Saying hello

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Saying hello

Postby poliopete » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:27 pm

I would like to introduce myself and at the same time apologise for not doing so sooner.
I have been a framer for more years than I care to remember. I discovered TFF last September and jumped in with a post/problem about my Pistorius underpinner before introducing myself. This oversight has troubled me somewhat as I soon realised TFF and members deserve better.
Many years ago my wife and I built up from scratch a thriving framing/gallery business in our small town, so much so I was able to take early retirement when it became necessary. As many of you will understand I loved every minute of my framing career and running our small business. We worked so well together along with one part time assistant.
Last summer I set out and equipped a workshop at home with some excellent equipment purchased from eBay and am endeavouring to pass on my few skills to one of our daughters. Reading TFF it is clear to me that most of you have forgotten more about framing than I will ever know.
We are already busy enough and enjoying ourselves. I could easily talk picture framing all day but I will not risk boring you.
My self taught framing knowledge is only of benefit to beginners but if I can assist people with strategies that may help with running a small successful framing business I will be pleased to do so.
My sincere thanks to every one who advised regarding my Pistorius last year although it's soon going for sale because a foot operated underpinner is not for me.
Meanwhile' it's back to side pinning with my very old but trusty Stanley 400 until I obtain a pneumatic machine.
Very best regards.
Peter
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Re: Saying hello

Postby David McCormack » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:52 am

Hello Peter :D

Nothing better than drilling holes and banging nails into a frame to make you feel like you're doing a proper job! :clap: More satisfying for sure! 8)
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Re: Saying hello

Postby Rainbow » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:14 am

I enjoyed reading your story, poliopete, thanks for posting it :)
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Re: Saying hello

Postby prospero » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:30 am

Hi Pete. :D

When are you coming round for that coffee and a yarn? :coffee:
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Re: Saying hello

Postby JohnMcafee » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:29 pm

Welcome aboard, Peter.
"A little learning is a dangerous thing"

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Re: Saying hello

Postby John Ranes II, CPF, GCF » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:11 pm

poliopete wrote:I would like to introduce myself and...

...Meanwhile' it's back to side pinning with my very old but trusty Stanley 400 until I obtain a pneumatic machine. Very best regards. Peter


Peter,

What a very nice introduction complete with detail and history! I have always wished that more forum participants weren't quite so mysterious about their identity and background. :D

BTW - Nothing wrong with those old Stanley 400 vises. Although we have a double-headed pneumatic underpinner, We still fall back to our Stanley vises on a regular basis. One of the best methods of joining a frame, imho (As long as you don't "cross nail") :Slap:

Best,

John
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Re: Saying hello

Postby David McCormack » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:40 pm

That's an interesting comment regarding cross nailing John, can I ask what you mean? Which of the following methods would you recommend, many thanks, David.

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Re: Saying hello

Postby John Ranes II, CPF, GCF » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:16 pm

Hi David,

Interesting book page... what is the title?

I would NOT utilize the upper right method, but would elect the bottom right technique almost always.

It should also be noted that the primary reason for using a pin or brad as we would call it in the U.S., is to hold the frame together in the event that the glue fails.

Cheers,

John
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Re: Saying hello

Postby poliopete » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:04 pm

Hi David
...very satisfying and a "sitting down job" can't be bad.

Hi Rainbow
Thank you, by the way what species of bird is that? (your avatar)

Hi Prospero
Looking forward to another visit, I will bring some cookies and give you a bell first as I know you are very busy.

Hi John M
Thank you for the welcome and a great site.

Hi John R
Thank you for the welcome. You two have a great website and shop. I have two good friends in Appleton, do I now have three?

Regards
Peter
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Re: Saying hello

Postby John Ranes II, CPF, GCF » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:44 pm

poliopete wrote: ... Hi John R - Thank you for the welcome. You too, have a great website and shop. I have two good friends in Appleton, do I now have three?

Regards
Peter


Indeed Peter! Are you on Facebook? Are your two Appleton friends in the framing industry, paper industry or something else?

Cheers,

John
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Re: Saying hello

Postby Rainbow » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:09 pm

poliopete wrote:Hi Rainbow
Thank you, by the way what species of bird is that? (your avatar)

It's a Rainbow Finch :)
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Re: Saying hello

Postby poliopete » Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:15 pm

Hi John R
pm sent

Hi Rainbow
Thanks for that although I have not spotted one here in south Lincs. lol

Good night all

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