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by Gesso&Bole
Thu 26 May, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

I obviously missed the bit where the OP asked about a hand finished frame, and how to distress the back . . . .

As for how to mount them, how about a platform mount?

If that's unfamiliar terminology, I'm sure you'll find previous threads on this through the search function.
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 26 May, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Hi

Hello and Welcome
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 26 May, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best vertical cutter advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Best vertical cutter advice?

Really there are 2 realistic options if you are buying new The Fletcher 3100 Keencut Excalibur 5000 Both are fantastic machines, and will last for many years. The Fletcher is a bit cheaper, but I you have to manually swap the cutter blocks for different materials, whereas the Keencut has the differe...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 19 May, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Maybe it is reliant on the heating stage. But I have definitely found that Polyvine dead flat varnish peels off within a few weeks when applied over wax. I have not heated it up when applying it though.

Agree on painting on top of wax etc as per Pete Bingham.
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 17 May, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 23
Views: 451

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

As Mark says, it depends on what colour your particular bit of wood is to start with. But the easiest way is just to use wax. I use Liberon Black Bison wax - available from most of the framing suppliers, or online. To achieve those 2 colours in the picture you would need some clear or neutral for th...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 10 May, 2022 1:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mismatched corners
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Mismatched corners

Nearly all lengths of moulding have a little bit of warp to them, but that shouldn't mean the corners won't go together properly. It could be a cutting or a joining problem (or both). Morso Ensure that the base of the moulding is securely on the table. Hold it down securely with your fingers both si...
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 09 May, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner advice
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: Underpinner advice

Reading your original post here, you say the join opens before you put the wedges in. (Although I agree totally with Justin's comments 2 wedges, one very close to front, and the other nearer to the centre) I think you mat have adjusted your fences out of square. I don't know this particular underpin...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 06 May, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.

I don't bother. It takes too long.
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 29 Apr, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame

I just chop these flat ones upside down in the Morso. Just make sure the base of the machine is nice and clean, just push the rebate supports out of the way. As for joining, these days I use a Hoffmann, but before I got that I would glue it up generously, underpin with 1 or 2 15mm wedges, but NOT st...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 29 Apr, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame

There are a couple of options that may work for you, but generally I cut them down to size and hand-finish. I wasn't sure from your post of the 20mm width was on the face or the base. Generally if you want 20mm on the face it would be too tall and thin for most framers to easily join (without a Hoff...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 27 Apr, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting MDF
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Cutting MDF

If your workshop is small there's even more reason to get a wall mounted cutter, as it will free up a lot of bench space.
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 26 Apr, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing unusual needlework
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Framing unusual needlework

There are a lot of ways to skin a cat, but here are my initial thoughts. 1) You are longer than standard sheet size, so bear that in mind when pricing. 2) You'll need a moulding that is substantial enough over a 1.33m length (I would favour a deep rebate moulding, then I could fit a cross-brace in t...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 26 Apr, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pistorius underpinner not working properly.
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Pistorius underpinner not working properly.

I'm about an hour away from you, and have a Pistorius you can come and collect for free. Fully working.
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 21 Apr, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass on artwork?
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Glass on artwork?

Justin is right. But, I have framed literally 1000s of posters up against the glass in the 1980s 1990s 2000s, and 100s of low budget jobs since then. I've still got a few at home that I did 30 years ago, and they're still fine. We know better now, but it's not a heinous crime to do it. In an ideal w...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 31 Mar, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 687

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

Check out the Keencut website, it's more comprehensive than the manual
https://www.keencut.com/support/adjusti ... ibur-5000/
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 31 Mar, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 687

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

It really should not be that complicated. The glass needs to stay still - clamped lightly is my method The cutting wheel needs to be in good condition and running freely. If it has been damaged, replace it, otherwise put a drop of glass cutting oil on it. Adjust the pressure - if you are pressing to...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 30 Mar, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: A frame within a frame?
Replies: 27
Views: 628

Re: A frame within a frame?

Where do you buy your mouldings from? Maybe go and play with the chevrons there. Otherwise looking at the Rose & Hollis catalogue or website (unfinished mouldings) where the mouldings are all drawn in profile and to scale can help you to visualise how they could go together to get the look you want....
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 21 Mar, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Numatic stapler for box frame slips
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Numatic stapler for box frame slips

I use a headless pin gun for this, with some small blobs of glue. It's also useful for numerous other tasks around the workshop. This is the one I got https://www.axminstertools.com/axminster-professional-ap1220hp-headless-pinner-24g-12-20mm-107613 but it looks like it is out of stock - sure there a...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 17 Mar, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Dispenser
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Tape Dispenser

I've got one of those. Only had it about a month, and wish I had bought one years ago. I didn't pay that much for it though. Found one on ebay, brand new, but opened box, paid £300 inc VAT. Sounds expensive, but saves me a couple of minutes on every frame. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to...