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by simoonez
Tue 16 Sep, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framing Newbie - 101 questions
Replies: 41
Views: 11090

Re: Framing Newbie - 101 questions

Hi Matt and welcome. Prospero has been quite comprehensive, framing is a minefield sometimes. In terms of the very best, regardless of cost, I guess I would suggest using laminated AR UV glass - 99% light transmission, 99% UV protection and 0.5% reflectivity. It is expensive though, and there are ar...
by simoonez
Fri 05 Sep, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pop-up shop / gallery
Replies: 6
Views: 4016

Re: Pop-up shop / gallery

Did you do any pop up shops? I've been looking into it myself and I reckon it'd be a great way of getting into new markets. A friend of mine has a pop up gallery in Bristol and is doing amazingly well. There's also a thing with rates on empty commercial premises which will benefit the landlord if yo...
by simoonez
Thu 28 Aug, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: attatching cloth to a cut mount
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: attatching cloth to a cut mount

Which came from this recent thread - http://theframersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12164
by simoonez
Thu 28 Aug, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: attatching cloth to a cut mount
Replies: 7
Views: 1178

Re: attatching cloth to a cut mount

Not wholly sure what you mean, but if you mean wrapping a mount or slip perhaps this might help

http://www.franksfabrics.com/howto02.asp
by simoonez
Sat 23 Aug, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moulding chevrons
Replies: 7
Views: 1621

Moulding chevrons

Has anyone tried displaying moulding chevrons using sheet metal and strip magnets? I want to display them without using velcro if I can. I guess my main concern would be that strip magnets (as in the flexible stuff) aren't amazingly strong. Sheet metal cut to size is quite readily available online, ...
by simoonez
Sat 16 Aug, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: An Over Engineered Build
Replies: 13
Views: 7950

Re: An Over Engineered Build

It looks amazing, Well done :clap:

Just one question, I can't quite tell from the pics, how deep is the moulding and how deep is the pine structure? Is the pine visible if you get round the side?
by simoonez
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 10:21 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: For Sale - Morso blades and System 4000
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: For Sale - Morso blades and System 4000

My apologies for the delay, had a few problems (unrelated) which didn't give me time to sort this out. Hopefully I've measured these correctly. What I've done is measure from the blade edge to what I assume is the wear line on the flat side of the blade. To give it context, my new blades measure 27m...
by simoonez
Tue 12 Aug, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: FOAM Board
Replies: 2
Views: 607

Re: FOAM Board

I use Kapamount board. I don't know its conversational skills it hasn't said much. But it is good quality, very firm and copes with my roller press. It has a layer of aluminium between the foam and the surface paper. I use it for bonding to reproducible works so conservation doesn't come into it for...
by simoonez
Sat 02 Aug, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: For Sale - Morso blades and System 4000
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

For Sale - Morso blades and System 4000

Hi all, I have 5 pairs of Morso blades, some are sharp some are not so I think best move is to consider them all in need of a sharpen. £50 per pair or £200 for all 5 pairs. The System 4000 sheet material cutter is in working order but needs some tlc. A new glass cutting head is required and there's ...
by simoonez
Wed 30 Jul, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What makes a great framer ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2254

Re: What makes a great framer ?

A tricky question, and one I'm trying to answer while writing my business plan. Now, I think I'm a pretty good framer but why? Why do I think customers should come to me over any other framer? I don't have a succinct answer yet. Can anyone say why they are good framers? perhaps we'll start to be abl...
by simoonez
Sun 27 Jul, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 - damaged?
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Excalibur 5000 - damaged?

I don't have an excalibur 5000, but I imagine you would be able to see that the threaded rod is bent or the surrounding metal is bent?
If it turns and does its job then you're probably alright.
Hopefully someone else can shed more light on it.
by simoonez
Sat 26 Jul, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Close gallery and use as a framing showroom?
Replies: 32
Views: 16693

Re: Close gallery and use as a framing showroom?

I think you've come to some good conclusions there but I'm in a slightly similar situation. I've not been set up as long as you, I starting from fresh, and I'm not (quite) on the high street. I do have a gallery/workshop combo where, on a simple level, the gallery costs money rather than earns. I do...
by simoonez
Sun 20 Jul, 2014 3:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help needed in Dorset
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Re: Help needed in Dorset

Hi Shaggydog,

I'm in north Dorset with a roller laminator if that could be of any use. It's a jm34 so will easily do your prints.
Let me know if we can help at all.

Simon.
by simoonez
Fri 04 Jul, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FOTW
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Re: FOTW

I might be interested, depending on costs of course.
I have a trainee framer who I would like to get a point of view that isn't mine. He's very good at absorbing information from the bylines then putting it into practice.
Perhaps you might pm me potential costs or put something in Members section?
by simoonez
Sat 10 May, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choosing location for new business
Replies: 8
Views: 1633

Re: Choosing location for new business

I started off in a shed at home, which was out in the middle of nowhere but it did ok. I found there was a problem with me not really pushing the business as I had little to no overheads, it always seemed like I was making money but it was a struggle to move up to rented premises. But I made it and ...
by simoonez
Sun 06 Apr, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding Id
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Moulding Id

Brilliant, many thanks.
Hope you had a great holiday Robo.
by simoonez
Sat 05 Apr, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding Id
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Moulding Id

Hi folks,
Just wondering if anyone could help with this moulding?
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It's 75mm wide by 30mm deep at the back. Its a mottled brown smooth finish scoop and a gold sight edge.
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Many thanks.
by simoonez
Sat 01 Mar, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass cleaning
Replies: 9
Views: 1333

Re: Glass cleaning

What he said.. :D
Sounds like grease spots or similar - I get them when my cloth gets a bit old. They do polish out with a bit of effort and a clean cloth.
by simoonez
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone identify this moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Can anyone identify this moulding

Looks like a 3017.BKSF or 3017.BKGF from A & T
by simoonez
Thu 27 Feb, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Taking card payments using smart phone
Replies: 5
Views: 2682

Re: Taking card payments using smart phone

I'm using a payleven card machine with a Galaxy S3 on similar terms to the iZettle one. It's just the same as a normal reader but without the contract. We're a gallery as well so we're able to take it to art fairs as its completely mobile. I would recommend it to anyone, although there is a turning ...