Striving for perfection?

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Re: Striving for perfection?

Post by [email protected] » Tue 30 Sep, 2008 9:46 pm

thats what its about half the time. finding the right techniques so you dont price the job out of the door before it starts.

Not the cost of materials or the "demographic" locally, its finding the time to learn something new. Perhaps that the difference between a PITA job and a bog-standard.

I guess that is the "challenge" of the job, figuring stuff out. A lot of the learning curve when I started was taking stuff apart to see how other people had done it.

Heres a job I have been putting off for, erm, fifteen years. A japanese wedding kimono. :shock:
I have not got the faintest idea where to start, and for sure unless I spend a few DAYS on it, and then put it about that I am the kimono framing specialist, apart from a big wall on the landing that I wont ever have to paint again, it'll be experience I'll probably never need again.
bet you if you ask in another 15 years if its been framed, I'll say no. but i know there are people on this forum who have done wedding dresses etc and not even broke into a sweat.

If you get your web site up soon, with that record display on it, you'll have people from all over suffolk wanting them. then Id bet you'd be knocking them out in far less than half an hour by the time you've done just a couple.

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Re: Striving for perfection?

Post by Roboframer » Tue 30 Sep, 2008 9:57 pm

Well, here's your cop-out for never framing it!

"silk loses half of its strength in 220 hours of sunlight.
Filtering the light can extend its life, but
permanent display will destroy the silk.

Japanese collections rotate such items on a monthly
basis to extend their lives. You might design
a frame or case that includes shutters or a
covering so that the item is only exposed to light
when someone is actually looking at it"

The Jolly Good Framer #1

Re: Striving for perfection?

Post by The Jolly Good Framer #1 » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 3:49 pm

[email protected] wrote:If you get your web site up soon, with that record display on it, you'll have people from all over suffolk wanting them.
WHAT? I hope not.
Anyway its so behind the times round here in Suffolk that most people still play their records. Most locals think that an mp3 is a Mechanical Plough with 3 furrows and the rest have never actually left Suffolk let alone go all the way Sussex to have a record framed (Anyway it’s not as bad as Norfolk, they are really behind the times).

I’m going to have to go, someone has let the pig out of the workshop. She’s gonna be a swine to get back in.

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Re: Striving for perfection?

Post by [email protected] » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 6:22 pm

i meant sussex :( er, wessex, nussex, weffolk..... sry :oops:

interesting fact about the half-life of silk, considering the numbers of silk paintings about. You ought to add that to the wiki, Robo.

looks like the kimono is going to go up "crucified" style, on a curtain pole then, same as the last house, there aint any daylight on my landing most of the year ;)

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