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by Ultima Thule
Sun 14 Jul, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Scratch Maps
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Scratch Maps

Pops up frequently on the framers FB page and it can be put in a vacuum press OK. I've done several on foam board to give rigidity as they are large and they have come out all right.
by Ultima Thule
Thu 04 Jul, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rebate planes
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: Rebate planes

Thanks all for the input - food for thought there. I'll chew it all over...
by Ultima Thule
Thu 27 Jun, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rebate planes
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Rebate planes

The subject arose recently of out of square canvases and the problems of fitting them in to frames. Not an uncommon problem, and usually I resort to widening the rebate by a mixture of Stanley knife and chisel, a bit homespun but works. Are there any rebate planes designed for use with the relativel...
by Ultima Thule
Fri 28 Dec, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: FRAMERS ONLY
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: FRAMERS ONLY

Joined a bit ago, and while transatlantic trends and tastes are somewhat different to this side of the pond, I have found it most stimulating and informative. In fact, considering ours is a visual trade, might it be worth considering a similar set up for predominately British framers. Uploading to F...
by Ultima Thule
Tue 20 Nov, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso F - Imperial Scale
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Morso F - Imperial Scale

Not if you work in inches!
by Ultima Thule
Mon 19 Nov, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso F - Imperial Scale
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: Morso F - Imperial Scale

Morso still do an imperial model so the likes of Lion should be able to supply a gauge. That is what I did many years ago with my model - IIR, it is just a strip that is attached to the right hand extension.
by Ultima Thule
Thu 08 Nov, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Origin heat shrink system
Replies: 9
Views: 1216

Re: Origin heat shrink system

Had one of those years ago - worked well for a while -years again - but the element gave problems and it wouldn't seal evenly so eventually it fell in to disuse and was discarded in a move. How the plastic still behaves will be interesting.
by Ultima Thule
Sat 22 Sep, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Which backing board?
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: Which backing board?

Used to use 2mm hardboard as a backing until it became next to impossible to obtain in sensible quantities and then went to MDF as it was widely available. Now, its Corricor III, with a coated surface and only use MDF when absolutely necessary. Don't like it at all - its terribly hygroscopic and wil...
by Ultima Thule
Sat 17 Mar, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: MORSO lubricant,
Replies: 17
Views: 3322

Re: MORSO lubricant,

I was flooded Xmas 2010 - flats above burst every pipe they had in a sudden thaw after the lowest temperatures in a century - and my Morso was inundated, along with the rest of my workshop. I sprayed it copiously with WD40, covered it with a mountboard bag and attended to more pressing matters. When...
by Ultima Thule
Mon 06 Nov, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Consistent colours on Obeche
Replies: 9
Views: 1050

Re: Consistent colours on Obeche

Sounds interesting, thanks. Any chance of a pic of a finished piece?
by Ultima Thule
Tue 17 Jan, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Handheld glass cutter
Replies: 36
Views: 10345

Re: Handheld glass cutter

For years I used a Toyo filled cutter but one day a joiner dropped in and showed me a cheap diamond tipped cutter that he used in his work. A bit doubtful about it, but picked one up on eBay and it lasted about a year very successfully. Now I use one constantly, finding dry cutting a lot easier than...
by Ultima Thule
Sat 28 Mar, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Going 'chop'
Replies: 24
Views: 9981

Re: Going 'chop'

I use chop as an adjunct to my main ranges- usually more ornate mouldings where price is not so critical, also when new ranges are released- get samples and use chop if they prove slow sellers and carry lengths of the more popular ones. It can work well, but to avoid delays in putting orders togethe...
by Ultima Thule
Wed 15 Oct, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the best for heating?
Replies: 24
Views: 6921

Re: What's the best for heating?

I have used this model for the last three years in a damp Victorian shop and it has transformed the atmosphere - http://www.ecoair.org/DD122FW.html All traces of damp are gone, and apart from layers of clothing and an occasional blast from a halogen heater in the morning, is now the main heating sou...
by Ultima Thule
Thu 26 Jun, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How easy to switch between mount board depths
Replies: 8
Views: 1382

Re: How easy to switch between mount board depths

When cutting thicker boards, I set the stops to finish the cut slightly under and use a new scalpel to make the final cut, Work from the rear, with the blade following the bevel, and result is a clean corner. It took a bit of trial and error to ascertain the stop settings, but the whole thing isn't ...
by Ultima Thule
Wed 05 Jun, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Premises Found!
Replies: 19
Views: 1197

Re: New Premises Found!

All the best- keep us posted, and I'm sure any questions will get plenty of replies.
by Ultima Thule
Mon 25 Mar, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Which dehumidifier?
Replies: 13
Views: 2156

Re: Which dehumidifier?

I have used a D122 for over two years now, and it has transformed a damp, chilly Victorian shop into a dry comfortable working area. It has also got rid of any extra heating beyond one of those swivelly electric things that is on usually for an hour or so to heat up the,dry,air. I wouldn't say the s...
by Ultima Thule
Sun 27 May, 2012 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you got a pair?
Replies: 2
Views: 371

Re: Have you got a pair?

I've got a set that I used before the days of Euro underpinners, and very good it was too- and once in a blue moon it is hauled down for some complicated profile that wont fit the underpinner. IIR, once a batch of frames were cut and I got into the swing of things, a frame could be pinned and filled...
by Ultima Thule
Thu 26 Apr, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Look at my lovely new bench.
Replies: 11
Views: 1623

Re: Look at my lovely new bench.

I store mine- laminates- on a Rowney wall rack that was made for rolls of canvas, at the end of the workbench so they can be unrolled to length required. Unfortunately, I have run out of storage space on this since acquiring a Jetmaster and extra rolls, so these are cluttering up underfoot ATM, unti...
by Ultima Thule
Thu 23 Feb, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Euro 8001 underpinner help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Re: Euro 8001 underpinner help needed

I got in touch with Craig Finn- still with Neilsen- and he has a range of springs available. ATM, I am waiting for delivery of a replacement, so it looks as if there is going to be life in my old faithful again.

Thanks for the link BTW; I'll tuck it away somewhere safe.
by Ultima Thule
Sat 18 Feb, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Euro 8001 underpinner help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 499

Euro 8001 underpinner help needed

My trusty Euro underpinner broke its pedal spring yesterday, and I wonder if anyone can recommend a source of a spare or replacement for it. It is 2" long and 1"diameter, so hopefully should be available somewhere. Also is the chap who was selling Euro replacement parts still around- Craig Finn. I t...