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by Danny Baronian
Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Doming dimensional letters
Replies: 16
Views: 6891

Signmaking 101: Doming dimensional letters

Signmaking 101: Doming dimensional letters If you've ever wanted to dome dimensional letters, here's a quick, inexpensive way to begin. As with any technique you do for the first time, cut several extra letters or shapes, and use those as a test. You'll need a plastic refillable bottle, the type use...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Packrat's Lament
Replies: 10
Views: 5406

Two possible problems with this auction - for Doug at least. If the lady is on the February issue, February is the only one without a cover, and the seller doesn't ship international shipments. If it has what you want, have someone in the US bid on it for you. Unless I find out it's a rare and valua...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutawl users?
Replies: 5
Views: 3731

I've wanted one ever since I first saw one in a prop shop. I used it as needed in the shop for about a year. It took a lot of practice, more importantly a lot of patience to do a proficient job. Years later I saw one in a sign supply house that was moving in the early 80's. They had three on the flo...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Email back up question
Replies: 9
Views: 4387

Mike, Last thing first. Everyone that comes on here can only get here by computer. Like it or not, take away the computer and rely strictly on hand crafted signage, a lot of us would be looking for another job. No need to delete this post OR consider it off topic. The Forum banner says it all: On th...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disaster!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5772

It's still hard to grasp the scale since the glass is another 6 feet behind the railing. http://www.baronian.com/Photos/Triv_1.jpg http://www.baronian.com/Photos/Triv_2.jpg Beautiful work! Those at Tiveoli that day spent a lot of time studying the many details that went into it's production, and mor...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pictorals on glass - Saran Wrap?
Replies: 5
Views: 3121

Check out SignCraft, issue 125 (July/August 2002), page 14. There are some pictures and description of a how to for painting on polyethylene and transferring to glass.
by Danny Baronian
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking "301": Abalone and Mother of Pearl
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

You might want to try the UV glues. After Mike posted information on the old board, I ordered some glue and a small light. For those that bought a hand light to check the clean side of glass in angle gilding from Rick, the same light can be used to cure the glue. The shop where I get my beveled glas...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Routers, router bits and CNC's
Replies: 7
Views: 4038

I remember seeing similar plans and eventually built a overarm pin router for a job that required several hundred game boards. The pin router seemed the best answer. It got to the point we were making so many I bought a commercial unit. Aside from the table saw, at the time it was the most useful ma...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Routers, router bits and CNC's
Replies: 7
Views: 4038

I've bought direct from Onsrud and through distributors, usually machine supply shops. I've also bought from Hatlauer, and have spoken to him on occasion. He's very helpful and carries many hard to find bits.
by Danny Baronian
Tue Jul 20, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Routers, router bits and CNC's
Replies: 7
Views: 4038

Signmaking 101: Routers, router bits and CNC's

Anyone that cuts many panels or does dimensional work probably has a router in their shop. Many shops have now incorporated CNC equipment. How do you maintain your equipment, including sharpening bits? Here are some things to consider: 1. Check the collet frequently for dust build up within the coll...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paint mask choices
Replies: 18
Views: 9106

Well, after a month it should be dry. You might try tech support again. Call MacTac and HOK. Not familiar with nor used the mask, but the rest of the line has been around for decades, and have had good success with it. If nothing else, it would be nice to find out exactly what took place, and what p...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Jun 20, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paint mask choices
Replies: 18
Views: 9106

Jill, was the paint fully cured before the mask was applied, and how long was the mask on prior to removal? Was it indoors or out? Apply it and let it sit outside will bake any mask / vinyl onto fresh paint. I've only used HOK on a limited basis, and believe most of their paint is a one part system....
by Danny Baronian
Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 3 Questions on Gilding plastic letters
Replies: 4
Views: 3087

At Rick's last Conclave (who'd have known?), Dave Trujillo (spl?) had just finished a glass piece for himself that was mounted in an ornate, gilded frame. He was working on the frame at the time which was quite bright, toning it down with several dilutions of asphaltum. It aged the new frame nicely....
by Danny Baronian
Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paint mask choices
Replies: 18
Views: 9106

Gerber mask 1 for smooth, not porous surfaces, Gerber mask 2 for porous surfaces such as wood, HDU, and semi rough surfaces such as those painted with acrylic latex and a roller. The 1 is a low tack, 2 high. On either one, remove as soon as possible.Try dusting with kaolin powder prior to adhering t...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Jun 04, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latex for backgrounds on flat painted signs
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

I first started rolling latex with good success. I coat the panels out with a premium Sherwin Williams primer followed by 2 top coats of Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore paint, both exterior premium grade, rolled out inside or outside in the shade, never in direct sun. Start with a 1/4 - 3/8" nap ...
by Danny Baronian
Tue May 18, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Angel Gild?
Replies: 3
Views: 2762

The chemicals can be stored at room temperature, but at the least I'd keep them in a cool, dark cabinet. I refrigerate mine. Gold chemicals have an indefinite shelf life, but the silver Sarah sells probably has a shelf life of one year. Light and heat in that order will shorten the shelf life. If le...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Apr 23, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advise needed for gilding v-carve HDU
Replies: 6
Views: 4748

It's a pure, fine powdered porcelain clay. In the case of applying a mask as in routing, applying the powder to the panel, then dusting off will aid in removal of the gerber mask. When used in masking for the router, rouge can also be use with the same results. And if your wondering why not use gerb...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Apr 23, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advise needed for gilding v-carve HDU
Replies: 6
Views: 4748

My first suggestion is to do a test piece. The process is not fast and I usually allow a considerable lead time. It provides good, consistent results. Here's what I did with the following panel: Route the blank, apply two coats of primer, two coats of acrylic latex and let sit for a week. I mask the...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Belle Supreme Cigar sign... now it's really done!
Replies: 23
Views: 31882

Larry, very nice job. While Rick certainly inspired many of us, your larger project has made me enlarge two pieces I'm working on. The sizes I'm doing are considerably larger than what I've done in the past mainly because of the pictures you've posted with your project. Rick's influence continues. T...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Belle Supreme Cigar sign... now it's really done!
Replies: 23
Views: 31882

Larry, my thought is that the shellac would be a better barrier for the next stages of ornamentation and eliminate the black line. I've only tested a few small pieces but it seems to work well. The images on the brilliant carving site of the piece with gold and silver appeared to be crisp without th...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Apr 11, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Belle Supreme Cigar sign... now it's really done!
Replies: 23
Views: 31882

http://www.baronian.com/Photos/la_belle.jpg Larry, heres the photo that Gary used to digitize the La Belle piece your working on. http://www.theletterheads.com/rawson/labelle2.jpg This is part of the colorized version Gary made. Saw your latests addition, the signs looking nice. Regarding your rema...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Belle Supreme Cigar sign... now it's really done!
Replies: 23
Views: 31882

Larry, if you have the Rawson & Evans screen saver from Letterhead fonts, there are quite a few photos of original R&E signs at Esoteric. Some were in original condition, others repaired by Rick. I've never seen a colored of the La Belle other than one done by Gary Godby, but that may have been his ...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letter from Grandson of John Ohnimus
Replies: 10
Views: 6343

Nice design! I love black and white, mainly because my original profession was in illustrative photography. Strip away color and you have to have a good design to really pop. This plate proves it!

It was great to get the letter from John Ohnimus's grandson. What a compliment.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Charlie Chaplin / Rawson & Evans
Replies: 0
Views: 2255

Charlie Chaplin / Rawson & Evans

Watching tv late one night on either the History channel or Turner Classics was a Charlie Chaplin movie set in New York. I don't recall the name of the movie and spent more time watching the background. Obviously it was a silent movie, the time period in the area of 1915 - 1925, and the stores in th...
by Danny Baronian
Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Palm & Fetchteler dated envelope
Replies: 3
Views: 3880

Palm

Nice catalogue, are the images very large?

I have a different issue with a lot of images, but on the average quite small.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Belle Supreme Cigar sign... now it's really done!
Replies: 23
Views: 31882

La Belle

Larry,

what I'd like to know is why this sign isn't done already. You started on it April 1st, and by Sunday you had it silvered and backed up.

Where are the pictures for the completed sign, or do you have to work for a living?

Danny