1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. WELCOME Grumblers
    Backup is now done at 3PM EDT. You may find the server down for up to two minutes at that time.

Note To All Moulding Vendors

Discussion in 'The Grumble' started by Rick Granick, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Note to all moulding vendors:
    We DO NOT need any more basic cap mouldings in off white, gray, soft silver or soft gold. Please get some interesting styles to replace the ones you have discontinued.

    Thank you.
    [​IMG] Rick
     
    Ylva, Aiden, Gilder and 4 others like this.
    American Picture Frame Academy 1-888-840-9605

    The American Picture Framing Academy Learn Picture Framing Now
  2. tedh

    tedh PFG, Picture Framing God

    Note to all molding vendors:

    Please exercise some QC: why was this molding shipped?

    20170912_105645.jpg
     
  3. Joe B

    Joe B SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Unbelievable!!!
     
  4. neilframer

    neilframer PFG, Picture Framing God

    Maybe they thought that you ordered a Hockey Stick......o_O

    I hear you.
    We get carp like that too often..:mad:
     
    CB Art & Framing likes this.
  5. prospero

    prospero SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    That's bent that is. o_O
     
  6. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Amen to Rick's comment.

    It is just as well I have retired from framing as if one more rep opened a case and hauled out a heap of flat, square-cut mouldings I would have hurled them at him one by one.

    And don't get me started on the cheap and nasty "gallery wrapped" canvases artists have embraced.
     
  7. monkey

    monkey CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Note to all moulding vendors:

    Please stop making 3/16" rabbet lip. Rabbet lip should be a minimum of 1/4" or more, I personally prefer 3/8". 3/16" rabbet lip make it really difficult, almost impossible, to use spacers without it showing.

    I just did 11 frames with 3/16" rabbet lip where the art needed to be floated with Museum Glass. Had to use 1/8" AF foamboard and allowance was max of 1/16". What a pain in the A$$.
     
    skye and Lafontsee like this.
  8. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Possible suggestion. Cut glass a fraction larger (ie tight fit) and place glass into empty frame and then fit spacers.
     
  9. monkey

    monkey CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Thanks for the tip.

    Why would anyone want a 3/16" rabbet lip.
     
  10. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    Many of our customers want a Minimalist type frame. 1/2" is ok. Would prefer less. However, we stop at 1/2" for stock frames. With a 1/4" rabbet that would only leave a 1/4" wall. Most of our customers don't like 1/4" wall. Understandably. So we do a 3/16" rabbet on 1/2" profiles.

    Oh, you thought 3/16" rabbet wasn't enough? We run several Customs that are 3/8" face with 1/8" rabbet.

    IIRC 1/8" is the smallest rabbet we've run. But we'll go as small as you want. How about 1/16" rabbet on a 1/4" face? Come on, I challenge you. We've never done it, but if anyone will take up the challenge I will subsidize the tooling cost...
     
  11. DVieau2

    DVieau2 PFG, Picture Framing God

    These guys do it with Aluminum. 1/16 rabbet with a 1/8 face.
    http://framatic.mcsframes.com/framatic/product/fineline.html

    I've sold lots of them and have replaced the glass on occasion. Royal PIA!
     
  12. David Waldmann

    David Waldmann SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    From a manufacturing/joining perspective, there is little to no difference (although the alu may be easier if there has been a hardware solution developed). The challenge is the the fitting with a 1/16" rabbet...
     
    Rick Granick likes this.
  13. skye

    skye MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Yup, I think I would rather stick hot V-nails in my eyes...
     
American Picture Frame Academy 1-888-840-9605

The American Picture Framing Academy Learn Picture Framing Now

Share This Page

Wizard Ad