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by Gesso&Bole
Fri 08 Oct, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Hanging Artwork Flat Against Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

Re: Hanging Artwork Flat Against Wall

I suggest a look on the Lion website - perhaps something like this?

https://lionpic.co.uk/p/38819/Cleat-Str ... k-10-pairs

If you put those top and bottom it would do the trick
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 07 Oct, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Art Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

Re: Art Glass

I use Artglass from Centrado. Mostly AR70. I find it cuts and cleans easily. One of my clients sends up to 50 individual frames a month to the USA, these are 70mm deep shadow boxes, up to 600 x 500 in size. Only had a couple of breakages in 2 years. But they do have packing boxes specially made. I'v...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Excalibur 5000 or Keencut Steeltrak Wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Excalibur 5000 or Keencut Steeltrak Wanted

I have a Steeltrak. I bought it second hand with a bundle of equipment. It is a great machine, but designed for sign writers not picture framers. The advantage is that it it beefier that the Excalibur and can easily cut Dibond. The disadvantage is that to cut glass there is an extra section to inser...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Excalibur adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Excalibur adjustment

If you look on keencut.com, and then go to support, and then select excalibur, there will be instructions on solving all known problems
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 06 Oct, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Workshop tips
Replies: 22
Views: 2050

Re: Workshop tips

My tips would be 1) An excalibur/Steeltrak wall mounted cutter is the biggest space saver you can get. 2) Put everything you can on wheels (particularly the Morso) 3) A rolling Mechanic's tool-box is really useful for keeping the bench clear. 4) Don't forget to design in space for storing finished f...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 05 Oct, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Art Glass
Replies: 24
Views: 2242

Re: Art Glass

I now use AR glass over 80% of the time. I find that when I show the Artglass demonstrator, (the one where they think that there's no glass in the middle bit), they always want it. Once we've got over the fact that it's magic, I make a point of showing them that it isn't, and that they will get refl...
by Gesso&Bole
Sun 03 Oct, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Chevron question
Replies: 28
Views: 2663

Re: Chevron question

I would recommend as a start point to work with 1 supplier, take their advice on top sellers. I would expect them to provide me with chevrons. You will probably need 1-200 samples to offer a full range. As you find gaps in your range you can add to the range, but remember to weed out stuff that does...
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 01 Oct, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joining a Large Frame using Tapered Keys - For theFirst Time
Replies: 14
Views: 1588

Re: Joining a Large Frame using Tapered Keys - For theFirst Time

That certainly looks like a proper job!
by Gesso&Bole
Fri 01 Oct, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood
Replies: 23
Views: 1994

Re: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood

rose & hollis have a good range that you can see on their website roseandhollis.co.uk. You will have to phone or email to get a price list. Most other suppliers have barewoods too
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 29 Sep, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood
Replies: 23
Views: 1994

Re: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood

I have experimented with fine polyfilla and plaster of Paris to coat moulding prior to painting. It is possible to make it work, but not practical.

Use gesso if that’s what you want to achieve.
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 29 Sep, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood
Replies: 23
Views: 1994

Re: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood

Ash is not going to be an easy one to turn into a solid white, but looks good painted and then sanded smooth so there is some of the wood showing through. Then wax and polish. Obviously if you put enough coats of paint on you can obscure the grain. But if that was the finish I wanted I wouldn’t star...
by Gesso&Bole
Wed 29 Sep, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood
Replies: 23
Views: 1994

Re: New to framing - Advice painting bare wood

If you are planning on a painted finish where you don't want to see the grain, I would start with Obeche. If you want to see the grain then oak or ash will be best. As a start point I would suggest some chalky emulsion, and either some polyvine decorators varnish or Liberon Black Bison wax to finish...
by Gesso&Bole
Tue 28 Sep, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Big advice wanted for a big frame
Replies: 9
Views: 857

Re: Big advice wanted for a big frame

Chop it in three and make it a triptych!
by Gesso&Bole
Mon 27 Sep, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Poster stuck to glass
Replies: 8
Views: 934

Re: Poster stuck to glass

You could try lighter fluid, but I wouldn't hold out much hope
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 2885

Re: Window mount sizes query

I never measure for positioning, I just do it by eye. Sometimes the art looks better not square in the mount. Not a subject for over-thinking in my opinion. If it looks right, it's right.
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Large size mountboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1096

Re: Large size mountboard?

Glass that size will be very heavy! I would definitely go acrylic
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Window mount sizes query
Replies: 31
Views: 2885

Re: Window mount sizes query

Looks the same size all round to me . . . .
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: adjusting firing pressure on Omer flexipoint gun
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: adjusting firing pressure on Omer flexipoint gun

You could always shorten the firing pin in the gun by filing it down. But I expect that you've got too much air pressure.
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter

Should read Left hand extension arm
by Gesso&Bole
Thu 16 Sep, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter
Replies: 10
Views: 863

Re: minimise moulding wastage with morso cutter

If you have no left hand extension table, then the Morso is designed to be used adjacent to a workbench of exactly the same height, which will support the length of moulding as you feed it in from the left hand side. In the meantime you could perhaps use a saw horse or similar to create some support...