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by JFeig
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can I prepare rabbit skin glue in an electric egg poacher?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Can I prepare rabbit skin glue in an electric egg poacher?

That is even a better idea since it has a variable temperature knob. 40°C is more than hot enough.
by JFeig
Fri 17 Jun, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Glass
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Cleaning Glass

That is an old trick I learned many many years ago; however, I do not think that I have had a newspaper delivery to my home in almost 20 years.
by JFeig
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

Assist me with your math........

At £35.00 per frame times 20% off is £28. £28 times 6 is £168. Where did the £84 come from?
Can you make and finish those 6 in one day? If so, can you can survive on that?
If it is, then go for it.

Cheers,
Jerry
by JFeig
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

Good for you. Do what you do best, at a fair price. Offering the artist's bargain prices for larger quantities(like per 10 or 12) and not for one's and two's is the way to go.
BTY, I passed 74 last December.
by JFeig
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

Mark, this is going on everywhere. The world economy has changed over the last 3 years. Artists are not always attuned to the realities of the world (being street wise) and how it has changed. Stick your feet planted in reality vs what it used to be. If you cannot make a profit from your labors, let...
by JFeig
Thu 26 May, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cheapest acid free mountboard for undermount
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Cheapest acid free mountboard for undermount

If you are going for the preservation market, you have to delete the term "acid free" in your vocabulary as it is really a marketing term from the paper industry and not a professional picture framer/conservator term. There are others nasties in paper other that the ph level. Preservation mount boar...
by JFeig
Thu 26 May, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Help to mount an oil painting
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Help to mount an oil painting

The first rule of a professional picture framer is not to experiment on a clients work.
With that said, I think that you could mount that painting onto a smaller piece of rag mount board with hinges and then mount the, 2 layer package, to a backing board.
by JFeig
Thu 26 May, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 1765 paintings on board and paper
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: 1765 paintings on board and paper

My simple answer is that it is not appropriate to frame a historical painting circa 1750 in a tray frame. I have been in many "mid century modern" homes over the years with art collections. My father was an architect of that era. The owners of these homes used age appropriate frames for their "high ...
by JFeig
Wed 18 May, 2022 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pilkington Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 396

Re: Pilkington Glass

Guardian Glass owns a float glass plant in Hungary.
by JFeig
Wed 11 May, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

My first thought is to use a carpenters square to align the fence to assure that it is truly square to the table and saw blade. Some locking mechanisms are just not that strong to repel the forces of you pressing against the fence with whatever you are cutting. The cheapest and easiest solution is t...
by JFeig
Sat 07 May, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Any thoughts about cutting rebates in mouldings.

I agree with Peter's method.
by JFeig
Sat 30 Apr, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frames
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Frames

At least 3,000 years ago.
by JFeig
Fri 22 Apr, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How strong are glued and headless pinned, are obeche butt joints likely to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: How strong are glued and headless pinned, are obeche butt joints likely to be?

Have you tried a "seal coat" of glue for the end grain and reapply glue after for the final joint assembly?
by JFeig
Thu 21 Apr, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How strong are glued and headless pinned, are obeche butt joints likely to be?
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: How strong are glued and headless pinned, are obeche butt joints likely to be?

Obeche wood by itself in an average strength wood. A miter joint is the weakest style of joinery. A lap joint would be much stronger. As for a glued and pinned miter joint, the joint is stronger that the end grain of the wood.
by JFeig
Mon 18 Apr, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can I prepare rabbit skin glue in an electric egg poacher?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Can I prepare rabbit skin glue in an electric egg poacher?

If you have a microwave handy you can also use that modern marvel. 15 seconds at a time for reheating.
by JFeig
Mon 18 Apr, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Can I prepare rabbit skin glue in an electric egg poacher?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Can I prepare rabbit skin glue in an electric egg poacher?

The simple answer is yes. Place the water/dry glue mixture that has set overnight in an empty and cleaned canned food tin so as it becomes a double boiler(bain-marie). Keep it in the boiling water until it mixes into a consistent condition. Caution, do not let the glue boil. It will reduce the stren...
by JFeig
Mon 28 Mar, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: AR glass vs AR acrylic
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: AR glass vs AR acrylic

The only way to solve the problem is to have a quantity of "back-up" images that can be swapped out when the fading is discovered to be a problem.
by JFeig
Thu 17 Mar, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Point of sale software (receipts)
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Point of sale software (receipts)

I would ask your accountant what is compatible with the record keeping of your entire operation. A POS system is just a sub-component.
by JFeig
Wed 16 Mar, 2022 10:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is it worth setting up or buying from a supplier
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: Is it worth setting up or buying from a supplier

re: buying or making empty frames. It depends on how many frames you plan to make and sell. Buying a pre-made empty frame will cost more than length moulding. However, the investment in equipment is not there and you do not have to do the labor for cutting, assembly, QC, maintenance on the equipment...
by JFeig
Mon 21 Feb, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Larson Juhl Oak
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Larson Juhl Oak

There are 2 common types of oak.
One is named "white oak" and the other is "red oak". The red oak has a distinctive warmer color.