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by kartoffelngeist
Wed 21 Feb, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing a mount less poster
Replies: 17
Views: 3373

Re: Framing a mount less poster

To come from another point of view...get the customer to sign a formal looking thing to say that you've explained all the risks of framing it the way they want it done and you don't accept any responsibility for future damage or loss of value. At worst you're back is covered, at best the customer re...
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 20 Feb, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: have no idea what this is , may be off a keencut
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Re: have no idea what this is , may be off a keencut

Wouldn't have any use for the plunger bits but multi-angle mounts are always good to keep people busy when work is quiet!

I'll send you a pm.
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Smoothing edges of glass
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

Re: Smoothing edges of glass

I haven't got the latest study guide that has just been released, but in the one I have it isn't mentioned in the 5 levels of framing and I've had a quick double check through various other parts of the study guide and I cannot see it mentioned anywhere else either. We do hone the edges at times - ...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 19 Feb, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Smoothing edges of glass
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

Re: Smoothing edges of glass

Mixed reviews then! I don't know if I've ever cut myself on glass - definitely more likely to be a paper cut for me. One person in particular though has managed to cut his fingers every shift for the past month or so. Once fairly badly. Retraining hasn't really helped so I'm hoping this will. As a m...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Smoothing edges of glass
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

Re: Smoothing edges of glass

The only reason I'm curious is that a few of the guys we support seem to have taken to nicking their fingers on glass at least once a shift (not bad going for a 2.5 hour shift!) So I'm thinking, gloves on to cut glass then smooth down the edges with gloves on - then once the gloves are off the glass...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 16 Feb, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Smoothing edges of glass
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

Smoothing edges of glass

Does anyone do it?

Pretty sure it's in the GCF guidelines...not something I've ever done though!
by kartoffelngeist
Thu 15 Feb, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diffused glass
Replies: 6
Views: 1615

Re: Diffused glass

From before I started here, we've always used plain glass and diffused NR glass. Used to get a lot of customers asking for it but recently not so much.

I hate the stuff. Hoping to phase it out and replace it with a better option (or options).
by kartoffelngeist
Wed 07 Feb, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cracked Oil Painting
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Cracked Oil Painting

Never mind the cracking...someone's spilled paint all over it!

:D :D
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 02 Feb, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: HF newb
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: HF newb

Thanks for all the advice.

I've also realised that the paint I had lying around was of the cheap and nasty variety. Hoping better paint will help too.

Ordered some shellac too, so I'll give that a go.

Enjoying this far too much!
by kartoffelngeist
Wed 31 Jan, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: HF newb
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: HF newb

Looking for some tips with this one again... The way that gets closest to what I'm trying to emulate is exactly what GeoSpectrum suggested: black acrylic painted on then wiped off and waxed (black buffalo wax). The ones I've done have a fairly flat matte finished whereas the one I'm trying to copy i...
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 30 Jan, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mount terminology
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Mount terminology

Hi! I'm trying to make sure all the (non-framer) staff here are using the same language when we take in orders. Looking to see if everyone uses the same terminology (more or less). [*] A mount which overlaps the edges of the picture I'd call a window mount [*] If I use a hedgehog mount to mount a pi...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frametek econospace
Replies: 10
Views: 3165

Re: frametek econospace

That's weird...seemed to send as a PM the first time, rather than posting here. Maybe I just pressed the wrong button.
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frametek econospace
Replies: 10
Views: 3165

Re: frametek econospace

Thank you very much for those replies, I'm glad I asked this question on here as have just watched the youtube video regarding sticking mountboard to foamboard and this is ideal. My question being a newbie is where to get the best foam board and mountboard. Is the standard to use 3mm foam board? I'...
by kartoffelngeist
Mon 22 Jan, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: what would you do?
Replies: 15
Views: 4574

Re: what would you do?

I did something similar a while back. Held it in place with a few staples through the fabric at the back which were hidden by a mount. Customer hadn't paid huge amounts for it and wasn't planning on taking it out the frame - I'm not fussed about making it reversible if the customer isn't. Didn't lay...
by kartoffelngeist
Fri 19 Jan, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: moulding Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1415

Re: moulding Identification

Give me a shout if you struggle to find it. I've got a few lengths of it which have been sat here for a while.
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 16 Jan, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Rough edges on mountboard bevels
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: Rough edges on mountboard bevels

Rough edges is usually a sign that the slip mat needs replaced. I never go over the same bit twice as even just the second cut in the same place leaves me with ragged edges. I always tell people to do this when I'm training them. Largely because I know they won't do it every time - but at least the...
by kartoffelngeist
Wed 10 Jan, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: FREE moulding
Replies: 4
Views: 1476

Re: FREE moulding

If we were closer I'd happily take it off your hands. We do a lot of training, so any moulding is good moulding for people to practice and learn with. I know [email protected] does a similar thing to us so might be in the same situation with free moulding. Not sure how much closer they are though, ev...
by kartoffelngeist
Wed 03 Jan, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: WHO DRIES THE FLOWERS BEFORE FRAMING?
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: WHO DRIES THE FLOWERS BEFORE FRAMING?

I'll add my name to the "did it once and won't even consider doing it again" list.

Not worth it.
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: HF newb
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: HF newb

Jamesnkr wrote:8) Once you've done one you think 'what was all the fuss about' and 'why have I been putting up with white showing through in my corners for years'...
That's exactly what I've been thinking!
by kartoffelngeist
Tue 19 Dec, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: HF newb
Replies: 18
Views: 4653

Re: HF newb

Not quite what I was going for but about as close as I think I'll manage.

Tempted to look in to doing more HF stuff next year. I think most of the guys here would manage simpler finishes like this. Charging more and paying less seems a good mix to me!