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by bob gamache
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How is this done
Replies: 4
Views: 4758

Re: How is this done

Hey Terry This is Bob Gamache. I was breezing through some older posts and stumbled on your post from 2018! I'm the person who made the gilded black glass restroom sign. It hangs in the playwright bar in times square nyc. its about 10"x24". You probably figured the technique out already by now but I...
by bob gamache
Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dublin signwriters short film
Replies: 16
Views: 7653

Re: Dublin signwriters short film

Thank you Terry for sharing the film....awesome! I was in Dublin last month and really appreciated the pride in heritage there!
Also the abundant turn of the century hand gilded mirrors in the pubs were outstanding.
by bob gamache
Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 20925

Re: Latest glass signs

Nice job Rod
by bob gamache
Tue May 21, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 3847

Re: Tornado through Moore, OK

Happy to hear everyones safe Mike! Scary weather patterns all over lately.....
by bob gamache
Tue May 21, 2013 9:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 20925

Re: Latest glass signs

Very cool Rod......Love the burgundy fades.....great job!
by bob gamache
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Customer video
Replies: 10
Views: 3875

Re: Customer video

Hi Cal
Welcome to the forum. I enjoyed your video. Thanks for sharing! Where did you pick up your sign kit?
by bob gamache
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi all: Ron Lloyd from Sunderland, England
Replies: 14
Views: 6246

Re: Hi all: Ron Lloyd from Sunderland, England

Welcome Ron! Nice work!
by bob gamache
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Biker piece
Replies: 3
Views: 1822

Re: Biker piece

Nice piece Jerry
by bob gamache
Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Price of Gold Leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Price of Gold Leaf

Hi guys I purchase most of my gold from Urban at WnB to keep it 'local', good prices, good people, good quality gold....haven't gotten a bad one yet! I also keep a pack of wrights of lymm handy at all times! Definatley a superior gild and you receive shipment in a few days. Being close to nyc I was ...
by bob gamache
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Prismatic Copper Leaf on Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 3921

Re: Prismatic Copper Leaf on Glass

Beautiful job Dan!
I did see this job when you originally posted it and still admire it!
Thats a keeper!
by bob gamache
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Toronto Restroom Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 2104

Re: Toronto Restroom Sign

Hi Bruce
It seems the 'water closet' is getting more attention than usual these days!!!

Nice clean solution to your project. Nice job!

In nyc, pubs and restaurants normally letter'em up 'WC' which leads to alot of confusion in my opinion!
Your silhouttes help to clear that up alot. Real cool.
by bob gamache
Fri May 11, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Toronto Restroom Sign
Replies: 3
Views: 2104

Toronto Restroom Sign

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this..........I was in Toronto Canada this past week gilding a window. I went into an old local coffee shop and saw this really cool, old glass sign on the restroom door! The owners said they picked it up in a antique shop a while back. I guess it just show...
by bob gamache
Sat May 05, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Video
Replies: 16
Views: 4981

Re: New Video

Fantastic job as usual Rod!
by bob gamache
Tue May 01, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Taking sign brushes on a plane.
Replies: 3
Views: 1187

Re: Taking sign brushes on a plane.

Hi Rick Best to be safe! I travel alot for work and normally ship my materials to the destination ahead of me. On occasion, I have taken new brushes for a plane ride though with no problem! Again they were brand new, & not oiled up. If they're oiled up they have to go 'ground' use Fed-ex or ups. Hop...
by bob gamache
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 19298

Re: Newest glass sign

I finally got that glass to chip! I ended up using a diamond bit in a dremmel. I distressed the gilding and the paint. I did spend a little too much time wrestling with this one! But sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do! Happy to say the mirror was installed on this past Thursday in manhattan. The...
by bob gamache
Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 19298

Re: Newest glass sign

Nice job on that mirror Rod. The photo doesn't do it justice.
by bob gamache
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 19298

Re: Newest glass sign

The night before they opened, one of my clients emailed me over this night time photo of a job I did not too long ago in upper midtown manhattan (48th & Lexington)
This job was done in a similar manner as the 'G' job with the exception of there is a burnished outline (no black).
by bob gamache
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 19298

Re: Newest glass sign

Hey guys sorry about the delay in responding. Thanks for the interest. This was a very simple straight forward job. A lot simpler than it looks. Mr Tyler, I used 23k on the whole job, maybe I'll try some lemon next time around! Vance, First I quick sized the outline of the 'G', surface gilded it the...
by bob gamache
Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What about pricing.........?
Replies: 14
Views: 4112

Re: What about pricing.........?

Great topic Vance! Just to cut to the quick.....for on site glass gilding I charge by the square foot, plus travel(gas tolls parking) not by the hour. I charge between $250 and $300 per sq ft. I normally complete most of my smaller jobs in one day.( Similar to the job I posted the other day ) For mi...
by bob gamache
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 19298

Re: Newest glass sign

Just wanted to share a job I gilded today in the west village. The Goodwin Wine Bar and Cafe. Nice People, the space is kinda hidden but super cool, typical west village nyc. Will open next month. Door gilding was a 19" circle $600. 2 Side windows 30" wide x about 2" high $150 each. Transom number 4...
by bob gamache
Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A huge resource of billhead art online
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: A huge resource of billhead art online

Nice find kevin.
by bob gamache
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 19713

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Master Dave! I also agree and have to say Thank You Dave for the inspiration ,vision and spark! You are a true master!
by bob gamache
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Newest glass sign
Replies: 53
Views: 19298

Re: Newest glass sign

Great job as usualRod! Love the look. What's the pricetag on that puppy? Your client will be very pleased.
by bob gamache
Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 277775

Re: Original Dead Men

Mr White, thanks for the input! I tried it again for the 5th time the other day with a little more water and a thinner coat of glue applied to the warm level glass.......it did the same thing..........lifted in one solid piece without chipping. Today, (6th time around) I re etched the area with an e...
by bob gamache
Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Re: glue chipping issue

Hey Bob
I'm happy to hear I'm not alone! As far as heating the glue I use an electric glue pot that keeps the glue at 140 degrees. Ill let you know how my job ends up.
by bob gamache
Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Re: glue chipping issue

Hi Guys Thank you for the highly valued opinion and input! Pat, The glass was level and warm before applying the glue. Today I applied a thinner more even coat of glue this time around hoping it does the trick! Its drying on its own now. I normally use a heater/fan (on low) for the duration of my pr...
by bob gamache
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping issue
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

glue chipping issue

Hi Guys Im in the process of glue chipping a piece of glass. The glue refuses to bond to 1/2 the sanblasted area, the other half chipped(currently chipping)just fine. The glue dried to a solid state perfectly, was trimmed and heat was applied as usual. On one side the glue lifted in one solid piece ...
by bob gamache
Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Kickin' the Old School!...
Replies: 15
Views: 5051

Re: Kickin' the Old School!...

Totally killin it as usual Mr White!
by bob gamache
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 19713

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Master Dave! Are you on a MAC or PC?
by bob gamache
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gettin' with the times....
Replies: 10
Views: 3551

Re: Gettin' with the times....

Mr White.......For what its worth........I know you love that old remington, it works well and shoots straight & it will do the trick most of the time.........but It might be time to break out that high powered uzzi you have hidden in the trunk in the barn. See if it works for you. Cant hurt. Its wo...