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Custom Picture Framing Portfolio - Volume #5

Here is the fifth volume of framing projects, a continuation of  Volume #4 . For pricing information, go  here . An original “Gonzaga” piece of art.  This was the result of a spa retreat Zabrina went to last Saturday and wanted me to frame it. First chance to try out the new miter saw on a limited scale. One corner could be better but will only improve over time and once I get the fence installed. Not for sale. My daughter wanted her diplomas framed (don’t worry, I’ll charge her cost of materials only). Not for sale. Local Raleigh NC artist, Andie Freeman, in low limited run. Framed for Carrie.  New molding, matt board, hardware and backing with recovered glass. Emailed the artist with picture of framed art and my availability…never heard back. Not for sale. A Nicholas Berger Artist Proof, “Cord Wood”, that I kept the original frame and glass and redid the rest. For sale on eBay here . This is a pair of pictures for a framing customer. One is an original Don Pedro ( Pietro Digiorgio ) 

New Product: Black 12” LP Record Album Frame, 15” x 15” Square, Contemporary Wood, Made-to-Order

I have been working on a new frame product to offer in low runs and made-to-order. It is a frame to hold  a 12” LP record album (without the sleeve). I finished it up Friday and pleased with the outcome. This has been a project for a few months and slowly working on the mounting aspect and cost controls. I ame going to give Etsy a try with this and see where it goes, listed here . This is a made-to-order black contemporary square frame made to nicely present a 12” LP record album (not the sleeve, just the vinyl album). The overall dimensions are 15 1/8” high x 15 1/8” wide x 3/4” deep, the new mat board and glass interior size of the frame is 14” high x 14” wide. New quality molding with scratch free recovered glass. New Acrylic/Plexiglass is available upon request at no charge.  There is enough room behind the mat board to store the record sleeve and should you not desire to do so, will need to add a similarly sized spacer (a 12” x 12” cardboard sheet will do. The sleeve is hidden and

Helen Reddy - I Am Woman!

I was looking through my latest lot of LPs I purchased at auction and came across this gem! As a child, my parents loved watching the Carol Burnett and once I saw Helen, I was smitten. We had a close friend of Zabrina over at the house a few months back and we were reminiscing about her and started watching some of the clips from Carol’s show on YouTube, the flame was reignited.  Well, now that I have this album, I figured I would do something creative with it, I am going to frame it (ok, not terribly creative for me), no damage to the album, cover or anything and make a standard offering for framing your most cherished LP albums. I will go with a black standard wood frame, glass glazing of course and probably a mat boarder around it maybe 1.5” or so. I will post pictures back on this blog when the maiden frame is completed and estimated cost. I may have variations to do 2 albums together and 4 albums together in a grouping, but we’ll see about that later to see if I can make this cost

SecondMoonshot Warehouse / Framing Shop Photo Tour (and My New Rollo Wireless Thermal Printer)

This week I received a new Rollo Wireless Thermal printer specifically for shipping labels. I decided a review was not necessary since there are enough good ones out there. What I will say is…they are all right! This thing is a game changer in speed, efficiency and quality. Once unboxed, I needed to see if it supported Wi-Fi Direct (it does not) and since my warehouse is really a storage unit with power, the first thing I needed to do was to setup a Wi-Fi network. A few months ago, I picked up an electronics lot at auction which had an Apple AirPort Extreme which turned out to be a recent model, but more importantly IT WORKED (more rare than you might think). I don’t have internet broadband and just use my cell phone for all work in that location, so had to tweak the IP configuration on my iPhone to use the new router but not for internet (this was done by just going to Settings and edit the Wi-Fi connection IP Config to a Manual configuration, leaving the Router field blank and copyin