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by red
Sun 26 Mar, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: framing without mount
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

Re: framing without mount

that's great.thanks for the diagram most helpful
by red
Sun 26 Mar, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: framing without mount
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

framing without mount

how do i attach the artwork without using a mount? i want the artwork right to the edge
i thought of putting it under spacers but would that create ripples? i don't want the artwork
to touch the glass, any advice most welcome
by red
Sun 19 Mar, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Recommendation of books, DVDs, you tube Etc.
Replies: 12
Views: 1375

Re: Recommendation of books, DVDs, you tube Etc.

i have bought too many picture framing books good job most are cheap and bought off amazon etc i think i may have a bit of an obsession going on but there are worse things! a lot of the books say the same things after all 4 bits of wood joined together! wish it was that simple! vivien kistler books ...
by red
Sun 12 Mar, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Brecon
Replies: 1
Views: 847

Re: Hello from Brecon

welcome

with your previous cabinet making skills, picture framing will be second nature
I may be asking you some questions!
this is a good site for info and support
by red
Sat 11 Mar, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: New to framing
Replies: 15
Views: 3985

Re: New to framing

hi all Ive been a craftworker most of my life, 61 now, mostly in wood, a brief go at ceramics and have met hobbyists and professionals the difference not a lot usually the professional had the guts to have a go at making a business out of it, very difficult in crafts. the difference in quality betwe...
by red
Wed 01 Mar, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Goodbye all & a huge thank you
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Re: Goodbye all & a huge thank you

good luck for the future
by red
Sun 26 Feb, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: scrap mountboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

Re: scrap mountboard?

thanks pramsay13 for offer if only I lived nearer!
great advice as always, I didn't realise mountboard
could be bought so cheaply, ive been looking in the
wrong places!

thanks again
by red
Sat 25 Feb, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: scrap mountboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 2178

scrap mountboard?

hi folks

ive got a new toy, a keencut gold I vaguely remember how they work
when I had some tuition but I need to practice. any ideas for alternative board to use
seems a shame to make a hash of good mount board!

thanks
by red
Mon 20 Feb, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Memorabilia
Replies: 11
Views: 4449

Re: Memorabilia

good luck with your new venture,i live in Manchester let us know
when you open
by red
Thu 02 Feb, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guild traing
Replies: 11
Views: 3848

Re: Guild traing

definite shortage of training in the north west,nearest I found was the midlands
definite opportunity for someone to offer training
by red
Sun 22 Jan, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hello all!
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: hello all!

welcome, good luck with your venture
by red
Mon 16 Jan, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Digital detector
Replies: 8
Views: 2934

Re: Digital detector

try screwfix b and q etc they are cheap enough to buy you don't need
a fancy one,ive had mine 20 odd years they are very useful
by red
Sat 07 Jan, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Frames coming back warped
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Frames coming back warped

wood warps for a variety of reasons, as you said it may be due to a change of temperature/ humidity if made in a cold damp environment then displayed in a dry environment then warping may occur the type of wood can affect the warping some woods warp more than others,cant think of any other reasons h...
by red
Fri 06 Jan, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: oak moulding arrrgggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3021

Re: oak moulding arrrgggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

although I'm not very experienced in picture framing I know from working with oak , it moves.I remember woodturning even when it was thought to be dry it would move out of shape after turned. if it was green wood it would often end up an oval shape.some woods are unstable when worked. there is proba...
by red
Fri 23 Dec, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Xmas...
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: Happy Xmas...

merry xmas everyone
by red
Fri 23 Dec, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: type of work
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

Re: type of work

thanks for advice re box framing I recall when I had some training asking about t shirts etc I was told it is pretty straight forward, just a matter of doing it. I saw a box frame recently in a charity shop and had a good look at it there is a thread about buying old frames and taking them bits in a...
by red
Thu 22 Dec, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: type of work
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

Re: type of work

many thanks for advice,certainly made things clearer for me

best wishes
by red
Wed 21 Dec, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: type of work
Replies: 8
Views: 3090

type of work

hi all a few more beginners questions- apologies! what is the majority of a framers work, is it framing pictures,photos etc.How much is taken up with box framing conservation work, or is this like asking how long is a piece of string?I'm asking because I can frame photos etc but not the rest.I'm thi...
by red
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still on the subject of cold weather....
Replies: 6
Views: 2744

Re: Still on the subject of cold weather....

its down to insulation basically. many methods available kingspan etc you need some ventilation though.there is lots of info online about insulation. I'm a retired builder and last year did my last house renovation did lots of insulation but the house is still cold.the houses on the same row all suf...
by red
Wed 14 Dec, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: books/dvd
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Re: books/dvd

many thanks