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by Justintime
Sat 24 Oct, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Alternative to mdf for pva mounting artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Alternative to mdf for pva mounting artwork

Yes. Why put unnecessary pressure on the frame by forcing the backboard to serve as a lever? That pressure will probably reappear as gaps in your corners eventually. I would look at Dibond, like i said there any some great new options for float mounting dibond using high bond tapes onto metal subfra...
by Justintime
Sat 24 Oct, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Black premade frames 20x16 with deep moulding
Replies: 22
Views: 233

Re: Black premade frames 20x16 with deep moulding

"I'm guessing it wouldn't be worth anyone local chopping a moulding for me if I already had it?"

The analogy often used is taking your steak to a restaurant and asking the chef to cook it for you..
by Justintime
Sat 24 Oct, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Alternative to mdf for pva mounting artwork
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: Alternative to mdf for pva mounting artwork

The board will bow if you only seal one side. It is shrinking as it dries on the sealed side. I think that is what Prospero was inferring. Rather than fixing your work to an acidic substrate, having you considered learning how to stretch canvas onto stretcher bars?? Alternatively you could paint dir...
by Justintime
Sat 24 Oct, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: What car?
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: What car?

I have a Nissan Xtrail T31 model post 2007. I collected my Hotpress with an inch to spare. Apart from the DPF which requires regular diesel additive its a great vehicle and a very good 4x4 when required.
by Justintime
Fri 23 Oct, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Trying out a New Contemporary Moulding
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Trying out a New Contemporary Moulding

Looks great Dermot, keep us posted!
by Justintime
Fri 23 Oct, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hard Wood Gap Filler
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Hard Wood Gap Filler

Or add some water!! :Slap:
by Justintime
Fri 23 Oct, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cheapest easiest set up for simple frame making
Replies: 8
Views: 137

Re: Cheapest easiest set up for simple frame making

Don't Wessex pictures do a chop and join service? That would be by far your cheapest option, I would have thought. No steep learning curve, expensive equipment or storage and wastage issues. Just a handful of hand tools and tapes and hanging fittings.
by Justintime
Wed 21 Oct, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mini bench top table-saw
Replies: 22
Views: 1309

Re: Mini bench top table-saw

Is that the Proxxon FET table Saw?
by Justintime
Tue 20 Oct, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Margins, Markups, Mixups?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Margins, Markups, Mixups?

Assuming that these cost prices include overheads and labour, that is a very healthy profit!
You don't say whether you are using a pricing software or not. If not I suggest looking at Frame R by Framiac (who also wrote the pricing a frame website.)
by Justintime
Tue 20 Oct, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount pricing/BBest supplier update
Replies: 8
Views: 135

Re: Window mount pricing/BBest supplier update

Hi Connor, Assuming that you have an hourly rate for such work, or that your calculator has a preset rate, it's just a case of adding on your time in minutes that it takes you to mark out and cut more windows. Your markup on the mountboard should cover the odd accident, or you could increase your ma...
by Justintime
Mon 19 Oct, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from M33
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Hello from M33

Jan at Framers Equipment in Northampton runs a day course on shadow box making and shirt framing. Worth having a chat with him.
by Justintime
Wed 14 Oct, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Glass paper weights
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: Glass paper weights

That's what I did, I have 14 now and one of them is a Caithness!! :wink:
I'm the envy of many of my more elderly lady customers. :giggle:
by Justintime
Sat 10 Oct, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Diamond Art kit
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Diamond Art kit

Diamond dots gives loads of results.
by Justintime
Fri 09 Oct, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Diamond Art kit
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: Diamond Art kit

There are quite a few posts on Framers Only about these pieces of work. They seem to be quite common in the U.S. at the moment.
by Justintime
Thu 08 Oct, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Gilding with Gold Leaf. An Online Video Course
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: Gilding with Gold Leaf. An Online Video Course

Great work Dermot. :clap: I can't wait to get started!
by Justintime
Thu 01 Oct, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Fletcher 2200 For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: Fletcher 2200 For Sale

Looks like I have over priced the mount cutter, so it is now for sale at £650.
I am travelling to Exeter this weekend, M4-M5, so could meet on the way, if that helps anyone.
Justin.
by Justintime
Mon 28 Sep, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hand finishing
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Basic hand finishing

Im still confused by this idea that acrylic gesso needs sanding and is difficult Dermot. The standard acrylic gesso available from art shop sites is just the same as an acrylic paint in my experience. Brush it on, no need to sand. I have it in white grey and black, student or professional grades. I ...
by Justintime
Mon 28 Sep, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Basic hand finishing
Replies: 14
Views: 419

Re: Basic hand finishing

I use farrow and ball all the time, with and without an undercoat. A quick job is students black acrylic gesso, highly pigmented jet black, couple of quick coats job done. Eco chalk paints too, but id recommend the acrylic sealer/varnish as a final coat otherwise finger marks while hanging etc will ...