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by Justintime
Sat 21 May, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framex 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Framex 2022

It looks like an interesting event. I'm baffled though, by the thought process behind making it an exclusive rather than inclusive event?! Billing it as "The Industry's Framing Event" but only for Centrado customers. Is it a new event that they're testing the water with? Come on Mark, you must have ...
by Justintime
Sat 21 May, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Framex 2022
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Framex 2022

Can you post a link to this event page?
Nothing on Centrado website and a Google search for Framex 2022 doesn't bring anything up either.
by Justintime
Thu 19 May, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

That is my main concern. That what looks amazing when it leaves, actually has to be as good as what's in the package i.e the frame finish has to be as good. I'm not convinced....
by Justintime
Thu 19 May, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: I have a few length of left over Oak mouldings which are quite white in colour.
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: I have a few length of left over Oak mouldings which are quite white in colour.

I think that you could easily get your money back, if not make a profit by chopping into 8" lengths, wrapping small bundles with a nice raffia cord and selling as oak kindling to the second home brigade.
by Justintime
Thu 19 May, 2022 11:19 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

In relation to your use of polyvine dead flat matt Varnish. You say you apply a wax coat on top of the acrylic stain mix and then when required, a final coat of the Polyvine. In the Polyvine data sheet under Surface Preparation it says :"Ensure the surface to be coated is clean and free from grease,...
by Justintime
Wed 18 May, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Products to stain barefaced oak
Replies: 21
Views: 323

Re: Products to stain barefaced oak

I started with spirit stains by Chestnut Products, they have a wide range of colours/tones. Thanks to advice from Vintageframes, I moved on to using Van Dyke crystals, adding acrylic colours like raw umber/burnt umber to give a richer/warmer tone. I haven't looked back and rarely use the spirit stai...
by Justintime
Mon 16 May, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How long have you been a framer?
Replies: 13
Views: 3013

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: 583

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: 659

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: 659

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: 659

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: 71

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: 200

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: 84

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: 171

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: 148

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: 148

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: 291

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.