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Jag62
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Hello

Post by Jag62 » Mon 18 May, 2020 8:00 am

Hello everyone,

I have been lurking on the forum for a while and recently joined and have found much useful information to help get me started.
I found my way to framing via the usual route…
...Product design at college. Worked as structural engineering draftsman, insurance underwriter, business analyst, project manager.
A badly broken femur in 2017 led to a change in direction and a change in pace and after much scratching of head I find myself in the process of setting up a framing business (initially from home).
First big headache is how I make room in the garage and find homes for all the restoration projects (the wife calls junk) I have ongoing in there. The lockdown has at least given me some time to tackle this.
I’ve just made my first significant purchase (Morso) and am now looking to add all the other necessary equipment and will shortly post something in the ‘wants’ section. Please feel free to message me if you have anything suitable available, ideally a package deal including underpinner, Keencut, etc and some materials & stock to help get me going.
Anyway, hi to everyone and I look forward to participating in the forum.

Neil

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Orde02
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Organisation: Matt Curtis Gallery
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Re: Hello

Post by Orde02 » Mon 18 May, 2020 8:19 am

Best of luck with your business. I've been framing since Sept last year and it's now pretty much taken over my life!

Regards

Matt

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prospero
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Re: Hello

Post by prospero » Mon 18 May, 2020 10:19 am

Welcome Neil. 8)

You sound as if you have the job in-hand. :D
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Not your average framer
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Re: Hello

Post by Not your average framer » Mon 18 May, 2020 10:33 am

Hi neil,

Welcome to the forum. I hope you realise this is a dangerous place, once you get hooked on being a framer, there's no escapre! Nice to have you join us. I hope you will enjoy.
Mark
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Re: Hello

Post by cleaver » Mon 18 May, 2020 12:17 pm

Welcome to the pleasure dome, Neil.

Jag62
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Re: Hello

Post by Jag62 » Tue 19 May, 2020 8:48 am

Thanks for the welcome all !

Neil

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Re: Hello

Post by cleaver » Tue 19 May, 2020 12:15 pm

Not your average framer wrote:
Mon 18 May, 2020 10:33 am
Hi neil,

Welcome to the forum. I hope you realise this is a dangerous place, once you get hooked on being a framer, there's no escapre! Nice to have you join us. I hope you will enjoy.
Mark
I see what you did there, Mark! :lol:

Not your average framer
Posts: 9040
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Location: Devon, U.K.
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Location: Glorious Devon

Re: Hello

Post by Not your average framer » Tue 19 May, 2020 12:34 pm

Very few of us have chosen to be framers, purely for the money. Most of us enjoy what we are doing. What would we be doing if it was not framing and would we enjoy it as much? I think a lot of us would still want to be framers!

:D
Mark Lacey

“Life is short. Art long. Opportunity is fleeting. Experience treacherous. Judgement difficult.”
― Geoffrey Chaucer

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