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by cleaver
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Borrowing a trick, or two from tabernacle frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Borrowing a trick, or two from tabernacle frames.

I see what you are saying, Mark: anything even slightly naff would totally put off the customers you're talking about. I was just tying to think of something truly bespoke....an offering the mainstream couldn't viably match. But I agree with your reasoning as to why it wouldn't work. I suppose that ...
by cleaver
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Borrowing a trick, or two from tabernacle frames.
Replies: 6
Views: 920

Re: Borrowing a trick, or two from tabernacle frames.

How about offering personalisation on the base bit, Mark? Generic wording, such as 'Home', 'Love'. 'Peace' etc is out there by the boat-load. However, how about offering true personalisation for the base: could be the customer's name, or words relevant to the subject matter: ''The stag night', 'Alga...
by cleaver
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Chevron question
Replies: 28
Views: 2658

Re: Chevron question

Hi Matt Firstly, I think your (stunning) one-offs are your calling card - and the sign of your superb taste, craftsmanship and eye for detail. These will automatically ad 'kudos' and perceived value to any simpler mouldings you choose to offer. If I were you (and maybe you already do this), I'd disp...
by cleaver
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hello all, it's been a while...
Replies: 13
Views: 3287

Re: Hello all, it's been a while...

Stunning frames, Matt.

Your work is only equalled by your humility. :clap: :clap: :clap:
by cleaver
Mon 04 Oct, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Free Mount Cutting Videos

I hope there are more videos to come from you, David. :clap: :clap: :clap:
by cleaver
Mon 27 Sep, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Poster stuck to glass
Replies: 8
Views: 933

Re: Poster stuck to glass

Take a pic of it, to show to anyone who ever asks what mounts are for! I re-framed a poster for a mate a while ago, and it had been glued (carpet glue?) to hardboard. All I could do was cut a mount exactly the same size as the bleached out one it came with, and put it in a nicer frame. Anyway, good ...
by cleaver
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Getting paint inside sight edge
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Getting paint inside sight edge

Ooops, double post.
by cleaver
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Getting paint inside sight edge
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Getting paint inside sight edge

Many thanks, everyone - great advice :clap: :clap: :clap:
by cleaver
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Alternative way of pricing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4818

Re: Alternative way of pricing?

Like others have said, it looks brilliant. BTW, what about a patent? Seems unfair that big companies could potentially just swoop in and do their own version without you getting anything for the idea and toil that went into perfecting it. Any road up, well done :clap: :clap: :clap:
by cleaver
Sat 11 Sep, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Getting paint inside sight edge
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Getting paint inside sight edge

Much appreciated, Justin.

Hope all is well; sounds like you are thriving...long may it continue.
by cleaver
Sat 11 Sep, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Getting paint inside sight edge
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Re: Getting paint inside sight edge

Many thanks, Mark.

I will try to be careful not to get the paint inside the sight line area, but just wondered whether people masked the area as a matter of course/good practice.
by cleaver
Sat 11 Sep, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Getting paint inside sight edge
Replies: 10
Views: 1105

Getting paint inside sight edge

Good morning, everyone. I wonder whether you could advise on hand finishing, please. I have made a rim out of bare wood (pine) for an oil painting. The frame needs to be be painted to suit the artwork, but should I worry about getting paint inside the frame's sight edge (i.e. where the artwork touch...
by cleaver
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 2884

Re: Window mount sizes query

It's a thorny old chestnut (if you'll forgive the mixed metaphor). All framers (the experts customers trust) are trying to do is deliver the best, most aesthetically pleasing and visually 'correct' job. I suppose, ultimately, if a customer notices the bottom weighting, it's been overdone (that's a g...
by cleaver
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Free Mount Cutting Videos

Don't worry, David: we always look after 'our own'!

Best,

Paul
PS.The worrying thing is I learnt my mount cutting skills at Satriale's
by cleaver
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Free Mount Cutting Videos

When I say 'natural', I don't mean slick and showbizzy. Rather, you come across as someone who is complete in command of your subject yet, equally as important to me, is in no way arrogant, flash or superior about it. To me, It feels like a good friend who is trying to show another friend skills tha...
by cleaver
Thu 09 Sep, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: Free Mount Cutting Videos

What a fantastic resource, David.

You're an absolute natural in front of the camera, and have a lovely manner about you.

This will be permanently bookmarked for me.

Hats off to you and Keencut (Refs, can we get a 'hats-off' emoticon thinnggy!?). :clap: :clap: :clap:
by cleaver
Tue 17 Aug, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Rose & Hollis A219 hand finished
Replies: 4
Views: 10780

Re: Rose & Hollis A219 hand finished

Just a thought: maybe silver would also work with that sort of colour-way (not saying it'd be any better). Home fashion/trends can be a funny thing: e.g. the way it goes from brass knobs & hinges etc to stainless steel. Who decides these things...probably Victoria Beckham or Drew Wossname off Salvag...
by cleaver
Tue 17 Aug, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Rose & Hollis A219 hand finished
Replies: 4
Views: 10780

Re: Rose & Hollis A219 hand finished

Really nice, Mark. The colour is quite subtle, yet doesn't seem at all overpowered by the gold. :clap:
by cleaver
Sun 08 Aug, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Att. Cat Owners: toxic cat food.......
Replies: 4
Views: 9764

Re: Att. Cat Owners: toxic cat food.......

We may fuss and fret about getting a mitre perfect or whatever. But remember that there are big companies who've make pet food that KILLS pets. Couldn't really get it much more wrong, could they! :Slap:
by cleaver
Sun 08 Aug, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Att. Cat Owners: toxic cat food.......
Replies: 4
Views: 9764

Re: Att. Cat Owners: toxic cat food.......

You're not still on the Whiskas are you, Steve? :D