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by Abacus
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for panoramic deep box frames
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Looking for panoramic deep box frames

Boxframes.co.uk
by Abacus
Sat 18 Jun, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: how reliable are couriers at delivering orders on time these days.
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: how reliable are couriers at delivering orders on time these days.

We get van deliveries from Centrado and Wessex which are never ever late. Fab service. We get courier deliveries from mainline, dj Simon’s, Lion & Larson Juhl. They mostly use either Tufnell or Dx and locally both of these companies are very reliable, I can’t remember the last missed delivery (proba...
by Abacus
Tue 03 May, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Upgrading my table saw.
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: Upgrading my table saw.

I have a 1962 Wafkins bursgreen 10” saw (I think it’s an AGS10), single phase with cast iron top.

It’s fab.

They can be found second hand for around £500 and will last forever. They are basically a free tool, if you keep it 5 (for 20!) years you’ll get your money back.
by Abacus
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 959

Re: Worried about the weight

75x55 what? Inches or cm?
by Abacus
Sun 20 Mar, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Which accounting software.
Replies: 5
Views: 1060

Re: Which accounting software.

I use FreeAgent which is free if you have a nat west or RBS business account (I actually pay for it though)

It does everything I need including VAT and payroll and sends the info to HMRC. I also use it to produce my year end accounts for HMRC and companies house.
by Abacus
Sun 27 Feb, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Swept frames
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Swept frames

Larson juhl do a range of swept frames but they are in fixed sizes
by Abacus
Wed 15 Dec, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Final Christmas Rush then Retirement
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Final Christmas Rush then Retirement

Good luck for the future. I hope you have a long and happy retirement.
by Abacus
Sat 04 Dec, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What's the going rate for framing a football shirt?
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: What's the going rate for framing a football shirt?

All figures removed.

Mark

We do ok, thanks

Vince
by Abacus
Sat 04 Dec, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What's the going rate for framing a football shirt?
Replies: 14
Views: 1187

Re: What's the going rate for framing a football shirt?

We charge £125, but we don’t like doing them when we’re busy so we usually direct the customer to a framers in Halifax who specialise in sports shirts. I think they charge around £80. They do a good job, use a CMC to put “MAN UTD” or “CANTONA” or whatever on the mount. I’ve not had anyone come back ...
by Abacus
Fri 03 Dec, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Acrylic glass
Replies: 10
Views: 820

Re: Acrylic glass

Please don’t use styrene, it’s awful!
by Abacus
Thu 18 Nov, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How do you like to join your spacers inside the frame.
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: How do you like to join your spacers inside the frame.

I pin mine then turn upside down and pin again. If over day 20” I use a spot of glue in the centre.
by Abacus
Mon 08 Nov, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Out of town
Replies: 11
Views: 1851

Re: Out of town

Does the L&T Act extend to commercial properties, I thought it was to provide protection for residential properties/ Yes, it applies to commercial properties. As long as you haven’t breached your lease then you are protected. The landlord cannot change the terms, only the rent. There are a couple o...
by Abacus
Sun 07 Nov, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Out of town
Replies: 11
Views: 1851

Re: Out of town

When you signed your lease (originally) did you opt out of the Landlord and tenant act?

If not, then you can’t be served notice.

I’ve just been through this.
by Abacus
Sun 24 Oct, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: 3D printing
Replies: 4
Views: 1658

3D printing

I’ve just ordered an Ender 3 v2 3D printer. Does anyone else use a 3D printer in your framing business? What do you print?
by Abacus
Wed 20 Oct, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mainline 007-3025
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Mainline 007-3025

Anyone have a stash of 007-3025?

I could do with 15-30m

Thanks
by Abacus
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Excalibur adjustment

Thanks Alan I’ve managed it. Just the silver acres, not sure what the black ones are for, but it’s done the trick.

Thanks again.
by Abacus
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Excalibur adjustment

Hi Alan

Thanks for the reply, I had a look and couldn’t spot the Allen screws, are they teeny tiny?

Thanks
Vince
by Abacus
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Excalibur adjustment

My Excalibur 5000 has developed “slop” in the head, I.e. it moves on the vertical post. Is there any way to adjust this? It’s not that old but has had plenty of use.

Thanks
by Abacus
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount Borders in the Golden Ratio
Replies: 18
Views: 2075

Re: Mount Borders in the Golden Ratio

That’s really interesting! I’d love to know the calculation behind the scenes if you’re willing to share it. (I’ve written my own POS system and I’d like to incorporate your calculations as at present the default is just 50mm/60mm and sometimes I wonder if the staff just click on the default rather ...
by Abacus
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 2883

Re: Window mount sizes query

We always load the bottom unless specifically asked not to. As we make the mount a couple of mm smaller than the frame to allow for expansion, if we were to cut the mount even all round them the bottom would appear smaller at the bottom as the expansion gap would obviously be at the top. We vary the...