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by Danny Baronian
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lefranc original gold size.
Replies: 35
Views: 10057

Re: Lefranc original gold size.

Found the following on Facebook. Did a quick search but couldn't find anything to substantiate the story. If anyone has anymore info, please post it here. In the meantime - buyer beware: N Glantz: NOTICE APRIL 10, 2013 We are still working hard to get going. We were badly hit by the flood stage of H...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Spam Emails...not sure what is going on.
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Spam Emails...not sure what is going on.

Getting several a day along the same lines.

Marked as junk,deleted, and added to black list.

Haven't seen any files included; should you received files do not open, mark as junk and delete immediately
by Danny Baronian
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lefranc original gold size.
Replies: 35
Views: 10057

Re: Lefranc original gold size.

Hi Pat, the cans I have on hand (3,12 & 24) are all between 15 - 20 years old, and still work well. I talked with the owner of Art Essentials when the formula after the second or third modification. It's been a long time, but as I remember the only thing that changed was the 12 hour, the 3 and 24 we...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lefranc original gold size.
Replies: 35
Views: 10057

Re: Lefranc original gold size.

Pat, Luna is oil base, not water based. The only difference I see between LeFranc and Luna is it goes off a little faster. Le Franc 50/50 3 and 12 hour mix is the right tac in about 8-9 hours (original formula). Luna, same mixture is ready is 5-6, and is open for 1-2 days. The can is labeled Luna, w...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lefranc original gold size.
Replies: 35
Views: 10057

Re: Lefranc original gold size.

Doug turned me onto Luna when LeFranc changed their formula, and works well.

As Jerry listed, it's available from Art Essentials in New York.

As for availability, it shouldn't be hard to find a supplier in Europe, as Luna is made in Germany.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Antiques Road Show / American Sign museum PBS
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Antiques Road Show / American Sign museum PBS

Here's the online version of Antiques Roadshow:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/video/

American Sign Museum, neon signs begins at 27:17

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Antiques Road Show / American Sign museum PBS
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Antiques Road Show / American Sign museum PBS

Hi Erick,

I'll check, I know there are reruns scheduled, but don't know about watching online.

If it's available, I'll post the link here.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Antiques Road Show / American Sign museum PBS
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Antiques Road Show / American Sign museum PBS

Antique Roadshow will feature a visit to the American Sign Museum tonight. May be too late for the east coast, but for the west, San Francisco Bay Area, KQED @ 8 pm. From KQED's site: Cincinnati Part 1 of 3 in Cincinnati features a baseball bat used by Mickey Mantle; art pottery from Cincinnati's Ro...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: News From the American Sign Museum
Replies: 4
Views: 2051

Re: News From the American Sign Museum

Dale,

it was not Tod, he is alive and well, and currently directing a tour at the American Sign Museum.

It was Tod's father, Dave. He passed away several months ago according to the receptionist I spoke to at the Museum this morning.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

Re: Cutting glass with scissors ?

Kevin, instructions are here: http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2368 Depending on what type of camera used, knowing you're going to post specific pictures on the web, shoot in jpeg, which will allow you in most cases to download images directly into the forum without making...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: St. George Lighthouse Project.
Replies: 8
Views: 2615

Re: St. George Lighthouse Project.

Bob,

the forum has always allowed you to edit your a post.

Log in, select your message, hit 'edit' button lower right, and make any corrections or additons.

Joe's name has been corrected.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7891

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

Why mahogany? Simply because I had it on hand. You could use anything, even 1/4" ply. Just take care putting the tacks in so it doesn't split the edges. Paper towels surprised me too, but that's what I was told to use by the lady that made them. Synthetic leather? I have no idea. I wouldn't think it...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7891

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

Julio, the pad pictured is 1/4" thick mahogany, 4 3/4" x 5 3/4". Cut the wood to size, lightly sand the edges. Take a paper towel and fold it to fit the wood till you get about 6 layers of paper towel. If any hangs over the edge, trim to size. I used deer skin because it was on hand, and was given t...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4022

Re: Cutting glass with scissors ?

Pat's is an accurate description of a story that's been in circulation quite a while. The number of those that have actually tried it are probably the same number of people that have called Pat about that bridge.... and the horse. :) No Bruce, never tried it under water. With a properly adjusted sca...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6627

Re: Skirting for ACID

Inga, What's more important, acid etching or your health? Have you consulted your doctor? Considering your set up - your living space above the shop, I'd seriously consider other methods of glass techniques in place of acid with your health concerns. If you're still determined, check air flow, or mo...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Once again, THANKS to the Colorado Letterheads
Replies: 12
Views: 4488

Re: Once again, THANKS to the Colorado Letterheads

Kent, thanks for your continued support!

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: United Cigar antique sign...
Replies: 6
Views: 2370

Re: United Cigar antique sign...

Out of curiosity, I typed in United Cigar, and came up with the following photos from an auction in New York, 2005. Didn't list the selling price. Size was similar, as the one listed below is 96" x 24":

Also found this link: http://cigarhistory.info/Premiums/Coupons.html
by Danny Baronian
Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ronan's vinyl Coat for exterior banner?
Replies: 6
Views: 2566

Re: Ronan's vinyl Coat for exterior banner?

Bob, FWIW, I was painting pvc w/ automotive paints years ago and had adhesion problems with various plastics and pvc. The automotive paint supplier recommended a product called Bull Dog. They had sample in the store, a beach ball that was lightly sprayed with the Bull Dog, then painted while the bea...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi from Norway..
Replies: 10
Views: 3186

Re: Hi from Norway..

Hi Marius, welcome to the forum! There was a discussion on oil size recently, browse through it, and you'll get a good idea of what others are using: http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3412 I've found OneShot Quick Size to be unreliable unless you have some old stock. Even a...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Dec 25, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Replicating a broken white acid etched window
Replies: 15
Views: 5613

Re: Replicating a broken white acid etched window

Ha! You knew better then Erik!

If your niece had done it, and you paid her a little, you'd not only have saved money (time), but made one niece happy to help, and earn some!

Trays looks well made, $ 300 is a bargain. Looks like a nice job.

Merry Christmas to you too!

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Replicating a broken white acid etched window
Replies: 15
Views: 5613

Re: Replicating a broken white acid etched window

So, a little play and a little work? A jig saw puzzle and some glass work, and you got paid for both?

Looks like your work clothes for this job prevented any side trips. :)

Where did you get the sink the acid work was done in, looks like a nice one?

Nice job!

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign blank background paint
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Re: Sign blank background paint

BM Aura is a premium grade latex paint, available in both interior and exterior; it's not just an interior formulation. Certain colors will not hold up well outdoors (reds, green,yellow) but that's not limited to Aura, that's across the board with most latex paints. Try a sample when reducing Rustol...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign blank background paint
Replies: 5
Views: 2512

Re: Sign blank background paint

Rick, you have to be logged in to see the search tab. Once logged in choose the search tab under The Hand Lettering Forum at the top of the page, center tab. You can search for all defined terms as well as the author. Others can chime in regarding paints, but I've found Benjamin Moore Aura line to c...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Spray Paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 3504

Re: Gold Spray Paint?

I know nothing about valspar, and would be hesitant to use without a test first. Rustoleum exterior/interior metalics are the best rattle can: http://www.rustoleum.com/CBGProduct.asp?pid=30 Other than Rustoleum, the best I've found comes in quarts, but no rattle can version, and is made by Ronan. I ...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Site Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1295

Re: Site Question

Bill, there are a couple ways to enlarge an image you see on screen. You can double click on the image, and sometimes it will open the image in an image viewer to a larger size. On a Mac or PC you can select the image and hit command + to enlarge, command - to reduce. Another option would be to drag...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painting / lettering without fumes?
Replies: 10
Views: 3279

Re: Sign Painting / lettering without fumes?

Hi Cheryl, have you considered Benjamin Moore Aura paints?

Other forum members use the Aura line for their murals. Hopefully they will chime in, along with other favorites.

For my use, I've found BM Aura covers very well. I would never varnish a sign, that will be the first to fail.
by Danny Baronian
Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A different kind of lettering
Replies: 7
Views: 3106

A different kind of lettering

Found this on a blog recently, and found this interesting:

http://vimeo.com/user12778908/sideshowsignco
by Danny Baronian
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: On wall
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: On wall

Romain, I'd stay away from one shot and use latex paint. As far as ideas of how to, check out Rick Janzen's site, there's a tutorial on several of his aged signs. http://www.streamlinestudiosinc.ca/index.html He used to have a tutorial on his aged signs, which I can't find at this moment. If I find ...