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Deep Black Gloss moulding - polcore/artcore suppliers ?

... Its a float design and I add a wooden slip to this frame inside. I've tried both Arcadia Artcore and Mainline Polcore and they dont have anything with that depth so wanted to know of any other supplies of the plastic type frames who I could try. I understand ...
by coxsox
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:04 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deep Black Gloss moulding - polcore/artcore suppliers ?
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

A lot of canvases end up on rigid bars and are stretched on machines. I'm thinking the typical mass-produced digital prints. "Wall Furniture" as I call them. Often the canvas is a plastic-based concoction and they don't react with ambient conditions in the same way a 'proper' painting does...
by prospero
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:15 am
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

That means that so far, we have systems / mouldings by length from Mainline, Wessex and I know that Simons also offer a slotted moulding and an acompanying flat section for cutting up to make the triangular corner wedges. Anyone know of anymore? I guess that ...
by Not your average framer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

:lol: It appears that I did the same as Mark and followed on from his reply. So this is my reply transplanted from where it was to where it should be. I've used the system that has one slot on the inside. Mostly from Wessex. It comes in three sizes.... The middle one is quite hefty stuff and has two...
by prospero
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:13 am
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

It appears that I may have replied to the wrong thread about asking Mainline about their all size stretcher bars. So with apologies, I therefore have cut and pasted my reply into the correct thread. I phoned up Mainline the other day to check out their prices ...
by Not your average framer
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

Neat idea. :D One drawback is that you can't adjust the tension in one direction only. Knocking the triangle in forces the corner in two directions. OK on most canvases, but occasionally you need to impart tension in one direction and you can only do this with double-mortised corners where you have ...
by prospero
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:48 am
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

After chatting to Mark on the phone I thought this instructional video may be of interest:

https://mainlinemouldings.com/index.php ... Stretchers
by BaBaZa
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:19 am
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

Friction fit no stapling or gluing required
I found the whole system very easy to use and they felt firm and secure once assembled
by Ed209
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

I have not tried these at all, but the Mainline rep has demonstrated them to me. It's quite an impressive system, but I'm not sure how effective the triangular wedges are. When I am fully installed in my new premises and finances are good, I ...
by Not your average framer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

Thanks Ed

Do you glue or staple once joined or are they just friction fit?
by DEEPJOY
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

Seems a good system as you can join off cuts with the appropriate joining bit


!-!
by Ed209
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:29 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Re: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

I have used them it was my first time canvas stretching had five to do all went very smoothly had no problems with the Mainline system can’t really give you a comparison to others as they are the only ones I have ever used. Bought a box of them and the joining bits and some support ...
by Ed209
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Mainline All Size Stretcher bars

Hi All

Anyone used the Mainline All Size stretcher bars? What is the verdict?

They look simple, albeit a wee bit more expensive.
Are they just a friction fit?
by DEEPJOY
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline All Size Stretcher bars
Replies: 11
Views: 536

Moulding Surplus To Requirements

... would be very useful for practicing with - at best there should be enough to make a decent whack from :D A variety of suppliers, including Lion, Mainline, Simons, Arqadia & Nielsen. It’ll be pick up only sorry - any one interested make me an offer!!!! :rock:
by Jayvee
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:22 pm
 
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Surplus To Requirements
Replies: 0
Views: 314

Re: Edge-less canvas stretcher.

I’m sure Mainline here make something like that (obvs a bit far away from Jordan) - I think it was called the flatscreen stretcher or something. Just had a little look - they’ve discontinued it!! I can't deny it's a very good ...
by ARworx
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:26 pm
 
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Edge-less canvas stretcher.
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Re: Moulding ID Help

Thanks Mark i have checked on line wessex arqadia lions simons frintons mainline and can not find it i think it may be a discontinued one, :(
by theframer
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding ID Help
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Edge-less canvas stretcher.

I’m sure Mainline here make something like that (obvs a bit far away from Jordan) - I think it was called the flatscreen stretcher or something.

Just had a little look - they’ve discontinued it!!

http://mainlinemouldings.com/index.php? ... D=STR-4239
by Jayvee
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:14 pm
 
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Edge-less canvas stretcher.
Replies: 12
Views: 1153

Morso on solid floor

... with suspended floorboards. I am still not 100% happy with the miters doesn’t appear to have slack in any of the components, Blades ground by Mainline, all clean and lined up correctly experimented with left fence adjustment but can’t help wondering if it was on solid base it might be more ...
by Ed209
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:53 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso on solid floor
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: 5 piece canvas art anyone ?

... My first canvas job used the Mainline system for stretcher bars. Probably didn’t charge enough but learned a lot for next time. !-!
by Ed209
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: 5 piece canvas art anyone ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2370

Re: 5 piece canvas art anyone ?

... the previous ones on this thread they form a picture, Now this will be my first time at canvas stretching. My first query is has anyone used the Mainline system? was particularly looking at STR-5520 which is 55x20mm that is a cut to size stretcher moulding, it appears you are able to expand if ...
by Ed209
Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Help!
Topic: 5 piece canvas art anyone ?
Replies: 25
Views: 2370
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