Can't say for sure . . . But we did several movie posters recently that were close to that size, and it took a lot longer than I thought it would. I can tell ya, V grooves in oversize mats are a pain . . . Time for a Wizard???
If yours is a typical small frame shop and you had to answer the phone, handle a few customers, change a blade, fix something, go for a band aid, pay a bill, open the mail, accept a resume, decline 4 charities and a ball team, take out the garbage, go out and buy pencils and even check the Grumble then I would say all day and part of the next. Ain't being a framer great!!
Scarfinger at work at 9:05PM.
About an hour and a half assuming no one bothers you. Also I have a 25% mark up on the entire framing job for anything bigger than 32x40 and 50% markup on anything bigger than 36x48. You have to get paid for the extra time it takes to do the work or it's not worth it I don't care how good it will look when you are done.
From 6 pm ( when I locked the door and turned out the front lights ) til 10 pm I managed to get two 8x10 double mat photos dry mounted & framed, two multiple opening suede matted war medal frames and a 28x40 triple 3d matted autographed Gretzky LE done. Just call me a framer on steroids. It's great when you're not interupted.
I'm not that good, probably, but did manage to do a suede-lined shadowbox with same-suede filleted top mat of 22 dental instruments around the newsclipping of the dentist's retirement. Went unbelievably fast as I wired them all--UNTIL the very last tooth-former overlaying a drill bit. From an hour-and-a-half job, it turned to two-and-one-half, all because of that one thing. Sigh. Add a Hole-in-One ball with placque and card, eight-opening doublemat photo collage, and a triple-mat vg'd poster, and the day was pretty successful. May I begin Christmas shopping tomorrow? Happy Holidays to everyone!
And hope everyone can close early
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This seems as good of a thread as any to take a deep breath and smile about my first 3 months of operation. If you all have been paying attention (smile, please), my last communique of import was about my shop opening in September. Well, I just finished my most recent of three nights-till-midnight of pre-Xmas rush. Managed to crank out about 12 jobs tonight, ranging from family portraits to shadow boxes, several LE prints of various subliminality (??) to the Grandaddy, a 60 x 33 total conservation 10th century brass tomb rubbing, in an LJ Medici frame with matching filet (a slick $1800 number), and, to paraphrase Gen. Geo. Paton, "God Help me, I love it" .....
Merry Xmas, all ....
[This message has been edited by FramingFool (edited 12-23-1999).]
Seems to be a very peculiar undertone creeping into this board.
I thought a wrangler was one of those guys who went around punching cows while wareing backless leather pants.
I still havn't got to the bottom of MerpsMoms little matter with floozies ???? Now JPetes got some sort of attraction to leather, sounds like you have all been working too hard.
Anyway-- thanks to all who have helped me with my queries (whoops! here we go again) and merry Xmass to all grumblees
WOW, backless leather pants, drill bits, wrangling of jibs, I miss out on all the fun. Man can us framers party....happy holidays to all who I have shamelessly neglected I am sorry, I have scanned and left..and I don't even own a shop.Shame on me
Best of the New Year to you all.