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Postby lynuslynne » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi All,

My early framing interest stemmed from woodworking about 3 years ago, using my own rebated wood. I gradually developed my knowledge and techniques and started buying mouldings and supplies from Lionpic.

I make a low number of high quality frames as a hobby for myself and as gifts to family and friends. I’m based in Newbury, Berkshire and lucky to have a woodworking workshop in the garden.

I have bought various tools over the 3-years but as I delve into using bigger and deeper mouldings my DIY tools start to show their limitations! I currently use a mitre chop saw, a mitre trimmer, and a Keencut Artist mount cutter; everything else I use are DIY handtools including a manual joiner (akin to a Pushmaster).

Lionpic kindly gave me a demo of their underpinners a few weeks ago and recommended this forum as the best place to buy second hand machines.

I am looking forward to perusing the wealth of information shared on this forum but right now I’m keen to get my hands on a decent quality foot operated underpinner, so I will be heading over to the ‘for sale’ sections initially.

I'm also keen to network with other framers and woodworkers nearby, so please say hello.

Many thanks,
Lynne
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Re: hELLO fROM nEWBURY

Postby prospero » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:59 pm

Hi Lynne and Welcome to the Forum. :D

As far as underpinners go they are good for general framing. Quick and no nail holes to fill. Also good for small mouldings.

But.

They have their limitations. I you are producing mainly hand-finished frames, particularly in hard woods then you might
be better off with the old school hammer and nails with a few clamps. Biscuit slots for wider frames and various techniques
for putting splines in corners. Lots of vids on YouTube. :wink:
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Re: hELLO fROM nEWBURY

Postby lynuslynne » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:49 am

Hi Prospero,

Thank you for your quick response and kind advice. Much appreciated.

Lynne
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Re: hELLO fROM nEWBURY

Postby David McCormack » Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:01 am

wELCOME tO tHE fRAMERS fORUM :? :D
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Re: hELLO fROM nEWBURY

Postby cleaver » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:43 am

Huge welcome to you, Lynne :handshake:

Underpinners come up on here fairly regularly, and all the time on the dreaded fleabay. Cassese seem to be especially well regarded.

I'm new to framing, and recently acquired a bench-top Morso pinner.....which I will be getting stuck into when my workspace is clear - sometime this month.

Anyway, see you around the boards here - good luck! :D
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