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by kuduframes
Sun 03 Nov, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collapse
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Collapse

I had a very similar collapse 2 or 3 years ago, surprisingly the amount of moulding damage was minimal but the worst part of the whole thing was having to empty the racks completely so I could re-attach the brackets to the wall more securely.
Good luck
by kuduframes
Sat 12 Oct, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing spectacles
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Framing spectacles

Hollow punches such as those used to make holes in leather belts also work well on mount board and start of at 1 or 2 mm diameter up to 10 or more.
Quite reasonably priced direct from the rain forest
by kuduframes
Thu 29 Aug, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all, newcomer here & advice required
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: Hi all, newcomer here & advice required

Hi Gary, welcome to the forum

There are 2 good threads running right now which should help

https://www.theframersforum.com/viewtop ... 12&t=17674
and
https://www.theframersforum.com/viewtop ... =6&t=17673

Good luck
by kuduframes
Tue 02 Jul, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: framing without mounts
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: framing without mounts

I've used Lion FrameTek EconoSpace Self Adhesive Spacer, cat.no. 2729 for years, works very well.
This will solve the issue of attaching the spacer to the glass but all the other points that Prospero mention are still valid.
by kuduframes
Mon 06 May, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing software
Replies: 17
Views: 1941

Re: Pricing software

There really needs to be a straightforwad iPhone or iPad based pricing software. A downloadable app would be great. I use an MS Excel spreadsheet for all my pricing. It is relatively basic and pricing is calculated purely on materials cost and mark up. There is provision to add a specific amount to...
by kuduframes
Mon 15 Apr, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Glad I didn't have to do this!
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Glad I didn't have to do this!

drpeej wrote:Sorry - I meant 8m not 18! Still pretty big!

Is there any way to edit my own posts?
Thanks for that, I thought I'd lost what little I had left of my sense of proportion ! :giggle:
No problem getting it in as long as the door is higher than 2m.

Quite impressive ! :clap:
by kuduframes
Fri 22 Mar, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: GLASS SIZE TYPE
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: GLASS SIZE TYPE

I know the experts will be along shortly but for what my contribution is worth, my first reactions are - 1 - I'd be a bit nervous about using 2 mm at that size, all depends on size of frame / subframe. 3 mm would be heavy. I'd be tempted to look at acrylic options like artshield. 2 - Lion Keyhole He...
by kuduframes
Sun 10 Mar, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass
Replies: 14
Views: 785

Re: Glass

Thanks, YPF. TBH I'll probably just stick to normal glass, the priority stuff being so expensive... people quite like looking at themselves after all. Regards to the doggies. Just checked the Wessex cut to size calculator, a piece of 40*50cm UV70 comes in at £11.80 (plus vat and delivery of course)
by kuduframes
Wed 06 Mar, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: SUMUP Credit Card Reader
Replies: 22
Views: 1805

Re: SUMUP Credit Card Reader

iZettle variable rate plans I've been using iZettle for a couple of years and have been happily paying 2.75% on each transaction until I noticed 1.75% in this thread. I checked with iZettle and was advised you can opt for the lower fixed fee of 1.75% in the settings menu, now done ! but be careful ...
by kuduframes
Sun 03 Mar, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone received any Arqadia invoices yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Anyone received any Arqadia invoices yet?

The new Arqadia/Larson-Juhl price list is shocking. Why split up mouldings into their collection categories?! It makes no odds to me what collection they come from. It used to be dead easy to find a moulding but now its almost as difficult as navigating the Simons price list! This LJ rebranding has...
by kuduframes
Mon 25 Feb, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framer Down.
Replies: 17
Views: 1372

Re: Framer Down.

Hope to see you posting again soon Mark, good luck

Colin
by kuduframes
Wed 13 Feb, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mouldings/mountboard to practice on...
Replies: 13
Views: 955

Re: Mouldings/mountboard to practice on...

Hi Cleaver
Whereabouts in Surrey are you?
I'm just north of Farnham and can let you have a selection of various board off cuts in a size which is big enough to practice on, like from A4 ish to i/4 sheet.
Please feel free to give me a call, numbers on my web site.
Colin
by kuduframes
Thu 07 Feb, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over cuts on mounts.
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Over cuts on mounts.

I also cut my teeth and other bits on a keencut gold....and overcuts on the back were normal.
Should have also said that the with the valiani the mount is cut face up.
by kuduframes
Thu 07 Feb, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Over cuts on mounts.
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Over cuts on mounts.

my Valiani Matpro, pneumatic cutter does not have any over or under cuts, same would go for any CMC I guess. The action of the head id such that when you hit the engage button the blade enters the board exactly at the start of the cut and on release the blade comes out at exactly the end of the cut,...
by kuduframes
Wed 06 Feb, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Magazine Frame
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: Magazine Frame

Lion 7595, Clear Polyester Film 95µ 760mm x 20m roll
by kuduframes
Mon 04 Feb, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone received any Arqadia invoices yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 863

Re: Anyone received any Arqadia invoices yet?

I've only had one order on LJ since the rebranding and went to Bedford to collect because of the delivery issues.
I have'nt received an invoice by post as I normally would have but it is available online under the "customer service" "my account" headers at the top of the page.
by kuduframes
Thu 24 Jan, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing for larger orders - 50+
Replies: 14
Views: 1271

Re: Pricing for larger orders - 50+

Assuming this turns out to be a genuine enquiry with no snags or funny business as has gone before, then... Putting the volumes into perspective, lets say 50 frames 20*16 at a nominal, say £20 each. That's £1000 worth of orders and multiple sizes in similar quantities start adding up to a substantia...
by kuduframes
Fri 11 Jan, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How many mouldings do you offer?....
Replies: 38
Views: 1962

Re: How many mouldings do you offer?....

I'm with Rainbow on this one, go check a few ready made's, it's horses for courses.
Better still, go to your local photographic shop and ask them to fit a photo into one of their RMF's for you, but don't run away when the sellotape comes out !
by kuduframes
Fri 11 Jan, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: SUMUP Credit Card Reader
Replies: 22
Views: 1805

Re: SUMUP Credit Card Reader

Mobile card readers are a great tool to have, just check your mobile signal is ok ! I currently have iZettle and they charge a nominal 2.75% per transaction. SumUp sounds reasonable at 1.69% Last weekend I had to pay an emergency plumber using SumUp, you could say it was used in anger ! outrageous c...
by kuduframes
Wed 09 Jan, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wessex OTC
Replies: 9
Views: 717

Re: Wessex OTC

I've picked up small bits before so I think the minimum order possibly only applies for deliveries