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by JonathanB
Wed 17 Jun, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paperweights?
Replies: 15
Views: 410

Re: Paperweights?

I use offcuts of glass. Take eight pieces of 8cm square glass and cover in handy wrap and you have a cheap and easy paperweight. If it gets tatty, just wrap it again. I keep a range of these handy and they are ideal for jobs like float mounting and hinging. Ideal way of using up scraps of glass you'...
by JonathanB
Tue 02 Jun, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: papyrus stretching
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: papyrus stretching

I think at that size I'd be speaking to Wessex about acrylic - would certainly help with the weight.
by JonathanB
Fri 22 May, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - moulding display tower
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Wanted - moulding display tower

Thanks for looking this out - much appreciated. I’d like to try and find a plain one if I can - I’ll keep looking - early days!
by JonathanB
Fri 22 May, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Wanted - moulding display tower
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Wanted - moulding display tower

Good afternoon all -
Does anyone have a moulding display tower they're looking to sell? Ideally within reasonable distance of the South Coast if possible.
Many thanks
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Sat 18 Apr, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Annual Stock Take
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: Annual Stock Take

Gavin - my accountant asks me to count everything, including consumables, wrapping, tape and anything else used in the business. Don’t get too hung up on counting every last screw. I just estimate what’s left to the nearest 10% and leave it at that. I found it a bit of a pain at first but once you’v...
by JonathanB
Thu 16 Apr, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Trading..
Replies: 4
Views: 859

Re: Trading..

I can see that if you are a genuine trade supplier then there is no reason why you should not continue to operate normally provided you are closed to the public and are just sending out by carrier or post and I know that some members fall into this category. My personal view is that retail framing i...
by JonathanB
Fri 06 Mar, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Yet again pricing
Replies: 5
Views: 4362

Re: Yet again pricing

If you're not yet ready for a full pricing programme the Wessex framers pricing app is excellent. Runs on any android device and has all the Wessex lines pre-loaded. For other suppliers it's very quick and easy to obtain a moulding code via the app and make sure that your pricing is consistent. For ...
by JonathanB
Fri 14 Feb, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's it hanging?
Replies: 9
Views: 4582

Re: How's it hanging?

I've had a lot of success with these sawtooth hangers from Lion. They retain the load at the side rails of the picture, remove the need for cord, keep the picture flush against the wall and prevent the picture moving once it's displayed. They're not for every situation, but they work really well wit...
by JonathanB
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese cs199 vs cs299
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Cassese cs199 vs cs299

Justin -
There's a video on YouTube about these machines - tried to paste a link but the tech defeated me - search 'Cassese 299mxl 199mxl' and you'll find it. I suggest watching with the sound down - worst music track ever!
by JonathanB
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese cs199 vs cs299
Replies: 5
Views: 1788

Re: Cassese cs199 vs cs299

Hi Justin - I've got a 299 ultra, which I bought about a year ago, and I've been so pleased with it. It's built like a tank and is incredibly robust. I think Jayvee is right, in that the 199 has fixed fences and the 299 has the multi position fences that allow you to adjust the back of the moulding ...
by JonathanB
Tue 04 Feb, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: deep walnut "box Moulding"
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

Re: deep walnut "box Moulding"

Try Lion ‘Exhibit’ - L1400, comes with a matching spacer L1402. I’ve used it before and it cuts and joins well. Deep rebate at 48mm will hopefully be enough.
by JonathanB
Sat 25 Jan, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 'Canvas' stretching
Replies: 10
Views: 1537

Re: 'Canvas' stretching

Parm - I think Nick's suggestion of treating it like a piece of needlework is a good one. Assuming the rebate of the frame you're planning to use will accommodate it, you might consider using 10mm foam board as a useful support. It doesn't readily bend, is very strong and supportive and will allow y...
by JonathanB
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: which Air Compressor,
Replies: 6
Views: 876

Re: which Air Compressor,

Bought a Bambi BB24D a while ago to run my underpinner and a couple of air tools. Very impressed - really well made machine and more than up to the job. Shop around on the internet and you should be able to find a good deal.
by JonathanB
Fri 10 Jan, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing Training (GCF) & Military Funding.
Replies: 5
Views: 820

Re: Framing Training (GCF) & Military Funding.

Martin - having done some training with Lyn at Fringe Arts, I can't recommend her highly enough. Whoever ends up paying the bill, it will be time well spent.
Good luck
Jonathan
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Point drivers

Sorry - should have made it clear - a stapler is exactly what you're after. It's a different way of fixing rather than using points and is much more adaptable.
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Point drivers

Mine's a 4097-16 (page 38 Lion catalogue). I bought mine second hand and it's worth seeing if you can find one. Lion will strip down and service an Omer gun and they say they last for ever. My gun was made in 2001 and is still going strong. I think a service through Jack Siwinski at Lion is about £7...
by JonathanB
Sat 23 Nov, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Point drivers
Replies: 5
Views: 551

Re: Point drivers

I had the same problem and swapped to an Omer pneumatic gun some time ago. The points are a fraction of the cost, fire easily into hardwood and it’s very handy to be able to fire points through the edge of the backing board into a narrow moulding to give a frame much more strength. It’s been a good ...
by JonathanB
Thu 21 Nov, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-adhesive picture hangers
Replies: 5
Views: 1939

Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Trouble with these things is that people think that they're sticking to the wall, when in fact they're just sticking to the painted surface or the wallpaper. You've only got to look at the way a blu tacked poster sometimes pulls a section of paint away from the wall to realise that this is a bad ide...
by JonathanB
Tue 29 Oct, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 2492

Re: Is plexi UV as good as UV glass?

As Prospero suggests there are lots of pitfalls when discussing various sorts of glazing. Might I suggest you give David Palmer a call at Wessex Pictures in Leatherhead? He's an acknowledged authority on glazing and will be able to give you good advice before you spend a lot of money on something th...
by JonathanB
Thu 17 Oct, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Glass disposal
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Re: Glass disposal

I have an annual contract with Wessex, which costs me £30.00 a year and they then provide plastic boxes to keep in the workshop, which they then collect for £2.50 a throw when they're full. Works really well for me and I would rather the glass was being recycled. I just regard is as another necessar...