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by realhotglass
Mon 27 Jul, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Landscape or portrait?
Replies: 44
Views: 15541

Re: Landscape or portrait?

If you aren't sure, just resolve to only make square frames, problem solved !
Seriously, the glazing industry is height then width, but many Aust framers seem to take the US way and measure width then height.
Maybe that is common practice there, and why many cmc machinery do the width x height.
by realhotglass
Wed 13 Aug, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Construction method of Glass box / case ?
Replies: 47
Views: 14064

Re: Construction method of Glass box / case ?

Wow, this thread revived again :) Good, can show you all a couple of display cases made from 4.38mm Artglass UV :) :) Dermots link to an pld flyer on the last page is obsolete, best now to go to the glass display cases page here http://www.tudorglass.com.au/products/glass-display-cases.html See the ...
by realhotglass
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Free PFM
Replies: 3
Views: 3016

Re: Free PFM

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Likewise subscribed :)

Already getting the Decor digital edition, always good to see what's happening out there . . .
http://decormagazine.com/digital-magazine/
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by realhotglass
Wed 09 Jul, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Couriers Worldwide
Replies: 8
Views: 1851

Re: Couriers Worldwide

If it is framed art, and to be glazed, consider using acrylic. Or, sent it unglazed and have it temp fitted, so it can easily be removed and glass added at the destination by a local framer of the purchasers choice. UK Mail service may be ok if not too fragile, but I wouldn't trust a frame to make i...
by realhotglass
Wed 25 Jun, 2014 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: one way reflective/ non-reflective glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Re: one way reflective/ non-reflective glass

Probably yes to wasting $ on the 'double sided' (?) etched glass. Etched glass, be it single or double sided, is usually not the best for spacing away from flat art more than one mat (mount) board. One way reflective glass ? Do you mean optically coated low reflection glass ? (Such as TV Museum, Art...
by realhotglass
Mon 17 Feb, 2014 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old float glass
Replies: 10
Views: 2191

Re: Old float glass

It's actually called sheet glass, or sheet drawn glass. Prior to that, they made cylinder glass and before that crown glass. We actually replicate it in our kilns, just fire float onto nicely hammered sheet metal pieces. The only thing we can't put in it are the 'seeds' or other such inclusion defec...
by realhotglass
Sat 23 Nov, 2013 5:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keyhole hangers
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Re: Keyhole hangers

For keyhole plates, you generally only need a void behind (no need for a fancy shape) which can be made with a wood drill bit with centring tip of suitable dia. That's if they are like these brass keyhole plates . . . http://www.screwmaster.co.uk/ekmps/shops/screwmaster/images/keyhole-mirror-plate-3...
by realhotglass
Thu 14 Nov, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Manchester!
Replies: 6
Views: 2847

Re: Hello from Manchester!

G'day 590, welcome aboard.

Heya Al, my wife was born Stockport, and emigrated to Australia when 5yo.
She hasn't been backas yet, but plan to sometime in the next couple of years.
by realhotglass
Sun 01 Sep, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: A Man & his Gunnar.
Replies: 8
Views: 5204

Re: A Man & his Gunnar.

Chain.jpg Land's End to John o' Groats. For Christmas a lady brought in her boyfriends bike chain from the famous route he had done earlier that year. It was idea to form the UK with a guess at the bike route. I would of liked the chain to of actually followed his route. But as it was a surprise sh...
by realhotglass
Sat 02 Jun, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheek of Some People!
Replies: 18
Views: 1829

Re: The Cheek of Some People!

My friend is a graphic designer and the other week a woman rang him up and said "I need a logo for my business, what program do I need and how do I do it!!!!" Incredible. Lol, the graphics / design game is so full of these stories, they have their own gripes website http://clientsfromhell.net/ Some...
by realhotglass
Wed 18 May, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Road Rage
Replies: 15
Views: 3084

Re: Road Rage

- Local Industry - Smuggling = CLASSIC ! LOL. Re road rage. Driving nowadays there seems to be a constant need to 'count to ten' everytime some planker ( http://www.heraldsun.com.au/opinion/dont-blame-media-for-the-plankers/story-e6frfhqf-1226058537973 ) does something stupid or discourteous. Especi...
by realhotglass
Mon 31 Jan, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Man with a Van ?
Replies: 29
Views: 12678

Re: Man with a Van ?

Further to Tudor Roses comments . . . I have also seen a photo place advertising on their little hatch around here. They have vinyl lettering signage, and on part on the back and each side on the rear quarter panels says 'Please take one', with an arrow pointing to blank areas. In the blank areas th...
by realhotglass
Mon 31 Jan, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New framer in Brisbane Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 9190

Re: New framer in Brisbane Australia

G'day Jim, great to see another potential framer in the making. The course you are doing will give you some insight, but will only scratch the surface and will use very basic hand tools. This is fine to see how you like it, give you a chance to do some practice framing for yourself and perhaps some ...
by realhotglass
Tue 04 Jan, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: BILLING CUSTOMER THROUGH PAYPAL ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5739

Re: BILLING CUSTOMER THROUGH PAYPAL ?

Adam, it sucks when someone (a supposed 'client') does this, and they most likely know they couldn't pay you when they picked up, if not when they ordered !! Seriously mate, you need to be tough in this situation. If you aren't they will string you out, pay the tough suppliers, and you won't see a c...
by realhotglass
Tue 04 Jan, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Ashes Latest
Replies: 4
Views: 1730

Re: Ashes Latest

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Well, has been dissappointing (well, for we Aussies at least), but looks like we just didn't have it together for this series.
Maybe the draw is still possible in Sydney.

Next time fellas !
by realhotglass
Sat 11 Sep, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Business
Replies: 7
Views: 999

Re: End of Business

. Sorry to hear this Ian. Consider keeping your equipment at home, maybe you have room to set it up in a basic way, do a few jobs for your best clients every now and then, and restart again full on one day ? I have been in a similar situation in past years, and although a job and part time biz can b...
by realhotglass
Mon 30 Aug, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framers Eye
Replies: 37
Views: 3384

Re: Framers Eye

So, what is wrong with having a full backing board, secured the the frame with small screws at regular points around the perimeter ? Looks good, provides pro, and all the support you could need. Is MDF ok in the situation ? If not what would you recommend ? I have the diagram Robo posted, and one th...
by realhotglass
Fri 20 Aug, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting A Cricket Bat
Replies: 8
Views: 5701

Re: Mounting A Cricket Bat

I do recommend the mylar method (as suggested by Robo) for mini bats to framers here, works great because not near as much weight to worry about. So, Mylar/Melinex is not good for a full-sized bat? Full size bats are simply quite heavy, much more effort to keep one mounted * long term * than a smal...
by realhotglass
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toughened Glass
Replies: 9
Views: 1347

Re: Toughened Glass

Yes Jer, toughened / tempered, same process. Chris, toughened is actually the best glass to use in such circumstances, as it is very resistant to zonal changes in temperatures (think shower screen panel, hot water sprayed onto cold glass). I have seen a lot of newer imported Chinese shower screen un...
by realhotglass
Thu 19 Aug, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting A Cricket Bat
Replies: 8
Views: 5701

Re: Mounting A Cricket Bat

No problems Adam, Hand carved timber 'v' supports is how I had my framer mount my 'mock up signed' cricket bat for the 2003 framing show. Instead of them somehow tying the bat down to these, and only because it was a demo piece for the convex glass, I advised that he could just screw the supports to...