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by John Smith
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Colortones Paint Formula Book
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Colortones Paint Formula Book

Mike - yes - you are so correct. I dug out my "Archives Storage File" a/k/a/: box of sign making junk and found my books. One is the Pantone Color Formula Guide 747XR for 1989-1990 and one book of "government issue" Federal Standard Colors FEDStand 595a for 1984. I am pretty sure I had a "Colortones...
by John Smith
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Colortones Paint Formula Book
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Colortones Paint Formula Book

E-Bay has postings from 50.00 to $200.00 for an official PMS book.
the key search word would be "Pantone" color match system or matching book.
by John Smith
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Trying to figure out this glass process
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Trying to figure out this glass process

Thanks Pat - very informative indeed !! I have only done a handful of dimensional glass projects and am mezmorized at the sharp serifs on each and every letter !!! I don't think I could not achieve such accuracy using computer cut mask. and of course, all that work was done FREEHAND with no Duct Tap...
by John Smith
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Trying to figure out this glass process
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Trying to figure out this glass process

wow - very interesting project !!!
Pat, what do you think was used as the sandblast resist back then ?
by John Smith
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bon Ami Cake - homemade formula
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Bon Ami Cake - homemade formula

I contacted the Faultless Starch / Bon Ami company about any stray product they may have and the answer was the same as other members have experienced: Currently, there are no more Bon Ami soap cakes in stock and due to the labor intensive process, it is not economical for them to produce it again a...
by John Smith
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blabbermouth me, or just a polite host?
Replies: 16
Views: 3975

Re: Blabbermouth me, or just a polite host?

~ It's always fun to see the old posts come back to the front page. Mike Jackson Mike (and the other Mods.) in most forums, it is not "Kosher" to resurrect old threads. Having just read back all 70 pages since 2004, I found several very interesting and informative posts that are still relavent here...
by John Smith
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Spatzier
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Spatzier

wow - very impressive !!
I love to see old equipment and tools used in our modern world.
good work !! I can imagine you working at the Waterford Crystal Co. in no time.
good luck with your new find. pay very close attention to the bearings in the Spatzier.
by John Smith
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: surface gilding...
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: surface gilding...

Vance - yes, photos would be awesome ! or at least describe the technique of what you did. did you scratch just the sides, just the top surface or the entire letter ? inquiring minds want to know. There was a fellow member in New Port Richie, FL that gilded the Gemini plastic letters and sold them t...
by John Smith
Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Member - but an Old Soul ~ returns
Replies: 0
Views: 124

New Member - but an Old Soul ~ returns

Having been "off the grid" for the last ten years or so, I am finally somewhat back on terra firma. I have been in the Letterhead Movement since 1990 or so after I attended Ken Millar's sign class in Columbia, SC. that is where I caught "The Bug" and started attending every meet within my comfortabl...