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by Not your average framer
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Axcaliber MT1
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Axcaliber MT1

Rutlands also sell a similar mitre trimmer. They call their's the Dekota mitre trimmer, the might all be exactly the same thing and from the same manufacturer, but there's always the chance that they are not and the cutting length attachment from DIY Framing might not be fully compatible with the Ax...
by Not your average framer
Wed 01 Apr, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Axcaliber MT1
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Axcaliber MT1

It's probably not made anymore, because those who have got these trimmers can operate adequately without them and have either found out how to get accurate results with this cutting length attachment, have made their own cutting length attachment, bought one of the cutting length measuring systems f...
by Not your average framer
Tue 31 Mar, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: I know there has been questions on price before BUT!!

Hi Holly, You have picked an interesting time to start up your business, but you may have some advantages over many already exist business owners, who may not we best placed to cope with the sudden changes that come with the present difficulties. I note that you are already stain and waxing wood in ...
by Not your average framer
Sun 29 Mar, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Best CNC mount cutter?
Replies: 11
Views: 371

Re: Best CNC mount cutter?

I was intending to buy a Gunnar F1, but a lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. One of the factors that inflenced my choice of the Gunnar F1, was the fact that you don't need to keep changing heads. What ever you want to do, the machine is really and configures it's hybrid head, before ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 28 Mar, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

What's everyone doing now we've got so much time to spare?

Our small rural Devon town is very quiet and almost no one about. Finding food to eat is not very easy and I think that we all will have slimmed down a bit before all this 12 weeks of shutdown. With this thought in mind I was wondering what every one else is going to be doing to pass thr time. I wil...
by Not your average framer
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Canvas Stretching
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Canvas Stretching

Me too! That's how I was trained.
by Not your average framer
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air canisters
Replies: 16
Views: 416

Re: Air canisters

I've never had any need to use an air canister, or even felt the need to try one. Why does it make any sense to use one for removing dust paricules from inside the frames in this way. A brush has always worked just fine for me. I am amazed that people are paying as much as £7.42 for a 400ml can of "...
by Not your average framer
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Canvas Stretching
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Canvas Stretching

If the canvas was to far out of flat, before trying to stretch it, it might be be able to stretch back to being a flat canvas. Was the canvas reasonably flat when you got it, or was there a problem already there at that time. I have had customers who paint a canvas, without stretching it first and t...
by Not your average framer
Wed 25 Mar, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mount Recommendations – Student Artists Prints, Drawing paper / Giclee Ink
Replies: 15
Views: 1742

Re: Mount Recommendations – Student Artists Prints, Drawing paper / Giclee Ink

I love both the framing and the artworks. Together, they are something really unique. I would love to know how the artist created those artworks, they are just so eye catching. I'm assuming that they are created by hand as would guess that it is a real gift to be able to do something like that at al...
by Not your average framer
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cutter playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Glass cutter playing up

I'm isolating myself, because I've got pre-existing health issues, but I'm planning on sneeking into into the back door of my shop and doing a little bit mainly to keep amused, but the shop will be closed. I've been hospitalized immediately following my stroke and spent some time after that recoveri...
by Not your average framer
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass cutter playing up
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Glass cutter playing up

If necessary you can probably use lighter fluid, or even some olive oil, or vegetable oil, until you can get the right stuff.
by Not your average framer
Tue 24 Mar, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: For sale Oval cutter by C&H Bainbridge
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: For sale Oval cutter by C&H Bainbridge

These C & H oval cutters are one of the earlier really accurately oval cutters and were probably what was copied by magnola mouldings for then to make their own oval cutter. They are built like tanks and probably will last forever, every part of it is designed and built to last, you won't be needing...
by Not your average framer
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Canvas Stretching
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Canvas Stretching

That's quite a big canvas and maybe the stretcher bars are not really up to the job. Besides the stretcher bars, are there any strainers to stop the stretched canvas for pulling the middle of the stretcher bar inwards? It is possible that the stretcher bars are bowing inwards and causing problems. T...
by Not your average framer
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closure Due To Pandemic
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Closure Due To Pandemic

I wish you all the very best and hope that everybody will stay safe and well.
by Not your average framer
Mon 23 Mar, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: A new frame, a new painting and an attempt at gilding

I love the way that members display their work and get advice on this forum. It really is so special to watch and see members being able to progress and show the rest of us their various skills and ability. Well done Matt.

:clap: :clap: :clap:
by Not your average framer
Sat 21 Mar, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: food madness and useful tips
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: food madness and useful tips

As far as I know Vitamin D is also something what we also get from Cod Liver Oil. There is not very much of the stuff in Cod Liver Oil capsules, so it is better to take Cod Liver Oil by one teaspoon a day, but not advisable to take any more than one teaspoon per day, because Cod Liver Oil reduces th...
by Not your average framer
Sat 21 Mar, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: food madness and useful tips
Replies: 2
Views: 278

food madness and useful tips

Around here it seems that the little shops are more likely to have things available to buy, than the bigger supermarkets. I would not suggest that we are are able to find exactly everything that we would like, but we are managing so far. It's a bit pointless going to the bigger town and driving arou...
by Not your average framer
Sat 21 Mar, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Time for a break ....
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Time for a break ....

That makes a lot of sense. I hope you will be able to resume framing at a more appropriate time. Very best wishes for times ahead.
by Not your average framer
Fri 20 Mar, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worth sharing
Replies: 5
Views: 418

Re: Worth sharing

Customers assume that they can handle everything in the shop. Telling them not to does not work and can even lead to customers taking ofence. The worst one's are those with nicotine all over there fingers, who a determined to pick up and handle other customers artworks. Have you ever tried getting n...