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  1. Rick Granick

    Need a CPF near Phoenix, AZ

    Thanks, Susan. :cool: Rick
  2. Rick Granick

    Need a CPF near Phoenix, AZ

    A longtime customer of mine is moving to the Phoenix area (Desert Ridge, AZ 85050), and will be in need of a framer, preferably CPF. She has a Japanese scroll that is about 60 years old. It could use a little restoration, and then she wants to frame it. I recommended a flanged UV acrylic box...
  3. Rick Granick

    Honoring this guy...

    I've seen and posted to the Honoring Greg page on facebook, but I did not know it was prompted by his leaving the framing industry. I'm happy that he is going to be able to devote his time to his other talents, but this news leaves a void for sure. Unfortunately, we can't make it to Vegas this...
  4. Rick Granick

    Old Saw Blades

    Use them as throwing stars. :loco: Rick
  5. Rick Granick

    Congratulations to the Grumble!

    Agreed. Even though this forum, and certainly the facebook groups, have stolen some of its thunder, it is still a valuable resource. Its search function makes it a valuable archive of info as well. :cool: Rick
  6. Rick Granick

    Framer Survey: What days of the week are you usually open for business?

    I have worked six days a week for over 40 years. I don't really want to retire for at least 5 more years, so I decided to just slow down a little. My hours have always been 10-6 Mon-Fri and 10-4 Sat. Starting after the holidays, I'm going to be closed on Mondays. I may go in sometimes to get a...
  7. Rick Granick

    Undecided

    That sounds like a reasonable policy. :cool: Rick
  8. Rick Granick

    Backing Paper?!? What do YOU use? PPFA Spring Survey and Discussion

    It is a darker gray color, but is about the same weight. I have been using it for a couple of years, since Decor discontinued their black kraft that was infused with latex. That was great because it was heavier weight, looked great, and did not fade or deteriorate because of the latex. I now...
  9. Rick Granick

    My most popular painted bevel design.

    Sorry for the late reply. Sure, steal away. Another possibility might be, let's say, a frame with black top and bottom rails and white side rails, with the inner mat bevel alternating white top and bottom with black sides. :cool: Rick (I'll have to make up a sample of this to hang in the...
  10. Rick Granick

    My most popular painted bevel design.

    Here is a job I did utilizing that effect. :cool: Rick
  11. Rick Granick

    My most popular painted bevel design.

    You really do have this "down to a science". :thumb: One of my favorite tricks is to do an inner mat with variegated color/texture as you describe, quickly painting both the bevel and some of the surface as messily as desired, and then using the top mat (usually 1/8" reveal) to simply mask the...
  12. Rick Granick

    My most popular painted bevel design.

    Your mats are always beautiful, Russ. Just out of curiosity, do you ever use black core or other colored core mats? It seems like for this specific design, a BC mat would be less labor intensive. Just curious. :cool: Rick
  13. Rick Granick

    Nurre Capwoods

    I've gotten some in chop, but I only use them if I have to. I don't think the quality is there. However, Nurre's other budget line, Diplomat, is pretty nice, and a very good value. Different styles than Capwood, though, of course. :cool: Rick
  14. Rick Granick

    America’s fastest-fading business

    Doug, I have a bunch of old Super8 films I want to have you transfer for me. Is there a way to edit the order of the scenes as part of the process? :cool: Rick
  15. Rick Granick

    Colour trends

    If you look at current issues of magazines like Good Housekeeping or Woman's Day you will find variations of that scuba blue color on almost every page in one form or another. :cool: Rick
  16. Rick Granick

    What would you do?

    I agree, Paul. Every now and then we encounter someone who is difficult to deal with in some way. It's just the nature of retail. For most of us, these types comprise a very tiny percentage of our otherwise wonderful clientele. Compare the net effect of that to someone who works in a corporate...
  17. Rick Granick

    the non member question

    Thanks for posting that play-by-play, Jim. I've been following that discussion too, and hope it doesn't head off the rails like the other one did. I swear I just don't understand the vitriol that PPFA seems to inspire. Half of the malcontents see it as "elitist" and the other as having no value...
  18. Rick Granick

    New member sort of

    Hi, Dave. Great to see you on board. :cool: Rick
  19. Rick Granick

    Sealing the Back of a Frame

    I bet "Goof-Off" would have made the job a lot easier (although it might have left some residue that would need further attention)... or a giant roll of masking tape with the sticky side out for "dabbing" it up. :pop2: Rick
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