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by JFeig
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bleach and Acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Bleach and Acrylic

per this site
https://www.tdiinternational.com/techni ... s/acrylic/
look at
Sodium Hypochlorite, 5% AKA bleach
by JFeig
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bleach and Acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Bleach and Acrylic

THEIR CHOICE cleaning with bleach is their decision is the issue with any framer, not just you. There are cleaning agents other than bleach.
by JFeig
Tue 13 Aug, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

Mark, did you have to give "all" the secrets. :wink:
by JFeig
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning

That is easy. Just bring back the frame for me to detach the spoons, you can take the spoons home for cleaning. Bring back the spoons after cleaning and I can reassemble the frame back together.

The charge will be xxxx.

The alternative, a magic wand.
by JFeig
Mon 05 Aug, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Super Jumbo Mountboard
Replies: 3
Views: 275

Re: Super Jumbo Mountboard

This is the Rising board website. It shows what they produce.

https://legionpaper.com/rising-museum-board/
by JFeig
Thu 01 Aug, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to flatten 1943 Air Map
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: How to flatten 1943 Air Map

Per the second photo, the map appears to be printed on paper. My first procedure would be to place the map in a humidity chamber (a large plastic bag will do) with something moist like a sponge in a jar with holes in the lid. After letting the map relax for several days I would place the map under a...
by JFeig
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass for larger frames
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Glass for larger frames

[quote="Steve N" Another way of looking at it , why do they produce 2mm float glass in 3ftx4ft sheets :?: They also produce 2mm float glass in 4ftx6ft sheets but... The answer is simple. The glass plants all produce produce the glass from a continuous line that may be up to 5 m wide no matter the t...
by JFeig
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Tear to old painted canvas
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Re: Tear to old painted canvas

Yes, it is a job for a painting conservator.
by JFeig
Fri 19 Jul, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fitting wood screws into MDF.
Replies: 12
Views: 300

Re: Fitting wood screws into MDF.

https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/best ... -screw-mdf

note the comment regarding the diameter of the pilot hole.
by JFeig
Sat 13 Jul, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old frame with woodworm - advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 586

Re: Old frame with woodworm - advice?

The colors look faded. My best guess is that it is a print.

In the woodworking realm there are epoxy products that are applied to wood to strengthen and fill in cracks and holes.
by JFeig
Wed 10 Jul, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: framing something 5ft x 5ft
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: framing something 5ft x 5ft

More and more museums and collectors are protecting paintings with glazing. Acrylic mediums are more porous than oil based paints and coatings and thus harder to clean. A frame job that size would only be glazes with acrylic if it were my decision. If the painting will be taken off the bars, inform ...
by JFeig
Tue 02 Jul, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stretcher bar sizes?
Replies: 23
Views: 731

Re: Stretcher bar sizes?

With the benefit of having a table saw, I can cut shims of wood to the sides of the sections of stretcher bars. I glue and nail them to the edges. In the States we can get bars in one inch increments. If I need, lets say a 19 7/8 inch bar I simple cut either a 7/8" shim or two 7/16" shims, one on ea...
by JFeig
Sat 29 Jun, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Threads for lacing textiles
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Threads for lacing textiles

I only use natural fibers (cotton or linen). Each has several weights (strengths) that are available. I prefer to use the lightest weight thread for the task at hand. Something that is lighter that the textile being mounted. I rather have the thread break over damage to the textile. I learned this f...
by JFeig
Thu 27 Jun, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attaching label to back of photo?
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Attaching label to back of photo?

I am apposed to any "stick-on" label to any art. I would suggest a rubber stamp with "fill in the blanks" for specific title and date info if you use the proper archival ink.
by JFeig
Mon 24 Jun, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbie questions - what do I need to get started?
Replies: 16
Views: 705

Re: Newbie questions - what do I need to get started?

I think you have the proverbial cart before the horse, just like my former wife who was a printmaker.

I would first find a picture frame class and then go from there. With that under your belt, you can then determine what you like and what you do not like.
by JFeig
Thu 20 Jun, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting circular laminated glass?
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Cutting circular laminated glass?

Take the glass to a fab shop with a water-jet machine.
by JFeig
Tue 18 Jun, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mould / Contamination on Print
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: Mould / Contamination on Print

I can't see the conservation of a $700US retail price limited edition print being a profitable investment process. That would be a lengthy process (a couple hours work) for a conservator and like us, they like to eat once in a while. Also remember that we buy wholesale and sell retail.
by JFeig
Wed 12 Jun, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bonding 2 sheets of mountboard together.
Replies: 30
Views: 937

Re: Bonding 2 sheets of mountboard together.

I have produced up to 16 ply board (approx 4.5 mm) from 100% board for special display projects. I always used wheat starch paste. I would place the "sandwich" in my vacuum press for a while and then let it dry overnight under 6 mm plate glass. When the board was dry, I would mark out the opening an...
by JFeig
Sat 01 Jun, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing damaged prints and posters
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Framing damaged prints and posters

Previous damage to paper art (creases and dings) are not totally reversible, even by a conservator. They are what they are and we do not have magic wands like Harry Potter.
by JFeig
Fri 31 May, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Can anyone recommend a good free disk cleaning program
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Re: Can anyone recommend a good free disk cleaning program

Windows has most the tools already build in to the system. The only problem is that you have to run each segment of cleaning separately.