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by Danny Baronian
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Few Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 3626

Re: A Few Photos

Bruce joined with Robert Freese / Chicago Gold Sign several years ago, and was featured in SignCraft Sept/Oct 07.

http://www.chicagoldsigns.com/contact.html

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: a project or 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5399

Re: a project or 2

Well, you don't need me to tell you what I think of your work. You already know.. Does descriptions on splitting the turning exclude me too? If you saw the piece in person, not turning on the lathe as pictured, it would be a dead give away for anyone that's done any lathe work. Kinda like looking at...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 252834

Re: Original Dead Men

... just yanking Mr. Blake's chain, as habit goes. A file was sent, though of little use, and possibly one he can't even open. Thus the reason for the file, as too often I'm the opener of foreign files. And after taking a call from one Town of Machine today, the town mayor was having trouble gettin ...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 252834

Re: Original Dead Men

...check your email Mr. White.

L
by Danny Baronian
Fri Aug 05, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 252834

6:30 am Sun Morning, Town of Machine

Are you guy's still here??
by Danny Baronian
Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Harry Malicoat
Replies: 12
Views: 4802

Re: Harry Malicoat

Condolences to you and your family Ric.

Like others, I've talked with Harry over the years. With this news, it seems like just yesterday we sat together working on a project at a Memorial Conclave at Rod's.

All the best to the family.

Danny W. Baronian
by Danny Baronian
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Freezer Window
Replies: 8
Views: 2177

Re: Glass Gilding Freezer Window

Hi Bob, no experience with your situation, but I'd suggest getting a piece of tempered glass with the bug imprint, per city requirements, paint and gild as normal in the comfort of your shop. Have a glazier install the glass either over, or in place of the existing exterior trim. No need to shut the...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass signs of Porto
Replies: 14
Views: 3509

Re: Glass signs of Porto

Hi Ashley, nice photos. Interesting to see how well those have held up. I'm curious, in photo 64 there's a mother, daughter in pink pants, and a boy sitting on the curb. Is that your family? If it is, it needs no caption, as we've all heard it too many times before: Smile for dad; is he taking pictu...
by Danny Baronian
Sun May 08, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4896

Re: GLUE CHIPPING HELP !!!

As Bruce mentioned, a search for either glue or glass chipping will yield considerable information on the Hand Lettering forum using the search tab at the top. A good source for information can be found on 'The Letterhead Site', top of The Hand Lettering page, right side. For glass chipping, grades ...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Manual tube filling machine...
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

Re: Manual tube filling machine...

Never did find the crimper at Rick's. Talked to David T, and he said Rick used a crimper to seal the ends. Whether it was specifically made for that purpose, or as Mike said needle nose pliers, don't know. Years ago I searched online for tube crimpers, but never found a source. Many places carry the...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: illustrator clipart question
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: illustrator clipart question

I've never had this problem in Illustrator either, but if it happens occasionally in whatever program you're using, on a file you've opened that doesn't display in the art board, on the pc do a control a (select all) followed by cut and paste, which will paste whatever's in the file into the current...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question about Fine Gold Sign Co.
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: Question about Fine Gold Sign Co.

Hi Mike, I only skimmed over the article in Sign of the Times, and didn't see any dates, though they may be there on closer examination. Rick sent this link for a web site he was having created shortly before his passing: http://www.esotericsignsupply.com/ that displays 'Quality Products For The Pro...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question about Fine Gold Sign Co.
Replies: 6
Views: 1888

Re: Question about Fine Gold Sign Co.

Esoteric Sign Supply was established in 1987.

Fine Gold Sign Co. before that. Someone else will have to fill that date in.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: *NEEDING TO MAKE A BIG ORDER*
Replies: 13
Views: 3567

Re: *NEEDING TO MAKE A BIG ORDER*

Noah, I talked to a chemist at Bon Ami when the bar was no longer available. Mike's correct in that the powder is the same, with one major exception: there are now two types in powder form, one comes in a metalic gold can, which is NOT the same as the original, and a mustard colored can. Here on the...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: *NEEDING TO MAKE A BIG ORDER*
Replies: 13
Views: 3567

Re: *NEEDING TO MAKE A BIG ORDER*

Noah, if you're looking for hydrochloric acid, it's common name is muriatic acid, and can be found in most hardware stores. Unless it's something Dave specified in his class for a particular use, it will not etch like hydrofluoric acid. If you're looking to emboss glass, do an internet search for la...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Removing glass scratches
Replies: 2
Views: 906

Re: Removing glass scratches

Hi Robert, Try eliminating the scratches. Next time you see one, or more, you'll realize the fastest way to get the job done right, is to start over when you first see a problem. Scratches are not easy to eliminate. In ordering glass, I specify architectural quality glass. Upon order, the wholesaler...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chalk Art
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Chalk Art

Received this link from a friend.

Hand Lettering only. Nice work!

Danny

http://www.danatanamachi.com/chalk/
by Danny Baronian
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Article in national sign magazine about our firm
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Article in national sign magazine about our firm

Hi Bruce, it's amazing what takes place on the internet from one day to the next. After reading your reply, I went back to the article and it did open in acrobat as before. Problem was, for some reason the maginifier was selected, and I didn't see the type selection tool. I did today. Three days ago...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Article in national sign magazine about our firm
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Article in national sign magazine about our firm

Hi Erik, Interesting web site, I looked over the site the last time you had posted your site on the forum, but it’s been a while. Folowing the link to the news article, a PDF of the article came that was uneditable, and was unable to select the text to translate. Is there another way to get the arti...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Keeping your water size warm
Replies: 12
Views: 2909

Re: Keeping your water size warm

Check this link for size preparation: http://www.goldreverre.com/resource/watersize.php The link also lists a cause of cloudy gild. While there, check out the rest of the site, it's a tremendous resource. Bruce must dream of gold in his sleep! With gelatin, regardless of it's form, as well as relate...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Keeping your water size warm
Replies: 12
Views: 2909

Re: Keeping your water size warm

William, you must be planning to gild the sate of Colorado! :D That's enough to pass on to your great great grandkids! Unless the gelatin has been tightly sealed, and air free, there's a good chance it will not perform as well over time, and require a test before each job. Opened gelatin has a limit...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Dec 25, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: the importance Surface tension and Silvering front surfaces
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: the importance Surface tension and Silvering front surfaces

Thanks Erik,

Merry Christmas to you too, as well as all those on the forum.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: the importance Surface tension and Silvering front surfaces
Replies: 12
Views: 3655

Re: the importance Surface tension and Silvering front surfaces

Kodak Photo flo. Or a few drops of Joy liquid detergent in 16 ozs. of distilled water if Photo flo wasnt' available, which is what many processing labs used in a pinch. The results with both are the same. That's as basic as it gets. Once the glass has been cleaned, pour distiled water on a leveled g...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Applying mother of pearl to reverse glass
Replies: 9
Views: 2734

Re: Applying mother of pearl to reverse glass

Erik's pointing in the right direction, a search will provide more. The basic's are here: http://www.theletterheads.com/glawson/abaloneinst.html under tips and techniques, abalone application. I would never consider Gorella Glue, or any other polyurethane glue for the application in question. It pre...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A little test
Replies: 8
Views: 2263

Re: A little test

Lars, first try wiping your tip as you would a brush on a clean cotton cloth, stroking it as you would in cleaning any brush. If you have loaded it too much, the tip can be cleaned as any other brush, just with more care with the mounting. I had the same problem when starting out and was told to cle...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blending behind glass problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4819

Re: Blending behind glass problems

Vance, there is an edit button. When logged in, bottom right is 'edit' to the left of the 'quote' button. As far as smalts adhesive, a friend was having failure with smith's cream and switched to epoxy years ago. Never had a problem since. Using epoxy for adhering smalts, you can also mix in any typ...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How to make Bon Ami soap cakes
Replies: 16
Views: 7751

Re: How to make Bon Ami soap cakes

Erik, are you aware that not all powdered Bon Ami is the same? There was a lawsuit against Bon Ami years ago by a woman that claimed she used powdered Bon Ami to wash her new cars windshield, and that it scratched it. It went to court and the jury awarded her a large sum. Part of the settlement stip...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Varnish Co- Free varnish
Replies: 12
Views: 3360

Re: Commonwealth Varnish Co- Free varnish

Robare,

what is the new and improved internet version of window spar?

As for the first post in this thread, the rights and formulas for Common Wealth were purchased, and held by Frank. He is offering exactly what Rick supplied.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Upside Down Mica Acid
Replies: 9
Views: 3127

Re: Upside Down Mica Acid

'This still leaves the mystery of what FACE DOWN MICA ETCHING process that uses gum arabic is.......' Inga, to my knowledge there is no such thing. The only time I've seen gum arabic used was by Haden, a friend of Dave Smith's when he came over to the first Memorial Conclave. He'd brought a sample ...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pharmacy Jars
Replies: 9
Views: 2476

Re: Pharmacy Jars

I think it was easier than we think, and believe most were done as water slide transfers; that in no way is meant to diminish the quality and talent it took to complete though. Rick literally had reams of water slide transfers in the shop under his bench, many all the same. I sometimes wonder if the...