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by Not your average framer
Wed 06 Jul, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today I have been making some frames from my extremely pale white oak.
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Today I have been making some frames from my extremely pale white oak.

I mentioned this white oak moulding earlier, but today I have been using it to produce a quantity of different sizes of oak farmes. I am probably going to stain them using Polyvine acrulic wax finish varnish stain. This produces a quite understated effects, if you just quickly wipe it on and immedia...
by Not your average framer
Wed 06 Jul, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fixing Plywood artwork in a tray frame?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Fixing Plywood artwork in a tray frame?

The sub-frame won't need to be anything special, or expensive, but don't forget that you are only gluing on to the outside layer of plywood. The outside layers of plywood are almost always thinner than all the other layers and therefore it help to has an adequate width of sub-frame to get a sufficie...
by Not your average framer
Wed 06 Jul, 2022 11:24 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: I am looking at making some nice semi-handfinished frames to sell as ready to go.
Replies: 0
Views: 24

I am looking at making some nice semi-handfinished frames to sell as ready to go.

I have an already existing stock of moulding to use, which I bought before all the massive price hikes and I have been thinking to make some semi-handfinished frames in currently popular sizes. The prices won't be trying to compete with the usual rock bottom prices, but I still think that I can prod...
by Not your average framer
Wed 06 Jul, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Bespoke mounts
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Bespoke mounts

Have you thought about buying a small pack of mirror tiles they are probably about 15cm x 15cm ans they are probably reasonable inexpensive. If you are thinking about buying readily available mounts as offered for sale on the internet, then I would think seriously about painting normal white mounts ...
by Not your average framer
Wed 06 Jul, 2022 9:51 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fixing Plywood artwork in a tray frame?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Fixing Plywood artwork in a tray frame?

I think that fiing it with screws is always the professional thing to do!
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Jul, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fixing Plywood artwork in a tray frame?
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Fixing Plywood artwork in a tray frame?

This can be quite problematic plywood is not always guarranteed to stay flat, a lot of the cheaper plywood grades are only manufactured to be able to stay flat when securely fixted to something else. Top quality plywood also usually has more layers of ply and these can be significntly more stable. R...
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Jul, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Making workshop benches and bench top from slatwall board.
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Making workshop benches and bench top from slatwall board.

Having got various half size sheets of slatwall board sitting around not doing much, I am looking at making some workshop benches using slatwall board as the main contruction material. It is surprisingly strong and still, but not so great for screws getting a strong grip inside the slatwall board ma...
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Jul, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for panoramic deep box frames
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Looking for panoramic deep box frames

Another thought, noticing that you do print and design, how feasable would it be for you to print on to 2mm display board and to cut a fold that to be the print and the box all in one. I guessing that you being a printer might get the display board at a much better price that a framer probably can. ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Jul, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for panoramic deep box frames
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Looking for panoramic deep box frames

Thinking a little more about this, much of the work required to make these panoramic deep box frames might not be hard to simplify which the odd little home made jig, for example a small piece of wood with a sharp blade screwed ot one side and a lip fitted on to the other side, could easily and repe...
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Jul, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: What are the usual standard sizes for panoramic frames and panoramic photos.
Replies: 1
Views: 62

What are the usual standard sizes for panoramic frames and panoramic photos.

I was just wondering if there are such things as standard sizes for panoramic frames. It's not something that I have ever thought about before, I was just wondering if there might be a worthwhile market for these just waiting to be exploited. If this is a market which is not being adequately catered...
by Not your average framer
Tue 05 Jul, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for panoramic deep box frames
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Looking for panoramic deep box frames

It sounds like you could have got a potentially great idea. I think it could be just a matter of finding a supplier for the right sort of frame and maybe there is still a supplier out there who has what you want, but you just have not found them yet. It's only a thought, but you sometimes see these ...
by Not your average framer
Mon 04 Jul, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is shrink wrapping frames worthwhile?
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Is shrink wrapping frames worthwhile?

Shrink wrapping involves purchasing equipment and materials up front and that means some degree of initial investment. Even after you have done that, whatever equipment and materials you have bought will have size limitations in terms of the size of items which you are able to srink wrap. I used to ...
by Not your average framer
Mon 04 Jul, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for panoramic deep box frames
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Looking for panoramic deep box frames

Would you consider buying a normal depth frame and creating a folded box section to turn it in to a a box frame to create something more affordable and therefore financially better suited to your needs? This technique is quite common in the USA and some framers do it over here as well. The methods a...
by Not your average framer
Sun 03 Jul, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for panoramic deep box frames
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Looking for panoramic deep box frames

You might get a bit further with this by talking about target prices and order quantities to sell if someone gets interested in supplying you. I'm not sure how hopeful this may be, since there's not that many suitable deep mouldings about which are going to be advantageously priced and the resulting...
by Not your average framer
Sat 02 Jul, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How are the new start up framers getting along?
Replies: 3
Views: 134

Re: How are the new start up framers getting along?

I'm just thinking of how difficult this much be for some of the newer framers, who have bouugh the equipment and need to know how to get started. I guess that it can't be easy for some of them.
by Not your average framer
Sat 02 Jul, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting Cori cor on a mountcutter
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Cutting Cori cor on a mountcutter

I am not really sure that makes much sense at all. How is that detremental to the mount cutter?
by Not your average framer
Sat 02 Jul, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How are the new start up framers getting along?
Replies: 3
Views: 134

How are the new start up framers getting along?

I have been just wondering how those who are new to framing are getting along. I am thinking for some that it might be a bit of an uphill battle. I am gradually getting my shop sorted out and I have had the thought of having a free of charge open day and a bit of a training day to answer peoples que...
by Not your average framer
Sat 02 Jul, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.

Hi Peter, I am guessing that you and I are quite well set with our large stocks of older mouldings to be able to continue without spending huge amounts of money to keep on picture framing for a while, as long as we can find customers with the cash to spend on framing, but I am expecting to need to a...
by Not your average framer
Sat 02 Jul, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.

Hi Peter, Simons do a very similar moulding to the Rose and hollis A24. I don't use it very much, but it is one of those useful moulding for slicing up in to bits and pieces for me to produce stacked moulding frames. I can also use the piece with the rebate to make a quite nice modern looking narrow...
by Not your average framer
Sat 02 Jul, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.

Hi Peter, Yes, I like A168 as well, I usualy stack it together with other moulding to make an even wider moulding another Rose and Holis mould which I like is A249, but I don't like the thin edge at the front face, so I cut this back and by doing so, that front edge gets wider and to me this makes i...