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by prospero
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Copenhagen framer
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: New Copenhagen framer

Welcome Jens. :D

If it's nerdy details you're seeking, then you've come to the right place. :shock: :yes: 8)
by prospero
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hobby level framing equipment
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Hobby level framing equipment

I started out with a Nobex saw and they do a reasonable job. Problem is, on larger mouldings it shows it's limitations. An artist friend of mine on hearing I had some framing kit went to a sale and bought up a load of BIG moulding and wanted me to cut it up into 10, 12x16" frames. That's 80 cuts. :o...
by prospero
Wed 13 Nov, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: How to revive dry liberon gold filler?

I've done this many times using White Spirit. Or genuine Turps if you want to be flash. :P

It can take a while, but jabbing a few holes in it will accelerate the process.
by prospero
Tue 12 Nov, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Greetings!

Hi Bertie and Welcome to the Dark Side. :lol: :ninja:
by prospero
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Removing the smell from old books
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Removing the smell from old books

This may not be entirely sensible, but.... When I moved to my present shop it had been shut up and empty for a while and it had been a butchers. There was a prevading pong of rancid fat which I couldn't shift. Tried Disinfectant, Jeyes Fluid, allsorts. Opened all the doors and windows and let the br...
by prospero
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

The old ornate gilded frames were all on pine carcasses, at least I've never seen one on hardwood. I them there days the timber was maybe better quality from the typical available today, but some of these frames have timber that is a bit ropey. No wonder they buried it under gesso and twiddly bits. ...
by prospero
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Removing the smell from old books
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Removing the smell from old books

Yes. Or right up his nose. :lol:
by prospero
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

On a slight tangent... I it's amazing how the most unlikely materials can look very classy. :D
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by prospero
Sat 09 Nov, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

This frame was done with a thick base of black gesso which was worked to leave random swirly brushmarks.
The grain is totally buried under the gesso.
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by prospero
Fri 08 Nov, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

Mark.:lol: You are right saying that grain filling is laborious. I've just done 30-odd and some are 4' x 3' and 4.5" wide. :? Plus.... Most had liners which needed to same treatment. I got though about 5Kg of filler. But.... Most of these are stacked frames and to blend the elements together the joi...
by prospero
Thu 07 Nov, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

I use Daler Rowney Black acrylic gesso for black finishes. :D If you are happy (and why not?) with the grain that's fine. I prefer to fill the pores first (on hardwoods) with filler simply because it gives you more control. Occasionally you get a bit of atypical grain or a knot which sticks out like...
by prospero
Wed 06 Nov, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Another 2 hand finished frames with photos of various stages.

What can I say? Nailed it! :D As for cutting your own frames, it would allow you to experiment and make more individual designs. You don't really need an underpinner. Clamps and hammer and nails would do the job. As you are finishing after joining, any 'divots' would get filled in alongside the fini...
by prospero
Tue 05 Nov, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is this done?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: How is this done?

There's a place near Sleaford that one of my customers uses. Can't for the life of me remember the name. I'll ask him. :D

The prints are top-rank. :yes:

You have to beware people who buy a printer and think that makes them a "printer". :lol:
by prospero
Tue 05 Nov, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How is this done?
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: How is this done?

This process is a very good option where someone has a old family photo which is irreplaceable. Such items are often damaged - cracks, fading, missing corners, etc. Attempting to 'touch up' old photos can often result in them being damaged even further and essentially lost forever. But if you photog...
by prospero
Mon 04 Nov, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Ady-based in Telford
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Ady-based in Telford

Welcome Ady. :D
by prospero
Sat 02 Nov, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Collapse
Replies: 12
Views: 482

Re: Collapse

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by prospero
Sat 02 Nov, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chop service and underpinner
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Chop service and underpinner

The thing with chop is you get what you ask for - up to a point. Some choppers by default add bit to your supplied dimensions to allow for glass clearance. You might not want this so it's important to specify DEAD measurements. So if you want 700mm you get 700mm. Trouble is, you can't fine tune the ...
by prospero
Thu 31 Oct, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: octagonal frame
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: octagonal frame

Excellent Job Alan. :D :yes: I made two oct mirror frames back in the day when wallpaper moulding ruled the earth. :lol: On a Morso it was a fiddly task and they ended up quite a lot smaller than they were intended to be. :| Fortunately I ordered the mirrors after the frames were done. :lol: Haven't...
by prospero
Thu 31 Oct, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Kent
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Hello from Kent

Welcome to the Forum Megan. :D
by prospero
Thu 31 Oct, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: float mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: float mounting

Could be the sizing of the paper not 'taking' the adhesive on the tape satisfactorily. Cases like this really call for starch paste
and torn handmade paper hinges. If you can, do a few tryouts first to make sure the paste is the right consistency.