Rinaldin organizes three-day beginner classes (Monday to Wednesday).
Courses program for 2024:
May 15 - 17 2023
June 12 - 14 2023
July 10 - 12 2023
September 11 - 13 2023
October 16 - 18 2023
November 13 - 15 2023
Lessons are held from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The number of students per course is limited to 2 in order to better follow the individual preparation.
It is therefore advisable to book well in advance.
The price of the course is €320 + VAT.
Payment must be made at least two weeks before the beginning of the course.
Any cancellation of the registration by the student must be communicated at least 8 days before the start of the courses for entitlement to the full refund of membership. Otherwise, Rinaldin reserves the right to withhold 50% of the amount.
Rinaldin can help students to look for nearby hotels.
The course covers all the basics required by a framer.
It is meant specifically for beginners and not for expert framers.
Program of the Course
Cutting with the guillotine
Dangerousness of the blades. Safety-guard
The rebates. Nut and lock nut
Double cutting for a better result
How to cut large mouldings
Measuring and the stop
Adding millimiters to the measure
Controlling the measure after cutting
Adjusting the height of the blades and the pedal
How to cut twisted mouldings
How to repeat a cut piece of mouldings
Cutting optimization to avoid discards
Defects of the moulding
Organization of the cutting work
Teeth on the blades: how to avoid them
How to make different cuts from 45°
How to change blades
Extension supports of the guillotines and their use
Frames with hollow shape
Causes of incorrect measures
Slide for collecting chips and cuts offs
The pneumatic and electric guillotine
Cutting with the mitre saw
Switching on, cutting out, suction
Rotation of the blade. Different degrees. Cutting direction
Changing the cutting degree
Cutting with the double mitre saw
Switching on, cutting out, suction
Measurement, practical cutting exercises
Comments on mouldings cutting
Which is the best: the mitre saw or the guillottine?
The most common woods used in the framing business
Cutting problems of the different kinds of wood
Frame joining and touching up
Joining systems (with bands, clamps, nails, underpinners)
Joining with elastic bands
Joining with clamps
Joining with drivers
Joining with the underpinner
How to fire more than one wedge horizontally
How to superimpose more than one wedge
Glue or not glue?
Hexagonal and octagonal frames
Moulding discards of different height
Different kinds of woods and air pressure
Different kinds of wedges (traction effect, double sharpened)
Exercises of joining with different underpinners and different kinds of mouldings
Touching up the frame after joining
Products for touching up
Gilded frames touching up
Walnut frames touching up
Coloured and glossy frames touching up
Organizing the touching up
Working with glass
Manual cutting of glass
How to break glass
Kinds of glass cutters
Cutting with the vertical cutter (such as Excalibur)
Cutting of rounds and ovals, both manual and with the cutter
Other topics on glass
Kinds of glass (normal, non-glare, museum, mirrors)
Origin and costs of glass
Defects of glass
How to storage glass
When to use glass and when not to use it
Plastic glass (crilex, etc.)
Paperboard or cardboard
Measuring and tracing the lines of the opening
The mountboard square
Cutting with a knife
Applying the print to the mountboard
Acidfree adhesive tapes
Kinds of mountboards
Cutting with semi-professional cutters
Cutting with professional cutters
The internal fillet
Oval and round mountboard
Oval cutting of mountboards
Oval manual cutters
Mount decoration tapes
Mount decorative transfer rub-downs
Mount personal decoration
Kinds of hangers, features and use
Short-tail triangle hangers
Trapezoidal long hangers
Fancy loop hangers
Hanging with picture wire and cord
Measuring the centre of the frame
Manual and mechanical applying of the hanger
When to use two hangers
Security hanging systems
Applying the picture to the frame without a mountboard
Dust suction from the frame
Kinds of backboard: grey cardboard, corrugated cardboard, masonite, foamboard, etc.
Applying the picture and the backboard to the frame
Applying nails or points
Different ways of applying hangers
Brads to apply to the frame with a hammer
Different kinds of staplers
Pneumatique guns (brads, pins, wedges)
Flexipoint drivers. Different kinds and features
Applying a painting to the mountboard and the frame
Applying a stretched painting to the mountboard
Applying a canvas board to the mountboard
Applying the mountboard to the frame
Applying the double glass
Measuring and cutting spacers (small plastic mouldings blocking glass)
Cleaning and applying two glasses
How to fix spacers
Different ways to protect the back of frame
Applying the protective paper
Wednesday morning and afternoon Practical framing exercises
The whole day is devoted to practical framing exercises with guidance and advice from the instructor.
The students will be allowed to keep the frames they produce.
At the end of the course an attendance certificate will be awarded.