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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: 0
Views: 1

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: 29

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: 29

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: 29

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...
by Not your average framer
Sat 02 Jul, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.
Replies: 4
Views: 29

Nice wide well proportioned mouldings.

It may come as a bit of a surprise to some, but wider mouldings not not always necessarily mean more cost to framers, but if you shop around there are some wider moulding, where the cost is quite reasonable. Prospero once told me on this forum that "nothing suceeds like excess", I guess there might ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 01 Jul, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Good design vs Cheap.
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Good design vs Cheap.

How many of us know the Rose and Hollis moulding A228? It used to be 39 pence per foot plus VAT and it probably a little bit more by now. It's not actually all that difficult for those of us with the necessary facilities to save a bit of money by cutting it in half to use to as two separate lengths ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 01 Jul, 2022 12:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Good design vs Cheap.
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Good design vs Cheap.

We've all seen it before recessions come and go and people switch from buying decent quality stuff to cheaper stuff, but fortunately it's generally not everyone that switches to buying cheap. There are usually some of those who can still afford to buy some of the nicer stuff, which is just as well f...
by Not your average framer
Fri 01 Jul, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?

To be absolute honest my sliding mite saw is not something which has been greatly needed at all. It gets used from time to time, but not to a huge amount. Sure it's useful, but is it completely essential perhaps not really. It does make rather fast work of chopping up pieces of moulding in to conven...
by Not your average framer
Thu 30 Jun, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

It's not really of any major importance for making frames as far as I can see. Whether that is likely to change as the economy affects businesses is a bit of an open question, if you ask me! It's funny how much it seems like a good idea when you have not got one. I personally think that they become ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 30 Jun, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

I don't find it very easy to feed long lengths of moulding through my router. I just don't have the degree of control to do that anymore, so Cut the mouldings down to more managable lengths, run them through the router and cut them properly to size afterwards. This may sound a bit crasy, but I don't...
by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jun, 2022 5:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

I rather like the simple and subtile things a lot more than some of the stuff with much more use of the router. I my better quality router set there is an engraving bit which comes to a 30 degree point, I like to think that a thin line along the surface of a simple flat mounlding looks a bit special...
by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jun, 2022 4:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

Maybe, I don't know that I had much idea at the time that it was too many toys! Perhaps I'm getting a bit old for all this as well.
by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jun, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

I thought that I would be using mine quite lot, but that is not how things have turned out so far!
by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jun, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?

Hi Peter,

I don't have the space for doing something like that. I just looking at ways of down sizing a bit.
by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jun, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cost of Oak mouldings.
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Cost of Oak mouldings.

Hi Jeremy.

That makes sense! Unfortunately for me my customer is not much interested in bothering with any ncreased prices, he's already finding that demand for them has been tailing off a bit and I've either got to reduce my profits, or loose the deal. Not much fun for me!
by Not your average framer
Wed 29 Jun, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cost of Oak mouldings.
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Cost of Oak mouldings.

I've just had a bit of a shock! The cost of the main oak moulding which I buy has already gone up quite a bit since I last bought any, which was about three and a half years ago and next month my supplier is further increasing their prices by another 5 percent. Speaking to my main customer for these...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

As a general rule, I don't use my router very much with pine and in fact if I can avoid using it with pine at all, I will gladly avoid doing so. However Obeche is a different matter and there are a few nice cheap Obeche mouldings, which with a little added detail can quite easily look a lot more int...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?
Replies: 3
Views: 110

How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?

How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw? I've alawys understood that it's not very practical at all, but I already have a sliding mitre saw with a 10 inch diameter blade and I was just wondering how practical these are for the few that use them for cuttling mouldings. I alrea...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 12
Views: 353

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

Man, you not kidding radial arm saws are seriously scarey and dangerous. I definitely don't want one of those! Much too scarey for me! I do have a sliding compound mitre saw, which will actual cope with cross cut widths at 90 degrees at 14 inches across. That almost counts as being able to perform s...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.

Hi Peter, I am thinking that the market for my would be little antique engraved prints which I already have. These prints are genuine antique prints and there would not be any question of making hand finished frames at all, that's just pointless. I have got a useful quantity of some old discontinued...