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by Timh
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Antique frame dating
Replies: 5
Views: 1781

Re: Antique frame dating

is there any cracking in the decoration or just on the corners not just surface cracking but a sort of split in the decoration as the linseed in the compo dries over time the cast shrink ever so slightly most 18th century frames ( not all) were carved as compo decoration came onto the scene at the e...
by Timh
Tue 28 Mar, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a spider's web
Replies: 14
Views: 3966

Re: Framing a spider's web

commercial value not really worth much but value would be down to the person who brings it in for framing and what it means to them and we've done a few of these before a conservation framers approach should-IMHO- be to be able to reverse the process should it be required so we use a very tiny small...
by Timh
Tue 28 Mar, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a spider's web
Replies: 14
Views: 3966

Re: Framing a spider's web

option 2 for sure but I would recommend using cellulose glue
I think you can get it from conservation by design
it's a water based adhesive, acid free and reversible

comes in granules and you mix with water- a bit like wallpaper paste
also onto a good quality mount board
by Timh
Fri 03 Mar, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Making mitred splines for a new frame
Replies: 22
Views: 4403

Re: Making mitred splines for a new frame

I think this is referred to as a cross key a router or tenon saw with a good sharp chisel will make the channel as for the timber to fit into it use a good quality hardwood and not pine. also tulip should be ok this can be cut with a saw, but is hard work or better still a rip saw. they're also bett...
by Timh
Wed 08 Feb, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - Air Operated Underpinner
Replies: 3
Views: 1746

Re: Wanted - Air Operated Underpinner

get in touch with Phil Sheldon at Ashworth and Thompson
I think he has one
by Timh
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mona lisa project
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

Re: mona lisa project

sorry
Can't comment on the price as it was a private commission
also,not a print
by Timh
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: mona lisa project
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

mona lisa project

we were asked to make a copy of the frame on the Mona Lisa

the frame was hand carved and gilded and we documented the process so people can see it made
really enjoying the carving and getting quite a few commissions

link to the web site
http://www.kingswoodframes.co.uk/the-mona-lisa-project/
by Timh
Mon 23 Jan, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Morso vs cassese double mitre
Replies: 7
Views: 2777

Re: Morso vs cassese double mitre

we made that choice a while ago
best thing we ever did
by Timh
Mon 07 Nov, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: The Scarlet Mistress
Replies: 40
Views: 28409

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

nice to see the end result

very smart
by Timh
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: The Scarlet Mistress
Replies: 40
Views: 28409

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

I find that a corner sample can sometimes look too wide whereas when it's all made as a full frame the effect can be quite different
would be good for us all to see when it's finished
by Timh
Mon 17 Oct, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Taurus 2KSM Underpinner
Replies: 3
Views: 1349

Re: Taurus 2KSM Underpinner

Hi Don Lion Picture Framing Supplies used to have some wedges that would fit but they may have all gone I too bought one of these machines quite a few years ago and it's now redundant as we bought a cassese the other option we looked at was to change the shute so it would accommodate universal wedge...
by Timh
Fri 14 Oct, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gilding - what do I need to get going?
Replies: 26
Views: 9244

Re: Gilding - what do I need to get going?

completely agree with Jo you can get some interesting finishes with metal/dutch leaf but try some of the gilding suppliers out there they also sell some good books to get you started There's one called practical gilding which gives you a great introduction into gilding look at www.goldleafsupplies.c...
by Timh
Thu 29 Sep, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: The Scarlet Mistress
Replies: 40
Views: 28409

Re: The Scarlet Mistress

nice, and a really good looking section
don't think it would be too wide though

I tend to make the moulding about 3/4 width of the frame as a general rule of thumb and it tends to work out
good luck with it all
by Timh
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Setting up a new business
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: Setting up a new business

The last part of your post sounds like a 1970's wrestling announcement!
nice!

good luck with setting up the new operation
plenty of people on here to help
also try e bay - if you haven't already
not a bad source
by Timh
Tue 23 Aug, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from West Wales
Replies: 2
Views: 1745

Re: Hello from West Wales

Hi David
welcome to the forum
I'm based in Welshpool if you ever get over to the East side of Wales
by Timh
Fri 19 Aug, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hand carved Sansovino
Replies: 2
Views: 3235

Hand carved Sansovino

I didn't get chance to visit the exhibition on these frames at the National Gallery last year but have had a go at creating one as I'm hooked on carving at the moment
doing this between orders so took a while.

have yet to gesso and gild it
http://www.kingswoodframes.co.uk/hand-c ... ino-frame/
by Timh
Tue 16 Aug, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large Swept frame
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Large Swept frame

we could make something like this
have sent you a PM
by Timh
Tue 09 Aug, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: old master to frame
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: old master to frame

we could look to make an 18th century reproduction most frames of the 1700's were carved as compo didn't come into use until the end of the 18th century. depending on the calibre of the painting we can make or source something suitable this is one we made for a client with an 18th Cent portrait show...
by Timh
Tue 26 Jul, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: carved samples
Replies: 7
Views: 7599

Re: carved samples

I've been looking at some of the framers in the U.S. through links on the frame blog. there are some good framers out there who, with a little ingenuity, are creating some very interesting frames. if anyone gets chance, take a look. it can fire you up to be a bit creative I'm in the midst of carving...
by Timh
Mon 13 Jun, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: carved samples
Replies: 7
Views: 7599

carved samples

we're posting a few samples of carved frames.
amazingly ,sold a few too.
http://www.kingswoodframes.co.uk/more-h ... e-samples/