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by Gesso&Bole
Fri 29 Apr, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame

I just chop these flat ones upside down in the Morso. Just make sure the base of the machine is nice and clean, just push the rebate supports out of the way. As for joining, these days I use a Hoffmann, but before I got that I would glue it up generously, underpin with 1 or 2 15mm wedges, but NOT st...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 29 Apr, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Looking for 60mm deep rebate frame

There are a couple of options that may work for you, but generally I cut them down to size and hand-finish. I wasn't sure from your post of the 20mm width was on the face or the base. Generally if you want 20mm on the face it would be too tall and thin for most framers to easily join (without a Hoff...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 27 Apr, 2022 12:14 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting MDF
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Cutting MDF

If your workshop is small there's even more reason to get a wall mounted cutter, as it will free up a lot of bench space.
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 26 Apr, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Framing unusual needlework
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Framing unusual needlework

There are a lot of ways to skin a cat, but here are my initial thoughts. 1) You are longer than standard sheet size, so bear that in mind when pricing. 2) You'll need a moulding that is substantial enough over a 1.33m length (I would favour a deep rebate moulding, then I could fit a cross-brace in t...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 26 Apr, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Pistorius underpinner not working properly.
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Pistorius underpinner not working properly.

I'm about an hour away from you, and have a Pistorius you can come and collect for free. Fully working.
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 21 Apr, 2022 5:35 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Glass on artwork?
Replies: 9
Views: 475

Re: Glass on artwork?

Justin is right. But, I have framed literally 1000s of posters up against the glass in the 1980s 1990s 2000s, and 100s of low budget jobs since then. I've still got a few at home that I did 30 years ago, and they're still fine. We know better now, but it's not a heinous crime to do it. In an ideal w...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 31 Mar, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 908

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

Check out the Keencut website, it's more comprehensive than the manual
https://www.keencut.com/support/adjusti ... ibur-5000/
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 31 Mar, 2022 9:21 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur 5000 advice
Replies: 27
Views: 908

Re: Excalibur 5000 advice

It really should not be that complicated. The glass needs to stay still - clamped lightly is my method The cutting wheel needs to be in good condition and running freely. If it has been damaged, replace it, otherwise put a drop of glass cutting oil on it. Adjust the pressure - if you are pressing to...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 30 Mar, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: A frame within a frame?
Replies: 27
Views: 830

Re: A frame within a frame?

Where do you buy your mouldings from? Maybe go and play with the chevrons there. Otherwise looking at the Rose & Hollis catalogue or website (unfinished mouldings) where the mouldings are all drawn in profile and to scale can help you to visualise how they could go together to get the look you want....
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 21 Mar, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Numatic stapler for box frame slips
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Numatic stapler for box frame slips

I use a headless pin gun for this, with some small blobs of glue. It's also useful for numerous other tasks around the workshop. This is the one I got https://www.axminstertools.com/axminster-professional-ap1220hp-headless-pinner-24g-12-20mm-107613 but it looks like it is out of stock - sure there a...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 17 Mar, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tape Dispenser
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: Tape Dispenser

I've got one of those. Only had it about a month, and wish I had bought one years ago. I didn't pay that much for it though. Found one on ebay, brand new, but opened box, paid £300 inc VAT. Sounds expensive, but saves me a couple of minutes on every frame. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to...
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 14 Mar, 2022 9:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Group Hand-Finishing Course
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Group Hand-Finishing Course

It was a pleasure to meet you Debbie.

Glad you enjoyed it, look forward to seeing some of your creations!
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 11 Mar, 2022 9:36 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: System 4000 can it be dismantled
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: System 4000 can it be dismantled

It's fairly straightforward, but quite heavy, so easier with 2 people. The basic principle is 1) Remove the 2 white wooden backing boards 2) Lay the machine down on the floor if you have space 3) Loosen the leg height adjustments on the black A frame legs, and push in for minimum height adjustment. ...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 09 Mar, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting boxes on the CMC
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Re: Cutting boxes on the CMC

Thanks guys, I will have a go with those options, and see how I get on
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 09 Mar, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Keeping warm in the workshop, while conserving heating.
Replies: 15
Views: 1410

Re: Keeping warm in the workshop, while conserving heating.

I work out of a large double garage sized unit. I have insulated the roof area, and carpeted the concrete floor. For the first winter I was there, I used electric oil filled radiators, which do keep it nice and warm. But you can see the smart meter going crazy. Last year I installed a couple of ceil...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 09 Mar, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cutting boxes on the CMC
Replies: 6
Views: 395

Cutting boxes on the CMC

I'm wanting to experiment with making cardboard boxes for a range of small frames that I sell. I have a Gunnar F1 Hybrid, and have worked out the templates, but not found a supply of board to cut. So my questions are 1. Does anybody do this regularly? 2. What sort of board do you cut for boxes? 3. W...
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 05 Mar, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Group Hand-Finishing Course
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Group Hand-Finishing Course

The ribbed oak one is particularly good used as a the inner frame with a tall hockey stick style frame stacked on the outside.
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 04 Mar, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Group Hand-Finishing Course
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Group Hand-Finishing Course

I have tried cutting rebates with the table saw, but don't find it a good use of time. Generally I have wasted enough wood to do another frame before I get it right. I have built my small Proxxon table saw into a bench, and added some more T tracks so that I can get a bit more accuracy. I use it 99%...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 03 Mar, 2022 5:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Group Hand-Finishing Course
Replies: 18
Views: 1029

Re: Group Hand-Finishing Course

Thanks Geoff, glad you enjoyed the day. I look forward to seeing some more of your work! The examples above were Geoff's own creations so I can't take the credit! The 'cornflower' blue one was on a rough sawn pine moulding very similar to R&H A284, and the ribbed one is R&H A64 oak. I teach the proc...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 02 Mar, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Looking for help with pricing my dads framing equipment to sell
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Looking for help with pricing my dads framing equipment to sell

It depends on how much time you have to dedicate to getting them sold. On the surface of what I can see from the photos, the main bits of equipment, the plan chest and workbench are probably worth around £2000 to someone who wants to start up from scratch. Presumably there's some hand tools, and a b...