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by Richard Photofusion
Mon 18 Jan, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting dibond
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Cutting dibond

You could go down the track saw route - a fine tooth blade with a negative rake along the lines of these https://www.swedex-shop.co.uk/index.php?route=product/category&path=20_26, then clean up with a hand plane and or sanding block. There is a brand of blade whose name escapes me, that people rave ...
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 18 Jan, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting dibond
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Cutting dibond

Cut through- We have recently developed a way of cutting ACP using a TECH D 012 blade on our range of Evolution3 cutters used in the sign industry. We have found that if both the board and the blade are clamped firmly with only just enough blade exposed to get through the board, with 5-6 cuts you c...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 07 Jan, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Am I retail orc manufacturing!?
Replies: 11
Views: 1394

Re: Am I retail orc manufacturing!?

We're not allowing anyone in, but we're still working (currently only two of us in production at opposite ends of a 4000sq ft floor). Ours is a diversified business, all photographic related. Film processing, scanning, printing, exhibition production, frame installation, as well as online training. ...
by Richard Photofusion
Fri 01 Jan, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framers ONLY Facebook group - cool video about frame shop in a bus
Replies: 10
Views: 1628

Re: Framers ONLY Facebook group - cool video about frame shop in a bus

Command/Control +/- to change font size on pretty much any browser.

Command/Control Alt Shift V paste in place (doesn't inherit the formatting of the source text/document)

It hadn't occured to me that you could embiggen type here - learned a new thing!
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 23 Dec, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher 3100 wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Fletcher 3100 wanted

Thank you, that looks very interesting - I'll be in contact in the new year.
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 23 Dec, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Oil on blades

Thank you - I'll take you up on this in the new year.
Great to have you on the forum.
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Lincolnshire
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Hello from Lincolnshire

Hello Tom,

I'm the son of an engineer. They don't ask stupid questions, just good ones.

I'll leave it to the grownups to answer the hard wood questions (whilst I covet their hardware).

Have fun here.

Richard
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Oil on blades

I've quite a few like that, at least one lives in my back pocket most of the time at work (and on many occassions, I've discovered one or two when pulling out a wallet, or these days a mask). the OLF/180BLK has the nicest snapping mechanism that I've used to date. I have the 9mm ones, and I got a bo...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Oil on blades
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Oil on blades

Related to a couple of recent conversations here, I get through rather a lot of general stanley blades, trimming mounted photographs. Most of the blades have a light oil base, that when changing blades on the cutter, transfers to fingers. To get round this, whenever I open a pack of blades, I'll rou...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for local supplier
Replies: 3
Views: 526

Re: Looking for local supplier

If your customer is a regular, or might become one, someone who'll come back to you for your services, then it might be worth losing the "commission" on this sale, for the sake of goodwill (unless they have many more offspring, in which case Mark's advice would make even more sense). When I was a te...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher 3100 wanted
Replies: 15
Views: 1318

Re: Fletcher 3100 wanted

^^^ Shortly after we bought our steeltrak, I asked them if there was a way to support substrates that weren't using the twin wheels. Couple of days later, a package arrived with the support. Oh, Steeltrak has production stops - any chance of this for the Javelin Big Bench? Codlaparw production stops...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 22 Dec, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Removing deep creases from large poster
Replies: 7
Views: 700

Re: Removing deep creases from large poster

(Big) if this is a low value, lots of spares available poster, then it might be worth trying to iron, with a slim piece of slightly damp mountboard between the iron and the print, possibly with an equally not quite dry sheet of board below. Essentially localised steam treatment. I'm not suggesting t...
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 09 Dec, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Excalibur 5000 help
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Keencut Excalibur 5000 help

Yes, DIY - unless it's wildly different from the SteelTrak (which we've moved three or four times), then very straightforward. Two or three people helps, as does having room to navigate the machine through assembly.

Keencut write good instruction sets.
by Richard Photofusion
Mon 07 Dec, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not happy with new Keencut blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1225

Re: Not happy with new Keencut blades

Contact Lion - their customer service is very good - they are the supplier, and will help.
Contact Keencut - their customer service is very good - they are the manufacturer, and have a reputation to preserve.

Then tell us the outcome!
by Richard Photofusion
Wed 02 Dec, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What's wrong with flexible tabs?
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: What's wrong with flexible tabs?

They are psychotic little buggers who like nothing better than to try to rip your thumb open, when you try to take the frame apart.

Apart from that, nowt wrong.
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 26 Nov, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum
Replies: 9
Views: 934

Re: Keencut Excalibur 5000 - Glass Cutting Conundrum

I'll add that the SteelTrak also requires mindful attention when cutting glass (at least, without the additional glass cutting kit), to avoid an additional curved bit on the LHS.
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 05 Nov, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business model for lockdown.
Replies: 19
Views: 2654

Re: Business model for lockdown.

We've been slightly lazy, and use PayPal for our merchant services - less than a minute to send an invoice. All clients either pay on order, or at time of collection. Paypal does allow payment over the phone, or by contactless / C&P Haven't had a card terminal charged up and running, since March. B2...
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 05 Nov, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business model for lockdown.
Replies: 19
Views: 2654

Re: Business model for lockdown.

We're acting like a takeaway - drop and collect from our kerbside. Any conversations happening over phone / email / zoom. Everything by appointment.

Click and collect could also be call and collect - customer makes an order and collects from the kerbside.
by Richard Photofusion
Thu 05 Nov, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dry mounting films recommandations
Replies: 10
Views: 1036

Re: Dry mounting films recommandations

Although the videos are over 10 years old, nothing has changed - the press still works the same, and adhesives are not really any different. For years we followed the using of carrier boards for lamination, still do for >40" prints. For smaller pieces, we now do what the signmakers do, and have the ...
by Richard Photofusion
Tue 03 Nov, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gilding: Easy or Just Pay For It?
Replies: 8
Views: 1045

Re: Gilding: Easy or Just Pay For It?

If you know anything about music, you know this quote: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? It might look easy but there is a lot of practice to make it look (or sound) good. There is another factor in that a trained person will know how to recover from their mistakes. There is nothing wrong with learn...