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by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

Steve is right! I agree 100%. Also learn to do some basic finishes on some nicely priced bare wood moulding, obeche is good to start with, but don't go mad buying much until you have a good feel for what ou are doing and even then , don't go wild. These are difficult times and money may not always c...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jul, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

There is no magic amount. I don't have that many, but I have plenty of bits and pieces lying around that I can quickly grab.
by Not your average framer
Thu 09 Jul, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: old mouldings browns and naturals
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: old mouldings browns and naturals

That's interesting! The old traditional browns and neutrals never fell out of favour around here! It's mostly the minimalist big town and city stuff that does not sell very well around here. I wonder why that is?
by Not your average framer
Wed 08 Jul, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New framers and secondhand equipment.
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: New framers and secondhand equipment.

I was on a 6 months training placement, which had been organised by the employment service, through the job centre. The framing and gallery company taught me well and I bought most of my equipment and stock from another framers that were closing down. We had a lot of miracles along the way! Life was...
by Not your average framer
Wed 08 Jul, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New framers and secondhand equipment.
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: New framers and secondhand equipment.

What sort of training do you need, is it more general training, or something more specialised? It's probably quite helpful to know know what you need in order to see who can provide you with the right training near by. It might not be a normal training provider, bot maybe just another framer. Unfort...
by Not your average framer
Mon 06 Jul, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ITALY - FamaArt show October show has been cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: ITALY - FamaArt show October show has been cancelled

They have a word for this: Mañana (not comparable) Tomorrow. Sometime in the future. Usually to say in a satirical sense 'sometime in the unspecified future, despite the fact that we were told tomorrow without fail'. The plumber said he would come tomorrow. But I think he will probably be here mañan...
by Not your average framer
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large canvas with scrawny margins
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Large canvas with scrawny margins

It would not be job that I'd be to keen to get involved with. It's a stupid idea and when it all goes wrong who is going to get blamed? I bet the graphic desiner won't be first in line to admit that it was a stupid idea, after all he'll be wanting to protect his reputation, so the other possibility ...
by Not your average framer
Sun 05 Jul, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large canvas with scrawny margins
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Large canvas with scrawny margins

If the cradled panel is made of plywood, is should be really solid and perhaps the braces not need to be overly massive. I've wondered about making cradled panels in my shop down the years, but never done anything around it. The local hardware shop sells plywood which they can cut to size when a han...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork

I pretty much agree with prospero, but I dol have other ways of building out the back as welll and the actual method has to be an appropriate solution to met the needs of a particular individual requirement. The method used, not only needs to be more than adequate to more than meet the actual needs ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large canvas with scrawny margins
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Large canvas with scrawny margins

I repair split and damaged canvases and I know what I'm talking about! Reinforcing the canvas in not going to allow the canvas to have slots cut into it and to get an adequate result of trying to stretch the canvas and get it flat as well. It is not going to work!
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large canvas with scrawny margins
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: Large canvas with scrawny margins

That is not as bad as you may be thinking, so don't panic! You are not the artist, or graphic designer, so why should you be expected to cut slots into the canvas and cause disastrous effects to the tension and the flatness. What on earth makes them think that it is even remotely possible to stretch...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

Justin is riight! Simple waxed Oak and Ash is still good now, it's also very quick and easy. Both woods are very easy to stain to give you a few exra options. I like to stain Oak with a nice strong teak stain, which is really striking. I sell lots of Oak, it's easily my best seller. Customers love it!
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork

Prospero has just described a very easy and effective Solution, which can be made very simply, by cutting both moulding lengths and the spacer lengths having set the desired length on the morso and before you change the morso cutting length just put the spacer into the morso flat side down and the b...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

I tried to order one particular bare pin moulding last week and was told that the number had changed and that they had added an F to the end of the moulding code and it was explained to me that it was exactly the same moulding, apart from the fact that it has changed to finger joined pine. Needless ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

Yes, there can be! That's why it is so helpful to make your own display chevrons. If you have trouble cutting, joining and tidying up the join, when making the chevron, maybe that's not a good moulding to want to work with in the future. Some mouldings are great on a double mitre saw, but don't cut ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Jul, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fully recycled coloured mountcard??
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: fully recycled coloured mountcard??

Give them some grey board, cut it to size and paint it both sides and on the bevel as well. Well, it's got a recycled core, but who knows what is in the paint? Pete Bingham used to cut double mounts out of grey board, glue them into frames, hand finish them and the frame to make really impressive lo...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Jul, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New framers and secondhand equipment.
Replies: 16
Views: 572

Re: New framers and secondhand equipment.

In an idea world the training would come first, but given the current situation, how is that going to happen? However, what I do see is a number of brave individuals, who have got the guts to go for it in very difficult times and so far some of them seem to be getting it together and I am glad to se...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Jul, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Chevrons wanted
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Moulding Chevrons wanted

I mainly do what Steve has said concerning moulding chevrons. When I got started you had to make your own chevrons, there simply was no other choice. To a large extent you hoped that someone would choose one of your left over bit of moulding, to get back the cost of the legth of moulding that you've...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Jul, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork

Hi Justin, Yes I do mean that the artwork is hinged from the undermount , I just dont like hinging the under mount onto the foam board. I like another layer of mount board behind the form board. unfortunately the thickness of the glass, one layer of mount board, the wrapped deep bevel, another layer...
by Not your average framer
Fri 03 Jul, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork

I don't like the fact that the surface paper on the foam board is too easy to pull away from the foam boaed. Sorry, but if I am hinging onto the rear of the foam board, I don't want the foam bonding of the surface paper to the foam board to be significantly weaker than the bonding of the hinging pap...