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by vintage frames
Sun 24 May, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: A couple questions
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: A couple questions

From looking at your photographs, I'm guessing that the frame is an oak section, as you can get from R&H, and it's been stained with Walnut coloured stain, and maybe a little Oak added. You would be best try mixing both to get a match.
by vintage frames
Tue 12 May, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?
Replies: 29
Views: 1021

Re: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?

The other way to do this is to just buy the lengths of PAR to the required width needed. This isn't as economical as slicing into wider widths, but you save on having to finish up sawn edges, as Prospero pointed out. And you save on the cost of a planer/thicknesser.
by vintage frames
Mon 11 May, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Will I need to install perspex screens in my shop in order to re-open for business?
Replies: 14
Views: 770

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

From what I'm hearing Mark, the law doesn't require anything specific, save to use our common sense and to make our premises ( Covid ) user-friendly. On a practical level, I don't think anyone is going to be out shopping for a long time yet, for you to even consider going to the trouble of erecting ...
by vintage frames
Sun 10 May, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?
Replies: 29
Views: 1021

Re: Table saw, best blade moulding cutting?

Just make sure you buy a TCT blade ( carbon tipped ) and as Fusionframer suggests, Freud is a good make. I'm presuming you're going to use a table to rip-saw into bought in planks or boards. Again make sure you buy PAR timber ( planed all round ). This is because you will need the accuracy of the pl...
by vintage frames
Tue 05 May, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Latest frame and some progression
Replies: 23
Views: 2498

Re: Latest frame and some progression

I was just thinking that this thread is getting a bit silly now but cleaver has pulled it back with a flourish!
by vintage frames
Tue 05 May, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Routing using templates, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: Routing using templates, etc.

Two routers now over 20 years old - that's hardly out of the box! So what's wrong with using an MDF board? If you did want to use plywood or other thin board for a full-thickness bevel, couldn't you just rout out the shape in thick MDF first and then clamp it under the board and use it as a template...
by vintage frames
Sat 02 May, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Latest frame and some progression
Replies: 23
Views: 2498

Re: Latest frame and some progression

Hi Matt You're getting good at this. I especially like the effect and finish you've got on the black. Nothing to criticize there. But we do have to have a look at your gilding line. It's very scruffy looking and detracts from the subtle distressing you've already achieved on the black finish. Assumi...
by vintage frames
Wed 29 Apr, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"

Fusionframer, thanks for your support. I only suggested the underpinner because most framers seem ideologically attached to the machines. I used to be too, but for this job I wouldn't be bothered with any underpinner. Just use two band clamps as NYAF suggested, a good pair of reading glasses and fin...
by vintage frames
Wed 29 Apr, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Rose&Hollis "very deep box section"

I've never done this, he chirps - but .. Cut the top one first to size. Cut the bottom one oversize by about 10mm each end. Clamp and glue the two together with the top one set mid way. Next day, sand the outer surfaces smooth to match. Now pop the assembly into the morso and cut the bottoms using t...
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Thu 23 Apr, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sex toy sales are up over 100% in Norway and Denmark during March
Replies: 18
Views: 2343

Re: Sex toy sales are up over 100% in Norway and Denmark during March

Maybe not a bad idea. I'd be more inclined to suggest a window display of several framed examples to show potential customers how they could all look. There is however a small hazard for an interior design offence. These efforts are always treasured as ephemeral objects, stood loose leafed on a shel...
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Wed 22 Apr, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

Ah! you do things old school. Full respect for using a rubber. The last time I did an ebonised finish, if I remember right, I used the full concentrate polish for coverage and build, and then finished with a coat of the fully transparent polish. All this with a brush of course. I've also found that ...
by vintage frames
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

I totally get what you're trying to achieve. Building up layers of polish will certainly give you a glass like finish on the wood. I asked what you were using because my own experience now is make up my own black polish and this gives a much better result. The commercial black polishes I've used don...
by vintage frames
Wed 22 Apr, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

Hi Timh
I'm not sure why you need 20 coats of ebony polish. Can I ask what you're using for this?
by vintage frames
Tue 21 Apr, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Flakey Paint FX
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Flakey Paint FX

That's how to do a flakey paint frame. Congrats!
by vintage frames
Tue 21 Apr, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Dutch Ripple and other stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 1733

Re: Dutch Ripple and other stuff

Superb carving and magnificent ripple effect. Thinking that the originals were done on ebony wood, have you tried that? I know the cost would be too expensive for the whole frame but could the ripple be cut on small strips of ebony and then applied. I'd imagine ebony would be pretty hard to cut into...
by vintage frames
Tue 14 Apr, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Flakey Paint FX
Replies: 9
Views: 1615

Re: Flakey Paint FX

That's the work of someone who knows what he's doing,
by vintage frames
Thu 09 Apr, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guilding onto card
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Guilding onto card

I only specify transparent shellac as all the other types of shellac polish contain additives such as resins, waxes and oils. These are added to aid the use in french polishing. If it's only to seal a base layer, then any sort of shellac should be OK. But as an overglaze, it's best to use a transpar...
by vintage frames
Wed 08 Apr, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guilding onto card
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Guilding onto card

Hi Ollie This should be a fairly straight forward job.The essential thing is to seal up BOTH sides of the card to prevent any warping. Use a dilution of 50/50 shellac - meths for this and you would need to apply at least 3 coats. If you get any missed areas at all, then the size will soak in and spo...
by vintage frames
Tue 07 Apr, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Black painted frames
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Black painted frames

If you are laying down coats of gesso and then red/black bole as your nr.3 preferred finish, why don't you paint on a layer of transparent shellac after polishing the bole? Two coats of diluted 50/50 polish/meths, and then your wax will give you a perfectly durable finish. The bole alone is just a c...
by vintage frames
Sun 05 Apr, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: St Ives Framing Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2479

Re: St Ives Framing Advice

Well then how's about going to Rose & Hollis and making up a St Ives style frame from say F8, on it's side as the outer rail, F9 on it's back as the centre board and A354 as the inner rebate. Glue them together judiciously and join up to make the frame . Paint it white all over and if that's a bit t...