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by Roderick Treece
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign painter needed in Tulsa OK
Replies: 0
Views: 939

Sign painter needed in Tulsa OK

My friend Robert Curry is looking for a sign Painter to do a job for an indian casino in Skiatook. If anyone is interested please call Robert at 702 384 8587 or email him at robertcurrystudio@gmail.com.
by Roderick Treece
Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gatorboard Delamination
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Re: Gatorboard Delamination

Hi Lee, You should be ok with the older material. The GB I had trouble with was about 6 years ago.So here is what when down. I received an e-mail from the CEO Jay Wynn with and hour and two reps came out within two hours ! Here is Mr Wynn e-mail. May I say first that I apologize for your experience ...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gatorboard Delamination
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

Gatorboard Delamination

I just wanted everyone to know that my journey with the Gatorboard delamination issue is still going on. After having a huge job a few years go bad due to delamination issue I was reimbursed a mesly amount to cover my material costs leaving me with eating the labor costs and a bad reputation with my...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass gilding job in Seattle
Replies: 0
Views: 990

Glass gilding job in Seattle

I am looking for a quality Glass sign gilder for a client in Seattle. Please e-mail me for info.

Roderick
rltgold@sbcglobal.net
by Roderick Treece
Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backing of a reverse glass sign question
Replies: 12
Views: 3707

Re: Backing of a reverse glass sign question

Welcome Olivier, I would coat anything out with enough layiers of the same color to try and be solid. Dark colors 2 to 3 and light colors 3 to 4. Once I have them solid enough , in the case of your nice sign with the red background I would just keep coating it with red. If you want the back of the s...
by Roderick Treece
Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HF Safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

Re: HF Safety

Here is information on treatment for HF burns & management

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/7 ... ment#a1126
by Roderick Treece
Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HF Safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

Re: HF Safety

I received my Calcium Gluconate cream and eye wash. Shopped around and found Tychem coveralls and proper gloves at Grainger. Spoke with Ron at Delamo chemicals today about nuterizing the HF solution. Having a bucket of water and soda ash mixed up and ready will take care of that. Getting ready on Tu...
by Roderick Treece
Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HF Safety
Replies: 5
Views: 2381

HF Safety

I had a talk today with a friend about HF safety and the subject of Calcium Gluconate cream came up. For those that don't know this cream when applied to skin that has been exposed to Hydrofluoric Acid will help nutaralize the acid. Here is a description. Essential first aid topical gel for Hydroflu...
by Roderick Treece
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign System
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: Sign System

Hi Ron, No they don't. I use Locktight on everything. Plus the bolt is long enough that it bottoms out before it get to tight on the sign so I really crank down on them. The system has been in service for 5 years and it's still working great. Some of the backgrounds have been changed out three times...
by Roderick Treece
Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign System
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: Sign System

Here is a photo of the custom stainless steel hardware we designed for the sign system. The other photo is the background being repainted and the two new faces being given a paint coat.
by Roderick Treece
Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smaltz vs. Smalts
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Re: Smaltz vs. Smalts

http://www.theletterheads.com/glawson/osmalto.html "Omalto (Smalts) by Rick Glawson (Note from Mike Jackson: Rick wrote several documents—some of which were printed in Signs of the Times Magazine over the years. This document was forwarded to me from John Jordan, but I have no knowledge of it being ...
by Roderick Treece
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign System
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Sign System

About 5 years ago I created a sign system along with designer friend George Loyo for a client that have 12 store fronts in his building. The idea was to bring all the different tenants together with a common theme for their double sided blade signs. The main background is 3/4" PVC. The faces are cle...
by Roderick Treece
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Code of Ethics
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Re: Code of Ethics

Hi Rick, Thanks for the response. You are so right about not stressing over it. I look at clients these days and just think how grateful I am to be able to do my craft for them as many time as I can. If it's once that's great.If it's over and over even better. We know you can't control that. Having ...
by Roderick Treece
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 14821

Re: Latest glass signs

Thanks everyone. I didn't notice Tinker Bell till after I uploaded the photograph. The Hummingbird is a print layied in behind the mirror.
by Roderick Treece
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Code of Ethics
Replies: 6
Views: 1815

Code of Ethics

One of the first things I remember learning for my dad about being in the sign business was to respect other sign artists and the relationship they have with their clients. I grew up in a small town and back then there were maybe 4 sign artists in all. We were all friends and shared work all the tim...
by Roderick Treece
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 14821

Re: Latest glass signs

Here's a photo of yours truly with my latest commission from Ralph Lauren. This one is going to Japan. A big the to New York designer Dikayl Rimmasch for the great design .Such a nice guy to work with as always !
by Roderick Treece
Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 14821

Re: Latest glass signs

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by Roderick Treece
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: reverse gilding inside of an outline, (european method)??
Replies: 8
Views: 2932

Re: reverse gilding inside of an outline, (european method)??

Very nice job David. I like the tag line.Where are you located ?
by Roderick Treece
Fri Sep 06, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wall sign painting class
Replies: 0
Views: 1105

Wall sign painting class

I am planning a two day wall sign painting course to be held in Encinitas CA September 23rd and 24th. I have room for two people and am charging 300.00 each for both days. The first day will be making a pattern and pouncing it. Get ready and loading up scaffolding. That night we will go to the Sign ...
by Roderick Treece
Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Covering a whole window with 1Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: Covering a whole window with 1Shot

Lorenzo,
If you have Frazee paint available they make a line called AeroPlate enamel. Just make sure you add a hot thinner to it to add in drying. I would also use a roller and tape off the window around the outside as a stopping point so you don't have to go right up to the edges.
by Roderick Treece
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 1692

Re: Advice

Hi Lee,
Unless your planing on doing a "Rustic" looking sign and want the background paint to crackle I don't think you will be able to clean the wax off of the wood enough to get the paint to bond. I would suggest having a new piece of ply cut and start fresh.

Roderick
by Roderick Treece
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hi all Letterheads out there
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Hi all Letterheads out there

Hi Jes, I enjoyed your web site very much. After years of being in the sign business I ventured off into to the decorative arts as well when it became very fashionable here in the US. That trend has died down and I am back to sign making full time. With your experience I know you will really enjoy t...
by Roderick Treece
Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Covering a whole window with 1Shot
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

Re: Covering a whole window with 1Shot

Hi Lorenzo,
In the past I have done the same thing with success. I would concider finding some industrial enamel paint that will be compatible with one shot because it may be less expensive.
Good luck
by Roderick Treece
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter Movie
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

Re: Sign Painter Movie

The Sign Painter Movie is coming to San Diego ! There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand-lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fu...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blade Holder
Replies: 14
Views: 4320

Re: Blade Holder

Tyler,
Forgot to mention I really like the design. If there are any available I would like some. Maybe 6 . Let me know.

www.customglasssigns.com
by Roderick Treece
Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blade Holder
Replies: 14
Views: 4320

Re: Blade Holder

".I know Roderick has his method for fine trim work and it is perfect for that when no real power is needed."

Robert,
I never had problems with "Real Power" from my trimmimg blades.
by Roderick Treece
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 14821

Re: Latest glass signs

Just installed the mirror in the home of a local client yesterday. I bet all of those clients in New York and New Jersey would love to have that !
by Roderick Treece
Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 14821

Re: Latest glass signs

Sorry I haven't gotten around to the chip vid yet, Here a photo of the mirror all framed up and ready to install tomorrow. The other two photos are from a few recent articles about the sign painter book. I spoke with a client today in New York that say's the 5th voloume of a hard bound magazine call...
by Roderick Treece
Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mirroring glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Mirroring glass

I thought I'd start a post dealing with issues regarding mirroring glass. I recently had the pleasure of having Dave Smith come to my studio to give me a lesson in mixing the chemicals for pouring silver mirroring. It was a great time and a big help .Unfortunaly to short of a time though. In my expe...
by Roderick Treece
Mon Aug 26, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's Been Awhile
Replies: 7
Views: 2091

Re: It's Been Awhile

Bruce,
I am very impressed with your piece. I would love to do a version of my own. If the art work is available let me know. If not I will have to be satisfied with staring at yours.

Thanks !