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by Not your average framer
Wed 18 May, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

If you are looking for an official way that everyone stains wood, using the one authentic stain product, I don't think that you will find that there is one. Not everyone is wanting the same finish and the same look, but there's lots of framers producing stained Oak frames on this forum, who have suc...
by Not your average framer
Tue 17 May, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

I also use Van Dyke cyrstals, but it is quite easy to fine tune the resulting water based stain with a little bit of either powder pigments, or acrylic paints. It produces very cost effective wood stains, with the minimum of complication, or too much fussing about. Works for me! I stain a lot of pin...
by Not your average framer
Tue 17 May, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

A lot of the time, I mix my own stain and test the coulour on the actuall wood which I want to stain. If you are thinking that the colour of the woodstain is always going to look the same on different base colours of the wood, well sorry sometimes you are lucky sometimes not. I buy two, three hundre...
by Not your average framer
Tue 17 May, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Pilkington Glass

Hi Steve,

That sounds about right to me!
by Not your average framer
Tue 17 May, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings

I don't have any catalogues to enable me to confirm this, but I am pretty sure that the are extruded aluminium tray frames available from various suppliers in a range of anodised metallic colours. I'd be really surprise if one of these suppliers cannot offer a bright gold finish version, which might...
by Not your average framer
Mon 16 May, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Pilkington Glass

Pilkington Glass was doing some very new and amazing things in the 1960's and I remember it well as I was at that time a young apprentice design engineer. This was the era of floor to ceiling glass shop fronts, unbreakable windows for high rise building, large glass pateo dors and laminated car wind...
by Not your average framer
Mon 16 May, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings

What exactly did you have in mind? Liquid leaf metallic paint colours include a bright brass metallic paint which you can buy from Goldleafsupplies. To cet enough of this paint for 400 frames might not be easy, as I don't know how much that they are likely to keep in stock and I don't think that it'...
by Not your average framer
Mon 16 May, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long have you been a framer?
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

Re: How long have you been a framer?

Originally, I had a secondhard books and antique prints shop and did quite a lot of mounting and presenting anitique prints, memorabilia, vintage adverts, maps, etc. The business was started by someone else, but the business was offered to me and I bought it and took it over running it. Quite frankl...
by Not your average framer
Fri 13 May, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Minimising and utilising waste glass.
Replies: 0
Views: 84

Minimising and utilising waste glass.

I wonder how much of an issue this is for some of us. I am very careful about trying to avoid pruducing too many unusable pieces of waste glass and this helps me quite a bit, such pieces of waste glass as I need to process are cut into standard sizes for easy storage and get stacked with other piece...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

The gallery workshop in which I was trained never lubricated the cutting wheel and I've just been working as I was trained. I has not caused me any problems thus far!
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

Like a true professional now! Well done!
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 1:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

Hi Justin, No, I don't usually need to use cutting fluid. If it something more difficult, I have a spray tin of lubricant which I used to use when I had a Keencut system and the long spray nozzle was good for getting in to restricted spaces. I now have a Fletcher Terry 3100 and that cuts glass much ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

My building is at least 400 years old and can get quite cold certain times of the year. My glass rack can hold about 35 to 40 sheets of glass and these sheets represent quite a thernal mass which takes a long time to warm up and I have found from experience that glass does not cut as well at low tem...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 1:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 632

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

Really light spring pressue on the glass cutting wheel works well for me. You hardly noticee that the glass has been scored. After a while the glass cutting wheel sometimes becomes less effective as the spring presure can be increased very slightly, to keep you going while you order a relpacement cu...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restoring hardened Liberon cream
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Restoring hardened Liberon cream

I have personally never tried the heating method, but the brush and white spirit method seems to work quite well. I guess that you find something that works and you just stay with it. I also use quite a bit of Liberon's Black Bison patse wax in various colour shades. As you get towards the end of th...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restoring hardened Liberon cream
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Restoring hardened Liberon cream

I'm not completely sure how well it works restoring Liberon creme by adding white spirit to it. The white spirit just seems to me to be just sitting on the top of the dried liberon creme. Working in the white spirit with a small moderately stiff pant brush works well enough and this is my usual meth...
by Not your average framer
Thu 12 May, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 4
Views: 87

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

Thanks Nick, I mostly want to extend the fence enough to be able to reach the end with a clamp, to stop the slight bit of flexibility in the fence. The fence is a little springy and does no stay in line when a little pressure is apllied to the free end of the fence. I don't have a planner thicknesse...
by Not your average framer
Wed 11 May, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 4
Views: 87

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

Hi Jerome, Yes, the would be ideal, but fence does not travel the full length of the table, so that I can not reach it with a clamp. I am expecting to need to extend the fence to where I can reach it with a clamp. The existing fence is hollow and made of paper thin aluminium. I probably need to plan...
by Not your average framer
Wed 11 May, 2022 11:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

At present, the fence on my table saw can flex of line a little to easily and I am thinking about how hard it would be to strengthen it so that it stays on line better. The fence is not a full length fence and only clamps in position on one end only. I wondered if anyone else has needed to address t...
by Not your average framer
Wed 11 May, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mismatched corners
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Mismatched corners

It is not an unknown thing for moulding which are not of uniform thickness on both sides of the moulding to warp, twist, or distort after the moulding has the machined and one side finished. In bygone years some mouldings were machined to include stress releiving longituinal groove along the length ...