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by GeoSpectrum
Thu 30 Jun, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

I use a hand router a lot but not fro frames, for trimming artists panels. And the odd other job. The bench router get used for one job for a particular customer. The CNC router is another matter, it’s going all day but again not making frames, it’s mainly cutting oak and aluminium for easels.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 21 Apr, 2022 9:17 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Excalibur 5000 for sale £800
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Excalibur 5000 for sale £800

I’ll get some sorted in the
Morning. It has a new cutting wheel for board. The others seem fine. Lots of spare blades.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 21 Apr, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Excalibur 5000 for sale £800
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Re: Excalibur 5000 for sale £800

Hi yes still available. I’m In Lincolnshire. DN21 5LZ
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 11 Apr, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting and joining hexagonal and octagonal frames.
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: Cutting and joining hexagonal and octagonal frames.

If you made them a bit wider you could probably get a bessy clamp around them. Pinning is going to be fun but you may be able to use a biscuit joiner. You should be able to use standard moulding.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 22 Mar, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I'm looking for ideas for selling a large quantity of frame rims?
Replies: 5
Views: 353

Re: I'm looking for ideas for selling a large quantity of frame rims?

Somebody will list them on eBay for you I should think, and split the difference. You just have to provide photos and a description, and post them.
by GeoSpectrum
Sat 19 Mar, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: I am thinking about starting a blog for my business.
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: I am thinking about starting a blog for my business.

Instagram is the easiest way to start, just a photo and a few words are all that is required. What’s stopping you? It doesn’t need to be complicated. Do you have a smart phone? iPhone link. https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/instagram/id389801252 Google play link. https://play.google.com/store/apps/detai...
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 16 Mar, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is it worth setting up or buying from a supplier
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Is it worth setting up or buying from a supplier

Speak to a professional supplier, they don’t generally sell via Etsy or EBay.

Lion
Wessex
Larson Juhl
Simon’s

Would be a good place to start.
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 16 Mar, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is it worth setting up or buying from a supplier
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Is it worth setting up or buying from a supplier

Wessex do a rim only service and most supplies do a chop service where they cut the moulding to length. Larson Juhl do a routing service when they cut and rout the corners, all you have to do is use the provided wedges to join them. They may be your best bet for that style of moulding.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 15 Mar, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Timber for Tray Frames
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Timber for Tray Frames

by GeoSpectrum
Sun 13 Mar, 2022 4:47 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Brown gummed tape
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Brown gummed tape

Really?
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 07 Mar, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Any thoughts about making frames with lap jointed corners.
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Any thoughts about making frames with lap jointed corners.

Ben Nicholson framed some of his work with lap jointed frames. I’ve considered making replicas as there are a number artists working in his style where a replica frame may be of interest.
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 01 Mar, 2022 10:52 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Excalibur 5000 for sale £800
Replies: 4
Views: 450

Excalibur 5000 for sale £800

Selling my Excalibur 5000. Pictures to follow.

Based DN215LZ (Lincolnshire) pick up preferred.
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 28 Feb, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Circular acrylic
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Circular acrylic

I need a 1000mm diameter 3mm acrylic circle. Any recommendations for suppliers?
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 28 Feb, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: MDF Frame
Replies: 7
Views: 519

Re: MDF Frame

I have a CNC and wouldn’t touch mdf frames for engraving. The quality of the MDF inside is dire. Better off using hardwood or pine. If you use an adhesive coating before carving then the results would be ok. Lasers are an option also. I have t explored the possibilities with picture frames but I use...
by GeoSpectrum
Sun 27 Feb, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Oak Fillet
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: Oak Fillet

What profile is a fillet? Is oak strip wood suitable?
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 15 Feb, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oval Spandrel Frames
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Oval Spandrel Frames

This is a 3D representation. What sizes would be useful?
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by GeoSpectrum
Tue 15 Feb, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oval Spandrel Frames
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Oval Spandrel Frames

I might put some plain wood ones up on my website, sometimes artists want them. I only need to make one and photograph it and offer several sizes. I’ll offer discount to framers…probably… :lol:
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 15 Feb, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oval Spandrel Frames
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Oval Spandrel Frames

I make them on my CNC out of 6mm birch plywood and get a nice chamfered edge. MDF would be ok but needs a bit more work on the chamfered edges when finishing.