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by Alzibiff
Mon 10 Nov, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: CUSTOM FRAMER™
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: CUSTOM FRAMER™

MIke, Yes - adding stock to the databases can be very confusing and like most things with computers, if you are not doing it on a regular basis, it is very easy to forget each step you took to get a result last time! A couple of years ago, I got quite adept at importing details via a CSV file which ...
by Alzibiff
Fri 07 Nov, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: CUSTOM FRAMER™
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: CUSTOM FRAMER™

I have been using the Custom Framer software for a couple of years now and find it fine and dandy! Initially, I had problems getting decent images of the mouldings which I was using at the time but the support guy - Nathan - was helpful and gave me a few hints and tips (although it was quite lucky t...
by Alzibiff
Sat 02 Feb, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Papyrus
Replies: 8
Views: 2538

wanted them floated between two pieces of glass I think that this is "how they come". I had a customer asking for the same thing once and on asking "Why?", was presented with a piece of paper, which had come from the papyrus shop, saying exactly that. I ended up float mounting as described - and ye...
by Alzibiff
Fri 11 Jan, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Good enough to eat?
Replies: 6
Views: 1350

Few years ago, my wife and I used to go out of our way to look for supermarket products which were of "that" ilk. We found "Value burgers" and "Thrifty Mince" .... which made us smile! (Didn't buy any though).

Alan
by Alzibiff
Wed 28 Nov, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Oil Painting
Replies: 17
Views: 3528

Oil painting
Normally not glazed so ditch the 2mm glass.
No mention of stretcher bars.
Will let the other members point you in a better direction but s-t-e-a-d-y - don't run before starting to walk. Take it all very easy and do some research.

Alan
by Alzibiff
Wed 21 Nov, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass & Mirror - your opinions?
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

What Mark says. Deliveries have always been on time for me too. Always been treated as a welcome visitor at the Oldham depot when I have gone along to pick up items myself.

Alan
by Alzibiff
Mon 30 Jul, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spatial framing or display cases.
Replies: 71
Views: 25852

Re: SPATIAL FRAMING or display cases.

SPATIAL FRAMING or display cases. Does the Framing industry to understand the difference? An industry - framing or otherwise cannot 'understand' anything dearest questioner. An individual may be able to demonstrate an understanding of a concept, idea or such like via practical demonstration, verbal...
by Alzibiff
Tue 27 Feb, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: too bad for bluners and gaffes section!
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

C'mon Kev, spill the beans - what was your reaction - to his face? I was presented with something similar before Christmas - brown parcel tape rather than the masking tape though. Photo of a photo of Man Utd superstar Rondaldo in one aperture, a photocopy of an autograph in the second. What got me w...
by Alzibiff
Thu 01 Feb, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Framing a banknote - advice please
Replies: 2
Views: 4304

Framing a banknote - advice please

Hello, Any advice on framing a bank note - specifically a George Best fiver? Customer wants to be able to remove from the wall and occasionally look at the reverse of the note - I am proposing to use acrylic on the rear of a glass fronted frame and use a black tape on the back rather than the normal...
by Alzibiff
Fri 24 Nov, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Help please - Fletcher 2100
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Oh sod it - took 'em off.
Works fine and dandy - can't think what they were there for in the first place though.

Alan
by Alzibiff
Thu 23 Nov, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Help please - Fletcher 2100
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Help please - Fletcher 2100

Hello everyone - here's hoping (and confident too) that you can help me here. I have a Fletcher 2100 which I purchased second hand some time ago. I notice that there are two rubber or plastic 'feet' stuck to the underside of the long black clamp, (one at each end), which is used to hold the mount bo...
by Alzibiff
Wed 30 Aug, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Double sided frame for silk map
Replies: 9
Views: 6005

Hello, I did something similar a few weeks back - got a call asking for a double sided frame which turned out to be just as described by FN above. My customer had a print with some writing on the back. On a day to day basis, she wanted to see the picture but required the back to be visible once the ...
by Alzibiff
Fri 30 Jun, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fletcher 8640 Glass and Board cutter
Replies: 6
Views: 2936

I agree with Keith. I have a Fletcher mount cutter 2100 model which is now obsolete. Fletcher-Terry were able to send me parts direct from the USA with no problem at all. The only downside was the cost of the "handling" imposed by the carriers in this country. They paid the VAT and import duty on my...
by Alzibiff
Fri 16 Jun, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Advice sought - rules of thumb - narrow moulding
Replies: 4
Views: 3281

Advice sought - rules of thumb - narrow moulding

Hello, I have a customer who has asked me to frame a couple of prints using a narrow moulding - as narrow as I can get basically! (She doesn't like wide mouldings - and by wide she means anything approaching 20-25mm). Both items are around 520mm x 390mm in size. For one of them, she requires a narro...
by Alzibiff
Sun 26 Feb, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garage Layout
Replies: 5
Views: 2924

Len, The biggest problem I had in my garage was dust. What equipment are you putting in? If you have a MORSO guillotine or similar, its location will probably define itself - you will need 10 foot at least to the left hand side of this piece of hardware and room to the right to accommodate the scale...
by Alzibiff
Wed 22 Feb, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: For Sale : MORSO-UPM bench top hydraulic underpinner
Replies: 0
Views: 2501

For Sale : MORSO-UPM bench top hydraulic underpinner

Details of this MORSO machine can be found all over t'internet so I will not post any of them here. This is a clean and sturdy underpinner which is now surplus to requirements.

Contact me via a PM or via SKYPE - see my profile. Please to answer any questions.

Alan
by Alzibiff
Sun 15 Jan, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum - profile settings
Replies: 2
Views: 1716

Forum - profile settings

Hello, I have just "turned on" to SKYPE - what a fantastic tool! For the price of a headset or internet telephone, (MAPLIN sell them for around £25), you can talk to people in real time over the internet very very cheaply. A SKYPE account, ( www.Skype.com ), comes free and with this you can talk to ...
by Alzibiff
Tue 10 Jan, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner for a small workshop - any advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 4275

Workshop visit - a little too bulky to send off! The chap I used works on a freelance basis - he imports spares directly from MORSO and has had training in the MORSO factory with their engineers in order to learn the specifics on each MORSO model. He tells me that he has sat on the MORSO stand over ...
by Alzibiff
Sat 31 Dec, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner for a small workshop - any advice?
Replies: 7
Views: 4275

...answering my own post, (although I would appreciate as much advice as anyone can throw at me), I spent most of today stripping down the MORSO UP-M and reassembling. I have cleaned it up and removed all of the debris and oily gritty crud which had found its way into all of the crevices over the ye...
by Alzibiff
Sat 31 Dec, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Corrugated backing board - advice please
Replies: 10
Views: 6717

Happy New Year to everyone! The board I am talking about is "K-Board" - I bought a number of sheets some time ago although I DO use 2mm MDF as you describe Mick. This board is a competitor of Corricor (or whatever name it goes by now) but was advertised as being able to take adhesive tape which - wh...