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by Not your average framer
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spring Clips
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Spring Clips

I do quite a good bit of stacked moulding frames so extending mouldings which are not deep enough is something which I am doing all the time and I can do this seemlessly an without any visible join lines. I have a suface planer table which flushes the outer faces of both pieces of moulding too exact...
by Not your average framer
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spring Clips
Replies: 4
Views: 24

Re: Spring Clips

Some framers use the Fletcher Terry multi-points and screws. Also the old school framers often use screw eyes and screws to do this. Lion also do some bendable brass plates. Just a possible idea! I like the canvas offset brackets from Lion, but i have not used any for ages. How deep are your canvase...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jun, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

What are you using to set up your saw, what level of accuracy do you need to work to and what is the specification of the saw blade fitted to your saw? If as it sounds that the fence is not necessarily set as parallel to the saw blade, you need to accurately determine this and reset the fence to be ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jun, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

Table saw safety is a real big deal and I'm not joking! You can get seriously badly hurt on a table saw. It's one of the most dangerous pieces of machinery in most work working shops. One mistake might be enough to kill you. Have really good look at some of the safety videos of youtube. Most contrac...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jun, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

I know the problem well! A perfect set up on contractors saw is not really what the scales and angle measurements on a contractor saw are made for. The angle of blade setting according to the markings of the saw are not made to be super accurate, and if you are expecting the fence to super accurate,...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jun, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: hints and tips for static on acrylic?
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: hints and tips for static on acrylic?

This is probably just about the best anti-static cleaner which you can get; https://cpc.farnell.com/ambersil/160001000/amberclens-400ml/dp/SA160001000?mckv=EaYVqgXR_dc|pcrid|74354493099737|kword||match||plid||slid||pid|SA160001000|&CMP=KNC-MUK-CPC-SHOPPING&s_kwcid=AL!8472!10!74354493099737!457795410...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jun, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dust Extractor
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Dust Extractor

Henry vacs are great! I have noticed that making sawdust is often a lot easier than making anything useful. Like it, or not, I'm very good at turning useful wood into saw dust, most of us are!
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jun, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dust Extractor
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Dust Extractor

I have a workshop vacuum cleaner which I bought from Agos years ago, it's very noisy and does not have a power take off where you can plug in your power tools to self start the vacuum cleaner when you switch on your power tools. I rarely use it because the noise is normally too much, but a reasonabl...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Jun, 2022 5:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....

Yes Jo, I was adding a little bit more information in regard that most people know Frinton only for their hand finished frames only. But they do produce handfinished lengths of moulding as well. I may not have worded it particularly well. I also had no intention cause any annoyance to you and if I h...
by Not your average framer
Tue 21 Jun, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....

So o.k., turning the problem on it's head what's left which is decent quality mouldings, not gold? How badly is this going to hit availability of other nice mouldings other than gold mouldings. We've already heard from one framers not finding this very easy. Who else is struggling to get stock? Are ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 21 Jun, 2022 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....

Have you seen the Frinton gallery aka Frinton frames catalogues? They also make hand finished mouldings which they sell by length as well. The quality is great and the prices are not bad either! I bought some chevron samples of some of their more decorative frames from them. I must say that I was ve...
by Not your average framer
Tue 21 Jun, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: HGP360 vacuum press
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: HGP360 vacuum press

I've heard it said that a layer of felt under what you are trying to use under the item being dry mounted can sometimes enable air flow underneath and help to pull a more evenly distruted vacuum. This is supposed to be helpful sometimes!
by Not your average framer
Tue 21 Jun, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....
Replies: 15
Views: 340

Re: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....

I like to avoid being to dependant on suppliers having what I need in stock at any particular time. Running around seeing if other suppliers have something which is already out of stock at the usual suppier seems to me to be too often a losing battle. Sitting around waiting foe ages for mouldings to...
by Not your average framer
Tue 21 Jun, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Glass
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Cleaning Glass

I did for a while try some lint free cleaning cloths from Asda and they were quite good , but I sort of drifted back to using dispoable kitchen towel rolls. I don't really know why, I don't think it was a concisous decision, it just happened. For glass cleaner I have a big container of Nilglass and ...
by Not your average framer
Sat 18 Jun, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: how reliable are couriers at delivering orders on time these days.
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: how reliable are couriers at delivering orders on time these days.

Thanks, that is good to know! I think that I've heard enough to be able know what to expect.
Thanks to All.
by Not your average framer
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Rotating Display Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Moulding Rotating Display Towers

It only leaves the outbox, when the other persom open's his, or her's inbox to read the message.
by Not your average framer
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Moulding Rotating Display Towers
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Moulding Rotating Display Towers

People take time to decide these days.
by Not your average framer
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: putting images on mountboard
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: putting images on mountboard

Are you talking about printing directly onto mountboard? If so the Arqadia 400 series of alpha cellulose mountboard seems absorb colur very easily and with out going all blotchy. Howewer, if you are talking about mounting cheap open edition prints with a significant ongoing collectablity, or importa...
by Not your average framer
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Glass
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Cleaning Glass

I use disposable kitchen towel roll and every so often, I chuck it into the bin and get another. I seems to work fine for me!