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by fusionframer
Thu 19 May, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keeping the oak grain when painting it
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Keeping the oak grain when painting it

I suspect it is the wire wool causing the paint to grey.

What paint are you using. I use daler titanium white acrylic and watered down, should leave grain showing.

Just liberon black bison neutral wax and buffed with a yellow duster.

Nick
by fusionframer
Tue 17 May, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 325

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

Top one, i would use van dyke crystals to make my own stain. A few quid and then crystals and boiling water to mix. Just play around with quantity of crystals to water. Then brush on and use liberon black bison neutral (not clear) wax. https://www.building-supplies-online.co.uk/liberon-van-dyck-crys...
by fusionframer
Mon 16 May, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Pilkington Glass

I think they may have stopped doing 2mm, but not 100% sure. The reason i think they may have is that my glazing company get my double glazed units and toughened glass from pilkington. They also do the self cleaning glass for conservatories. Where do they get their 2mm glass from? Wessex pictures of ...
by fusionframer
Wed 11 May, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

The position of the fence should not generally be positioned the full size of the saw. It is ok for cutting sheet material as that is stable and will not bind. When ripping timber, the fence should end at the midpoint of the blade, although i do keep mine towards the back of the blade. This is done ...
by fusionframer
Mon 02 May, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Commercially produced strut backs
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Commercially produced strut backs

Agree with Steve. For anything close or over A4 that needs to sit on furniture rather than hanging, i make a base. 20180926_142953.jpg I cut an angled groove for the frame to sit in and provided the base goes back beyond the top of the frame, physics is on your side and it is completely stable. The ...
by fusionframer
Mon 18 Apr, 2022 7:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Getting the absolute best cut mitres when cutting oak on a Morso.
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Getting the absolute best cut mitres when cutting oak on a Morso.

I agree with above and that a morso will get a better cut than hand saw. I use Japanese saws mainly and they have much thinner blades than equivalent tenon saw, but i would go with morso every time.

Nick
by fusionframer
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hogarth Frames
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Hogarth Frames

Thanks for details. I have seen that effect a fair few times, but didn't think it was going to be sand.

Cheers

Nick
by fusionframer
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hogarth Frames
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Hogarth Frames

Hi Dermot,

How did you apply the sand and what type of sand? Do you sprinkle onto pva or anything before covering in gesso? I really like the finish it gives.

Nick
by fusionframer
Sun 17 Apr, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: The importance of spacing
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: The importance of spacing

Hilarious, there is no reason for it to be so squashed.
by fusionframer
Thu 14 Apr, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hogarth Frames
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Hogarth Frames

Lovely job Dermot, and very interesting to see the amount of work involved in the making of those frames.

Your prize for finishing them is you get to make another 8!

Nick
by fusionframer
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 645

Re: Worried about the weight

Thanks for posting moulding. I would be pretty sure you are fine. There is plenty of surface to get a good strong joint. If you have a strap clamp, i would follow justintime's advice and use it.

Cheers

Nick
by fusionframer
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 645

Re: Worried about the weight

I think we could all be over complicating this, but without the exact size of the moulding being used, it is difficult to know. I picked up a spare piece of 4mm laminated glass in my workshop today to check its weight ( it was 50cm by 110cm) and i reckon i would happily have that is an obeche frame ...
by fusionframer
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 8:05 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 645

Re: Worried about the weight

Once pinned, the glue will hold the the joint together and generally most glue is stronger than the timber these days. Just make sure you apply glue first to joints, leave 3-5 minutes before joining the frame. Glue will soak up into end grain so apply a little first to soak in a seal. If you are wor...
by fusionframer
Mon 11 Apr, 2022 9:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting and joining hexagonal and octagonal frames.
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Cutting and joining hexagonal and octagonal frames.

I use mdf for panels inside cupboard doors and use zinsser bullseye primer & sealer. It is water based and requires no other sealer.

It can also be sprayed on for a neat finish, but if there is a smaller amount, i use a mini roller.

Nick
by fusionframer
Fri 08 Apr, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Opinons please. Oscillating multi-tools
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: Opinons please. Oscillating multi-tools

In a word, no.

I use them all the time for when on a site for window and door fitting and other carpentry jobs. However, i don't use them in my workshop when making the doors etc. And although i have them, i have never had a reason to need one for framing.

Nick
by fusionframer
Sat 02 Apr, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Acrylic Glazing for Large Frames
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Acrylic Glazing for Large Frames

I would think 3mm acrylic will be perfectly fine. If you go up to 4mm, the increase in weight is pretty significant.

I have used 3mm acrylic for bigger frames than that and not had the frames come back!

Good luck.

Nick
by fusionframer
Thu 31 Mar, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: A frame within a frame?
Replies: 27
Views: 605

Re: A frame within a frame?

I just wanted to be clear that my aim is to allow 1mm each side (2mm overall) rather than the frame going in tightly. Sometimes it is possible for it to be closer to 2mm each side as you don't want to be planing the sides of the inner frame. Also for clarity, whether you glue and staple or pin a fra...
by fusionframer
Wed 30 Mar, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: A frame within a frame?
Replies: 27
Views: 605

Re: A frame within a frame?

Sorry, other thing i forgot to mention is that if your inner frame is say 2-4mm smaller (you do want to allow a little bit for expansion and contraction), when fixing it to outer moulding, make sure it stays central and square in the frame. If there is any play use spacers to hold it in place. Cardb...
by fusionframer
Wed 30 Mar, 2022 8:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: A frame within a frame?
Replies: 27
Views: 605

Re: A frame within a frame?

Like mentioned previously, there is no right or wrong way to do this. Often, silver or gold inner frames will work well with black as shown in your photos. The key things that can cause problems is that. 1. When a painting is fitted to the inner frame, it will cause your outer frame to sit away from...
by fusionframer
Wed 30 Mar, 2022 7:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Producing deeper than usual deep box frames
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Producing deeper than usual deep box frames

Good grief, i just looked at the price of sapele veneered plywood. It must be cheaper to buy the real thing.