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by Not your average framer
Sat 29 Jul, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountboard cutting qualities
Replies: 8
Views: 5135

Not having a CMC, but instead an original Keencut Ultimat (not the Ultimat Gold), I have tried various blades and boards. So far I think I have found a reasonable combination, I would still say there is much room for improvement and a few questions un-anwered regarding the factors which affect board...
by Not your average framer
Sat 29 Jul, 2006 8:21 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Multi-aperture double mounts
Replies: 15
Views: 13438

Thanks John, You've made my day! It's really obvious when you see it! Clearly much less hassle than how I was doing it. Thanks again, very much appreciated. Markw and Osgood, I agreed with what you are saying about CMC, but I can't afford one and I've nowhere to put one. However, one day.......... C...
by Not your average framer
Sat 29 Jul, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Multi-aperture double mounts
Replies: 15
Views: 13438

Hi Osgood, There is a company who I use from time to time, but only when I want a quantity of mounts cut. They are not worth using for single mounts - it just costs too much. I just charge a lot to cover my time and I'm glad to get jobs like this once in a while as they are so profitable. For my cur...
by Not your average framer
Fri 28 Jul, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plain wood ash mouldings
Replies: 2
Views: 2708

Plain wood ash mouldings

Recently I've been very disappointed with the quality of the ash mouldings (fit for fire-wood mostly) from my usual (U.K.) supplier. I don't intend to name and shame them, but I thought I would raise the subject and ask if this is a general problem at this time.
Cheers,
Mark
by Not your average framer
Fri 28 Jul, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Multi-aperture double mounts
Replies: 15
Views: 13438

Hi Osgood & John, Osgood, I am using a Keencut ultimat. Yes I wish I had a CMC too, but there's neither the room for one, nor the money. John, you may remember a few years ago LIon used to sell a marking out device for cutting multiple aperture double mounts. Well, I never thought of getting one at ...
by Not your average framer
Thu 27 Jul, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Multi-aperture double mounts
Replies: 15
Views: 13438

Multi-aperture double mounts

This is how I do them. I cut the front mount first, but I make it bigger than the final size by an inch all round. I then stick the front mount front face down onto the back of the rear mount using double sided tape. IMPORTANT - THE DOUBLE SIDED TAPE MUST BE WITHIN THE ADDITIONAL ONE INCH ALL ROUND ...
by Not your average framer
Mon 24 Jul, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Waterproof containers for dilluted wash-line inks.
Replies: 9
Views: 8081

Thanks John, I'm having a good look at the examples you gave the link for. I think a little practice while copying some of those will help me a lot. Thanks, also to Markw, I am also good with pens and inks. I used to be a design engineer and a very long time ago worked in a drawing office in the day...
by Not your average framer
Sat 22 Jul, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Waterproof containers for dilluted wash-line inks.
Replies: 9
Views: 8081

Well, I got them finished and the customer went away happy with the job and they perfectly matched the sample I was asked to match. However, I can't say that I got much of a buzz out of doing it, because I know that artistically that something which really makes it was missing. Yes, I can get by whe...
by Not your average framer
Thu 20 Jul, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Waterproof containers for dilluted wash-line inks.
Replies: 9
Views: 8081

Problem solved! I was not asking for the right bottles at the chemist. My part time framing assistant who comes in thursdays and fridays came up with the answer straight away. Specimen jars! You can imagine the reaction when I went into the chemist and asked for half a dozen. BTW, I was not planning...
by Not your average framer
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Waterproof containers for dilluted wash-line inks.
Replies: 9
Views: 8081

Waterproof containers for dilluted wash-line inks.

I decided to nip down to the local chemist to buy some bottles to mix mount washes in. I was amazed to find they don't sell bottles at all! There must be some easily obtainable containers to keep your dilluted wash-line inks in, but where do I get them please.
Thanks,
Mark
by Not your average framer
Wed 19 Jul, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too darned hot
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

I can't figure it out either! Business is normally slow this time of year, but we've done much better than expected. I don't like the heat though! I am supposed to be doing three wash-line mounts before the weekend. Not that easy to get back to the start point before the wash dries. Not my idea of f...
by Not your average framer
Tue 18 Jul, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Oriental carpet / tapestry
Replies: 12
Views: 7998

Roboframer wrote:
I don't know why you are looking for fabric from a non fabric specialist.
I agree, ideally, I would do as you suggest, but I live and work in rural Devon and can't find what I want locally, or spare the time to close the shop and go to the nearest big town.
Cheers,
Mark
by Not your average framer
Tue 18 Jul, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Oriental carpet / tapestry
Replies: 12
Views: 7998

The extra large foam core problem has been solved, Wessex pictures can supply 10mm thick foam core in a 4 ft x 8 ft sheet, at £18 per sheet. Unfortunately 10mm is the only thickness they do in that size. I am thinking about covering the foam core with black brushed nylon display fabric, it comes 52 ...
by Not your average framer
Mon 17 Jul, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Oriental carpet / tapestry
Replies: 12
Views: 7998

There's no way I can lose the micro-tags in the embroidery it's not that kind of embroidery, so I'm ordering some extra heavy duty mono-filament nylon.

It's also too big for either jumbo sized mountboard or foam core board. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Mark
by Not your average framer
Sat 15 Jul, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: After Hours
Topic: Ad Lib break in Cornwall
Replies: 16
Views: 12122

Hi John, Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Have you looked at flying? There are regular flights to Exeter, Plymouth or Newquay. I never flown from these airports, but I understand the services available are quite good and reasonably priced. Some friends of ours flew up to the Edinbourgh tattoo from ...
by Not your average framer
Fri 14 Jul, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Oriental carpet / tapestry
Replies: 12
Views: 7998

Oriental carpet / tapestry

I've been asked to frame a carpet / tapestry which is about 4 ft by 5 ft in size and it's quite heavy, it's also lined at the back and fringed with swivelled metalised thread tassels. The only sensible place to attach it from is the edge where the tassels are attached. Any attachment needs to be ver...
by Not your average framer
Sat 08 Jul, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moulding Chevron Samples
Replies: 22
Views: 16270

Re: Labels

Mark, Can you please explain this labelling system. My "chevrons" (and I imagine the majority of Aussie framers) aremarked on the back and the customers hardly ever see them. Hi Osgood, Mine are labelled on the back too, but until now I have written moulding numbers, price code letter and other inf...
by Not your average framer
Fri 07 Jul, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Box Framing
Replies: 3
Views: 3668

Hi charles, Are the figures glazed? If so, how about those glue on plate hangers? They have a very strong water soluble gum adhesive, which I assume should be acceptable to your customer. You then stick whatever you like to the plate hanger, because glue on the plate hanger doesn't matter. Cheers, M...
by Not your average framer
Fri 07 Jul, 2006 10:40 pm
Forum: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly
Topic: Bitumen gilding glaze?
Replies: 12
Views: 9007

Hi Les, I think yours in the answer I was looking for. The frame in question not only has the brown colouring, but in some places it is thicker and looks almost black. It's hard to explain what it looks like, but it looks seriously old, which is what the customer wants to be kept. I will try out you...
by Not your average framer
Fri 07 Jul, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moulding Chevron Samples
Replies: 22
Views: 16270

It's a difficult question, I think I can say that I know exactly who is supplier "C". They like to be very competitive on price and that must have an effect on how much money they feel able to play with! Following the spring fair I was supplied by them with an excellant range of new samples and have...