I cut and joined the following frames last nite, between 7 and 10:30, using very modest equipment:
1, 36 x 96
1, 35 x 84
2, 29 x 64
2, 27 x 50
4, 20 x 49
Hard to work up really good numbers, but I figure I was earning around $300+/hr doing that in savings over commercially available frames, even at wholesale. Good work if you can get it, IMHO.
The trick is, the rules for just plain old sticking a canvas in a bare frame without any of the BS involved with mattes, glass, backing, etc is a whole different world o' framing, and a heck of lot easier. It's those prissy little matted frames with glass that kill you, meh! Canvas was partly a design-for-manufacturing decision for me. And I have to say, I have never once had to settle for a goofy looking corner.
It's three in afternoon, and I just now finished stuffing my pre-mounted canvases in those frames. Not bad at all, I'm very pleased with myself today. I'm going to an art fair this weekend and I can guarantee I will kick the butts of everybody there who relies on third party framing.