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by Abacus
Tue 12 May, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Amended government policy
Replies: 0
Views: 221

Amended government policy

A minor change to the Covid regulations now mean customers can collect goods ordered online/by email/by phone.

Might help some out

(Please make sure to maintain social distancing etc)
by Abacus
Mon 11 May, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Will I need to install perspex screens in my shop in order to re-open for business?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Will I need to install perspex screens in my shop in order to re-open for business?

Current government guidance is as follows: The following businesses can remain open food retailers, including food markets, supermarkets, convenience stores and corner shops off licences and licensed shops selling alcohol (including breweries) pharmacies (including non-dispensing pharmacies) and che...
by Abacus
Sat 09 May, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass choices
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Glass choices

With regard to supplier prices, we still don’t know how Brexit will affect us, most of our supplies come from the EU so will depend on the deal (or lack of one)
by Abacus
Sat 09 May, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: What will normal busines models for picture framing businesses look like after the lock down?
Replies: 4
Views: 506

Re: What will normal busines models for picture framing businesses look like after the lock down?

Shops selling “homeware” are allowed to open. Aren’t picture frames homeware? I’m going to suspend a sheet of styrene from the ceiling over a bench with a gap for the art. It will be interesting to see how much demand is out there when the lockdown eases. Another problem is my (our?) customer profil...
by Abacus
Fri 08 May, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass choices
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Glass choices

I think Wessex produced a guide to pricing specialist glass, ask them to send it to you. We mark up AR70 by a lot less than ordinary glass, because the profit is so much larger. Think of a picture say 20” x 16”. Just the glass, nothing else. Cost of ordinary glass - £1.20 Mark up x 5 - £6 So custome...
by Abacus
Wed 06 May, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Routing using templates, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Routing using templates, etc.

Can’t beat oak. I made these for her indoors. Oak veneer panels, solid oak frames. Pull out shoe drawers.
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I could look at other peoples projects all day long!
by Abacus
Wed 06 May, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Routing using templates, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Routing using templates, etc.

Thanks for the kind words Mark. My wife “the customer” was happy with the result. I don’t make these things to sell, just for ourselves. I enjoy learning new skills and techniques, and of course buying tools! The design was based on this unit that we inherited with the house (although my wife painte...
by Abacus
Tue 05 May, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Routing using templates, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Routing using templates, etc.

Fusion framer

Thanks.

The colour is F& B “Charleston grey”

I sold my spindle moulder specifically so I can’t make any more windows!
by Abacus
Tue 05 May, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Routing using templates, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1196

Re: Routing using templates, etc.

Looking good so far Nick. I’ve just completed this project for my kitchen, the panels look very similar to yours! I used panels made of tulipwood jointed together. I then used my router table to shape them (many passes). They unit had to match the rest of the kitchen otherwise I might have gone for ...
by Abacus
Thu 23 Apr, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Part length chamfers on moulding - how to do it?
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: Part length chamfers on moulding - how to do it?

If you are using a bearing guided cutter to create the chamfer then you can use a wedge temporarily attached to the workpiece with double sided tape to deflect the router at the end of the cut.
by Abacus
Thu 16 Apr, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Security Camera System
Replies: 13
Views: 2307

Re: Security Camera System

If anyone wants a really cheap and cheerful solution I’ve repurposed an old iPhone (an iPhone 4) and run an app called “presence” This detects movement and if it does then it starts recording and sends me an email alert. I’ve set up some rules so that it only detects between 7pm and 7am except on su...
by Abacus
Thu 16 Apr, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Trading..
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Trading..

I’m with Jonathan on this. I consider picture framing (and frames) to be non essential. I’ve closed the shop, furloughed the workers and closed my online business too. I could have carried on with the online side on my own, but like I say, I consider it non essential. I’ll reopen as soon as governme...
by Abacus
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Best CNC mount cutter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1773

Re: Best CNC mount cutter?

I like the wizard mount cutters as they are able to cut jumbo boards. This was important to me.
by Abacus
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure Due To Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 1769

Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

We closed on Saturday, staff “furlough” as per government instructions. For timh here’s the information About paying the staff 80%

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... t-covid-19
by Abacus
Wed 15 Jan, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Morso F for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: Morso F for sale

It looks like a morso to me :?
by Abacus
Sun 29 Dec, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gunnar rapido snagging the board
Replies: 17
Views: 1309

Re: Gunnar rapido snagging the board

This happens on a wizard CMC when the head is not aligned correctly (I.e. on first use after power on, one is asked to align the head. If this is not done correctly then you get the problem above, the blade is sideways to the cut instead of inline). I’m not familiar with the gunner procedure though ...
by Abacus
Tue 17 Dec, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another fascinating packaging thread
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Another fascinating packaging thread

I use 2 sizes C25 @ around £80 for 700 and C45 @ around £60 for 400.

When we do large commercial jobs we bubble wrap each frame then use the large corners to fix two frames together face to face using handy wrap. This package proved very resilient and makes handling really easy.
by Abacus
Mon 16 Dec, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another fascinating packaging thread
Replies: 15
Views: 931

Re: Another fascinating packaging thread

We use the blue corners and get them from centrado