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by prospero
Thu 19 May, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Keeping the oak grain when painting it
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Keeping the oak grain when painting it

I think the best you are going to do is with a couple or three coats of white acrylic. I use black on Ash and it leaves the grain pattern showing nicely. Btw. As mentioned, don't use wirewool+wax on white finishing as it will grey it. And on oak or ash tiny metal fragments will lodge in the grain an...
by prospero
Thu 19 May, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What's the name of the B & Q equivalent of the Wickes riiple coat please!
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: What's the name of the B & Q equivalent of the Wickes riiple coat please!

It's Diall multiripple Mark. But it's been on the 'Clearance' list for a while. I bought in 10 5lt tubs to stock up but I'm getting though it rapidly so I have been trying to get some more (It was reduced from £22 to 10). Their website still lists it but it is "not available for home delivery" and "...
by prospero
Tue 17 May, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings
Replies: 8
Views: 160

Re: Brass Tray & Box frame mouldings

I'm sure there used to be deep aluminium frames available, but I haven't seen any for years. 'Polished Gold' is the nearest thing you are going to get to Brass. How deep do you need it? There is metal channelling available which you could use slipped over a wood moulding. You would need a saw with t...
by prospero
Fri 13 May, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-Reflective Acrylic
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Anti-Reflective Acrylic

Ah.... So it looks like it's retro '80s fuzzy glazing. :lol: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :ninja: :Slap:
by prospero
Tue 10 May, 2022 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-Reflective Acrylic
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Anti-Reflective Acrylic

Sounds interesting. Who is going to "Request Sample" ? :P
by prospero
Tue 10 May, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Sticky Rebate Supports on my Morso F
Replies: 6
Views: 84

Re: Sticky Rebate Supports on my Morso F

It's a set of these you'll be wanting. :D

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by prospero
Sun 08 May, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Dismantling a Morso F
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Dismantling a Morso F

I would go no further than removing the right-hand support. Lock the pedal down to conceal the blades. It's a hefty lump sure enough but two fit lads should have no trouble shifting it. I would dismantle it further. It's like taking the back off a watch - never works properly afterwards. :lol: I rem...
by prospero
Sun 08 May, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Some low cost vacuum clear for dust extraction for a single router.
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Some low cost vacuum clear for dust extraction for a single router.

I've got a Karcher WD 3 P. £104.99 from Screwfix. It has a take-off for an power tool so that it
switches on when the tool starts. Lots of suck and easy to use. If you aren't sucking up chippings
you only have to empty it twice a year. :lol:
by prospero
Sat 07 May, 2022 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.

I did this with my cheapo table saw and cheapo router table on a piece of 'construction' grade pine timber. The rebate was formed with two passes. (riving knife and safety guards removed). I think I contrived a jig with feather boards and guards so I could shove it through without any risk of touchi...
by prospero
Fri 06 May, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Showing both sides
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Showing both sides

Encapsulate it in Mylar. Cut two mats. Hinge the mats together as if they were a mat and backmount. (The mat 'fronts' facing outwards) Hinge the encapsulated print to one of the mat. Show the deckle edge but not the tape on the Mylar. Sandwich this between two sheets of glass and tape the edges all ...
by prospero
Wed 04 May, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Commercially produced strut backs
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Commercially produced strut backs

Someone posted this interesting selection of bygone efforts on FB. :lol:

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by prospero
Wed 04 May, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Commercially produced strut backs
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Commercially produced strut backs

I have been pondering this issue for nearly 40 years and I not found a method that's exactly easy. If you want a reliable easy to use product you have to cough up for good quality pre-made ones or spend time making your own, which is heavy on labour time and not a little tedious. People have been re...
by prospero
Wed 04 May, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from down under!
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Hello from down under!

Hi and Welcome noobie. :D

Ask away. You might get a sensible answer. :lol: :clap: :ninja: :clap: :giggle:
by prospero
Wed 27 Apr, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting MDF
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: Cutting MDF

For years I used a 48" HD Rotatrim which I made a wall mount for. It has only one wheel though so you get a clean edge and a rough edge which has to be trimmed off for the next cut. So more work and more waste. In the long term a cutter with all the bells'n'whistles will pay for itself very quickly....
by prospero
Sat 23 Apr, 2022 7:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: How strong are glued and headless pinned, are obeche butt joints likely to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: How strong are glued and headless pinned, are obeche butt joints likely to be?

Have you thought about using a biscuit joiner? For narrower mouldings you can cut the biscuits in half. You do need to contrive some sort of strap clamp or use spring clamps, depending on the nature of the joint. With biscuits the vertical alignment is set, but the joints can be moved laterally. You...
by prospero
Fri 22 Apr, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass on artwork?
Replies: 9
Views: 336

Re: Glass on artwork?

The actual contact with the glass is sort-of OK, if the frame is always kept in a stable environment. But there is always the risk of condensation forming on the inside which can result in the poster sticking to the glass. The bigger factor is that the poster WILL go wavy if it is not hinged with th...
by prospero
Wed 20 Apr, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stacked Frames
Replies: 47
Views: 1488

Re: Stacked Frames

A bit of 'groovy' pine with a hockey-stick section added to form the rebate.

The random grooves were done with a Dremel+sanding drum. Great fun. :clap:
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by prospero
Wed 20 Apr, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stacked Frames
Replies: 47
Views: 1488

Re: Stacked Frames

One of my favourite and useful stacked 'systems' is a wide, flat section edged with narrower mouldings. The flat part in the middle can be any width and can be a standard moulding or simply a piece of PSE. I've even used OSB which gives a nice texture and finishes well. This is a great way of making...
by prospero
Wed 20 Apr, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stacked Frames
Replies: 47
Views: 1488

Re: Stacked Frames

.......... Can I ask how you managed to blend the piece of ordinary wood on the base of the oulside edge of the completed overall profile with the outer moulding on top? I know that this is not always easy. Are these pieces of nornal wood pieces of Obeche? Basically, a lot of sanding. You're right,...
by prospero
Tue 19 Apr, 2022 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stacked Frames
Replies: 47
Views: 1488

Re: Stacked Frames

Here's one I did a few years back. :D
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