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by kartoffelngeist
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: What are these fixings called?
Replies: 10
Views: 1230

Re: What are these fixings called?

prospero wrote:Sorry for misunderstanding. :oops:

I must admit I've never heard of such gizmos. Sounds like a over-complicated way of making good an iffy situation IMHO. :roll:

But if it works..... :D
Sounds like how I spend most of my day! :shock:
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 26 Jun, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Beginner needing advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: Beginner needing advice

Don't want to sound like I'm having a dig, this is a very general comment.

It's a good example of what you're paying a professional framer for. Not just materials and labour but specialist knowledge and experience.
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 17 May, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple tips and tricks.
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Re: Simple tips and tricks.

I always write 'disco' on the back of stuff that I have a bit of in stock but know has been discontinued. Every now and then someone asks why and I always say it's because it's 'as dead as disco'. Everyone's always accepted that and never made the link between disco and discontinued. I get a giggle ...
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 08 May, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Double Entendres
Replies: 14
Views: 2929

Re: Double Entendres

did she look a bit like this?
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 08 May, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Looking to purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: Looking to purchase

I'm sure you've put the thought in to it, so feel free to ignore this...but is a CMC the best place to start? There's a second hand ultimat gold for sale somewhere which would be an ideal choice to start with. Wouldn't lose much if you decided you did need a CMC later on and resold the ultimat... I'...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 07 May, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Double Entendres
Replies: 14
Views: 2929

Re: Double Entendres

I'd suggest the seventies.

Then when you find them, I'd then suggest leaving them there and trying to come across as a professional business owner rather than a dirty old man.

Welcome to FF!
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 07 May, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: EU Suppliers needed!
Replies: 18
Views: 1718

Re: EU Suppliers needed!

I think newcomers would maybe hesitate to go and talk to other framers as they imagine the response would be to wonder why they would help someone become competition to them. In reality, most framers are a friendly bunch (with questionable business sense :lol: ) and would be quite happy to talk shop...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 27 Apr, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: F W Holroyd
Replies: 9
Views: 2118

Re: F W Holroyd

Got a letter last week saying they were soon going to be owned by Centrado. Apparently not expecting much to change.
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 27 Apr, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Cleaning an Oil Painting
Replies: 13
Views: 3282

Re: Cleaning an Oil Painting

I don't get it, you've posted pretty much the same picture twice.

Maybe an art expert would notice a difference or two, who knows...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 27 Apr, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Cleaning an Oil Painting
Replies: 13
Views: 3282

Re: Cleaning an Oil Painting

Bit of turps and some steel wool will sort it I'm sure.

Never tried, but what could possibly go wrong?



- I feel the need to point out, this was a joke.
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 26 Apr, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Moulding Suppliers Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1410

Re: Moulding Suppliers Questions

I'd also recommend F.W. Holroyd, the van service is really handy. Friendly bunch too. They've also special ordered mouldings from Arqadia and Lion for us, which saved us setting up an account etc for a one off. We also get moulding from Ashworth and Thompson in Edinburgh. Same deal as the others, sa...
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 05 Apr, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Outgassing
Topic: 1870 Newspaper
Replies: 10
Views: 9800

Re: 1870 Newspaper

Sorry to bump an old thread - piqued my curiosity...

Did you ever find out more about what was in the frame?
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 05 Apr, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logo on the car, FINALLY !!!
Replies: 32
Views: 12452

Re: Logo on the car, FINALLY !!!

Looks really good fantastic Logo, Just trying to do a logo for my business not easy especially when your Mrs. has a opinion on it as well :D Our graphics guys would be able to whip one up for you if you're interested in having it done professionally. Same deal as the framing workshop, so doing your...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 02 Apr, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Advice plz
Replies: 9
Views: 1215

Re: Advice plz

Is 25k pretty good by London standards?
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 13 Mar, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: 48MM deep tray profile
Replies: 3
Views: 617

Re: 48MM deep tray profile

I've had some in that size in black.

Got it from FW Holroyds cheap as they were going to discontinue it. Not sure if they've replaced it with a similar one. Worth giving them a call (they're very helpful, but their website is useless).
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 08 Mar, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: CS88 help!
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: CS88 help!

Hi Andrew You have fitted the screw that retains the cartridge spring into the lower mounting holes when it needs to be mounted in the upper holes. (Thanks for the comments) Mark Underpinner Spares Wow. I'm not sure who you must have sold your soul to in exchange for your framing knowledge...but it...
by kartoffelngeist
Wed 07 Mar, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: CS88 help!
Replies: 4
Views: 598

CS88 help!

Hi! Looking for any suggestions... The cartridge spring in my CS88 snapped the other week. Got a replacement (quicker than I would have thought possible!) from Mark at Underpinner spares and fitted it. Since I fitted it though, it won't push wedges deep enough in to the moulding. They go in about ha...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 05 Mar, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: CS88 rebate clamp - spring
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: CS88 rebate clamp - spring

I've never used it with the rebate clamp working...does it help much?
by kartoffelngeist
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a mount less poster
Replies: 17
Views: 3373

Re: Framing a mount less poster

Oh, I was under the impression they were valuable and the customer wanted them preserved.

Absolutely agree, if the customer's not bothered about conservation neither am I. Got enough to do without doing extra work where it's not needed or wanted!