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by cleaver
Sun 16 Feb, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's it hanging?
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: How's it hanging?

Thanks Peter - and everyone else for your take on this. I really appreciate it :clap:
by cleaver
Fri 14 Feb, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's it hanging?
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: How's it hanging?

Thanks as always, Mark & Steve. Plenty of stuff to chew on there. :clap: Everywhere you look, it seems to be "D rings a third of the way down" etc. Great to have your real world solutions & tips. BTW, Steve I see you put the D rings on at an angle. I've never seen that before....any reason, mate?
by cleaver
Fri 14 Feb, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upside-down cutting....
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Upside-down cutting....

Thanks for the encouragement, Mark. I'll be the first to say none of this comes naturally to me: I'm not at all artistic, and find the craft skills quite hard to master...hence my realistic view of how far I can take this. However, people seem pleased with my choices and efforts - and I do enjoy it ...
by cleaver
Thu 13 Feb, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fitting out a workshop - help advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1154

Re: Fitting out a workshop - help advice needed

The Underpinners? Sounds like a rubbish 60s Merseybeat-style combo.....count me in. We'll have to get an old Beatles gig poster, and forge our group's name low down on the bill. I wonder what our minor hit was called: 'Needles & Pins'....'A Dedicated Follower of Conservation (techniques)'....'River ...
by cleaver
Thu 13 Feb, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How's it hanging?
Replies: 9
Views: 261

How's it hanging?

(I've got to stop these iffy thread titles.) Anyway, what's the best way to get frames to sit as parallel to the wall as possible, when seen from the side? At the moment, I put the D rings one third of the way down, and ensure the wire comes to around an inch or so below the top edge when hung. I al...
by cleaver
Thu 13 Feb, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fitting out a workshop - help advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1154

Re: Fitting out a workshop - help advice needed

Or a barber shop quartet....if you can find a 4th Steve. :music:
by cleaver
Thu 13 Feb, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Fitting out a workshop - help advice needed
Replies: 18
Views: 1154

Re: Fitting out a workshop - help advice needed

Maybe you could all form a boy band, Steve? :shock:
by cleaver
Mon 10 Feb, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: New frame finished. Advice needed
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: New frame finished. Advice needed

Really enjoying your efforts, Matt - and all the discussions about them.

Good on you for diving in with bespoke finishes so soon.

Paul
by cleaver
Sat 08 Feb, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upside-down cutting....
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Upside-down cutting....

Mark, I really envy the skills and knowledge of people like you, Dermot, Steve & Peter (to name but four). You are proper framers, with skills I can't hope to acquire - having only taken it up in my 50s. It must be nice not to have to sweat on mitres being perfect, as you know how to remedy any flaw...
by cleaver
Sat 08 Feb, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upside-down cutting....
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Upside-down cutting....

LOL, glad I'm not the only one, Justin! I take the points made about making sure the moulding's face doesn't get dented etc, but I really like cutting that way. I still faff around a bit with the rebate supports, and cutting the 'other way' takes them out of the equation. That's pretty shameful to a...
by cleaver
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upside-down cutting....
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Upside-down cutting....

Yes, I realise it's a commonly used technique. I just wondered whether anyone did it whenever possible, as opposed to only when forced to.
by cleaver
Fri 07 Feb, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upside-down cutting....
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Upside-down cutting....

Do you ever cut flat-fronted profiles upside-down on the Morso? (I.e. flipped over, so you don't need to use the rebate supports). I really like the results/way of working. Just wondering if i'm alone in employing this way of cutting whenever possible....and does anyone think there are any downsides...
by cleaver
Sun 26 Jan, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Transport
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Transport

Many thanks, Lurcher. Have heard the name, but good to hear positive things about them if I ever need them.
by cleaver
Tue 21 Jan, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Watching TV.
Replies: 59
Views: 4543

Re: Watching TV.

'ere, Mr P.......have you clocked the new addition: 'The Smithsonian Channel'?

I can't watch that in my clapped-out jogging bottoms....I'll have to put a black tie on :lol:
by cleaver
Wed 15 Jan, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Windows 7 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Windows 7 advice

I just kicked the can down the road by buying a pre-loved Sony Vaio (with a fresh Windows 10 installation) off fleabay.

Will still need to sort the other one out, but no rush now. :D
by cleaver
Wed 15 Jan, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: After all these years.....
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: After all these years.....

Really nice read, Steve. As I hope I never tire of saying: thank you again to yourself, Mark, Prospero-Peter, Dermot, and all the other masters of this craft who pass on your hard-won knowledge and insights. Without all the support you guys give (for free), people like me would find it a whole lot h...
by cleaver
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Windows 7 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Windows 7 advice

Framing espionage, you say, Steve?......I can feel a best-seller coming on (printed on PH neutral paper, of course) :lol:
by cleaver
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Windows 7 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Windows 7 advice

Now who'd be fool enough to hack the sheriff's computers? :wounded:
by cleaver
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone still use one of these ??
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Anyone still use one of these ??

Sounds like the makings of a framing museum, Mr P. :lol:
by cleaver
Tue 14 Jan, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: Windows 7 advice
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Windows 7 advice

Thanks guys. What concerns me is online security. Saying that, I suppose I could keep it offline and just us it for itunes...but that has to update etc. I'm like you, Peter; I never bothered updating Windows 7. But it is a worry that Microsoft will cease trying to keep ahead of the hackers/malware a...