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by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How much do any of us use our routers and what for?
Replies: 9
Views: 205

How much do any of us use our routers and what for?

As a general rule, I don't use my router very much with pine and in fact if I can avoid using it with pine at all, I will gladly avoid doing so. However Obeche is a different matter and there are a few nice cheap Obeche mouldings, which with a little added detail can quite easily look a lot more int...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?
Replies: 3
Views: 116

How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw?

How practical is it to cut moulding using an electric mitre saw? I've alawys understood that it's not very practical at all, but I already have a sliding mitre saw with a 10 inch diameter blade and I was just wondering how practical these are for the few that use them for cuttling mouldings. I alrea...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

Man, you not kidding radial arm saws are seriously scarey and dangerous. I definitely don't want one of those! Much too scarey for me! I do have a sliding compound mitre saw, which will actual cope with cross cut widths at 90 degrees at 14 inches across. That almost counts as being able to perform s...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.

Hi Peter, I am thinking that the market for my would be little antique engraved prints which I already have. These prints are genuine antique prints and there would not be any question of making hand finished frames at all, that's just pointless. I have got a useful quantity of some old discontinued...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Scroll saw sencils.
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Scroll saw sencils.

I have an electric scroll saw. It does not currently get used much, but I am thinking about getting around to making use of it a bit. I am thinking of making some stencils for possible decorative use. The idea has not really been fully thought through ay this stage, but might be used for decorating ...
by Not your average framer
Tue 28 Jun, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Selling small frames and prints for purely decorative uses.

There has been a bit of a trend for people looking for nick nacks for putting on display shelves and places like that. Before covid people used to go around car sales boots looking for stuff like that, but there are precious few car boots sales around near me at all and perhaps this is the same arou...
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixing your own woodfiller
Replies: 0
Views: 71

Mixing your own woodfiller

I have a bandsaw with a little pull out drawer where most of the saw dust collects inside the drawer. Not being a very thick blade, the saw dust is extremely fineand when mixed with a little PVA glue in makes a quick and easy wood filler which sands down very easy.
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

Cutting the underpinner in to the corner of the bench was really popular at one time, very few seem to do it at all now.
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 10:45 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

Euro made an underpinner where the wings were part of the underpinner and pointed upwards a sloping angle ange it sopported really large frames with only one operator needed.
by Not your average framer
Mon 27 Jun, 2022 9:00 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

There are times when I pull the underpinner away from the bench, if I need to doing larger frames, but I don't find it really ideal at all. I like to ratchet strap the underpinner to the bench to stop it moving about. I have some pieces of mountboard and backing board under the three legs of the und...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

I haven't got a very big workshop, so above a certain size is just is not very helpful to me. I also have limit on what finished frame sizes I can easily store as well. Anything bigger that 5 feet in any direction is probably a problem for me. Having had a stroke and not walking very well, anything ...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Wings on an underpinner?
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Wings on an underpinner?

I have a bench which is the same height as my under pinner. As i can probably imagine a bench extends further that the support that a pair of wings will probaly do so. Added to that, having the underpinner standing against the edge of the bench usually saves precious workshop space. I like my bench ...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Cassese 486 underpinner
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Cassese 486 underpinner

The gallery where I learned to be a frames had a 486 underpinner. I may be wrong, but does this machine have a reset button which resets it, when something gets jammed. Just a wild thought!
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 9:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Chandelier chain.
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Chandelier chain.

Hi Rainbow, I was thinking that chandelier chain would be easier to feed a screw through and to screw in to the plywood. I want to use 12mm plywood as i should be able to use the 13mm brass plated screws which is thick enough to accomodate the screws and will look o.k. with the chandelier chain. I c...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 7:38 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Chandelier chain.
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Chandelier chain.

I have been wanting to use chandelier chain for making my strut backs for my spandrel frames, but It seems that only Lion seems to sell chandelier chain and you need to buy it in volumes of 10 metres at a time, when does not sound very convenient for just making the odd strut back, or two. I don't p...
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spring Clips
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Spring Clips

I did not at first know what the plumbers tape was unti I checked the link. WOW, that's great idea, I think that really beats canvas offsets every time! What ever size you need it's no problem! Nice one Fruitini, it could be the best idea for ages!
by Not your average framer
Sun 26 Jun, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning Glass
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Cleaning Glass

You can also buy sheets of unprinted newsprint paper from packaging suppliers. It is commonly used when screwed up as loose fill packaging to fill spaces around items packaged in cardboard boxes. It is supposed to be cheaper than bubblewrap. It also requires very much less storage space than bubblew...
by Not your average framer
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spring Clips
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Spring Clips

I do quite a good bit of stacked moulding frames so extending mouldings which are not deep enough is something which I am doing all the time and I can do this seemlessly an without any visible join lines. I have a suface planer table which flushes the outer faces of both pieces of moulding too exact...
by Not your average framer
Sat 25 Jun, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Spring Clips
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Spring Clips

Some framers use the Fletcher Terry multi-points and screws. Also the old school framers often use screw eyes and screws to do this. Lion also do some bendable brass plates. Just a possible idea! I like the canvas offset brackets from Lion, but i have not used any for ages. How deep are your canvase...
by Not your average framer
Thu 23 Jun, 2022 8:52 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Stiffening up the fence on my exising table saw.

What are you using to set up your saw, what level of accuracy do you need to work to and what is the specification of the saw blade fitted to your saw? If as it sounds that the fence is not necessarily set as parallel to the saw blade, you need to accurately determine this and reset the fence to be ...