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by JFeig
Sun 17 Jan, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: protecting watercolors.
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: protecting watercolors.

Bees wax will waterproof a watercolor on paper; however, it is not reversible and will definitely destroy any resale value.
The coating will also be a magnet for dirt and grime.
by JFeig
Fri 15 Jan, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: removing paint from gold leaf
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: removing paint from gold leaf

It can be removed with a waterless solvent.

https://www.si.edu/mci/english/learn_mo ... Varnishing
by JFeig
Sun 10 Jan, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Silk scarf - Fusable cotton batting...
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Silk scarf - Fusable cotton batting...

One thing we all should learn from Art Conservators is that we have to know the source and content of the product we are using to preserve a clients property that we are charged with to frame and preserve. All tape is not alike All paper mount(mat) board is not alike All glass is not alike All adhes...
by JFeig
Fri 08 Jan, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: spraying frames
Replies: 25
Views: 622

Re: spraying frames

My choice would be a HVLP spray unit with air supplied with an air compressor. They are easier to control and have less overspray.
by JFeig
Fri 08 Jan, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: liquid wax grain sealer.
Replies: 6
Views: 126

Re: liquid wax grain sealer.

I would use shellac as a sealer, all 4 sides.

Some reading material re "sanding sealer" that can also be used. https://www.rockler.com/learn/when-to-u ... ing-sealer
by JFeig
Wed 30 Dec, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framers ONLY Facebook group - cool video about frame shop in a bus
Replies: 10
Views: 669

Re: Framers ONLY Facebook group - cool video about frame shop in a bus

Technoframer, Private Facebook groups are no different than any other business group. They just want to keep out people who are not into their industry. Your unwillingness to prove that you are in the industry and have a useful need to be there is you loss and not theirs. They have a lot of info reg...
by JFeig
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Removing deep creases from large poster
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Removing deep creases from large poster

Any process by a picture frame might flatten the crease; but, it will not remove the visibility of the damage done. A paper conservator is needed to do that with their special bag of skills.
by JFeig
Sun 13 Dec, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Borderless print - how to mount
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Borderless print - how to mount

I would attach the photo to an undermount the same size as the window mount with a color of your choice with pass-through hinges (all 4 corners). You might want to add shims of mount board to the underside of the window mount to add a slight shadow effect. This way, all of the photo is visible if th...
by JFeig
Mon 07 Dec, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppliers of Large boxes for sending prints and frames
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Suppliers of Large boxes for sending prints and frames

Ask your supplier for side fill "mirror boxes".
by JFeig
Mon 30 Nov, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rebate not deep enough
Replies: 7
Views: 352

Re: Rebate not deep enough

I know of at least 3 methods. 1. make a wood "extender" with preferrably a beveled back that can be painted with a flat finish paint 2. There is an existing rebate extender made from a plastic extrusion. Lion should have it. https://frametek.com/rabbetspace/ 3. Secure the whole extended art package"...
by JFeig
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What to get next?
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: What to get next?

Bang, Using a table saw in the winter where I live is not my idea of viable.
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by JFeig
Tue 24 Nov, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What to get next?
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: What to get next?

I have always had and designed a shop with more than one room. My first shop in the family basement (cellar) was technically one room; however, a "clean room" was made with the use of a temporary wall, plastic sheeting stapled to the floor joists of the first floor.
by JFeig
Mon 23 Nov, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Router size.
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Router size.

Back to your table saw with a dado blade set for mortice and tenon joints.
by JFeig
Mon 23 Nov, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What to get next?
Replies: 21
Views: 753

Re: What to get next?

I would say, a quality 10" table saw with supports(big table or other tables of the same height as the saw table) to cut sheet goods. Sheet goods being: MDF, acrylic, and plywood as well as dimensional lumber. Acrylic will need a special blade (negative rake) for clean chip-free cuts. The prices for...
by JFeig
Mon 23 Nov, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Router size.
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Router size.

from the US Amazon
amazon.com/Yakamoz-4-Inch-Carbide-Tipped-Woodworking-Milling/dp/B07BJ4YNMS/ref=sr_1_116?dchild=1&keywords=tongue+and+groove+router+bit&qid=1606137285&sr=8-116

Check the UK Amazon with the search of "Flute & Bead Canoe Joint Router Bit Set"
by JFeig
Sun 22 Nov, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hinging plasticised pictures
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Hinging plasticised pictures

Try Klucel G from Linco and other sources or Beva
by JFeig
Wed 11 Nov, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Who holds the power?
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Who holds the power?

I see the custom picture industry more as a sub-category of home decor industry. As a very small segment of the home decor industry (only less than 5% have visited a custom framer), we take the lead from the giant gorilla.
by JFeig
Tue 03 Nov, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gilding: Easy or Just Pay For It?
Replies: 8
Views: 510

Re: Gilding: Easy or Just Pay For It?

If you know anything about music, you know this quote: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? It might look easy but there is a lot of practice to make it look (or sound) good. There is another factor in that a trained person will know how to recover from their mistakes. There is nothing wrong with learni...
by JFeig
Fri 30 Oct, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I'm just wondering what sort of thickness of wood my new band saw should be able to cut through.
Replies: 2
Views: 163

Re: I'm just wondering what sort of thickness of wood my new band saw should be able to cut through.

For resawing material on a band saw you possibly want a 4-6 teeth per inch blade. 300W motor will be the limitation.