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by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Something you might find Interesting
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: Here's Something you might find Interesting

Hi Dermot, I was very well inpressed with your photos, I don't do birds eye maple myself, but I am not bad at adding diseased and mouldy old patches on some of my favorite chunky pine mouldings. The chunky pine mouldings always have an abunbdance of knots, whether you like it, or not. Stabbing the w...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

I was using a calculator. must be finger problems. I make all sort of silly mistakes these days.
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's Something you might find Interesting
Replies: 17
Views: 315

Re: Here's Something you might find Interesting

Gap free mitres does not necessarily mean completely hidden mitre joints in all cases. The secret is what looks natural and not contriveddepending upon what you are trying to create. My experience is that not everybody uses the same methods, but that does not mean that It does not look right when fi...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 5:31 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

74 then? I guess there hope for me yet! Going back to these frames for artist's my material costs are probably about £4 to total at present, but given how things are who knows where my costs will rise to in time. I'm going to describe them to my customers as gallery deep boxes frames suitable for fl...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Re: Trade priced frames for local artists.

Hi Jerome, I am pretty sure that the is a really worthwhile profit to be made from this doing it may way, but I definitely want to do it for quantity orders only and where the frames in a batch will be the same size. Producing frames only in ones and twos is not going to be financially worthwhile en...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: White backing boards with hanging fixings
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: White backing boards with hanging fixings

I think that a lot will depend upon the qualities which you are going to be needing and also how solid these boards with need to be. I have been thinking about this myself. Some framing supplier list white faced display boards and I can tell you from my own personal experience that the quaiitly vari...
by Not your average framer
Mon 13 Jun, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Trade priced frames for local artists.
Replies: 17
Views: 441

Trade priced frames for local artists.

In the past, I had a lot of enquires for local artists for me to produce batches of frames, but while I have been recovering from my stroke and somewhat slowy sorting out my really rather over crowded shop. (I moved from a much bigger shop and I still needing to down size some of my equipment and st...
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jun, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?

Simons still do their basic pine driftwood, but I think that I moved on a bit as want something with a bit more class for me future needs. I feel that the market has moved on and I need to move on too! Part of my original plan was to buy basic bare pine mouldings turn them into driftwood moulding us...
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jun, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbished Morso
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Refurbished Morso

Hi, I have a CS-88 myself and I think these are very good machines. Are you aware that the CS-79 is essentially the same mechanism inside as the CS-88, if you don't already refurbish the CS-79, it miight be an option which you might find worth looking at. After you mentioned bookbinding equipment, t...
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jun, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying a used Morso F and underpinner
Replies: 12
Views: 436

Re: Buying a used Morso F and underpinner

Hi Danny,

Welcome to the forum. I hope that you will enjoy being part of the forum and not be afraid to ask any questions which you may need answers for. The is no shortage of those who are happy to offer good advice and generally share their experience. Enjoy!
by Not your average framer
Sat 11 Jun, 2022 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Refurbished Morso
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Refurbished Morso

Hi and welcome to the forum, I must say that your photos look great! Are you going to be refurbishing and supplying other items of framing equipment,as well? Such as underpinner and mountcutters. Maybe this could be a worthwhile thing for you to do as well. I hope you also will enjoy being a part of...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jun, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Decorative Mount Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 729

Re: Decorative Mount Tuition

Using the front mount as a way of forming a straight and clean edge for the hand coloured bevel and associated reveal on the underlying mount is a favorite method for me. It is much less fiddly to do and does not take long to do. O.K., it's a bit like cheating, but isn't quick and easy, what most of...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jun, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Is there any reason why I cannot attach wood blocks to my surface planer with double sided tape to fix featherboards.
Replies: 0
Views: 67

Is there any reason why I cannot attach wood blocks to my surface planer with double sided tape to fix featherboards.

I got a surface planer and it does most things well enough, but I want to attach my featherboards in position to keep an shaped moulding square while re-shape part of it. There are no fixing points for attaching my feather points and I also need to elevate my feather board off from the bed for this ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jun, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Are slips and liners becoming less popular these days?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Are slips and liners becoming less popular these days?

Hi Peter, I like the Rose and Hollis A276, but some while ago I bought quite a lot of the Simons OBEC/0042, appears to be an identical moulding. I still to use up some that before re-ordering any more, but it is great for adding value to much plainer looking frames. Years ago, when I used to use pol...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jun, 2022 11:11 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Are slips and liners becoming less popular these days?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Are slips and liners becoming less popular these days?

I don't just do white and gold slips, a really dark brown, or dark brown mix with some grey, or just a nice dark grey can create a good contrast, when used with with white frames. Some of these white frames are factory finished ones, which have been made mostly from left overs. I am in these days pa...
by Not your average framer
Fri 10 Jun, 2022 10:11 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?

Hi Peter, It looks to me like it might take a long time to do. I have been trying to stick to things which can manage fairly quickly, as I am still struggling to do most things in a reasonable amount of time. I have worked out that I need to be able to charge £1 per minute for my active working time...
by Not your average framer
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Are slips and liners becoming less popular these days?
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Are slips and liners becoming less popular these days?

I still like to use slips and liners, but it seems much less common these days. Is this just me thinking this, or am I mistaken? I can't recall seeing as many and liners being used for years. I originally started using slips and liiners mostly to make the discontinued mouldings in Frinton Mouldings ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?

Hi Peter,

Can I ask you, what is your favorite wood type for making your own driftwood mouldings. I havea lot of trouble finding the right wire brushes to get the right result. I don't really want to do it with a dremel, be cause my right hand co-ordination is totally rubbish following my stroke.
by Not your average framer
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?

Ho Peter, I have a rather vicious rotary wire brush mounted on a small angle grinder. The problem is controlling the depth of the brushing, which is far from an exact thing and it always goes too deep and the ends of the length of wood, so the last inch, or two are unusable. I also produce quite a l...
by Not your average framer
Thu 09 Jun, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?
Replies: 13
Views: 402

Re: Not that many driftwood mouldings are all that special, does anyone know any good ones?

Hi Fitz, I ticks a lot of the right boxes! It's certainly not a "run of the mill" look, it has a bit of an older style look, which is definitely something I look for and any off cuts of a usable size would be usable to make some smaller frames, which I think would be easy to sell. Also it would cut ...