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Postby David McCormack » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:03 am

Had a trip to the Manchester Art Gallery yesterday and saw an exhibition called 'Reframe'.
http://manchesterartgallery.org/exhibit ... n/reframe/

As usual the standard of framing wasn't much cop. The moulding was probably stored in a damp shed :Slap: Nice pictures though 8)

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Re: Morso not required!

Postby prospero » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:09 am

:D I thought of doing something like that using poly moulding. I didn't though. :lol:
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Re: Morso not required!

Postby Jo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:31 am

I had a frame that looked like the third one brought into me last year for re-framing. Poly moulding hanging above the fireplace, the customer had lit a candle on the mantelpiece underneath it....
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Re: Morso not required!

Postby prospero » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:07 pm

I did once try to make an arch-top frame for a mirror using poly moulding. Heated the top rail and bent it on a former.
Worked up to a point. You really need a oven. :?
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Re: Morso not required!

Postby poliopete » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:56 pm

Years ago, long before poly moulding, I too tried to make an arch-top frame. I spent hours making fine saw cuts in the moulding starting from the rebate and stopping halfway through the stick, the cuts spaced evenly along a 2' length. To make the wood more pliable I held the length over a boiling kettle hoping the steam would soften the wood, allowing the length to bend by closing the saw cuts. :D

The theory was sound enough :D but the whole exercise was a complete failure and a total waste of time :(
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Re: Morso not required!

Postby prospero » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:20 am

When I started off I made an hexagonal frame with my trusty Nobex saw. 35 years later and I have never made another. :lol:

And I still have the frame. :roll:
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