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by Terry Westlin
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Spatzier
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Spatzier

Alfred thank you for posting your project and the progress.

I also love the work and looking forward to seeing some of your projects once your up and running.
by Terry Westlin
Mon May 01, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Restoring Victorian Era Transom Gilds.
Replies: 6
Views: 546

Re: Restoring Victorian Era Transom Gilds.

Nice job Andrew and nice that you have so much of it in your area.

I have not done much gilding so just a curious question. What would the drop of detergent do and when would a person use that.

Thank you for any info on that.
by Terry Westlin
Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!
Replies: 6
Views: 536

Re: Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!

Happy Retirement.

I have enjoyed seeing many of your projects here on the forum. Thank you for sharing and enjoy the good life.
by Terry Westlin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lithochrome paint
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: Lithochrome paint

Doug thank you for responding. Lithocrome is more of a resin paint that wicks into the pours of stone. I have tried rubbing potato both warm and frozen over the pavers and that helped some but when any chunks went into the letters then it took as much time to clean as it did to just paint with a lit...
by Terry Westlin
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lithochrome paint
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Lithochrome paint

Not really a hand lettering question but I know some on here do engraving but maybe not much in rock and pavers. I have talked with several on this and no one has any suggestions so I am asking here. I am re painting a bunch of engraved pavers on a project I am taking over. I generally engrave paver...
by Terry Westlin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deep etching of glass
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Deep etching of glass

Vitaly I am certainly no sign expert but I do a fair amount of etched glass and this can easily be done sand carving.

Looking at the elements on either side of the T looks sand carved to me.
by Terry Westlin
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 2756

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

Vance just open the photo in corel, select it then go to the top toolbar "bitmap" Now go to "resample" in the resolution box set it to 96 or 72 dpi. This is all that most web pages can be viewed at anyway. It will not change the actual size of the photo unless you change the size as well by changing...
by Terry Westlin
Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 2756

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

Sorry Vance, I have x7 if your in an earlier version I don't know when they add "export for" In x7 it's in File, then go down to just under export, says "export to" If your in an older version you should still be able to rescale easy by going to the upper toolbar Click on bitmaps, then resample. Cha...
by Terry Westlin
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 2756

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

Vance

In corel (coreldraw not corel photo paint) you can just export the selected picture. In export, pick "for web" and that usually does a pretty decent job of down sizing images.
by Terry Westlin
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 2756

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

Vance I was just thinking on a job I had this spring. There I go thinking again. I had reverse etched a business logo on 6 panels and brought them over to install. I had used some of the cloth gloves with the rubber on the palms. These were new, never been used. I proceeded to pick up the panels as ...
by Terry Westlin
Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 2756

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

Vance I cant seem to zoom in on your picture to get a real close look. If it wasn't reverse etched I would say it was overspray off the edge of the mask but since reverse etched it should not be. I know your a member over at AZ. Maybe post something over there as Jess is a wealth of knowledge regard...
by Terry Westlin
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe

Picked up a bunch of lead weights so the quest continues.

I hope to have a few wheels leaded in the next week or so. That will give me a few to start with and get my feet wet.

Thanks for the help and tips.
by Terry Westlin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe

Pat thanks very much for all the info and tips. I kind of thought the punch marks in the stone centers was to tighten them up some but you confirmed it for me. I got the covington in an auction lot and looked like it was used once. I had been looking for a larger lathe but fell into this deal. It wa...
by Terry Westlin
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe

Thanks Pat

The link was coming up "page not found" on my end. I was going to his site and didn't find anything but your search text worked.

I have some reading to do.

Thanks very much.
by Terry Westlin
Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe

Thanks Pat

I looked some and found a couple of his vids drilling new wheels from a larger one but nothing on leading. I'll keep looking.

Thanks again.
by Terry Westlin
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

how to lead centers of grinding wheels for glass lathe

I purchases a used Covington glass lathe a year or so ago. I have finally found some grinding wheels so I can start dabbling in cut glass. I want to add a few things to my sandcarving pieces. Mostly basic stuff for now. Problem is all the wheels are for a 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 shaft and my machine is a 1" ...
by Terry Westlin
Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 3458

Re: Glue chipping question

Rich this may be just the thing for your shop. I have tons stuffed into my shop as well so everything is on wheels. I love wheels. You could make this any size to fit your space. Its still a little rough as I was just trying to get something to work. It's 4'wide x 5' tall and about 7" wide. I can se...
by Terry Westlin
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 3458

Re: Glue chipping question

I finally got around to some more test pieces and have had some pretty reliable success now. I first built my cabinet with just some lights and a small fan and with the humidity here in Florida was never able to get things dialed in. Normal temps and humidity here during summer months have been in t...
by Terry Westlin
Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letterheads
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Letterheads

Judi thank you and you are very right. What a great place to learn. I have been sand carving glass for a while but love the effects of vintage and Victorian glass signage. There are a few great artist right here that inspire me to learn. I am a big novice in the techniques and processes of glass sig...
by Terry Westlin
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 28
Views: 6310

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Thanks Pat

That helps me understand a little more some of the issues and causes. I just couldn't figure why only the center of the matte and not to the edges.
by Terry Westlin
Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 28
Views: 6310

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

I have very little experience with leaf so I am just curious and trying to learn. Looking at this from basically a non leafer. If this is a reaction to 2 different brands being mixed, would it not have the same effect all the way to the edges, not just the center of the matte giving you bubbles to t...
by Terry Westlin
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LHSS backing black. What that?
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Re: LHSS backing black. What that?

I believe that would be "Letterhead Sigh Supply". They have a back up paint. I have very little experience with it so can't really comment much about it.
by Terry Westlin
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: brushes...
Replies: 2
Views: 862

Re: brushes...

I just happened to be looking at that today so here you go.

http://www.mackbrush.com/
by Terry Westlin
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 3458

Re: Glue chipping question

Well I finally made a chipping cabinet. Took some info here and made one. Only a small one for now. I can put just shy of 3'x4' piece in there and could stack a couple if needed. I haven't chipped anything yet. Not until this next week will I have time to try but I did get the humidity from 72 down ...
by Terry Westlin
Mon Apr 07, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 3458

Re: Glue chipping question

Thanks for the info guys. I will try and make a cabinet in the next few weeks. Mike you mentioned some plans here somewhere. I also did a search and came up short.

If anyone has some plans they would care to share that would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks again.
by Terry Westlin
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 3458

Re: Glue chipping question

Thanks for the info. I,ve been laid up for a few days and haven't had a chance to go any furtrher.

Rich what type of heater are you using??
by Terry Westlin
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 3458

Glue chipping question

I haven't done much in the way of glue chipping and here in Florida its pretty humid so it seems to take a while for a good chip. The last project I did I put the glue on a little thick and it took a long time to chip. 2 weeks. I put it in the sun during the day and it would chip but it never wanted...
by Terry Westlin
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: illustrator question
Replies: 16
Views: 2752

Re: illustrator question

Danny glad you found something that works for you.

I only select the entire object if I am cutting small or intricate designs and text with my vinyl cutter. I don't have tangential cutting so this has been a nice workaround for me. Keeps the corners from pulling up with the drag knife.