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by JonathanB
Sat 07 Nov, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business model for lockdown.
Replies: 19
Views: 2059

Re: Business model for lockdown.

If people are looking for an easy way to take remote payments, try SumUp. I've been using it for over a year and they've really upped their game during lockdown. You can now send a remote payment code to a customer and they can pay by card via their smart phone. You can also do remote invoicing, alt...
by JonathanB
Thu 05 Nov, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Glass

Hi Geoff - Don't overburden yourself with stock at this stage. If you order through Wessex you can buy as much or as little as you need. I keep plenty of standard float glass in a standard 1220 x 915 size, which is as big as I would like to be handling. I also keep AR70 and UV99 in stock, but never ...
by JonathanB
Wed 04 Nov, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: What mount cutter?
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: What mount cutter?

Robert - I use a Keencut Ultimat Futura which is excellent but may be too expensive, although they've been around long enough for there to be some well-priced second hand ones on the market. The predecessor was the Keencut Ultimat Gold, which is also a really good machine, and you'll see lots of the...
by JonathanB
Mon 26 Oct, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Service to Charnwood Guillotine and CS1 underpinner
Replies: 4
Views: 411

Re: Service to Charnwood Guillotine and CS1 underpinner

Dave -
I use Jamie and Mark Griffiths at TGS Repairs for my servicing and am very happy with them - I used to have a CS1 and they serviced that - not sure what's involved with the guillotine.
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Mon 19 Oct, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frame bowing - any advice please?
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Frame bowing - any advice please?

If you look at the instructions on the Wessex link, you’ll see that it screws into the original frame giving a really strong combined frame, hence the reason for the slope on the sub frame
by JonathanB
Mon 19 Oct, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frame bowing - any advice please?
Replies: 17
Views: 1067

Re: Frame bowing - any advice please?

As has already been mentioned, I would use a subframe on this - PW219 from Wessex should fit nicely into this profile. I've got a similar job to do this week. If you don't want to go back to the customer then I would just write off the cost of the subframe but remember to include it next time. I wou...
by JonathanB
Thu 15 Oct, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Difficulties with concave back mouldings ....
Replies: 3
Views: 498

Re: Difficulties with concave back mouldings ....

With mouldings like this I always go for chop service. Costs more upfront but saves you time and therefore money in the long run. LJ, Lion and Wessex all offer this and saves a lot of sweat and swearing!
by JonathanB
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting stamps
Replies: 21
Views: 2372

Re: Mounting stamps

Mark is absolutely right - condition of stamps is everything and as soon as the gum is compromised the value plummets. Try looking up Hawid stamp mounts - they're a ready made folder style mount used by collectors that encapsulates the stamps and enables you to place a mount around them.
by JonathanB
Mon 14 Sep, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lining up a cross-stitch
Replies: 11
Views: 1125

Re: Lining up a cross-stitch

Interesting discussion and lots of useful points. Like Jo, I was always trained never to moisten cross stitches. I am very clear with customers that if they want an item washed or ironed that they do this before bringing the item in for framing. I have never had an item that could not be squared wit...
by JonathanB
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Acrylic Box
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: Acrylic Box

I've used Marvin Callender at Callender Designs in Poole for a few jobs - very impressed with the quality
by JonathanB
Mon 24 Aug, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mark Thornton (underpinner spares)
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: Mark Thornton (underpinner spares)

Mark - I agree and would also mention Jamie Griffiths at TGS Repairs. He's got me out of trouble on a few occasions and is no doubt finding life a bit quiet at the moment.
by JonathanB
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mouldings Range
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Mouldings Range

Or what Justin said !
by JonathanB
Thu 13 Aug, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mouldings Range
Replies: 6
Views: 1075

Re: Mouldings Range

Hi David - If you have gallery experience then you'll know that white mouldings are always popular, particularly with artists. I sell quite a bit of Lion, and like the fact that they are willing to provide free samples which are already fitted with velcro. Their 'Domino' and 'Mono' range in white an...
by JonathanB
Wed 29 Jul, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help with a cropped image.
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: Help with a cropped image.

Matt - I think you're going to struggle to get a mount round this without it looking cramped. I would consider making a feature of it by either float mounting or shadow float mounting it on a matching or contrasting colour of mountboard and then putting it into the frame with spacers to keep the gla...
by JonathanB
Mon 20 Jul, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large aperture mount!
Replies: 2
Views: 552

Re: Large aperture mount!

Try Wessex - they’ve got a very large CMC that cuts jumbo boards - you can probably have it sent on a regular van delivery run
by JonathanB
Wed 17 Jun, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 1869

Re: Paperweights?

I use offcuts of glass. Take eight pieces of 8cm square glass and cover in handy wrap and you have a cheap and easy paperweight. If it gets tatty, just wrap it again. I keep a range of these handy and they are ideal for jobs like float mounting and hinging. Ideal way of using up scraps of glass you'...
by JonathanB
Tue 02 Jun, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: papyrus stretching
Replies: 5
Views: 661

Re: papyrus stretching

I think at that size I'd be speaking to Wessex about acrylic - would certainly help with the weight.
by JonathanB
Fri 22 May, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - moulding display tower
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Wanted - moulding display tower

Thanks for looking this out - much appreciated. I’d like to try and find a plain one if I can - I’ll keep looking - early days!
by JonathanB
Fri 22 May, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - moulding display tower
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Wanted - moulding display tower

Good afternoon all -
Does anyone have a moulding display tower they're looking to sell? Ideally within reasonable distance of the South Coast if possible.
Many thanks
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Sat 18 Apr, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Annual Stock Take
Replies: 2
Views: 1993

Re: Annual Stock Take

Gavin - my accountant asks me to count everything, including consumables, wrapping, tape and anything else used in the business. Don’t get too hung up on counting every last screw. I just estimate what’s left to the nearest 10% and leave it at that. I found it a bit of a pain at first but once you’v...