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New Member from the new forest

Post by Framer2 » Fri 12 Nov, 2021 11:02 pm

Hi everyone
I have been framing for a few months now and just found this forum.I have brought a EH Morso, an underpinner and Keencut Mounboard cutter.
Does anyone know of a good place to get my Morso blades sharpened.
Kind regards
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Re: New Member from the new forest

Post by GeoSpectrum » Sat 13 Nov, 2021 8:36 am

Lion or Mainline Mouldings have done mine in the past.
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Re: New Member from the new forest

Post by Tudor Rose » Sat 13 Nov, 2021 9:14 am

Hello and welcome

As you are based in the New Forest, then Wessex Bournemouth branch will be your closest option - but they do also offer a van delivery service.

https://www.wessexpictures.com/bournemouth_branch.html

Lion no longer offer a blade sharpening service. Mainline Mouldings do ours and they collect them and deliver them back via Royal Mail - all arranged online.

https://mainlinemouldings.com/index.php?DepartmentID=13
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Post by Not your average framer » Sat 13 Nov, 2021 10:15 am

I've no idea why Lion stopped sharpening Morso blades, they were great. As time has gone by I have developed my own way of sharpening them myself. Originally it was just doing it as a short term thing to just make do, with no intention of it being any more that that, but I now can do a proper hollow ground sharpening job to a fully professional level and the finished blades perform very well and keep their edge for a really long time as well. If Lion were still sharpening Morso blades I would happily use them again, but sadly they are not!
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Re: New Member from the new forest

Post by Justintime » Sat 13 Nov, 2021 12:01 pm

I use Wessex, never had a problem.

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Post by fusionframer » Sun 14 Nov, 2021 2:19 pm

Wessex for me. Always been good.

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Re: New Member from the new forest

Post by prospero » Mon 15 Nov, 2021 6:55 am

If you deal with Wessex and get van deliveries, then that's your best option. They'll pick them up/return them in their own van.
Otherwise you have to pack them up and go to the PO. They aren't light items.
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Re: New Member from the new forest

Post by JonathanB » Mon 15 Nov, 2021 7:44 am

Wessex for me - good job and convenient collection and delivery.
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Post by Not your average framer » Mon 15 Nov, 2021 7:46 am

Wessex are a class act and very reliable in my experience.
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Re: New Member from the new forest

Post by Framer2 » Fri 19 Nov, 2021 11:10 pm

Thank you everyone fir the info on blade sharpening i shall give wessex a call.

Many thanks

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