Backs?

Man walks in to a framer's and asks: "do you have any stands for frames?"
The framer replies: "strut back?"
The man starts strutting backwards out the shop saying "do you have any stands for frames?"

:mrgreen:

Thank you very much....
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 23 Aug, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding and finish please
Replies: 21
Views: 2215

Re: Moulding and finish please

https://www.ashworthandthompson.co.uk/124296-ob.html

Maybe?

No idea on the finish though...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 20 Aug, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass cutting technique
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: Glass cutting technique

I feel a bit spoiled with this one, I've only ever used an Excallibur 5000 to cut glass. :?

Need to give it a try doing it properly one day...