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by Justintime
Mon 16 May, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long have you been a framer?
Replies: 13
Views: 2929

Re: How long have you been a framer?

I've been framing since 2016. I'd been a professional gardener for many years and was sick of the repetitive injuries, rain, mud and cold. My local framer was retiring and my wife is an artist (so was fully supportive with the career move). I studied art and design and then advertising and editorial...
by Justintime
Mon 16 May, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Lots of framing brains, all under one roof!
Replies: 12
Views: 516

Re: Lots of framing brains, all under one roof!

Seconded Mike, it was great to chat face to face. We got some great tips on some current projects we were struggling with and it was really useful chatting with Alec about stacking mouldings and using magnets for double sided frames. All in all a great weekend of networking and socialising. Thanks t...
by Justintime
Thu 12 May, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 621

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

Mark, I think you'll find that everything is better with a bit of lube...
by Justintime
Thu 12 May, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 621

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

"No, I don't usually need to use cutting fluid..."
Mark, for God's sake take a breath man! That question was obviously directed at the poster of the thread.
Put your coffee down and take a chill pill, it's not all about you!! :roll:
by Justintime
Thu 12 May, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 621

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

Are you using a drop of glass cutting fluid on the wheel before you cut?
by Justintime
Tue 10 May, 2022 3:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pilm underpinner service
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Pilm underpinner service

Have you tried www.tgsrepairs.co.uk?
by Justintime
Tue 10 May, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Mismatched corners
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Mismatched corners

Yes. I think cassese recommend 30mm max distance between the door. Closer will give more pressure.
by Justintime
Tue 10 May, 2022 2:08 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Sticky Rebate Supports on my Morso F
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Sticky Rebate Supports on my Morso F

Morso advise not to lubricate this channel but to keep clean with lighter fluid. I have used a dry film lubricant in the past, it improves it for a while. Depends on the wood too, some wood the rebates slide with, some not.
by Justintime
Tue 10 May, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anti-Reflective Acrylic
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Anti-Reflective Acrylic

"If the image is not directly touching and completely in contact with the acrylic across the entire surface, it will appear very frosted and distorted – even if the gap is only a few millimetres." So no good for mounts or spacers.
by Justintime
Mon 09 May, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner advice
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Underpinner advice

By the looks of it you could adjust your Morso left fence the tiniest bit towards you too (cat's whisker), assuming that you're cutting on a Morso.
by Justintime
Mon 09 May, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Underpinner advice
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: Underpinner advice

Make sure that you have the clamp the recommended height above the moulding, up to 30mm usually. If it's too high to start with you won't get the clamping pressure. I would only use 2 wedges. Place the inner wedge as close to the inside as you can 2-3mm from the inside and bring the back wedge close...
by Justintime
Thu 05 May, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from down under!
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Hello from down under!

Hey Noobie,
Welcome to NYA Framer's Forum! :lol:
Jokes aside, welcome mate, we're all here to share and learn.
It may seem that there are only a few of us here, but there are some real experts who will jump in when required!
Enjoy.
by Justintime
Tue 03 May, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: LJ 354302 Moulding?
Replies: 0
Views: 137

LJ 354302 Moulding?

Anyone have an offcut of Larson 354302 they could send me?
2metres would be ideal but 1.5m would do it.
Please PM me if you can help.
TIA
by Justintime
Thu 28 Apr, 2022 11:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stupid underpinner question
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Stupid underpinner question

Yes looks like it could do with a mm or so adjustment IMO.
Your placement looks good too, looks like a great join to me.
I would put the inside wedge a fraction closer to the inside personally.
Have you experimented putting the back wedge in first then the inside? I prefer that way.
by Justintime
Thu 28 Apr, 2022 9:55 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stupid underpinner question
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Stupid underpinner question

If the back of the moulding is opening it can be a whole host of reasons. First is to try moving the wedge nearest the back/outside further forward. Having it too far to the back will definitely do this. You are using hardwood wedges? Hardwood can be tricky on an underpinner. Do you have a band clam...
by Justintime
Thu 28 Apr, 2022 9:10 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Computerised Mat Cutter
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Computerised Mat Cutter

If you're looking for second hand, I can highly recommend a Gunnar F1 Hybrid. It's been a game changer for us. Sarah at Gunnar UK has been incredible, helping us find a machine, getting us started and giving further training. It does take up space but we managed to fit some mount storage underneath ...
by Justintime
Thu 28 Apr, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stupid underpinner question
Replies: 11
Views: 180

Re: Stupid underpinner question

The manual says that if the hammer is set too high it will do exactly what you say it is doing. Sounds like you need to follow the instructions to lower the hammer slightly. The hammer is "a" in your image. If you remove all of the wedges from the machine and press the foot pedal fully you will see ...
by Justintime
Wed 27 Apr, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Tax on business startup
Replies: 15
Views: 3761

Re: Tax on business startup

Set up an LLP, but I really think you're asking the wrong people. I usually ask an accountant these sort of things rather than picture framers...
by Justintime
Tue 26 Apr, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting MDF
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Cutting MDF

A wall mounted panel cutter like a Keencut or a Fletcher. Glass, mountboard, mdf etc etc etc very useful bit of kit.