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by JonathanB
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: which Air Compressor,
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: which Air Compressor,

Bought a Bambi BB24D a while ago to run my underpinner and a couple of air tools. Very impressed - really well made machine and more than up to the job. Shop around on the internet and you should be able to find a good deal.
by JonathanB
Fri 10 Jan, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing Training (GCF) & Military Funding.
Replies: 5
Views: 948

Re: Framing Training (GCF) & Military Funding.

Martin - having done some training with Lyn at Fringe Arts, I can't recommend her highly enough. Whoever ends up paying the bill, it will be time well spent.
Good luck
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Point drivers

Sorry - should have made it clear - a stapler is exactly what you're after. It's a different way of fixing rather than using points and is much more adaptable.
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Point drivers

Mine's a 4097-16 (page 38 Lion catalogue). I bought mine second hand and it's worth seeing if you can find one. Lion will strip down and service an Omer gun and they say they last for ever. My gun was made in 2001 and is still going strong. I think a service through Jack Siwinski at Lion is about £7...
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: Point drivers

I had the same problem and swapped to an Omer pneumatic gun some time ago. The points are a fraction of the cost, fire easily into hardwood and it’s very handy to be able to fire points through the edge of the backing board into a narrow moulding to give a frame much more strength. It’s been a good ...
by JonathanB
Thu 21 Nov, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-adhesive picture hangers
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Trouble with these things is that people think that they're sticking to the wall, when in fact they're just sticking to the painted surface or the wallpaper. You've only got to look at the way a blu tacked poster sometimes pulls a section of paint away from the wall to realise that this is a bad ide...
by JonathanB
Tue 29 Oct, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2706

Re: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?

As Prospero suggests there are lots of pitfalls when discussing various sorts of glazing. Might I suggest you give David Palmer a call at Wessex Pictures in Leatherhead? He's an acknowledged authority on glazing and will be able to give you good advice before you spend a lot of money on something th...
by JonathanB
Thu 17 Oct, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass disposal
Replies: 3
Views: 1697

Re: Glass disposal

I have an annual contract with Wessex, which costs me £30.00 a year and they then provide plastic boxes to keep in the workshop, which they then collect for £2.50 a throw when they're full. Works really well for me and I would rather the glass was being recycled. I just regard is as another necessar...
by JonathanB
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 4163

Re: Underpinner Opinions

Having used the CS1 cart machine, the cartridges are a great advantage, as you can easily swap between different size wedges with little or no waste. Very useful when you’re busy.
by JonathanB
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 4163

Re: Underpinner Opinions

I used a CS1 Cart underpinner for about four years before moving on to a pneumatic machine. I was very pleased with it and it did just about everything I could have asked of it, with the exception of heavy oak mouldings, which were a bit beyond it. Like all the Cassese machines, it's pretty easy to ...
by JonathanB
Thu 15 Aug, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding ID
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Moulding ID

Gets everywhere this moulding - also B1437 Wessex
by JonathanB
Mon 12 Aug, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Hi

Welcome Gary - I notice you're in Newmarket. Wessex Pictures are running one of their roadshows at Newmarket racecourse on 24th September. It's a free to attend drop in event and you'll be able to meet a number of moulding suppliers, equipment firms and also lots of other framers. If you need any ad...
by JonathanB
Mon 05 Aug, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Super Jumbo Mountboard
Replies: 8
Views: 1802

Re: Super Jumbo Mountboard

Mark -
Have a look at Rising mountboard from Centrado, Looks like they do a 72 inch by 48 inch board which should be big enough for you. I think you can buy single boards from them but might be an issue with something this big.
by JonathanB
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass for larger frames
Replies: 13
Views: 5214

Re: Glass for larger frames

Martin - Just to add to the above, I went to a talk at Wessex last year given by David Palmer, a specialist in glass and glazing, and he confirmed that in his opinion 2mm glass should never exceed 1 metre square, and that you should also be careful with narrow frames up to and exceeding 1 metre long...
by JonathanB
Thu 04 Jul, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting Oval Glass
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Cutting Oval Glass

Could I suggest you save yourself the trouble and get Wessex to cut it for you? They would be my first port of call and they would be able to deliver to you via their van service. Might take a bit longer to get hold of but it might save your sanity (and your glass stock)
by JonathanB
Wed 03 Jul, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: advice for cleaning a painted screen
Replies: 6
Views: 1080

Re: advice for cleaning a painted screen

I'm with Prospero on this one - leave well alone. If once you've helped to 'steer the customer in the right direction' it all goes well they'll be forever grateful and you'll be a hero. If it all goes wrong, the blame may well be heading in your direction, despite what they may say now. The only oth...
by JonathanB
Mon 01 Jul, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reducing Plastic In A Framing Business.
Replies: 26
Views: 3850

Re: Reducing Plastic In A Framing Business.

Just starting to get some kick back from customers about bubble wrap, although I've yet to find a suitable alternative. I find corrugated paper too abrasive, so am planning to go for the green recycled bubble wrap once current stocks are gone. Because I run a home visit service, I have a responsibil...
by JonathanB
Tue 11 Jun, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bonding 2 sheets of mountboard together.
Replies: 30
Views: 2874

Re: Bonding 2 sheets of mountboard together.

Hi Justin - Never done this but seems like a lot of work and I think I'd be worried about the effectiveness of the bond and the two boards coming apart. Also, the join would surely show on the bevel? I normally just buy boards by the single sheet from Wessex on the odd occasion I need a thicker boar...
by JonathanB
Mon 03 Jun, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mould / Contamination on Print
Replies: 14
Views: 1919

Re: Mould / Contamination on Print

As has already been said many times on this forum, we're not magicians and can only work with what we're presented with. The pad is a fairly low risk way of making some minor improvements (by the way it's only £4.01 + VAT in Lion's catalogue - stock number 1178) but you have to be very gentle and I'...
by JonathanB
Fri 24 May, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese underpinner model
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

Re: Cassese underpinner model

Hi Fran -
Just realised that you're quite close to me - if you want to try my machine you're more than welcome to call in sometime and give it a try - there's always some waste moulding kicking around!
Best wishes
Jonathan