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by Not your average framer
Fri 24 Sep, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pear Wood
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: Pear Wood

Hi Dermot,

Pear wood is a classic cabinet makers and furniture makers favorite and appears on some pieces of antique furniture. Is it all that hard to come by in this day and age?
by Not your average framer
Fri 24 Sep, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Window mount sizes query

You do develop an eye for this after a while. It's a bit of an experience thing, but it's not something to beat yourself over the head about, it's something that comes very naturally and to any really new framers, I would say don't get too worried about it, it will come and it's easy and instinctive...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Window mount sizes query

I think that Jeremy and I are much the same here. I also work on the basis that if it looks right it is right. Also in my case the amount that I bottom weight mounts is not always necessarily a linear relationship, compared the width of the other sides. Where the centre of interest in an image for t...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Window mount sizes query

I have no knowledge about doing thngs this way. It's not something which I was ever taught. Is there any futher expaination about the principles behind this?
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large size mountboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Large size mountboard?

I'm thinking that the formadehyde in the MDF probably is not going to be good for the longevity of the felt and wood boring insects are very attracted to most varieties of plywood, so the ply must be sealed with something to stop the insects. This is not an unsurmountable problem, but needs thinking...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Turnover

It has been my experience that there are a few gaps in the market, which are not always fully addressed by the large volume mass market outlets, as it's obviously not easy to mass produce as therefore not ideal for such outlets. One of these options is rustic style frames. I make these out of both p...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Turnover

I don't do this, so I am not an expert, but I have read that blogs on social media can create a lot of interest and result in customers wanting to bring their business to you as a result. However I think that it requires some regular content to keep taffic coming to your blog, so it needs to be work...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large size mountboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Large size mountboard?

Wessex sell really huge sheets of 10mm thick foamboard, I would use one of these and not bother looking for a large piece of mountboard. The foamboard also doubles as the backing board as well. I also buy basic acryic sheeting cut to size from my local hardware shop which solves the glazing issue as...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Turnover

To quote Geospectrum - 3. Develop a speciality or exploit a niche. I agree completely! Don't be "run of the mill", be something different! Having a speciality, or selling niche things, immediately reduces your competition and that means not having to worry about lower prices being offered by competi...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: any suggestions for cut to size glass and MDF in bulk?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: any suggestions for cut to size glass and MDF in bulk?

I was going to mention Wessex as well. A really good company, who have really got their act together. I buy all my glass from them! A really helpful and reliable company, also a definite class act.
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Turnover

I don't currently have a website, but posting leaflets through doors definitely works well on a local basis and making you own leaflets can be a good move as it saves money. There are a fair number of businesses in my town and some of them employ some interesting advertising tactics. There are some ...
by Not your average framer
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Window mount sizes query

Not all mounts which you cut are going to be the same, the requirements differ! I can divide the mounts which I cut in to maybe three, or four different categories and the way that there are designed will depend on what's needed. I make mounts to fit my own ready made frames. These are just basic mo...
by Not your average framer
Mon 20 Sep, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Turnover

The bigger crew type businesses are quite often dependant on larger volumes and lower margins and the smaller business might turn out to be a lot more resiliant that the big ones in these current times. Small businesses can usually make adjustments more easily than the big ones, if times get tough a...
by Not your average framer
Mon 20 Sep, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Turnover
Replies: 16
Views: 379

Re: Turnover

That's quite a question and there quite a few hidden variables within that question. Every framing business is different and I not just talking about turnover, but also the factors which determine that turn over. In all of those categories, different aspcts of you business model and how you do busin...
by Not your average framer
Sat 18 Sep, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Creating gold leaf sight edge
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Creating gold leaf sight edge

That sounds less difficult than I was expecting. I would probaly be wanting to gild a slip, or a liner, settling the gold sight edge back from the front face of the frame tends to add a bit extra visual emphasis, which for me adds a little extra magic.
by Not your average framer
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: adjusting firing pressure on Omer flexipoint gun
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: adjusting firing pressure on Omer flexipoint gun

I know about over pressure driving pins and staples to far and find this useful when hidding them under a bit of filler, it works well.
by Not your average framer
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter

Wastage will still be something to consider and allow for, but it's not something to get overly worried about. There may be some scope for considering areas in which you can avoid losing sales from customers with limited budgets by having a few mouldings which will help you to meet such customers bu...
by Not your average framer
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter

I Agree! Most molding wastage for many of us is just a liability and costs us money to dispose of it! You have to turn it in to something useful for it to be worth anything!
by Not your average framer
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter

I always work from left to right, cutting with the left hand blade first a then using the measuring extension while cutting using the right hand blade. I'm not sure why you would do it any other way. I don't understand how this affects the level of wastage. Am I missing something here? While I try t...
by Not your average framer
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: adjusting firing pressure on Omer flexipoint gun
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: adjusting firing pressure on Omer flexipoint gun

I'm not sure that this sounds quite right. I have never heard of an adjustable firing depth on a flexipoint gun before. The firing depth should be fixed by the way that the gun operates and the firing pin should have a limited range of travel. Are you operating the gun at a wildly excessive air pres...