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by Mike Jackson
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: does size matter ?
Replies: 6
Views: 316

Re: does size matter ?

Craig,
You should be able to chip small areas with no problems...easily down to area as small as your fingernails.

This page might help:
http://theletterheads.com/2014/04/18/gl ... formation/
by Mike Jackson
Fri May 05, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blabbermouth me, or just a polite host?
Replies: 15
Views: 3716

Re: Blabbermouth me, or just a polite host?

It's always fun to see the old posts come back to the front page. Actually, I like NOT seeing my name on the forum quite so much because that means others are posting a lot. Janice, there are quite a few lady sign makers around. I hope you are the catalyst that helps them get involved. Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oklahoma Bash: October 1982
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Oklahoma Bash: October 1982

Hi Doug,
Mike Stevens was there, but the person you are probably talking about did caricatures. Somewhere in all of my stuff, I have a card with signatures from the event.
by Mike Jackson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!

I'd like to think this is April 1st and this is an April Fool's Joke!

Maybe Doug will now have more time and will fill this Forum with photos of his work, tips, techniques, and so forth.
by Mike Jackson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Members and Using the Search Feature
Replies: 3
Views: 4250

Re: New Members and Using the Search Feature

This new version of the Hand Lettering Forum works like the previous version.

Just type in a word in the search box and hit the magnifying glass icon.

Try searching Angel Gild !

Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Posting Photos on this 2017 Forum...
Replies: 1
Views: 271

Re: posting photos...

Full sized photos from a digital camera or iPhone are way too large for the web and must be resized. The phpBB software does not automatically resize them like Facebook. I n the earlier version of this Forum, we had the maximum file size limited to 750 pixels. I increased it recently to closer to 20...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cleveland Signs
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Cleveland Signs

Alan, thanks for posting these photos. (You'll note that the images will post in the orientation you stored them on your computer) My favorite image is the Air Conditioned bowling alley sign. The person that painted it was very good with a brush. You can tell it was just an everyday sign for him, bu...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Getting Involved
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Getting Involved

Hi Janice, Wow! That's an ambitious project for someone learning! It sounds like you are doing a lot of tests, and if I hadn't read that, it would have been my suggestion. You mentioned using some vinyl in the project. You'll need to be careful because paint usually peels off vinyl over time. In oth...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: SILVER LEAF WINDOW
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: SILVER LEAF WINDOW

Very nice!

And...thanks for posting the photo. Keep 'em coming!
by Mike Jackson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fast dry gold size
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Fast dry gold size

Robert...that's a really good question and I will be anxious to read what others say. Personally, I wouldn't use it and would opt for the tried and true oil sizes.
by Mike Jackson
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letter to Painters: John Ohnimus 1906
Replies: 3
Views: 2125

Re: Letter to Painters: John Ohnimus 1906

As of today, there are 70 pages of posts with 50 on a page on the Hand Lettering Forum. Try clicking on page 70, then page 69 and find an old post that interests you. If you see something, add to the comments and it will bump that old post all the way to the front page. Here's one from 2004...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Get Involved in the Hand Lettering Forum!!!!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 228

Get Involved in the Hand Lettering Forum!!!!!!!

Okay folks! With the support of the Denver Letterheads and several readers, we've been able to pay for the site for the rest of 2017 and pay a php developer to move the Hand Lettering Forum to the same server as www.TheLetterheads.com . We are still working on to make the registration captcha more "...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Rush Cigars
Replies: 0
Views: 241

Gold Rush Cigars

GoldRuchCigars1400.jpg I made two or three of these panels and sent one to one of the Conclaves. One of them hangs on my office wall. Today, I was cleaning the sensors on my camera and did a few test shots. The glass piece made a good subject. It was terribly skewed—a result of me snapping the shot...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: California Conclave 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: California Conclave 2000

Conclave 2000 2003-03-16-030751.jpg 2003-03-14-185220.jpg 2003-03-14-184725.jpg 2000-02-13-151506.jpg 2000-02-12-154648.jpg 2000-02-12-154636.jpg 2000-02-12-144701.jpg 2000-02-12-144538.jpg 2000-02-12-114155.jpg 2000-02-12-111453.jpg 2000-02-12-110611.jpg 2000-02-11-174132.jpg 2000-02-11-153801.jpg ...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: California Conclave 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: California Conclave 2000

Rick Glawson and Esoteric Sign Supply 2003-03-16-031255.jpg 2003-03-16-031215.jpg 2003-03-16-031209.jpg 2003-03-16-031152.jpg 2003-03-11-052136.jpg 2003-03-11-051857.jpg 2003-03-11-051724.jpg 2003-03-11-051646.jpg 2000-07-14-203717.jpg 2000-02-13-141305.jpg 2000-02-11-135904.jpg 2000-02-11-111223.jp...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: California Conclave 2000
Replies: 6
Views: 342

California Conclave 2000

Rick Glawson's California Conclave 2000 1999-01-01-070000.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-4.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-5.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-6.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-7.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-9.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-14.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-16.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-17.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-20.JPG 1999-01-01-070000-...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New member, saying Hi and asking about a font
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: New member, saying Hi and asking about a font

Neville, Until about 1982 or so, no one had much access to fonts of any kind, much less the ability to digitize our own artwork. If there is a piece of glass with a remaining image, you can put a piece of paper over it and rub across it with a crayon or graphite stick (make a rubbing). It will give ...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Desperate for info!
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Desperate for info!

Chris, The first thing I would question is how well you scrubbed the glass before beginning your project? No telling what kind of silicones, oils, and chemicals are in over the counter cleaners, like Windex. In the old days, Bon-Ami might have been enough, but I wonder if a quick rub with acetone an...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: JH Art Camp: Totem Heads Aug 1990 and Casting Call
Replies: 0
Views: 188

JH Art Camp: Totem Heads Aug 1990 and Casting Call

Darla and I hosted a couple of Art Camps here in Jackson Hole. On the Totemheads meet, we divided up a timber and each person or team carved a portion. Artcamp1990.jpg ArtcampTotemheadsAug1990.jpg ArtcampTotemheads2Aug1990.jpg If you have photos from this meet, post them here. If you have photos fro...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Oklahoma Bash: October 1982
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Oklahoma Bash: October 1982

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Dusty Yaxley Demo
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I found a few scans from the Oklahoma Bash. Maybe I can scan a few more someday soon.
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Demos: Bob Mitchell, Bob Behounek, Raymond Chapman
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Grandpa, Mom, Mike, Dad
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Please add your Oklahoma Bash photos to this post!
by Mike Jackson
Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: too white !!
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: too white !!

Hi Vance, The phpBB was updated to the newest version, which should mean we won't need to pay to have it updated again for a while. The down side to the new update is there are very few available templates yet. Ryan picked the one he could find that was the closest to what we had on the old server. ...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Restoring Victorian Era Transom Gilds.
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Restoring Victorian Era Transom Gilds.

Hi Andrew, Thanks for making the post...and your comments prompted me to adjust the settings for attachments. It can now handle a full meg file, where before the default size was something like 257k. This board is brand new, software wise anyway, so it might take a few days to find and fix issues li...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Conclave 4
Replies: 0
Views: 210

Conclave 4

I believe these are photos taken by Danny Baronian at the first Conclave after Rick Glawson's passing. The photos filenames indicate the year was 2001.
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by Mike Jackson
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Free Marble Textures : One Day Only
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Free Marble Textures : One Day Only

https://www.designcuts.com/product/marble-textures/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Freebie+Friday%3A+Marble+Textures+From+Julia+Dreams&utm_campaign=170217_FreebieFriday_Feb17th2017 I've purchased a few packages from Design Cuts, once on their lists, I get offers each week fo...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Great Posts!!!!!! Keep 'em Coming!
Replies: 0
Views: 201

Great Posts!!!!!! Keep 'em Coming!

This site started as an alternative to other similar forums where social chit-chat overwhelmed the "sign making message". Over the years, we have always asked people to stay on topic, and if you were to scroll through the posts, you can see that people have been doing just that! I have always been i...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Costa Rica

Darla and I spent a couple of warm weeks in Costa Rica in January. It was roughly 88 degrees there and -20 degrees here in Jackson Hole during our trip. Easy trade! PolloLoco-1.jpg I snapped a few sign photos while there, including this hand painted one. Tropical-1.jpg Many signs we saw were printed...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chester Cunningham
Replies: 21
Views: 7169

Re: Chester Cunningham

I just went back to the old site and uploaded the missing photos to the original post from 2004. MJ
by Mike Jackson
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Forum vs Facebook
Replies: 13
Views: 1369

Re: The Forum vs Facebook

Normally, the Denver Chapter of the Letterheads sends me a check in January for $400. I use it periodically throughout the year to pay for the domain registration, site storage, and the Wordpress site. If you look at the address bar, this site now has the Secure Site (https) designation, which cost ...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 2536

Re: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!

At the top of each of the pages on this forum is a link to The Letterheads Site. A few years ago, we switched that site to a Wordpress site, but the link about still has index.html at the end. If you click on it now, it will take you to a Page Not Found page, but just click the Home button and it wi...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Whats keeping me busy
Replies: 25
Views: 2309

Re: Whats keeping me busy

Doug....absolutely splendid! You are, and always have been, a true master of your craft! Same for many others posting on this site!