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by Not your average framer
Sat 14 Sep, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Unidentified Underpinner
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Unidentified Underpinner

Having searched the internet, I can't find PLM, so perhaps the manufacturer has gone out of business. If this is so, you may need to grab whatever you can while there is stock left. Most contract framers, used to only stock 7mm and 10mm wedges, this maybe because many earlier underpinners only used ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 14 Sep, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Unidentified Underpinner
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Unidentified Underpinner

Lion sell them. For some strange reason in 15mm, 12mm, 7mm and 4mm. If you are wanting 10mm which is probably the most size for most jobs, Lion don't appear to list it on their wabsite, which seems a bit odd. Maybe they are letting their stock run down, before phasing them out. There can't be many o...
by Not your average framer
Sat 14 Sep, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

There are a few exceptions with some older underpinners, which can last almost indeffinately, but most people prefer newer machines. Euro underpinners are pretty much built to last forever and any wear on the manual euro in the pivoting top clamp arm does not actually matter, because you adjust the ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

I would still go for a CS-88 and if you can, I would wait until a nice one comes along. Have you phoned around some of the smaller framing suppliers to see if they have one in stock? Might be worth phoning around to see what's available. Another thought would be Mark from Underpinner Spares. Make it...
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: C&H mountcutters
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: C&H mountcutters

I won't be able to afford one for a little while, so I won't be wanting one just yet, but thanks for the heads up.

Mark
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

I think that you need to consider the build standard. Underpinners that are aimed at the entry level in the market are not really design to last to long, or stand up to long term heavy usage. They are built to sell at a low price and getting a worthwhile profit out of producing items for this level ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: C&H mountcutters
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: C&H mountcutters

Their later model called the C & H Advantage pro is a fabulous example of quality design and engineering. As an ex-engineer I like it very much and it's always been an ambition of mine to own one someday.
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: C&H mountcutters
Replies: 8
Views: 128

Re: C&H mountcutters

As far as I know they should be still available through Nielsen Bainbridge, but dealing directly with the company is like pulling teeth, so I'm guessing that it would probably be easier trying to get one through one of the smaller independant suppliers who already are used to dealing with them.
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

The fences on the CS88 are quite cleverly adjustable. :D Maybe they weren't tweaked quite right on that example and that would account for the offset insertions. It's not really that much off.... If I was buying the machine, I would want to be sure what was causing the issue before parting with the...
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

btw2. Newer cartridges don't seem to be as well made as older ones. I had a lot of jamming with new cartridges and had to sand down the fronts to get them to work. I do the same. I had assumed that it was a tolerance issue with the machine, because I had just bought a new machine and never realised...
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 Sep, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Sandwich between 2 Fillets
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Sandwich between 2 Fillets

I would still consider sealing the surface of the fillets with something to block the transfer of acid generated within the fillets to the artwork.
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

The colour coded wedge cartridges make it very easy to see what size wedges are already loaded in to the machine. Not realising that you've got the wrong size wedges loaded in to the machine mcartridges might ruin the frame. Wedges in cartridges cost more, but some of us have worked out how to reloa...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Keencut 4000
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Keencut 4000

When I bought my System 4000, back in 2004, I got a friend who had a long wheelbase, high top transit van to transport it for me and we still had trouble getting it into the van. I took four of us to lift it into the van and there was not much room to spare. It's a lot of extra weight to be thinking...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

That's not what it is I would expect from a professionally refurbished machine. My guess would be that the recieeer block is badly worn, or misaligned in some way. I would readily admit that this probably does not prevent you from producing adequate joints and once the back is taped up there is noth...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Sandwich between 2 Fillets
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Sandwich between 2 Fillets

I can't honestly say that I like the idea very much. The fillets are unlikely to allow the pastel to move in a natural way to prevent any cockling from occuring with changes in temperature or humidity. The pastel needs to be allowed to breathe a little and to slightly expand, contract if conditions ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 Sep, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Underpinner Opinions
Replies: 22
Views: 305

Re: Underpinner Opinions

I still use a CS-88. Great machines!
by Not your average framer
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bleach and Acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Bleach and Acrylic

I don't have any problem cutting 4mm glass. Scoring 4mm glass is no different to normal 2mm glass, it just takes a little extra force to brake it after scoring the glass.
by Not your average framer
Mon 09 Sep, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foamboard for fabric framing
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Foamboard for fabric framing

I would quality the use of the 3mm foamboard with the thought that 5mm foamboard might be advisable in cases where the size of the fabric requires something a little more rigid to avoid bowing when laced. A lot depends up on how much tension is created by the lacing.
by Not your average framer
Sun 08 Sep, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bleach and Acrylic
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Bleach and Acrylic

I think that the pH of bleach means that it is pretty serious stuff. I don't know where you would be able to obtain any reliable information about this. Is glass not an option? Perhaps you could offer them 4mm glass. You would probably need to hit that with a hammer to break that and bleach does not...
by Not your average framer
Sun 08 Sep, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foamboard for fabric framing
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Foamboard for fabric framing

Although I generally use foamboard for fabric framing myself, I still wonder if foamboard does not survive the years as well as conservastion, or even cotton rag mountboard. Some years ago, a customer brought in a couple of framed prints that had been framed in perhps the 1960's/1970's and the custo...