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by Not your average framer
Sat 28 May, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long have you been a framer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3087

Re: How long have you been a framer?

I guess that not many of us chose framing as a first career. I certainly never did, in fact when my original career fell through, I became a little bit of a jack of all trades and managed to survive as a bit of a wheeler and dealer, buying, restoring and reselling items from auctions. It wasn't an e...
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help to mount an oil painting
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Help to mount an oil painting

If it is being float mounted using the hedge hog method, it would make sense to glaze it with glass to keep the mountboard from becoming grubby.
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: what type of rigid tab is used here?
Replies: 12
Views: 75

Re: what type of rigid tab is used here?

Dermot is right, a tab gun isn't needed to try this out and maybe a tab gun looks too modern, where as the panel pins might add a bit of a traditional look which is sometimes beneficial to any sales potential.
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 3:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: what type of rigid tab is used here?
Replies: 12
Views: 75

Re: what type of rigid tab is used here?

What you are thinking of doing, if it is done in a way that does not involve too much up front expense, might very well be an inspired idea, if you can find the right market for it. A large part of the secret might be to use these fabric prints to sell a mount and a frame as part of your usual produ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: what type of rigid tab is used here?
Replies: 12
Views: 75

Re: what type of rigid tab is used here?

Years ago it was common practice to knock the little panel pins in place using the abrasive edge to a file which will grip the head of the nail and tap the file with a small hammer. This method considerably reduces the risk of hitting the glass, the mount, or the rest of the frame and gives you plen...
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: what type of rigid tab is used here?
Replies: 12
Views: 75

Re: what type of rigid tab is used here?

Ideally you want a tab which won't go rusty and cause a brown mark which bleed through the fabric. I'n not really sure what type of tab that would need to be. I also used to print of to fabric and in my case I did it onto white calico which had been very lightly stained with tea, left to dry and the...
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Machining prefinished salvaged wood.
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: Machining prefinished salvaged wood.

Hi Dermot, The cheapest Domino Jointer I have been able to find in now about £850, but it is a fairly easy all in one solution. I fancy a hand held belt sander already and will very likely be getting one pretty sonn anyway as I want to be able to mount it as vertical sander, as this would be a great...
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 9:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hidden fixings suitable for constructing display boxes and display cabinets.
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Hidden fixings suitable for constructing display boxes and display cabinets.

This is something which I have been thinking about a lot in recent months. My thinking is that visible fixing are likely to detract for any sales potential, whereas no visible fixings whatso ever would be seen as an indication of profession workmanship and a high quality product. I'm not that keen o...
by Not your average framer
Fri 27 May, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Machining prefinished salvaged wood.
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Machining prefinished salvaged wood.

I have various pieces of 3/4 inch think walnut from dismantling a side board, which was left in our flat by the previous tentant. It's really nice solid wood, but I have been tolds that the wood being previously finished with some sort of varnish is likely to blunt my planer blades and my router bit...
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help to mount an oil painting
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Help to mount an oil painting

Yes that's true and it never fails to impress the customers as well. I use the hedge hog technique quite a lot and it works well.
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help to mount an oil painting
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: Help to mount an oil painting

Agreed! The hedgehog technique is a no brainer. it quick and easy and only uses one layer of mountboard, cost efective too.
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 2:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

Looking at the new photos, that looks like MDF, hardboard, or cardboard to me, so I don't think it looks a lot like it is genuinely from 1765 at all.
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 1:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

I you went for a box frame and spacers that's often a more modern look, but parhaps it need not be a really modern look, depending upon what you've got planned. I wonder if you are going to persue the box frame look, whether you are wanting a more conventional modern looking box frame, or thinking a...
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

Well, they are really old artworks. Just sugested it and it when from there!
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

A large part of the secret is to slightly underdo the effect. It is very easy make things look contrived instead of completely natural. I get some customers just by having a name for making things look old. I even have a variety of diffent backing boards which inclides a solid craft one with is brow...
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 111

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

Being quite old artworks, they would look quite appropriate to frame in old fashioned style hand frinish aged looking frames with some nice old looking slips beteen the glass and the artworks. It was not uncommon to produce frames, which would flatter the artworks in those days. If you had the money...
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 9:11 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cheapest acid free mountboard for undermount
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Cheapest acid free mountboard for undermount

Choosing your favorite good quality budget mountboard, will still always be a personal decision, because not everyone will have he exactly the same requirements. I like the colurmount 300 range as they have quite a lot of useful, but muted colours. However the core materials is also a softer white c...
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Hi

Hi and welcome to the forum,

Everyone here is very friendly and helpful. Between us all there's a lot of knowledge and experience, some plenty of brains to pick when needed. I hope that you will enjoy being one of us. If you have any questions please ask away.
by Not your average framer
Thu 26 May, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best vertical cutter advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Best vertical cutter advice?

I originally had a secondhand Keencut 4000 and this served me very well. Eventually Keencut stopped supplying the glass cutting wheels for it, but a company in southampton was and is still supplying the glass cutting wheels, but in the meantime I bought a secondhand Ftetcher Terry 3100. Secondhand K...
by Not your average framer
Wed 25 May, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Using thin flat moulding to make loose tenons to fix shelves into display boxes.
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Using thin flat moulding to make loose tenons to fix shelves into display boxes.

I have at various times nearly bought a Festool Domino Jointer, but I mostly want one for doing thing which I probably could do fairly easily with a router. A major thing would be for fixing shelve into dislay boxes. Simons have a 10mm thick flat moulding which is 000K/0262, is Obeche, but about 35m...