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by Gesso&Bole
Fri 16 Apr, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transporting a Morso
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: Transporting a Morso

2 reasonably strong men can easily move a morso, but borrow a sack trolley if you can, as this will make things easier. Remove the side arms, and secure the pedal in the down position to keep the blades out of the way. Make sure anyone helping is aware of where the blades are, and that they are extr...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 09 Apr, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made First Frame Today
Replies: 10
Views: 1760

Re: Made First Frame Today

Well-done on your first frame! Just a thought on your KeenCut - it might well be perfectly calibrated already. You can check by taking a perfectly square piece of mountboard - say 30cm x 30cm. Check it is true by measuring the two diagonals and making sure they are the same. Now measure and draw in ...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 08 Apr, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: They Should be Ashamed!
Replies: 25
Views: 4235

They Should be Ashamed!

I have just had a few days off, and been touring in the Cotswolds. As you do, I have dragged my wife around every single framers and gallery that I found. We went to Cirencester, Broadway, Moreton-on-Marsh and Stratford-upon-Avon In 4 separate premises (no names no pack drill) I saw framed pictures ...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 08 Apr, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Advertising slogans
Replies: 6
Views: 7753

Re: Advertising slogans

Hi Michaela Good luck with your new venture. my serious answer to your question, would be to think in terms of what your business will be offering, rather than trying to think up a clever slogan. In other words what would be the benefits for the customer of using your service? For example, write up ...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 08 Apr, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Business Matters
Topic: Average age of a picture framer????
Replies: 19
Views: 12315

Re: Average age of a picture framer????

I was 23 when I started as a picture framer . . . . . . . but that was a little while ago.

I also get frustrated at the fusty image, and old - fashioned thinking of many framers, but would respectfully point out that this is not necessarily anything to do with age!
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 07 Apr, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Frames for a Novice to Work With
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

Re: Best Frames for a Novice to Work With

See if you can buy up a mixture of mouldings from someone closing down or retireing - I've seen a few ads on ebay. Infact, I think you are in Lancashire, I have the phone number of someone who had 650 ft of assorted moulding for sale (as well as a Morso and an Euro Underpinner) - he is based in Lanc...
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 05 Apr, 2010 5:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guillotine damaging mouldings
Replies: 20
Views: 4641

Re: Guillotine damaging mouldings

How many chops are you taking? The final one should be just a shaving, and as gentle as possible Or it could be poor quality moulding . . . . . . Or try putting a pice of MDF or similar between the moulding and the fence, sometimes that can help (but remember to adjust measurements) Or your machine ...
by Gesso&Bole
Sat 03 Apr, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mitrecraft Lincoln
Replies: 24
Views: 6814

Re: Mitrecraft Lincoln

I Have spoken to Karl at Tawnycraft, and he has told me he will deliver to Derby, and that they are taking on most of the areas previously covered by Mitrecraft. Most of their range is, I think, the same, so give him a call
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ornate frame for small oil painting-How/charge
Replies: 8
Views: 8140

Re: ornate frame for small oil painting-How/charge

PRICING FOR PICTURE FRAMERS This is one of those never-ending questions . . . . . I hope that my explanation of how I work out prices might help you price your frame hamishfour, but it may also provoke some responses from colleagues who have different opinions, and perhaps know better . . . . . Sorr...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 02 Apr, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elf and Safety :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Elf and Safety :-)

I cannot believe he did that. . . . . amazing!
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 31 Mar, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arqadia
Replies: 11
Views: 2717

Re: Arqadia

Generally a manufacturer, whether they have entered into an exclusivity deal or not with a large wholesaler like Simons or Aqadia would not be interested in compromising that relationship for the sake of selling a few thousand feet of moulding to an end user. I think you would also find that there w...
by Gesso&Bole
Sun 28 Mar, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice please - just starting out :-)
Replies: 17
Views: 3565

Re: Advice please - just starting out :-)

Hi Fraggle, and welcome. Its exciting isn't it! By the sounds of it you are starting off with a much bigger workshop, and better equipment than most, so I'm sure you will be fine. A few points that I would pick up from your post though . . . . Mountboard storage is much better vertical - less damage...
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 25 Mar, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Building a Big Black Frame
Replies: 18
Views: 6932

Re: Building a Big Black Frame

That's an absolute stunner! I'm well impressed. Thanks for taking the time to show the stages.
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 25 Mar, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has changed in the last 11 years?
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

Re: What has changed in the last 11 years?

Wow! Thanks very much for those replies everybody. That gives me quite a few areas to research a bit more. I was particularly interested in Kev's comment about the consolidation of suppliers, as I used to have a nightmare trying to keep carriage free order values for half a dozen suppliers. I was th...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 24 Mar, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has changed in the last 11 years?
Replies: 13
Views: 3362

What has changed in the last 11 years?

Hello Everyone. Let me introduce myself . . . . . I am Jim Anderson, and I started as a picture framer in 1986, after a short spell as Commercial Manager at Framers Equipment in Rochford. I ran Abbey Framing in Waltham Abbey, and Walls of Frame in Bishops Stortford, and then set up Walls of Frame in...