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by Not your average framer
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hobby level framing equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Hobby level framing equipment

Hobby level equipment is just that. It is produce to sell at a price which hobbyists will be happy to pay and that means compromises to met an acceptable price. If you are expecting to do anything other than low volume framing, your rate of getting the work out of the door is likely to become a limi...
by Not your average framer
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?

I would bet that too, but I don't know for sure what it is. So I was not going to say so.
by Not your average framer
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?

Hi Chris, That's a very interesting question. Is this filler in a tube, or a jar? I suspect that anything which has gone hard in a tube, probably is a bit of a lost cause, but something in a glass jar may, or may not be possible to revive to a usable state by soaking it with a suitable solvent. Unfo...
by Not your average framer
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hobby level framing equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Hobby level framing equipment

I would not total say ignore the comments about avoiding hobby equipment. There are some items of hobby level equipment which are not so bad, but there's some stuff that's best to recognise as better, or worse than others and some items that members may like to warn others about why they wish they h...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Hi Dermot, I would not claim to be doing things at the same level as yourself, I do bits of wood machining which enable me to produce larger profiles, or custom profile to suit customer requirements. Quite often I'm looking to pack out the space between a couple of mouldings stacked together just to...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hobby level framing equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Hobby level framing equipment

I don't think that we had a thread to cover the sort of equipment to suit those who are serious about getting set up with the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake framing at a level that produces a reasonable quality of frames and mounts, etc., but within a limited financial budget. This ...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Greetings!

Nice to have you join us, I hope you will enjoy the forum.
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Thank you Dermt for your suggestions about buying Rose & Hollis stretcher bars, as a source for a good quality pine. I did not think about it too much at first, but I remembered to check the price today and just wanted to thank you for your suggestion. I think that is going to be particularly helpfu...
by Not your average framer
Mon 11 Nov, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

A major challenge with any hand operated joiner is going to be if you try to join woods requiring most force to insert the wedges. Although there are some models of hand joiners, which are supposed to be able to insert stacked wedges, it would be wise to be aware that the force to insert two wedges ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Removing the smell from old books
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Removing the smell from old books

Mark (NYAF) where are you, this is right up your street :rock: Yes, but there are smells and smells. Maybe the treatment for different smells are not the same. The sure fire way to sort this is to clean the pages with chloromine T. Organisations like the British Library are equipped to wash the pag...
by Not your average framer
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

A lot of the pine that was used on older furniture was stone pine, or pitch pine. It was pretty tough stuff and some of the wood removed from demolished buildings is more, or less the same stuff. The trouble these day is that all of places expect crazy money for the stuff, it's got a bit trendy thes...
by Not your average framer
Fri 08 Nov, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Pine is a real favorite with me for certain uses, in particularly for stacked moulding frames, when using profiles in pine which are not to badly affected with knots. There are some pine moulding that hardly ever seem to have any knots at all, while there seem to be some profiles that have lots of k...
by Not your average framer
Fri 08 Nov, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

I like to avoid as much sanding as possible by using the bare minimum of filling by applying whatever is used for filling with a brush and trying to get the best result before sanding is even consided.. Big holes that need filling are often filled with two part wood filler, which although it sets qu...
by Not your average framer
Thu 07 Nov, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

You say that Obeche is quite bland. It anything that an understatement. I can't say that I'm much of a fan of Obeche at all. It can be hard work infusing a customer for a largely characterless type of wood and those little flecks in grain are seen on too many cheap frames. To properly fill, rub down...
by Not your average framer
Wed 06 Nov, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

You could always go on a basic training course and that would give you the chance to try out the proper equipment, before deciding if you want to take the plunge and invest in your own equipment.
by Not your average framer
Wed 06 Nov, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 461

Re: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?

Although it may sound logical that the UV specification is in proportion to the thickness, that would be an assumption not based on any evidence whatsoever. There must be a qualifying specification somewhere. Anything else means nothing. Remember that the 2mm thick is a separate product in it's own ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Nov, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

That's a fully professional result. No if's, but's or maybe's, you have got there amazingly quickly. If you want to make you own frames, that's a whole different learning curve, but you've already produced an excellent result learning the hand finishing aspect of things. So it's time to think about ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Nov, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: LOGAN DUST COVER TRIMMER - MODEL F-60
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: LOGAN DUST COVER TRIMMER - MODEL F-60

I think you might have more success selling dust cover trimmers to customers in the USA. The use of paper dust covers in standard practice in the USA. In the UK the normal practice in to use backing boards and back sealing tape. I think you may find that there is a limited market for these is the UK...
by Not your average framer
Mon 04 Nov, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ady-based in Telford
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Ady-based in Telford

Hi Ady, It's nice to have you join us. This a very friendly forum without much formality and I hope you will enjoy joining in with the rest of us. I don't think there are any picture framing trainers around your part of the country, but I noticed that someone mentioned Jan Stanlick of Framers equipm...