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by pramsay13
Thu 21 May, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Width of mount
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Width of mount

Over the years I've seen a few 'rules': mounts must not be the same size as the frame mounts must be larger on the bottom than on the other three sides There are no hard and fast rules so you can play about with what you think looks good, what your customer think looks good, and meet somewhere in th...
by pramsay13
Mon 11 May, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mouldings getting dented
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Mouldings getting dented

I have a pneumatic underpinner and I find that if it is turned up too high I can damage the face of the moulding. I have it around 3 - 4 for most mouldings, up to around 5 - 6 for hardwoods. Sometimes I get dried glue on my pad and that can damage the moulding so make sure to wipe off any glue that ...
by pramsay13
Sun 10 May, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Will I need to install perspex screens in my shop in order to re-open for business?
Replies: 14
Views: 710

Re: Will I need to install perspex screens in my shop in order to re-open for business?

Nobody knows yet as there are no official guidelines. I imagine you will have to find your own rules that you and your customers are comfortable with. If they are not comfortable they will not come to your shop. So that might be 2 metres apart, perspex screens, no face to face contact at all etc. I ...
by pramsay13
Mon 04 May, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pricing help
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: Pricing help

Surely if the jobs have been completed the customers will know what the price would be and will be expecting to pay that.

I would just phone them to tell them the work is completed and ready to be picked up, and if they can remind you of the price agreed as you can't access the laptop.
by pramsay13
Mon 27 Apr, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Tape free art mounting
Replies: 14
Views: 1898

Re: Tape free art mounting

How about a platform mount?

https://www.theframersforum.com/viewtop ... =6&t=8798&

The link has an easy how-to from Roboframer using Jim Miller's method.
by pramsay13
Mon 27 Apr, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a golf club
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: Framing a golf club

I just finished a golf club before lockdown. https://www.facebook.com/pictureframerml/posts/2810964475626017:0 It is held using 2 pieces of melinex (around 1 inch wide) that go around the shaft top and bottom and pass through slits in the mountboard behind the club and then the melinex is fixed to t...
by pramsay13
Thu 16 Apr, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Trading..
Replies: 4
Views: 796

Re: Trading..

I've been chewing this one over for a few weeks now. My workshop is at home so I have been continuing to work, clearing a bit of a backlog I had, framing some of my own photos, tidying up and doing a bit of a stocktake. The actual law and government guidelines seems to be if you can't work from home...
by pramsay13
Sat 21 Mar, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not quite cutting right
Replies: 25
Views: 3558

Re: Not quite cutting right

Glad you got it sorted.

All you need to do now is stick that filed metal back into place.
by pramsay13
Wed 18 Mar, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not quite cutting right
Replies: 25
Views: 3558

Re: Not quite cutting right

I definitely wouldn't be filing, there must be another issue. In the meantime why not stick a piece of scrap mountboard in behind the moulding and just adjust your stops accordingly. So if I am understanding correctly, you have the handle fully in but there is still a gap between the blades and the ...
by pramsay13
Sun 15 Mar, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: My choice
Replies: 7
Views: 4159

Re: My choice

Looks great.

If the photo is A4, the frame must be massive; what size is it?

I assume the photo is sitting in front to return to the customer, rather than actually part of the frame and mount?
by pramsay13
Fri 21 Feb, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New framer need some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2718

Re: New framer need some advice

I use Centrado for most things.
by pramsay13
Mon 10 Feb, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wavey Canvass
Replies: 30
Views: 8582

Re: Wavey Canvass

I have had a few where the customer has wanted a canvas to be mounted and framed. In those circumstances I have stretched as normal and then placed in the frame with foamboard around the edges to make up the size. You could either stretch it using a shallow stretcher moulding sew extensions and stre...
by pramsay13
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upside-down cutting....
Replies: 12
Views: 3909

Re: Upside-down cutting....

I've never cut anything upside-down and I don't understand why you would.

My worry would be a small piece of grit etc. on the morso would end up scoring or scraping the face of the moulding.
by pramsay13
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ceramic Tile Framing advice, Thank you
Replies: 6
Views: 1271

Re: Ceramic Tile Framing advice, Thank you

I've done a couple few tiles, mostly close framing so the edges of the frame overlap the tile.

The one I did that was 'floating' I just used tile adhesive and silicone on the mountboard.

I haven't heard so I assume it's still floating.
by pramsay13
Sun 02 Feb, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large poster
Replies: 6
Views: 1923

Re: Large poster

Can you do it that size. My largest frame I can cut is 1500mm due to size of workshop so any larger I would have to order already cut and joined. Largest mount I can cut is 1200mm due to size of mountcutter. At that size I wouldn't use glass so it would need to be acrylic, 4mm might be thick enough ...
by pramsay13
Sat 01 Feb, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 20
Views: 3795

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

"Keep It Reversible" Don't devalue sport shirts or artworks by using double sided tapes as in the above video. Framing sports shirts can be done with fully reversible methods with out the need for double sided tape. Practice makes perfect and you price accordingly, give your customer options. I hav...
by pramsay13
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Is it possible to run a business without a landlines
Replies: 16
Views: 5410

Re: Is it possible to run a business without a landlines

It would be very easy to do it without the landline although if you already have a number that people know I would be inclined to keep it and get it forwarded to a mobile number. I currently use a powerline adapter from the house to the workshop so i have wifi, but everything I need is on my mobile ...
by pramsay13
Tue 28 Jan, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.
Replies: 20
Views: 3795

Re: Advice needed on sports shirt framing please.

I use a mixture of tags and double sided fabric tape. I cut the shape for the inside and then stretch the top over it. I stress to my customers that it's just not possible to frame a sports top using fully reversible methods. I usually charge around £150 for a normal framing job, with extra if they ...
by pramsay13
Tue 24 Dec, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Pricing
Replies: 6
Views: 1071

Re: Pricing

I would be £16 for each one, so £160 for the lot. You will only get 2 pieces from a sheet of mountboard, so that is why it is quite expensive. If it was slightly smaller, enough to get 4 pieces from a sheet it would make it quite a bit cheaper so I would normally have that conversation with the cust...
by pramsay13
Fri 29 Nov, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Blades for Keencut
Replies: 3
Views: 953

Re: Blades for Keencut

Try a new blade.

Sometimes when the blade gets dull this will happen.

Are both boards the same depth?