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Question Chop Nielsen Metal Frame Under 6”

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Ruby, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. Ruby

    Ruby True Grumbler

    HELP! It’s a small job but it’s important.

    How can I get two chops of Nielsen 34-14 cut to 5 x 7 with a 1/16 inch allowance. The customer would also like the job completed by 6/12 or 6/13, although even if that deadline can’t be met I would simply like to get the task accomplished. I can order it to a size of 6” x 7” but my distributors won’t cut smaller than 6 inches. If there is a framer who can cut a 6 inch rail down to 5 inch, that is one way this problem can be solved...

    Thank You, Ruby ~
  2. Ruby

    Ruby True Grumbler

    PS. We are on Cape Cod MA in the event someone nearby cuts metal frames and can help us get this done.

    Ruby ~
  3. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    Who's your distributor? As far as I know Don-Mar will cut that size no problem.
  4. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I use cut to outside dimension, even using exact (to take advantage of the 1/8 allowance), to get the inside measurement complying with the 6" OSHA requirement. Does that work with your moulding's 5" dimension? The workaround even works with LJ.
  5. Ruby

    Ruby True Grumbler

    Thank you so much. Don Mar DOES cut down to 5 inches. I could have save myself a lot of effort and worry if I hadn’t assumed their minimum size was the same as Larson Juhl!

    .... False alarm, fire engines can go back to the station.
    alacrity8 and shayla like this.
  6. framah

    framah PFG, Picture Framing God

    Larson Juhl are a bunch of namby-pambys!!

    Afraid to get their fingers close to the blade. Possibly because some idjit got his finger cut off by being careless.

    My chop saw measures down to 4" but there is NO way I can put my finger THAT close! 5" is my minimum as well.

    Glad we could solve it.
  7. Pat Murphey

    Pat Murphey SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    It's OSHA and you will find the limit anywhere their radar reaches.
    shayla likes this.
  8. Al B

    Al B CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    My Barton jig for my radial-arm saw will cut just about size, and you don't have to hold the metal moulding. There are two clamps to hold it in place. I would never cut any metal without it being clamped. I always wear a face shield - it may throw the scrap end piece. I am not usually one for safety glasses and such, but I don't take any chances here. The guy that sold it to me said he had a customer who had a piece imbedded in the wall behind it as a reminder to wear a shield.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2019
  9. Ruby

    Ruby True Grumbler

    WOW, the next time a customer is looking for a VERY small frame I’ll know who to contact . It does sound like an excellent idea to take precautions when operating that piece of machinery. As a matter of fact, it might also be a good weapon should someone break into your shop.

    Sorry, I was up much too late spinning my gears attempting to solve my 5 x 7 frame non-problem. I feel like a REAL idjit!
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