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by GeoSpectrum
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Turnover

Regrading website I use EKM and would thoroughly recommend them for e-commerce websites.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 11:35 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Turnover

Use Instagram it’s quick and easy and on your phone. Blogs are a bit old hat, Facebook also to some degree.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 378

Re: Turnover

I use social media and my website. No walk ins or visitors to the workshop. I don’t sell glazed frames and don’t do football shirts or needlework. Ive put up my prices and turn down a lot of work. I’ve never been busier…and I’m trying to slow down. So, in order of importance… 1. Make the most of soc...
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 14 Sep, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What are your favorite bare woods for mouldindings and why?
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: What are your favorite bare woods for mouldindings and why?

As most of my frames are painted it matters not. I like tulip the most I think, but it’s only available in so many profiles. I use hundreds of feet of oak but that is for easels, not frames. I like oak.
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 13 Sep, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Running patterned moulding strips.
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Running patterned moulding strips.

Too much bother by the sounds of it.
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for a moulding like Lion L2023
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Looking for a moulding like Lion L2023

Simon’s May have something.
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 02 Sep, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding search
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Moulding search

Any pictures?
by GeoSpectrum
Sat 21 Aug, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bespoke Stretcher Bars
Replies: 17
Views: 11855

Re: Bespoke Stretcher Bars

Yes, that was the idea of them in the first place. I had number of requests for bespoke sizes that I couldn’t fulfil. So came up with these. They are joined (and adjusted) by steel plate corners just like an alloy frame.
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by GeoSpectrum
Sat 21 Aug, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bespoke Stretcher Bars
Replies: 17
Views: 11855

Re: Bespoke Stretcher Bars

You might be interested in trying mine. https://www.ashcraftframing.co.uk/stret ... s-87-c.asp
by GeoSpectrum
Mon 16 Aug, 2021 9:00 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Chunky pine stacked moulding chevron sample
Replies: 4
Views: 5249

Re: Chunky pine stacked moulding chevron sample

My thought exactly. If you want to make life a little easier why not order standard mouldings on chop?
by GeoSpectrum
Sat 14 Aug, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tabernacle Frame.
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Re: Tabernacle Frame.

I’m planning on more but special orders rather than having them listed on the website. In fact I’m just designing a small version for miniatures, I’ll probably make 3 or 4 as examples. I’ve sold four so far. The time take was spread over a few days but probably around 4 hours excluding figuring out ...
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 13 Aug, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tabernacle Frame.
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Re: Tabernacle Frame.

The next one…
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 13 Aug, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tabernacle Frame.
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Re: Tabernacle Frame.

Thanks, just gilt varnish. Lazy I know.
by GeoSpectrum
Fri 13 Aug, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tabernacle Frame.
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Tabernacle Frame.

I decided on an antiqued finish on this Tabernacle. I’m pretty happy with it although I think I need more gold highlights. I must get around to learning how to use gold leaf.
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by GeoSpectrum
Tue 10 Aug, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is this done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

Re: How is this done?

Thanks for the info Dermot.

Here is a link to the wiki Page about Pastiglia. Time for some background reading.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pastiglia
by GeoSpectrum
Tue 10 Aug, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is this done?
Replies: 5
Views: 2155

How is this done?

I’m taking another look at gilding, I never quite find time to get to grips with it but hopefully this time…. I came across this frame from the Batican website and was wondering how the relief area was applied and with what? I can cut the flourishes with my CNC but would like to get the raised effec...
by GeoSpectrum
Thu 05 Aug, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Round Frames
Replies: 2
Views: 714

Re: Round Frames

If you get stuck I make a few. Mainly round tray frames.
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 04 Aug, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A contemporary take…
Replies: 1
Views: 532

A contemporary take…

I thought I’d share this to see what others thought. It’s my contemporary take on a Flemish corner frame. The paint was still
wet hence the shiny parts.
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by GeoSpectrum
Wed 04 Aug, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Quick and smooth priming of pine and obeche mouldings.
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: Quick and smooth priming of pine and obeche mouldings.

How true, the easiest I found is a good quality chalk paint, plus you can use a colour similar or the same as the top coat which helps a bit.
by GeoSpectrum
Wed 04 Aug, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Insurance / working from home
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Insurance / working from home

I’ve been with NFU for 8 years, they have a policy which covers a combination of domestic insurance and working form home.