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by David
Fri 03 Jun, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Decorative Mount Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Decorative Mount Tuition

This is the link to the Keencut website, there is a link to the master classes down the page on the right hand side.

https://www.keencut.com/

I also saw an ad for them on the Forum here.
by David
Fri 03 Jun, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Decorative Mount Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Decorative Mount Tuition

This is another example, the bottom mount is white and the two bevels are painted red and blue to give the colours of the RAF roundal for this Officers Commission. With two layers of mountboard you can show four colours. The bevel around the RAF albatross is also painted gold.
by David
Fri 03 Jun, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Decorative Mount Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Decorative Mount Tuition

Some examples of coloured bevels, part of a series of Porsche pictures using the same mount and frame but picking out the colours of individual cars with coloured bevels, so they look a matching set but each one is customised to the car.
by David
Fri 03 Jun, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Decorative Mount Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 643

Re: Decorative Mount Tuition

You might like to look at a series of videos I did for Keencut, they are free and there's no registration, available from Keencut and YouTube. They cover from basic mount cutting through V grooves, offset corners and coloured bevels. I use coloured bevels quite a lot, they can be quick and easy to d...
by David
Mon 09 May, 2022 4:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Showing both sides
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: Showing both sides

Hi, mylar is a trade name as is melinex, they are all polyester sheet. Lion do a good all round one, 95 microns thick, #7595. You will also need a special adhesive as regular tapes won't work either 3M 415 #1462 or Lion equivalent #9682. There is also a company PEL, www.pel.eu, they have a comprehen...
by David
Thu 28 Apr, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Computerised Mat Cutter
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: Computerised Mat Cutter

Hi Richard

I'm not far away, in Silverstone and have a Gunnar F1, if you want to see one in action and have a go you are welcome to come over anytime.

David.
by David
Sat 23 Oct, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting problems
Replies: 7
Views: 781

Re: Cutting problems

I think its a problem that has been getting more frequent in recent years with lower quality wood being used. It can be fine on one cut then tear the next, sometimes in the same length of moulding. My solution is similar to Jim's but I use long strips of 3mm MDF - remember to allow for the extra thi...
by David
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gunnar CMC training Course
Replies: 1
Views: 936

Re: Gunnar CMC training Course

Hi Mike

I can help, check out my website to see the sort of thing I do. All training is customised as everyone has different experience levels and objectives, I'm happy to fit in with whatever you require.

https://www.silverstoneframing.com/training
Royal Marines.
Royal Marines.
David.
by David
Wed 15 Sep, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: HELP ..... one small piece of suedette mountcard needed !!
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: HELP ..... one small piece of suedette mountcard needed !!

Have you tried Wessex you may be able to buy one sheet. I thought I had some but its the dark blue.
by David
Tue 14 Sep, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: Free Mount Cutting Videos

Brilliant to see the Fine Art Trade Guild have included the videos to qualify for CPD credits.
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by David
Mon 13 Sep, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount Borders in the Golden Ratio
Replies: 18
Views: 2060

Re: Mount Borders in the Golden Ratio

Well I was trying not to respond but here goes. When Leonardo et al used the Golden Ratio it was for overall size and positioning of components within a composition, not for dictating mount and frame surrounds. I do use the Golden Ratio along with other ‘rules’, the rule of thirds for example, they ...
by David
Mon 13 Sep, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Blade not plunging on Gunnar F1 Hybrid mountcutter
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Blade not plunging on Gunnar F1 Hybrid mountcutter

I think you need to talk to Sarah.

Good luck hope you get it sorted.

David.
by David
Sun 12 Sep, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Blade not plunging on Gunnar F1 Hybrid mountcutter
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Blade not plunging on Gunnar F1 Hybrid mountcutter

First thought, have you checked your air supply, are the clamps working, is the compressor switched on?
by David
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 2854

Re: Window mount sizes query

Emoji's can be so expressive :Slap: (Steve :D )
by David
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 2854

Re: Window mount sizes query

What Prospero said which is pretty much what I was going to say. I add a bias to almost every mount, except very narrow mounts, circles and squares, because it's good design and it works - in my opinion. I could go into design theory, psychology and architectural practice through the ages but basica...
by David
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: Free Mount Cutting Videos

Thanks, cleaver glad that's how they come across. I wouldn't argue anyway I've just seen the 'organisation' you work for :wink: .
by David
Fri 10 Sep, 2021 6:23 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Re: Free Mount Cutting Videos

Thank you it didn't feel that natural, I did get better though. Hope they come across OK, I've been framing for so long I do alot without thinking about it so hope it's clear to someone who hasn't done it before.
by David
Thu 09 Sep, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Free Mount Cutting Videos
Replies: 8
Views: 1658

Free Mount Cutting Videos

These maybe of interest, over the past year I have been working with Keencut to make a series of mount cutting videos. They are free and no need to register, called the Keencut Picture Framing Masterclass, there are 18 episodes starting with the basics up to more advanced mount cutting. I hope you f...
by David
Fri 15 Jan, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Characters from 14 years ago NEC Spring Fair
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: Characters from 14 years ago NEC Spring Fair

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Steve, do you remember this mount design, it was one of John Ranes exhibition party pieces and one of the first offset corner mounts I did, wouldn't use such a big step these days. Still have the picture, its my daughter - she's 27 now....
by David
Wed 13 Jan, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Characters from 14 years ago NEC Spring Fair
Replies: 9
Views: 4299

Re: Characters from 14 years ago NEC Spring Fair

Two people come immediately to mind who had a massive influence on my framing career. Brian Wolf and John Raines, John was the reason I bought a Fletcher mount cutter and started doing offset corners, Mr Wolf opened my eyes to what could be done with framing and started me on the path of creative fr...