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by prospero
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: insurance

It's a knotty conundrum, but from the insurers point of veiw....... If you were working on an artwork and you spilled coffee on it or the dog eats it, that would be taken as 'negligence' on your part for allowing liquids near the art and letting the dog in the workshop. If a pipe burst in the ceilin...
by prospero
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork

There are various systems that have been devised - plastic extrusions shaped like a square Z that are screwed to the frame. Never been overly enamoured with them. Expensive, and all in all a bit half-arsed as we say round here. What's simpler than sticking a bit of wood to the back? Only prob is tha...
by prospero
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large canvas with scrawny margins
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Large canvas with scrawny margins

Fair enough, but there is a danger if the canvas is under tension that the holes will be the start of a rip. :shock:

Reinforcing the area around the holes might help, but that's a lot of extra faffing. :P
by prospero
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large canvas with scrawny margins
Replies: 14
Views: 339

Re: Large canvas with scrawny margins

I would be quite happy stretching them with a 50mm margin. Use stretcher pliers if necessary. I would be reticent to use a slotted stretcher bar system on something on this scale though. You need full control and while it may be OK for something smaller I would get bar made to size with the proper s...
by prospero
Sat 04 Jul, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Wrapped Bevels & Artwork

This is the problem with using deep mounts. You need deep mouldings. :lol: Most commercial mouldings don't allow for more than a single mount - sometimes not even that. You have to resign your self to picking deep moulding or in most cases, building out the back of the moulding. I like using fillets...
by prospero
Tue 30 Jun, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all.
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Hi all.

Hello Dave. :D :clap:
by prospero
Tue 30 Jun, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: standard size swept frames
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: standard size swept frames

Now and again I get a request for frames that have ornaments on. The usual far-eastern ones do tend to be very brassy and in-your-face though. One of my little strategies is to get on and refinish it. The actual structure of the frames is fine, it's just the horrible gilding. I do them in a mush sof...
by prospero
Mon 29 Jun, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: standard size swept frames
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: standard size swept frames

I think you may be trying to compete in a dying market. :roll: These frames were very popular back in the '80s. They were cheap and looked impressive. I also used to get a lot of the Frinton Gallery custom frames. But I cannot remember the last time I used a 'swept' frame. Tastes have changed over t...
by prospero
Mon 29 Jun, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Russian Compo Recipe help plz
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: Russian Compo Recipe help plz

I have experimented with making this from sawdust (of which I have unlimited supplies :lol: ) without much success. A my learned friend above says, you can use a resin as a binder, but it tends to set too hard and brittle. You used to be able to buy the stuff ready-made and I had a tub that I used f...
by prospero
Sat 27 Jun, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trimming a limited edition print
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Trimming a limited edition print

If it's a 'collectable' print and you were a collector and had the choice of buying a mint copy or a trimmed copy. which would you go for? Thus any 'mutilation' can impact on the market value dramatically. If the customer insists, hand them a pair of scissors and let them trim off the ££££££££££s. :...
by prospero
Mon 22 Jun, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!
Replies: 23
Views: 735

Re: Idea for novel appraoch...feedback please!

Ever heard of clipframes? :wink:
by prospero
Wed 17 Jun, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing large print
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Framing large print

It depends on the size and thickness of the print. Generally the less hinges the better. :roll: Another way is to make a 'cylinder' of hinging tape - sticky side out. Like this -> O place it like a piece of double-stick tape. It has the capacity the 'roll' against a force from one direction. Best pl...
by prospero
Tue 16 Jun, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing large print
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Framing large print

Like a normal T-hinge but with the bar on the T not too close to the poster.
by prospero
Tue 16 Jun, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing large print
Replies: 10
Views: 964

Re: Framing large print

raisedslipmat001.jpg This is my highly technical diagram of my raised slip method. :lol: The 'slip' could equally be a narrow mount, but to me cutting a huge mount with a 30mm margin is a bit barmy. If not to say floppy. Commercially available slips are usually gold, but you can buy plain wood ones...
by prospero
Sun 14 Jun, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner problems
Replies: 3
Views: 592

Re: Underpinner problems

I've been making frames for nigh-on 40 years and if I tried to join that moulding on an underpinner that's the result I would expect. :lol: It's tall and narrow and very dense. :cry: Unless you want to splash out on a Hoffman router the best way I've found is to put a shallow (7mm?) v-nail in, not t...
by prospero
Sat 13 Jun, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello to all
Replies: 9
Views: 1126

Re: Hello to all

Hi Carol and Welcome to the Forum. :D On the subject of posters, they are things the J.Public have unrealistic expectations of when it comes to framing. Many is the remark "Can't you just........" quoted. You can just put them straight in a cheap frame, but when the waves and ripples appear to the c...
by prospero
Wed 10 Jun, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Morso nightmare
Replies: 22
Views: 1275

Re: Morso nightmare

The last pic is definitely a underpinning issue. It's not the machine, but with Oak you need really firm pressure or the two pieces will 'lift and separate' before the vnail bites. Once it does it will pull the faces together as it is designed to do, giving the exact result as in the pic. Underpinne...
by prospero
Sat 06 Jun, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just be grateful - very grateful for the answers on here
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Just be grateful - very grateful for the answers on here

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by prospero
Tue 02 Jun, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing large posters
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Framing large posters

My philosophy with (large) posters is to abandon the traditional window mount concept. They aren't watercolours or fine art prints. My method of choice is to dry mount them if they are not valuable (or every likely to be). With more 'collectable' and irreplaceable posters I would hinge them to a sui...