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by +Rafe+
Wed 10 Jul, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Vellum from a Psalter
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Vellum from a Psalter

Thank you Mark, once again! I am using Crescent solid core Museum board to mount it on and after I wrote my post I had a thought about the back of the Vellum which is printed on. Should I be aware of potential issues with this side getting damaged as the vellum moves around, is there anything I coul...
by +Rafe+
Tue 09 Jul, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Vellum from a Psalter
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Vellum from a Psalter

Hi all Bit of a head scratcher this one… I have been asked to frame a piece of vellum from a Psalter. It is 270mm x 185mm. It is printed on both sides, but the client seems comfortable to only display the more decorative side. I have read all the previous posts on Vellum and Mark (NYAF) has offered ...
by +Rafe+
Mon 01 Jul, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Stretcher bar sizes?

Hi all, Thank you for all the comments. I now have the clients work and getting around to getting it done. I am a little concerned about the amount, or lack of, excess material I have to staple to the stretcher bars and keen for any advice... The image size of the canvas is 795mm x 600mm with about ...
by +Rafe+
Tue 21 May, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Stretcher bar sizes?

Felt tip pens, wood filler, sellotape / masking tape ... are all part of my premium service! :D
by +Rafe+
Tue 21 May, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another Neebie
Replies: 5
Views: 408

Re: Another Neebie

Welcome. The forum is a brilliant source of information with friendly folk to help/offer thoughts. Don't forget to use the search function too.
:)
by +Rafe+
Tue 21 May, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: HD Bonding tape question
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: HD Bonding tape question

Thanks again for the insight, you can over think things sometimes ... :)

That guitar sounds like it was a fun job and quite incredible that you didn't use any wires or holders, nice work. Do you have any pictures you are happy to share?
by +Rafe+
Tue 21 May, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: HD Bonding tape question
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: HD Bonding tape question

Thanks Davie - one last question on that - how is sticking to mountcard, any issues you've had/noticed?
by +Rafe+
Tue 21 May, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: HD Bonding tape question
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: HD Bonding tape question

Thanks Prospero. Because on the height / detail of the face of the magnet I won't be able to put much pressure on to help with adhesion, which was my concern about using tape but from a quick play with this stuff it feels quite high tack so should be ok...? Davie000 - I had thought about silicone, t...
by +Rafe+
Tue 21 May, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Stretcher bar sizes?

Many thanks NYAF, I wish I had the equipment to do this and quite frankly the space. Brilliant insight thank you.
by +Rafe+
Tue 21 May, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: HD Bonding tape question
Replies: 15
Views: 429

HD Bonding tape question

Hi all, Quick question. I have job on to frame three decorative magnets that are 85mm x 85mm and 15mm deep with a raised decorative pattern, they weight about 150g. They have a flat metal back. My though was to use the HD bonding tape from Lion, the orange stuff... However I haven't used it before a...
by +Rafe+
Thu 16 May, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing software
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Pricing software

Thanks for that Justin, that is a very good point to consider and frankly I am happy to raise with Mark and get his input. You would expect some outages for updates but equally expect notice of when these would scheduled and it being carried out (as best as possible) during a quieter period. I was s...
by +Rafe+
Thu 16 May, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Stretcher bar sizes?

Of course and that was my caveat to my estimate I gave for the job. :D I also pointed out the possible issue with not having enough excess material. Glad you are still fan of the stapler, my hands can be a bit stiff at times with my MS. Do you recommend an specificities size staples for canvas stret...
by +Rafe+
Thu 16 May, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing software
Replies: 17
Views: 1674

Re: Pricing software

I am in the process of trialing I-Framer. I had a look at it a while back when there wasn't much feedback on it but haven't been able to find a Mac friendly software and decided after reading this post to speak to Mark. For what its worth, my experience so far - three days in - Mark has gone to grea...
by +Rafe+
Thu 16 May, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Stretcher bar sizes?

Thanks Prospero for the added detail and recommendation, thats really helpful. I have only seen a picture of the work until the lady drops it off, the next hurdle to overcome is the small amount of excess material the one canvas seems to have, looks to be 25-30mm. :Slap: Also looking at Arrow T50 Co...
by +Rafe+
Thu 16 May, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Stretcher bar sizes?

Thanks both!

I saw the post about customer stretcher bars just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

Have a good day all.
by +Rafe+
Wed 15 May, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Stretcher bar sizes?

Hi all, I have a client who is looking to have two canvases stretched and framed. I have very little experience other than a workshop course and framing pre-stretched canvases. I am trying to source the right size and probably type, bars for each and struggling with know what to order. I have been l...
by +Rafe+
Thu 09 May, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Jigsaw
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Jigsaw

Hi whitbyframer, I have just had my first jigsaw in from a client and I am heat mounting it. I also don't have a Heat Mount set up but was recommended a company called A. Bliss who specialise in mounting. They are based in London but do offer pick up and drop offs. They also offer a discount to fram...
by +Rafe+
Tue 23 Apr, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - Cassese CS20 Underpinner
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Wanted - Cassese CS20 Underpinner

A second for Peter at Framers Equipment. I bought the same machine from him reconditioned a few months ago. Brilliant service.
by +Rafe+
Sun 07 Apr, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Got myself in a pickle
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Got myself in a pickle

Thanks both, one of those things were I ended up second guessing myself. All hinged and completing the frame today.
by +Rafe+
Sat 06 Apr, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Got myself in a pickle
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Got myself in a pickle

Afternoon all, I have got myself second guessing myself at the moment :Slap: . I have a piece of work in at the moment that I am going to be T-hinging, it is a large paper artwork work that is 780mm wide by 880 long. It's lucky dead flat and not particularly heavy weighted paper. It will be window m...