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Thank you Peter

Post by Not your average framer » Tue 25 Feb, 2020 5:20 pm

I became the proud owner of a Fletcher Terry 3100 board and glass cutter today. I've been wanting one of these for the last twenty years and I have at last got one. I probably would never have got around to getting one, if it was not for Keencut discontinuing supplying the glass cutting wheels for my aging Keencut System 4000, but on the spur of the moment I phoned up Peter at Framers Equipment and he had a Fletcher Terry 3100 in stock and I thought I'd better go for it.

As many of you will already Know, I'm still recovering from a stroke, which has affected my right hand side. And this is why I needed Peter to come down to deliver, install and set it up, which he did today. He also brought with him some parts I needed to make proper use of my old Fletcher Terry 1100 oval and round mount cutter. He also advised me about cleaning up and getting the oval and round cutter fully sorted and restored for use.

I'm really glad that he carried out the installation, rather than me. It needed more strength than I could probably manage after my stroke and there were other difficulties as well, installing the cutter onto a rather problematic wall in a building, which is understood to have been standing at least as far back as the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. Were the walls straight and flat? Nope! The wall in question was hidden by a false wall of 3.5mm hardbord and needed some very long fixing screws into the original wall, which was another one inch, or more further back.

I dont know where I would be without Peter, but thankfully everything has been sorted apart from a special screw, which he will be sending me in a few days, so a big thank you to Peter and Framers Equipment.
Mark Lacey

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Re: Thank you Peter

Post by cleaver » Tue 25 Feb, 2020 6:56 pm

Great to hear, Mark.

Good on you, Peter :clap: :clap: :clap:

I hope you enjoy it for many years, Mark (if 'enjoy' is the right word! :lol: )
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Re: Thank you Peter

Post by [email protected] » Wed 18 Mar, 2020 4:02 pm

Peter is great. He helped me out with a Speedmat and pneumatic head a little while back. very nice firm to do business with.

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Re: Thank you Peter

Post by Rainbow » Wed 18 Mar, 2020 4:20 pm

What a great read that was, Mark. We can't have enough of these "good news" stories at the moment as an antidote to the C-word! Well done to Peter at Framers Equipment.

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Re: Thank you Peter

Post by Not your average framer » Thu 19 Mar, 2020 11:02 am

Those of us who have shop windows can still offer affordable items for sale in our shop windows even when our shops are not currently open. All it takes is a contact telephone number so that customers can call you.

There are are of course no garrantees, but nothing ventured, nothing gained. O.K, we are probably not talking high value sales, but people still take photo's and might like the odd ready made frame to keep photo's of family members who might not survive this period and people are still getting married, etc.

Many people who live locally, won't be so keen on going around busier places looking for a shop that is still open and has a range of ready made frames. I will still be sorting out my shop on odd days and I got some work to do setting up the wood work for one of the shop windows.

Please try to remember your framing suppliers and put a bit of business their way, if they don't survive, it will be a big problem for most of us. Also this may be the right time to get into a bit of hand finishing and refinish stock mouldings as a way of meeting customers needs, when necessary.
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