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by Bagpuss
Wed 03 Dec, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: Adverts/Sales/Wants
Topic: Attach-EZ For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 2763

Re: Attach-EZ For Sale

Hi Pat,
I was wondering if you will have a stall at the Spring Fair/Birmingham in February ? I have read up on your product and it looks pretty good but I was wondering if anyone distributes this in the UK ? :D
by Bagpuss
Mon 01 Dec, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Technology - CMC's Computers Etc
Topic: EstLite Vs PFP pricing software ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

EstLite Vs PFP pricing software ?

Hi, before I launch into my question, a very quick introduction.. I have been framing "on the side" for the last 15 years, I am just about to escape my IT job in the City to setup a home-based workshop. My previous pricing (under pricing) involved me thinking up a figure and then knocking myself dow...
by Bagpuss
Tue 11 Nov, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FATG Website
Replies: 51
Views: 9955

Re: FATG Website

I can't pass comment on the FATG web site but in fairness to the Guild , IT projects however big / small have a tendancy to over-run somewhat don't they ? If you log onto the D&J Simons website in the mouldings section it says " Please bear in mind that this web site is a mirror copy of our existing...
by Bagpuss
Wed 29 Oct, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nasty scratchy mat black moulding ....
Replies: 4
Views: 1308

Nasty scratchy mat black moulding ....

Hi, I spent the weekend working on three Chelsea shirts ( thanks for the advice about stretching them ), I used a mat black moulding with a decent rebate on it ( MATT/8 from Simons ), it looked fine while I was putting it together . :) When I lifted it up to the light to admire it all I could see wa...
by Bagpuss
Wed 22 Oct, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LACING the back of a Football Shirt ??
Replies: 13
Views: 4633

Re: LACING the back of a Football Shirt ??

Thanks for the replies Gents, clearly there's more than one way to skin the proverbial cat, always good to see examples as well :clap:
by Bagpuss
Sat 18 Oct, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LACING the back of a Football Shirt ??
Replies: 13
Views: 4633

LACING the back of a Football Shirt ??

Hi, I have scoured the Forum and the Grumble for a bit more detail on stretching a football shirt onto Foamcore, prior to framing, I have done a few Football shirts in the past but could do with a few pointers. You may be able to point me to a previous posting but before you do, please read on. I ha...
by Bagpuss
Tue 14 Oct, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping on top of things ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Keeping on top of things ...

Hi, I've been picture framing for the last 15 years, always as a side-line, I am about to setup a business and have to think about 'grown up' things like stock control, pricing etc., I'm going to be working from my workshop at home and know I have to keep on top of my order book. For a start I don't...
by Bagpuss
Fri 26 Sep, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Slips and Tips ??
Replies: 11
Views: 3947

Re: Slips and Tips ??

Thanks for the useful advice everyone but when I saw that photo from Roboframer with 28 hand cut windows with slips I started to feel a bit faint and had to go and have a lie down ..... :sweating:
by Bagpuss
Mon 22 Sep, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Slips and Tips ??
Replies: 11
Views: 3947

Slips and Tips ??

Hello there, I'm looking for some top tips on top slips ! :lol: a while ago I bought myself one of those Fletcher Filet master gizmos and I have used it on the odd occassion to attach slips to the inner rim of a mount. I don't have a problem with this at all, I cut a reverse bevel on the mount, cut ...
by Bagpuss
Tue 16 Sep, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesky Pastels !!
Replies: 17
Views: 13805

Re: Pesky Pastels !!

I appreciate your feedback everyone, I guess it is just a question of "handle with care", I'm glad someone suggested using bendy tabs, securing the back with my high velocity pneumatic stapler may have been a bit messy .... :Slap:
by Bagpuss
Mon 15 Sep, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pesky Pastels !!
Replies: 17
Views: 13805

Pesky Pastels !!

Hi, I am framing a Pastel at the moment, it's not a particularly pretty thing, lots of bright colours and a fair bit of black as well. I've done a double mount for it and using foamboard to pack the mount out, there's a healthy 9-10mm gap between the art work and the glass and a 'gutter' on the bott...
by Bagpuss
Tue 26 Aug, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'polystyrene' mouldings - or is that a dirty word ?
Replies: 9
Views: 10621

Re: 'polystyrene' mouldings - or is that a dirty word ?

I appreciate the response on this one gents, it seems that this is a bit of an emotive subject !
:winky:
by Bagpuss
Wed 20 Aug, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'polystyrene' mouldings - or is that a dirty word ?
Replies: 9
Views: 10621

'polystyrene' mouldings - or is that a dirty word ?

I have had a bit of a look through the postings but could not find a lot about 'polystyrene' mouldings ( is there a better name for them ? ). I was in Simons last week and found myself lurking about the Emafyl display of mouldings, I felt a bit of a fraud, as a bespoke framer I've always assumed tha...
by Bagpuss
Thu 19 Jun, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Using the HOTPRESS to iron out creases ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Re: Using the HOTPRESS to iron out creases ?

Thanks for the advice Roboframer, I've never had the nerve to use that technique !
I guess I was just looking for a quick fix in the Hotpress, since I bought it a few months ago
I'm looking for any excuse to make use of it. : )
rgds
BPuss
by Bagpuss
Wed 18 Jun, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Using the HOTPRESS to iron out creases ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1902

Using the HOTPRESS to iron out creases ?

Hi, first post for me, be gentle ... ; ) I have bought a Hotpress 260 recently and want to use it to try and iron out a certificate 4" x 12" which has been folded up for the last 20 years, there is an embossed sticker on it but that has been flattened out pretty much so I don't think the Hotpress wi...