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by JFeig
Mon 18 Nov, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?

Vintage Frames, I think you are way short on your estimate of charges.
by JFeig
Mon 18 Nov, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?
Replies: 8
Views: 90

Re: Restore / Repair Very Old Frames?

One of those frames has wood loss in addition to compo loss. The replacement wood would have to be pinned to the main structure of the frame on the right. It would be necessary to see the entire 2 frames to see the scope of the project. Being on the other side of the pond would be problematic for me...
by JFeig
Fri 08 Nov, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Contract CMC wanted
Replies: 9
Views: 2543

Re: Contract CMC wanted

With that volume of production you might want to look for a used CMC.

I would be charging about $100/ hr considering a labor rate plus overhead on my machine
by JFeig
Sun 03 Nov, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collapse
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Collapse

Stating the obvious. I see that the vertical brackets are only single vs double weight uprights. You need to use commercial weight uprights vs the consumer grade. A second note, hammer each shelf bracket into position so that each finger of the bracket is set securely into the uprights. https://www....
by JFeig
Tue 22 Oct, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Very fragile Chinese silk fixing
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Very fragile Chinese silk fixing

First off, is this a decorative piece or something that has to be preserved (conservation framing)? Second, an air gap between the art and the glass is essential for conservation framing. Third, non-buffered alpha cellulose or better boards should be used for organic materials such as silk. I would ...
by JFeig
Fri 18 Oct, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art touching glass
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Art touching glass

Does the backing of the mount have sufficient size allowance to allow for the expansion and contraction in the rabbit (rebate)? If not that could cause the bending of it with humidity changes.
by JFeig
Tue 15 Oct, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Heavy mirrors to hang
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: Heavy mirrors to hang

Sorry, I posted a response in another "mirror" posting. Your framed mirror is in the 55 pounds(25 kg.) range. Depending on the strength of the wood frame, I would use 3 screw strap hangers or use a French Cleat.

Why are you using 6 mm MDF as a backing? Its very heavy and 3 mm should work fine.
by JFeig
Tue 15 Oct, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Mirrors 40 x 50 cm bevelled edge Qty 100
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Mirrors 40 x 50 cm bevelled edge Qty 100

Based on 6 mm mirror, that is in the 3 kg range plus the weight of the frame. I would consider those as a smallish mirror. Just about any quality "D" hook hardware with one screw will do. Just make sure that you are using wall anchors in the drywall (plasterboard) appropriate for the size of screw b...
by JFeig
Tue 15 Oct, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Mirrors 40 x 50 cm bevelled edge Qty 100
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

Re: Mirrors 40 x 50 cm bevelled edge Qty 100

Based on 6 mm mirror, that is in the 3 kg range plus the weight of the frame. I would consider those as a smallish mirror. Just about any quality "D" hook hardware with one screw will do. Just make sure that you are using wall anchors in the drywall (plasterboard) appropriate for the size of screw b...
by JFeig
Sat 12 Oct, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Picture Framing Item - RTE Radio 1
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Picture Framing Item - RTE Radio 1

Yes, it is not blocked in America
by JFeig
Fri 11 Oct, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Flaky board leaving bits
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Flaky board leaving bits

Are you saying the the art was mounted to a sub-straight by another person (possibly the customer)?

If so, you have to tell the customer that customer supplied items are "as is" and not warranted.
by JFeig
Thu 10 Oct, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing spectacles
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Framing spectacles

Your idea is very doable. Place the temples behind the mount/backing board.
by JFeig
Sun 22 Sep, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: It's been awhile - still have problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1305

Re: It's been awhile - still have problems

If you are not reversing the position of the blade before you allow the blade raise, that is the problem. The blade has to be moved away from the cut prior to raising the blade.
by JFeig
Thu 19 Sep, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: SPACERS SIMILAR TO FRAMETEK FRAMESPACE
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Re: SPACERS SIMILAR TO FRAMETEK FRAMESPACE

Yes they make 2 smaller versions of spacers - FS-2 and FS-6
by JFeig
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bleach and Acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 297

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 2:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bleach and Acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 297

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 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 559

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

Mark, did you have to give "all" the secrets. :wink:
by JFeig
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attaching silver teaspoons... but detachable for cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 559

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 11:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Super Jumbo Mountboard
Replies: 3
Views: 357

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 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to flatten 1943 Air Map
Replies: 6
Views: 476

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...