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by prospero
Wed 23 Sep, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dust!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: Dust!!!

Used blowing devices (or sucking devices) may seem intuitive, but they will stir up air movements and every little bit of detritus nearby will be on the move. I don't even make any sudden moves when assembling. :lol: Don't hoover the workshop just before you start assembly. You will appear to have c...
by prospero
Tue 22 Sep, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suppliers Out of Stock
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Suppliers Out of Stock

I've heard reports on the grapevine that Larson-Juhl in particular are in a right kerfuffle. :o :lol: :Slap:
by prospero
Sat 19 Sep, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: No car park
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: No car park

I'm lucky. I have a driveway at the side and a biggish yard. Also, when they remodelled the market place nearby I was left with a nice little pull-in just big enough for a car (or two). Handy for loading/unloading. I wouldn't want a shop that didn't have convenient parking. It's an asset not to be u...
by prospero
Fri 18 Sep, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gloss white frame
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Gloss white frame

I avoid gloss whites like the plague. :shock: If a customer insisted, I would direct them to someone I didn't like much. :evil:

You can create them on bare wood (seen a bit but never done it) with about a squillion sprayed coats and a lot of polishing. :lol:
by prospero
Fri 18 Sep, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: printed photo on mount board
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: printed photo on mount board

How about drymounting the photo onto the board? :)
by prospero
Wed 16 Sep, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Sticking down an old canvas onto wood
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Sticking down an old canvas onto wood

Plywood is not all the same. Some is better than other. I varnished a oil on ply for a lady recently and there was a huge bump in the middle where the top layer had separated. This was not noticeable until the shiny varnish went on. It also bent to the extent that it wouldn't sit in the frame proper...
by prospero
Wed 16 Sep, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Making Deep Frames for Casts
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: Making Deep Frames for Casts

Nice job. :clap:

I find Brummer stopping in Antique Pine a good match for natural Oak.
by prospero
Tue 15 Sep, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Sticking down an old canvas onto wood
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Sticking down an old canvas onto wood

What Steve said.... A good tip is to use a foam blanket (and release paper) to equalise the pressure if the painting is 'lumpy'. This helps to ensure there are not sections that don't bond firmly. I would avoid plywood. It can delaminate and also has a tendency to twist and bend. MDF if preferable a...
by prospero
Fri 11 Sep, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fabric art on self adhesive board
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Fabric art on self adhesive board

What sort of artwork is it. If it's a tourist thingy then I would go with s/a board. It's not like paper and will not have the same tendency to bubble. I have a press, so I would mount a piece of dry-mount film to a board (paper left on top) and when it's cooled peel the paper off and smooth the pie...
by prospero
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: sending box frame through post
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: sending box frame through post

1] Employ a specialist art courier (Aardvark?).

2] Make a stout wooden packing case.

3] Deliver it yourself.

:D
by prospero
Mon 07 Sep, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stringing Large Heavy Oil Painting?
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: Stringing Large Heavy Oil Painting?

I wouldn't use a cord or wire. I would make some cleats. :wink:
by prospero
Sat 05 Sep, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Underpinning issue
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Underpinning issue

btw.....

You could rescue those joins by forcing glue into the gap. Non-Solvented cartridge glue will stick and fill.
Brummer Stopping in the right colour is very good for filling oak.
by prospero
Sat 05 Sep, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Underpinning issue
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Underpinning issue

Is that Oak? If it is, that's par for the course. Oak (and Ash) need a different approach, particularly on tall, narrow mouldings. I would put a shallow (7mm?) v-nail near to the inside and secure the top with two crossed panel pins. The v-nail will hold the join in alignment and the pins will compl...
by prospero
Sat 05 Sep, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glazing on oversized items
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Glazing on oversized items

2mm glass is a lot tougher than you'd think. I would be quite happy to use 1m square piece. 3mm is going to add more weight, which can actually work against it and it is just as likely to break as 2mm. Acrylic won't shatter like glass, but i would only use it were there were safety concerns. For tha...
by prospero
Wed 02 Sep, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2nd Quality Moulding : How Much Should I Expect?
Replies: 10
Views: 546

Re: 2nd Quality Moulding : How Much Should I Expect?

A few knots/flaws here and there are expected. Even a bent length. You do tend to get an 'iffy' batch now and again where there is more wastage than usual, but there again you can get a really good batch where the wastage is virtually zero. In general, if you buy 100ft and use 70ft then that's more-...
by prospero
Wed 02 Sep, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Trying a new finish
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Trying a new finish

Very Nice. :D

I think I would gild the inner raised reed up to the centre panel but that's just me. :wink:
by prospero
Wed 02 Sep, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 512

Re: Glass

I very much agree with Mark. :) After nearly 40 years in the business I can say that if you chuck all your small bits you will not miss them. There is always that niggling doubt in the back of your mind that someone will come along and want 1000 little frames and if they did your material costs woul...
by prospero
Wed 02 Sep, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 461

Re: Hello

Welcome to our happy band Graham. :clap:
by prospero
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: test post
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Re: test post

I think my IP address has been blacklisted. Cannot send e-mails. :lol:

Another message board is blocking my posts. Just doing a few checks.....
by prospero
Thu 27 Aug, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: test post
Replies: 2
Views: 297

test post

hello. :D