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by YPF
Sun 10 May, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: CMC
Replies: 6
Views: 542

Re: CMC

Notwithstanding the Gunnar love in I have been using Wizard CMCs for about 10 years and can heartily recommend them. All support, training and advice is based in UK.

Not sure what you mean by budget but expect to pay at least £6000 for a second or third hand machine.
by YPF
Sun 26 Apr, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a golf club
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Framing a golf club

Not your average framer wrote:
Sun 26 Apr, 2020 8:18 pm
This also ticks at lot of the right boxes, if you like quick, simple and easy.
Not sure if this is a compliment or a slight. The brevity of my answer belies the care and detail we would take over framing such an item.
by YPF
Sun 26 Apr, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a golf club
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: Framing a golf club

I would consider using any combination of formed rods/polyester straps/zip ties.
by YPF
Fri 17 Apr, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?
Replies: 23
Views: 4061

Re: What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?

poliopete wrote:
Fri 17 Apr, 2020 6:46 am

I really am enjoying looking at the picture frames people have chosen and I am certain framers can learn a great deal about trends and what is popular.
I find myself suggesting alternative framing options for some of the stuff I see during these interviews
by YPF
Tue 14 Apr, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding identification
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: Moulding identification

Thanks for taking the time to look and provide feedback. I did spend a long time looking through all the catalogues and did tell my customer it might be a forlorn hope to get an exact match.
by YPF
Tue 14 Apr, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding identification
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Moulding identification

Does anybody recognise this moulding? It is about 24mm across the face and 18mm up the back. The closest I have found is Centrado 2321GE but they are out of stock and don’t think it will be replaced. Many thanks. [/attachment] CD1DE68E-CCD1-4C8E-B842-BC3AB2BAEFDC.jpeg 56ABC017-1837-4D60-9F07-4C9506F...
by YPF
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Business Insurance.
Replies: 9
Views: 6017

Re: Business Insurance.

I also checked with my insurance broker this week about my business interruption cover specifically about the current pandemic. The answer You are only covered for a notifiable disease if the local health authority order me to close down because my shop is the source of that disease and the cover fo...
by YPF
Sat 14 Mar, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner
Replies: 5
Views: 5435

Re: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner

This underpinner is now sold.
by YPF
Tue 10 Mar, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Materials for Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 4851

Re: Materials for Sale

PM sent
by YPF
Mon 17 Feb, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Re Picture frame Visualisation software – recommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: Re Picture frame Visualisation software – recommendations

John,

Is Pre View available without subscribing to either of your pricing programs?

Many thanks
by YPF
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What do you use as a mounting board in your matted frame?
Replies: 5
Views: 1760

Re: What do you use as a mounting board in your matted frame?

Undermount/barrier board of the same quality as the mount. I use offcuts/dropouts and make a separate charge for them.

Most of the time we use double mounts, undermount and then a backing board (CorriCor Mk3).
by YPF
Fri 31 Jan, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner
Replies: 5
Views: 5435

Re: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner

This underpinner is still for sale. PM or call for more information.
by YPF
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

I would urge caution about dry mounting anything that contains PVA based paint, as the paint may melt during the dry mounting process in the hot press. Mark, I’m sure you appreciate it’s knowing your tools and how to use them. The HotPress has a temperature control and can also be used cold - so ju...
by YPF
Mon 27 Jan, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

Customer: Can you frame this oil painting on a canvas that I bought whilst on holiday?

Me: What you have actually bought is an emulsion or acrylic on a very low thread count bedsheet. (Said with the utmost tact and diplomacy :wink:)
by YPF
Sat 25 Jan, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 1467

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

With these things I tend to advise sticking them down, if at all possible with a HotPress or Jetmounter but the method depends on the quality of the “canvas” and thickness of the paint. As a last resort I have used wet glue onto a board and plenty of weights. If these options are not available I hav...
by YPF
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

You could also have a look at:

Ashworth and Thompson
Lion
Mainline
Larsen Juhl
Nielsen Bainbridge
Flagship Framing
by YPF
Sun 19 Jan, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: How long would computer mountcutter blades normally last?
Replies: 8
Views: 3004

Re: How long would computer mountcutter blades normally last?

By my calculation after cutting 30 mounts the blade will have plunged 240 times (4 for each aperture and 4 for each outside cut x 30). On my CMC I expect to change the blade after no more than 120 plunges (less if I’m cutting thicker boards). I reckon the cost of a blade is negligible when compared ...
by YPF
Sun 12 Jan, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner
Replies: 5
Views: 5435

Re: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner

This underpinner is still for sale. Willing to consider offers in the region of £1000 (no VAT). This is about half the price of a new machine.

Can be seen and demonstrated in our Worcester shop.
by YPF
Tue 31 Dec, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What did you get (or give)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: What did you get (or give)?

I received a voucher for a tour of the Morgan Motor factory
by YPF
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner
Replies: 5
Views: 5435

Cassese CS20 pneumatic underpinner

Has a powerful double action horizontal clamp that holds the moulding together whilst moving the moulding between wedge positions. Air operated Uses cartridge wedges for quick & easy change of size or type Easy to adjust for different profiles Adjustable fences Self-adjusting pressure between hardwo...