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by +Rafe+
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sub frames for not deep enough frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: sub frames for not deep enough frames.

Hi all, Intresting thread... So I have set myself a few projects during lockdown, one is to look at narrow moulding for 'simple black/white frames'... For me I am happy to offer 15mm as my narrowest and use Lions - L2120 (Ash ash the example) and R&H SW3850. I am never fully sure at what sort of siz...
by +Rafe+
Mon 13 Jul, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Original posters
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: Original posters

Just as a way of an update - I sourced a U.K Quad 30 x 40 inches original film poster from https://www.originalposter.co.uk Now to research framing it correctly. I am also likely to get it linen backed by a conservator too, its a 'Grade A' poster that has been folded and I am keen to flatten it our ...
by +Rafe+
Tue 30 Jun, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock and bits n' pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Stock and bits n' pieces

Hi again, Thanks for the comments so far. Out of curiosity I am going to try Titebond 2. I have found that TB3 can be a bit messy to work with. Has anyone got any suggestions regarding strap hanger issue I mentioned? Are there any alternatives, if so can someone point me in the right direction? Chee...
by +Rafe+
Sun 28 Jun, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Original posters
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Original posters

Bit left field, can anyone point me in the right direction of where I can purchase original theatre or film posters. I have done a google search and various places pop up but aware one needs to be careful... It’s for me rather than a client, a bit of home work / studio example. Many thanks in advance.
by +Rafe+
Wed 24 Jun, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock and bits n' pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Re: Stock and bits n' pieces

Thanks Justin for the clarification regarding the glue!

As you say it’s interesting to compare notes. I am obviously not a veteran but certainly have learnt from experience and my own mistakes.

Would be interesting to hear others experiences.

Enjoy the sunshine.
by +Rafe+
Tue 23 Jun, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stock and bits n' pieces
Replies: 6
Views: 525

Stock and bits n' pieces

Hi all. So during this downtime I have tried to have a look at how I run the business, looking at everything from my framing methods, the workshop layout, equipment maintenance and stock/materials I use. A good exercise 4 years in. I have received amazing input from this forum, and I am super gratef...
by +Rafe+
Sun 21 Jun, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fixing spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Fixing spacers

Thanks Steve, Justin. I will practice pinning on some scrap.

Thanks for your time / input.
by +Rafe+
Sat 20 Jun, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fixing spacers
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Fixing spacers

Hi all, Hope everyone is well... Hoping for some opinions regarding spacers. Specifically wooden spacers. I have historically cut these on the morso, attached using the ‘pinwheel’ method using titebond wood glue, clamping in place and leaving for 6hrs ish then fixing to the frame. I have read variou...
by +Rafe+
Thu 18 Jun, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Paperweights?

As Justin mentioned I have a few glass weights I purchased from charity shops. I also have about 12 other weights made from old spice jars. Sainsbury’s own brand come in little glass jars. I have filled these with v-nails. I used to have a Minigraff underpinner and used my old supply to fill these u...
by +Rafe+
Tue 09 Jun, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Old newspapers
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Old newspapers

Thank you for the replies and my apologies for my delay in getting back to you... we are still in lockdown and trying to juggle home-life, a toddler and looking at ways to open up again ... As you say Mark, their isn much value (apart from sentiment) in getting it professionally restored and this wa...
by +Rafe+
Mon 01 Jun, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Old newspapers
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Old newspapers

Hoping to get a few tips on tackling a personal project. I have a variety of old newspapers that my grandmother collected and I am keen to mount and frame a few of them. As is expected with newspapers they are very brittle and some have significant damage. My first advice to customer would be to hav...
by +Rafe+
Mon 01 Jun, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Football scarf suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Football scarf suggestions

Looks good. Thanks for the tips too. This has helped to give me a few ideas.

Thanks again.
by +Rafe+
Sat 30 May, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiny workspaces
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Tiny workspaces

That's perfect! Thanks Nick
by +Rafe+
Sat 30 May, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Football scarf suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Football scarf suggestions

Thank you Mark for your detailed response!

The client hasn’t given any requests. It’s actually for the local pub.

I was think about having some of the length but not all. The teams motif is on the end of the scarf and the rest is a strip so not necessary to show the full thing.

Thanks again
by +Rafe+
Sat 30 May, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiny workspaces
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Tiny workspaces

Hi, Not much to add to the other suggestions. I myself have a small studio and having everything on wheels has been a blessing. I also have a fold down shelf/bench as an ‘overflow’ area when I am working on multiple frames that can then drop down when not in use. I designed my studio to have one lon...
by +Rafe+
Fri 29 May, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Football scarf suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Football scarf suggestions

Hi all, Firstly, I hope you are all well and managing during this time? I have my first job that I have taken in quite a while. The client isn’t in a rush (good job as I am juggling childcare and home life) and left it to me to come up with the creative for it. The scarf is a reproduction of an old ...
by +Rafe+
Mon 10 Feb, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ornate moulding suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

Re: Ornate moulding suppliers

Thank you all for your replies. I was looking at Frinton Frames and I will check out Kingswood.

Have a good week!

:D
by +Rafe+
Thu 06 Feb, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ornate moulding suppliers
Replies: 4
Views: 1879

Ornate moulding suppliers

Hi all, happy Thursday... I am looking at re-framing a modern abstract b&w photo that is 900mm x 450mm and mounted on diabond substrate. I am trying to source ornate mouldings but struggling with what I have seen on Wessex, Lion, R&H... Can I get a view on who you are using please? Thank you in adva...
by +Rafe+
Thu 30 Jan, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 20
Views: 4346

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

Just to add my input - Framers Equipment courses as outlined by Jan / Miterman are great! I would recommend highly!
by +Rafe+
Thu 30 Jan, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: After all these years.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Re: After all these years.....

Lovely to read about your experience. Also a thank you from me too for your input and advice. I have be able to learn lots.

I am off to Bath for the weekend so might try and find time to say hello.

All the best.