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How Long?

Discussion in 'Grumble Archive pre 2004 Topics' started by Matt Krieger, Dec 2, 1999.

  1. Matt Krieger

    Matt Krieger Guest

    How long should it take to frame a 36x48 single mat with fillet and museum mount? Including chopping the frame.
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  2. Bruce McElhaney

    Bruce McElhaney Guest

    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???

  3. framer

    framer Guest

    If thats all that I worked on from start to finish 2 hours, less if you got good equipment.
  4. Scarfinger

    Scarfinger Guest

    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.
  5. po' framer

    po' framer MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    You forgot to mention putting up with moulding reps, Scarfinger..... wiped my day out.

    po' framer finally finishing at 12:30 am
  6. ArtLady

    ArtLady SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer


    Thanks, I thought I was the only one crazy enough to keep those hours.

  7. JPete

    JPete <span style="color: red"><b><i>Charter Member</i><

    And don't be too angry when that frame you finish at midnight the 23rd doesn't get picked up. It really does wrangle my jibs!
  8. JOHNG

    JOHNG Guest

    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.
  9. MerpsMom

    MerpsMom <span style="color: red"><b><i>Charter Member</i><

    "wrangle jibs" JP? Ah, it's good to be back.
  10. JPete

    JPete <span style="color: red"><b><i>Charter Member</i><

    MM, glad to have you back. Just one of those northern wrangles!lol.
  11. po' framer

    po' framer MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    My tangue really gets tongled when my jibs gets wrangled.
  12. ChrisW

    ChrisW CGF, Certified Grumble Framer

    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.
  13. Scarfinger

    Scarfinger Guest

    A framer performing that consistantly for 3 full periods should have a 99 on his/her framing shirt!
  14. MerpsMom

    MerpsMom <span style="color: red"><b><i>Charter Member</i><

    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 [​IMG]

    [This message has been edited by MerpsMom (edited 12-21-1999).]
  15. FramingFool

    FramingFool In Corner

    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 .... [​IMG]

    [This message has been edited by FramingFool (edited 12-23-1999).]
  16. Scarfinger

    Scarfinger Guest

    Oh oh! Only 3 months in and hooked all ready!
    The next 10 years will go by fast.
  17. Terry Ellis

    Terry Ellis True Grumbler

    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
  18. JPete

    JPete <span style="color: red"><b><i>Charter Member</i><

    LOL, ROLF, Guess if you put a floosie with a wrangler they'll be the same in any country!

    Way to go Framing fool.
  19. MerpsMom

    MerpsMom <span style="color: red"><b><i>Charter Member</i><

    Is a grumbl-ee the recipient of the knowledge of a grumbl-er? I kind of like that moniker. How's the weather down there? Does Santa wear those kinds of backless britches in the Southern Hemisphere? [​IMG]
  20. Terry Ellis

    Terry Ellis True Grumbler

    Weather has been quite mild for this time of year, today cloudy and a bit of rain in the evening, temp mid 20's C.

    Those pants worn only in conjunction with 30 plus sunscreen. Of course I wouldn't wear them myself, not publicly anyway.....
  21. beezor77

    beezor77 Guest

    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.
  22. po' framer

    po' framer MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Having grown up wearing those backless leather breeches, I must say that nothing else works when one is charging through thorns (for protecting one's delicate hide).

    The thing you have to remember is to keep a long raincoat handy for thunderstorms.... you will remember the next time if you don't 'cuz the moisture will rub most of your skin off where you got wet.

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