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by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another moulding ID
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Another moulding ID

That's the one, it's a kind of slightly pinky brown.

https://www.djsimons.co.uk/index.php?ro ... earch=1222

It might be worth looking at 1231:

https://www.djsimons.co.uk/index.php?ro ... earch=1231
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Another moulding ID
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Another moulding ID

I remember this moulding, I bought quite a bit of it as discontinued from Simons and later from Frintons as part of some bargain bundles. I used to stock up with discontinued mouldings before the Christmas rush and used sell plenty of the nicer looking discontinued mouldings when customers needed so...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 177

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

I had quite a few on these brought in the customer brought them back from African and they were far from flat when the came. II stretched them on to stretcher profile pine mouldings. They were mostly rather large and were supplier tightly rolled. they were not fun to do. I was under the impression t...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

Something that does not get mentioned very much in regard to hand finishing is the marketing an promotional aspect and how you formulate this is down to what suits you. If you go into a restaurant and look at the menu, you won't find anything on the menu that they don't want to spend time doing when...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

Part of the problem may be practice, but the hand finishing solution is not necessarily viable for everyone. If you are running a business from premises with high overheads, you may well need to higher volume of orders combined with a rapid turn over of orders to maintain your higher level of overhe...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: circular frame

The might even be an oportunity for a forum member who has the means to do things like this to offer this sort of service to other forum members. I don't suppose it would be all that cheap to offer such a service, so the prices would have to reflect this, but there is obviously a gap in the market t...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: circular frame

With your CMC, MDF might be an easier option for hand finishin as well, because it will be a uniform surface on the bevel, insted of the lalers of plywood.
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: circular frame

That's right. In 2005, I spent a week training with Pete Bingham and he made a spandrel frame with the spandrel made out of two layers of grey board. I still have this frame. I've never made one like it myself althougth I have made one's with oval, or circular apertures in mounts, but it is a workab...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: circular frame
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: circular frame

When I first started framing, there was quite a wide range of circular frames on the market, unfortunately the range these days is rather less. The reason is probably that the volume of demand for certain sizes is not enough to persuade framing suppliers to stock the volume required to place an orde...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jan, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: wholesale moulding suppliers for batch frames?

I buy mainly bare perhaps 90% bare wood mouldings and perhaps 10% factory finished moulding, I am fairly price oriented and do quite a reasonable amount of stacked moulding, where part of the object is to create profiles which command a good price, but the various mouldings used to create that profi...
by Not your average framer
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: which Air Compressor,
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: which Air Compressor,

Hi, I have a cheap 24 litre compressor that I bought from Machine Mart. It's not a low noise compressor, but the noise is not much anyway and if the noise bothers you all that much, it's hugely cheaper to buy a nice long air line and locate the compressor somewhere future away from where you need to...
by Not your average framer
Mon 20 Jan, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm wide bare wood moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: 10mm wide bare wood moulding

Don't be afraid to be different and offer your customers something different that you competitors don't do and don't be afraid to show of your skills in front of your customers. In this day where skills are not so easy to find, many people take a lot of notice when you are willing to demostrate your...
by Not your average framer
Mon 20 Jan, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10mm wide bare wood moulding
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: 10mm wide bare wood moulding

The Simons moulding that has been mentioned (Simons J/13) and another (Simons K/114) are not only mouldings that I like to keep in stock, the are both also mouldings that I have occasionally used as sub frames, when customers don't want to pay the price for a normal sub frame. I'm not saying that th...
by Not your average framer
Sat 18 Jan, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Where to start gilded frame restoration?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Where to start gilded frame restoration?

This is not specifically about gilding as it applies to hand finished framing in general, but Ialways find it worthwhile visiting places where I can spend time carefully looking at authentic looking old frames and expertly created old style modern frames, by created to look old. It's not that easy t...
by Not your average framer
Fri 17 Jan, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Where to start gilded frame restoration?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Where to start gilded frame restoration?

You won't find this recipe for stripper anywhere, it's partly a recipe from another framer and something I added myself. It's one of those things that's almost a dash of this and a dash of that. Sorry I'm a member of the bucket chemistry brigade and sometimes I adjust the ingredients, if it needs a ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 16 Jan, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Where to start gilded frame restoration?
Replies: 14
Views: 489

Re: Where to start gilded frame restoration?

RSG = Rabbit skin glue.
by Not your average framer
Thu 16 Jan, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Shipping of frames
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Shipping of frames

Just guessing, but were these frames from sellers on eBay? If so, the damage is not particularly surprising. There are a few comments which I can offer. Firstly, if the two frames were packed face to face, it is always good to wrap them individually and it is a good thing to add a piece of hardboard...
by Not your average framer
Thu 16 Jan, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya!
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Hiya!

Hello Jacky and welcome to the forum,

There are lots of friendly people here and many of us willing to share our know how, ideas and help. Anything you need to know, or want help with, just ask. Newbies develop very quickly with guidance from other members here. Enjoy!
by Not your average framer
Wed 15 Jan, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Morso F for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: Morso F for sale

As a moderator of this forum, I feel it is necessary to clarify that the item is in fact a copy of the well known design of the Morso marketed by Framers Corner. This is too make this point clear to all concerned and explain that the forum staff have made ever reasonable effort to ensure that there ...
by Not your average framer
Wed 15 Jan, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: After all these years.....
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: After all these years.....

It is so nice to known a little bit more about each others story and how we got to where we are now. Thank you for sharing it with us.