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by prospero
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

I've had a few of these. I would make a rigid frame from 'stretcher' moulding and face it with 5mm foamcore. Then staple the material around the edge in the manner of a canvas. It's important not to impart too much tension. The aim is to get it flat with no waves, but not 'drum tight'. The foamcore ...
by prospero
Thu 16 Jan, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hiya!
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Hiya!

Welcome to the Forum Jacky. :D
by prospero
Thu 16 Jan, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso Set Up - Thanks
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Morso Set Up - Thanks

I am pleased to hear that Tom. :D

The left fence tweak is a useful thing to know and not in the instructions. :lol:
by prospero
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still use one of these ??
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Anyone still use one of these ??

I've also got an Olfa 18mm brad gun. :lol:
by prospero
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Windows 7 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: Windows 7 advice

I had a windows 7 rig until April this year. As the PC was 10 years old I treated myself to a new one with win 10.

Still have the old PC set up and it works fine. Bit slow now I've got used to the new one. :roll:

I never did update the old machine. The roof's still on. :lol:
by prospero
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still use one of these ??
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Anyone still use one of these ??

Don't confuse Triangle points with Diamonds, which I would agree are the Work of the Devil. :evil:

If I didn't use Multipoints the I would be using my Columbus gun with 11mm triangle in preference the green Fletcher gun. :roll:
by prospero
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rose and Hollis Info Needed
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Rose and Hollis Info Needed

They do an aluminium chop service - I've been getting them for 30+ years. :lol:
Not sure about woods.....

Give them a ring. They are very helpful and friendly. :clap:
by prospero
Mon 13 Jan, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Hi there

Welcome Bill from a fellow Yellerbelly. :D
by prospero
Thu 09 Jan, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you tape up your package?
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Do you tape up your package?

Yes.... After it's been on a while the tape can be hard to remove and leaves a residue. On the rare occasions that I've had to dismantle/reassemble a sandwich it's usually a case of slicing the edge of the tape and slapping another layer on top. As long as you don't do this too many times I figure t...
by prospero
Thu 09 Jan, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ribbed frame
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Ribbed frame

Ripple paint would maybe work. Hard to tell. Worth a shot. Bulking it up slightly with some sort of filler would speed the process but not too much. 10% by volume max. But gesso has a particular colour and to get a good replica of the original finish gesso is preferable. My first thought for carving...
by prospero
Thu 09 Jan, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Ribbed frame
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: Ribbed frame

It appears to me as you say, carved gesso. Also it must have been done after the frame was joined. Not too difficult to do on first glance. It would need quite a few coats of gesso to build up the depth. I seems that the raw gesso has been given a wash of mucky-coloured paint after the carving and t...
by prospero
Thu 09 Jan, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you tape up your package?
Replies: 13
Views: 522

Re: Do you tape up your package?

I always sandwich the glass/mount/backing. It serves two purposes: Firstly it leaves you with a unified single unit that you know bits are not going to get into. I make the frame after the sandwich is complete. I can have any number of sandwiches waiting for frames. Better than a load of loose eleme...
by prospero
Mon 06 Jan, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still use one of these ??
Replies: 14
Views: 744

Re: Anyone still use one of these ??

Have one identical. You can't get 13mm triangles but if you have the little 'tongue' which slips into the feed chute, you can use Fletcher 11mm triangles which are available from Lion. I preferred the 13mm over the ubiquitous 'framers' points. I used it for years with 11mm tris but now I use the Fle...
by prospero
Thu 02 Jan, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso F advice
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Morso F advice

Hi Richard. :D

Sharpening the blades wouldn't go amiss, but do a search for "Left Fence Tweak" topics.

As blades dull they can go off track as they cut, especially on hard woods such as oak. This procedure compensates.
by prospero
Wed 01 Jan, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: First gilt frame. Feedback please.
Replies: 9
Views: 806

Re: First gilt frame. Feedback please.

Nice job. 8) One thing that old frames exhibit is varying degrees of muck on the sides. These areas were often left painted with a brown colour, maybe to save gold. But in any case there is usually a heavy coating of gunk from coal fires on the top. Bit less on the sides and relatively clean at the ...
by prospero
Wed 01 Jan, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: What did you get (or give)?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: What did you get (or give)?

Apart from two jumpers from my auntie, I only got one. :|
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by prospero
Wed 01 Jan, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Happy New Year to all Frame Wranglers.
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Happy New Year to all Frame Wranglers.

Going to do some work after another cup of coffee. :P :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja:
by prospero
Sun 29 Dec, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Gunnar rapido snagging the board
Replies: 17
Views: 676

Re: Gunnar rapido snagging the board

What board is that? Have you tried it with a different sort? :roll:
by prospero
Wed 25 Dec, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount Size Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Mount Size Suggestions

What him up there said. ^^^^ :clap:
by prospero
Tue 24 Dec, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount Size Suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Mount Size Suggestions

I've noticed people can be a bit blinkered about mounts. They are really only essential on watercolours/drawings. Often, these items are stored unframed but mounted by large galleries or institutions. A bookmount allows them to be handled and studied without damage. Practical aspects aside (glass cl...