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by David McCormack
Wed 28 Apr, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Whitest conservation mount
Replies: 9
Views: 685

Re: Whitest conservation mount

Bright white paper or board will contain optical brightening agents (OBAs) so you're out of luck there. If your idea of conservation is in line with the FATG standards then the board can't contain OBAs: "2.17. The stock must be free of optical brightening agents." Having said that, the print border ...
by David McCormack
Wed 14 Apr, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cleaning Ultraview UV70
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Cleaning Ultraview UV70

Opti bright from Wessex for me too :yes:
by David McCormack
Tue 06 Apr, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mountboard - Individual sheets
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Mountboard - Individual sheets

You're right you can't really. But I'm thinking when times are normal again you can collect if close enough.
by David McCormack
Tue 06 Apr, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mountboard - Individual sheets
Replies: 17
Views: 749

Re: Mountboard - Individual sheets

Rose and Hollis?
http://www.roseandhollis.co.uk/products/product-20/

Or I've bought single sheets from another local framer before now when I've needed something quick?
by David McCormack
Tue 06 Apr, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Wow
Replies: 3
Views: 501

Re: Wow

I don't see the problem here, apart from the tape being the wrong colour? Is this what they call the bodge-hog method, will have to read up on this.... :lol:
by David McCormack
Tue 06 Apr, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hand finished strut backs
Replies: 25
Views: 9613

Re: Hand finished strut backs

Thank you Mark :D

Really pleased to think I've inspired you to make hand finished strut backs, that's very cool 8)

Look forward to seeing the finished results.
by David McCormack
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just dropping by to say hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Just dropping by to say hello...

Yeah, sorry about that! :oops:
by David McCormack
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Art glass film coating damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Art glass film coating damage?

Sounds good :D
by David McCormack
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's wrong with flexible tabs?
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: What's wrong with flexible tabs?

Hi Rainbow, Yes, I was referring to the FATG standards of not using flexible points in conservation level framing. But I have nothing against bendy points and do use them at times. One time is when the rebate is too shallow and the back-board is flush with no room for any points. In this situation, ...
by David McCormack
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Art glass film coating damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Art glass film coating damage?

Cleaning my coated filters for camera lenses is a nightmare at times and coated picture frame glass is no exception. I stopped stocking full sheets of coated glass in the end and got Wessex to cut it for me to size. The trick is to handle it as little as possible :head: I would definitely try a diff...
by David McCormack
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Art glass film coating damage?
Replies: 5
Views: 300

Re: Art glass film coating damage?

You may have damaged the coating but I would say most likely not :D What did you use to clean the glass? I would try again with a soft micro fibre cloth and some good glass cleaner that you would use for spectacles or camera lenses. I use Opti-Bright from Wessex. I know the sort of marks you mean, g...
by David McCormack
Tue 23 Mar, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just dropping by to say hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Re: Just dropping by to say hello...

Thanks for the welcome back folks :D I'll contribute when I can but I am a bit rusty (also found a few rust spots on my Torso when I uncovered it recently but nothing a bit of vigorous rubbing won't sort out :shock: ) and most of my framing now will be off white mounts and simple oak or walnut frame...
by David McCormack
Mon 15 Mar, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just dropping by to say hello...
Replies: 8
Views: 1072

Just dropping by to say hello...

I hope all you lovely framers are well and happy :D Long time no see! I know it has been a difficult 2020 but we are heading towards better times and I'm off to get my first jab next week :sweating: 2020 has been a year of photography for me and no framing! I've been selling my work as prints but no...
by David McCormack
Fri 19 Jul, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Hand finished strut backs
Replies: 25
Views: 9613

Re: Hand finished strut backs

Not your average framer wrote:So thank you very much David for inspiring me!
Mark
You're welcome mate!

Glad to give something back after all the years of taking inspiration from both you and others on this great forum :D

"Strut your stuff"! :ninja: :ninja:
by David McCormack
Wed 22 May, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: White mount boards
Replies: 11
Views: 2350

Re: White mount boards

Last year I had a problem with Arqadia Solidcore conservation board. It is a solid board using the same material throughout i.e. face, backing and core all being the same, and the batch I received had a slightly different colour face paper to that of the backing when they should be exactly the same....
by David McCormack
Wed 27 Mar, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso blade alignment problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Re: Morso blade alignment problems

Brighouse isn't a million miles from Donny, you should contact Mark Thornton. I used to live in Wakey :D

https://www.theframersforum.com/memberl ... file&u=335

https://www.underpinner-spares.co.uk/pages/about-us
by David McCormack
Tue 26 Mar, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Tape to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 1335

Re: Tape to use?

Here are my thoughts about tapes and their uses. There are two parts to tape; the substrate (the tape itself) and the adhesive. Tape can be made from wood pulp, cotton rag, linen and Japenese papers such as mulberry tissue. Wood pulp contains lignin which will degrade over time and as it does it pro...
by David McCormack
Fri 08 Mar, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Subframe fixing methods
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Subframe fixing methods

I must go to the same school as Justintime :lol: Here are some photos of the Wessex subframe in use (PW219) the frame is about 90x110cm I just cut and join as any other moulding... plenty of glue and V nails. The pre cut groove in the subframe allows for easy attachment to your frame with screws. Th...
by David McCormack
Mon 04 Mar, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso fence question
Replies: 4
Views: 1216

Re: Morso fence question

When your left fence is set correctly to give x4 snug corners, then it may not be dead flush with the right fence. When you make you final cut i.e. in the last notch, make sure you pull both sides of the moulding flush up against both fences. For wide mouldings you may not be able to pull the mouldi...
by David McCormack
Sat 02 Mar, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Double sided frame concerns....
Replies: 24
Views: 5897

Re: Double sided frame concerns....

Nice work featurepiece, very impressive :clap:

But what’s with the drawing of the shopping bag?