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by Rainbow
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

The solution might depend on knowing how large is large, and what's the largest frame you're likely to make.
by Rainbow
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Chandelier chain.
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Chandelier chain.

There are several shops on ebay selling chandelier chain, both brass and chrome. Anything between 1m @ £7 to 40m @ £20. If you do a search for "picture hanging frame", the chandelier chain is mixed in with normal chain but it doesn't take long to find. It's mostly called mirror chain on ebay but sea...
by Rainbow
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese 486 underpinner
Replies: 3
Views: 109

Re: Cassese 486 underpinner

A forum member has very helpfully compiled a catalogue of several hundred manuals, and the Cassese 486 is one of them. Presumably the manual will cover flashing lights, here's the link: https://www.thegrumble.com/manuals PS. The Grumble is the American equivalent of our forum, in case you didn't alr...
by Rainbow
Tue 21 Jun, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....
Replies: 15
Views: 450

Re: Shortage of moulding stock at suppliers ....

I wish OPs would return to the thread after they've posted. I sent the OP a PM last week which he hasn't seen because he hasn't been back to the forum. It's still sitting in the Outbox, along with a couple of others that haven't been read because the OP disappeared as soon as they'd posted.
by Rainbow
Tue 14 Jun, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Something you might find Interesting
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Re: Here's Something you might find Interesting

Thanks for your reply, prospero.

It's all very interesting!
by Rainbow
Tue 14 Jun, 2022 8:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Aargh! Not enought moulding
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Aargh! Not enought moulding

It might be worth showing it to the customer as they might prefer the chalky finish to the gloss one. It would depend on whether the chalky finish is stable or not though, you wouldn't want it flaking off.
by Rainbow
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Something you might find Interesting
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Re: Here's Something you might find Interesting

Thanks for your reply to my question, vintage frames :yes:
by Rainbow
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Something you might find Interesting
Replies: 17
Views: 325

Re: Here's Something you might find Interesting

One fault: The corners are blended. I should have emphasised the mitre. I was surprised to read that. I'm always happy when my mitres are virtually invisible. I can see that the mitres draw the eye on vintage frames' examples. So am I wrong to aim for invisible mitres, or is it just on a particular...
by Rainbow
Fri 03 Jun, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Decorative Mount Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 735

Re: Decorative Mount Tuition

That's an excellent video - very well put across. Thank you. I'll have a look at some of the other videos as well.
by Rainbow
Wed 01 Jun, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount board
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: Mount board

I really have no idea where to start. Any tips most welcome The cheapest board will have a cream core. This will be OK for practicising on, but not recommended for use on a proper job as the cream core will go a very unpleasant shade of brown in due course and the acid in it may also damage the art...
by Rainbow
Fri 27 May, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: what type of rigid tab is used here?
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: what type of rigid tab is used here?

If I've understood correctly, I'd consider using panel pins or veneer pins.
by Rainbow
Tue 24 May, 2022 8:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cheap supermarket baby powder works well for thickening chalky emulsion paints.
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Cheap supermarket baby powder works well for thickening chalky emulsion paints.

I’m in awe at your determination, Mark - I’ve never known anybody with such determination in the face of such difficult health circumstances. But I didn’t realise just how difficult walking was for you, or that you wouldn’t be able to get up if you fell. As Nick says, when tools and machinery are in...
by Rainbow
Tue 17 May, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Pilkington Glass

Thanks for the replies, all very interesting!
by Rainbow
Mon 16 May, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Pilkington Glass

Quick question - does Pilkington Glass still manufacture/supply 2mm glass or have they stopped it?
by Rainbow
Thu 12 May, 2022 11:17 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restoring hardened Liberon cream
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Restoring hardened Liberon cream

PS. I had another look at it and decided I could get an even better match if I mixed the Light Oak with some Liberon mahogany. But it re-hardens so quickly so instead of using a hairdryer, I held the spoon over a candle, and just kept mixing and heating until it was perfect. I felt like an Elizabeth...
by Rainbow
Thu 12 May, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restoring hardened Liberon cream
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Restoring hardened Liberon cream

Many thanks for both replies. I've heated it up as you suggested, Steve, and it worked a treat. All done, thanks again!
by Rainbow
Thu 12 May, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Restoring hardened Liberon cream
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Restoring hardened Liberon cream

I've seen previous threads that say you can use white spirit to restore the Liberon gilt cream. Does this work on all the Liberon creams or just the gilts? I've got a Light Oak that has shrunk into a hard cylinder shape. I only need to use the slightest sliver on a very thin line but when I try to s...
by Rainbow
Wed 13 Apr, 2022 8:29 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Worried about the weight

Thank you for these further comments, much appreciated.
by Rainbow
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Re: Worried about the weight

Many thanks for all these replies.

Sorry, I should have said 75 x 55cm and this is the moulding:

https://www.wessexpictures.com/B1814.html
by Rainbow
Tue 12 Apr, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Worried about the weight
Replies: 24
Views: 964

Worried about the weight

I’m a bit worried about the weight of a job I’m doing. The size is 75 x 55, and I’m having to use 3mm glass because my nearby stockist has stopped selling 2mm glass. The problem is that the moulding will only take one wedge. Fortunately I can use a 12mm wedge but with the 3mm glass, it feels very he...