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by JonathanB
Fri 26 Jul, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass for larger frames
Replies: 13
Views: 5912

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: 1563

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: 1473

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: 5281

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: 4169

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: 2661

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: 1527

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
by JonathanB
Fri 24 May, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese underpinner model
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Re: Cassese underpinner model

Hi Fran - This is a Cassese 299M Ultra (with lock button) - the manual is still available on the Cassese website. They're no longer made - nearest equivalent would be the Cassese 200. I bought one second hand six months ago from TGS Repairs in Basildon, who do onsite servicing for all equipment. It'...
by JonathanB
Mon 20 May, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Framers Workshops at the Guild Weekend
Replies: 11
Views: 4382

Re: Framers Workshops at the Guild Weekend

I'd like to endorse Justin's comments and thank all members of the FATG for laying on an excellent and informative day. I've never been in doubt that supporting the Guild through membership was worth the money I pay for it and this day simply reinforced my view. Although I've been framing for quite ...
by JonathanB
Mon 06 May, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Morso Blade box - free
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

Re: Morso Blade box - free

PM sent
by JonathanB
Sat 04 May, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese cartridge wedge not firing
Replies: 11
Views: 1911

Re: Cassese cartridge wedge not firing

I was given a very good tip a while ago in relation to Cassese cartridges which you may find helpful. Keep the white or yellow 'pushers' from inside the cartridges when you've used a cartridge, and insert an extra one into a part used cartridge. This helps to maintain forward pressure on the wedges ...
by JonathanB
Sun 28 Apr, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Football display cases
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Football display cases

Apologies for the delay in replying and thank you for your advice and help. I've now spoken to Barry at Dreamkeepers who seems very helpful and appears to gave exactly what I need at a reasonable price. Crucially he can supply the cover on its own which allows a framer to make a custom made base. Th...
by JonathanB
Tue 23 Apr, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Football display cases
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Football display cases

Good morning everyone - I have a signed football to frame and my client would like to have this presented in an acrylic box. I'm then going to make a plinth for the box and following a previous suggestion from Mark Lacey, I'm going to insert a mirror in the base so that all the signatures show up we...
by JonathanB
Mon 01 Apr, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Float mount technique for large picture
Replies: 7
Views: 1431

Re: Float mount technique for large picture

Justin -

Perhaps this is what you're after. From the Lion info store.

https://www.lionpic.co.uk/content/infos ... 0paper.pdf

Good luck

Jonathan
by JonathanB
Thu 28 Feb, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale

Underpinner now sold
Many thanks
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Wed 27 Feb, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale

Lynne -
Read and now replied via PM
Thanks
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale

Apologies for pictures being sideways - any advice on how to change gratefully received!
by JonathanB
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Cassese CS1 Cart underpinner for sale

I am selling my Cassese CS1 Cart foot operated underpinner. It has been a really reliable machine and has had fairly light use since I bought it from Wessex new in 2014. The only reason I am parting with it is because I have upgraded to a pneumatic machine and need the space in the workshop. New foo...
by JonathanB
Wed 06 Feb, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Picture hooks
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: Picture hooks

Rainbow - I would be careful with these - it's not so much that the hook snaps, but unless the wall is of the right density these will not penetrate properly and will fail. I have several customers who've tried these and come unstuck. I'm sure it's not due to the inherent quality of the hook, but a ...
by JonathanB
Fri 01 Feb, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Koto mouldings
Replies: 7
Views: 1356

Re: Koto mouldings

Hi Mark - I've used the Wessex Koto mouldings quite a few times and always found they cut and joined really well. I started using them as I found they joined well on a foot operated underpinner and took stains and waxes well. Definitely worth a go. I'm sure they'll send you some samples to try. Good...