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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: 157

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: 157

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: 157

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: 157

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: 157

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: 2
Views: 74

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: 59

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: 59

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: 157

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: 2
Views: 74

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: 318

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: 108

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...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Scroll saw sencils.
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Scroll saw sencils.

I have an electric scroll saw. It does not currently get used much, but I am thinking about getting around to making use of it a bit. I am thinking of making some stencils for possible decorative use. The idea has not really been fully thought through ay this stage, but might be used for decorating ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.

There has been a bit of a trend for people looking for nick nacks for putting on display shelves and places like that. Before covid people used to go around car sales boots looking for stuff like that, but there are precious few car boots sales around near me at all and perhaps this is the same arou...
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixing your own woodfiller
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Mixing your own woodfiller

I have a bandsaw with a little pull out drawer where most of the saw dust collects inside the drawer. Not being a very thick blade, the saw dust is extremely fineand when mixed with a little PVA glue in makes a quick and easy wood filler which sands down very easy.
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

Cutting the underpinner in to the corner of the bench was really popular at one time, very few seem to do it at all now.
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

Euro made an underpinner where the wings were part of the underpinner and pointed upwards a sloping angle ange it sopported really large frames with only one operator needed.
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

There are times when I pull the underpinner away from the bench, if I need to doing larger frames, but I don't find it really ideal at all. I like to ratchet strap the underpinner to the bench to stop it moving about. I have some pieces of mountboard and backing board under the three legs of the und...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

I haven't got a very big workshop, so above a certain size is just is not very helpful to me. I also have limit on what finished frame sizes I can easily store as well. Anything bigger that 5 feet in any direction is probably a problem for me. Having had a stroke and not walking very well, anything ...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

I have a bench which is the same height as my under pinner. As i can probably imagine a bench extends further that the support that a pair of wings will probaly do so. Added to that, having the underpinner standing against the edge of the bench usually saves precious workshop space. I like my bench ...