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by Rich Hawthorne
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fast Gold Size
Replies: 19
Views: 6590

Re: Fast Gold Size

Marius Mellebye wrote:...

Can anyone advise me where to get Ron Percell´s fast size? Any online shop which sending overseas? It would be cool to try out some other than one shot.. :-)

http://www.letterheadsignsupply.com/

I don't know if he does International shipping but you can try.
by Rich Hawthorne
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Price of Gold Leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 4548

Re: Price of Gold Leaf

I just received a pack of 23K from W&B, made in the US, great quality and $725.00. They are the last of the domestic gold beaters, family operated, always friendly and my order arrives in just a few days. I agree with Kent. I've used W&B for years and as he says, they are the last domestic gold bea...
by Rich Hawthorne
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fast Gold Size
Replies: 19
Views: 6590

Re: Fast Gold Size

A couple of years ago I was experimenting with transparent inks and I came across a product used to prevent skinning of the ink between uses. The ink was solvent based and when I bought a selection of the the gloss enamel inks I also bought some of the anti-skinning agent. The anti-skinning agent (G...
by Rich Hawthorne
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Price of Gold Leaf
Replies: 14
Views: 4548

Re: Price of Gold Leaf

......The quality of Gold Leaf is very suspect these days, along with where a lot of it is claimed to be manufactured, I have used a lot of "repackaged " far eastern type Gold that just does not lay or burnish well....There always seems to be cut lines that cannot be burnished out....ruining the pe...
by Rich Hawthorne
Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Fast Gold Size
Replies: 19
Views: 6590

Re: Fast Gold Size

I agree with Roderick and Larry. Purcell's new fast size is very good. However, my can has started to get noticeably thick after about six months so when I use it I add a couple of drops of turpentine to thin it out and get it to flow easily. That works well and I can detect no harmful effect on the...
by Rich Hawthorne
Thu Oct 25, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London
Replies: 24
Views: 7658

Re: The Ginstitute. Portobello Road ,London

Beautiful Dave. Just beautiful. Thank you for showing us this extraordinary work.
by Rich Hawthorne
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods
Replies: 24
Views: 8199

Re: G.A.Schwarz, Toys & Fancy Goods

Wow Larry. Very nice. I like the detail in all of it but the border is really sweet. Excellent work as always.

Rich
by Rich Hawthorne
Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dry erase makers on glass
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Dry erase makers on glass

I have a dry eraser/white board in my shop. So I used the pen to write something on (clear) glass. It erased pretty easily - equivalent to the white board. But two things: Without the white background of the board it was not all that easy to see. So depending upon the background and the decoration y...
by Rich Hawthorne
Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 253064

Re: Original Dead Men

I like your piece a lot Blake. Sweet it is. Where's the Mock though? At least a RIP or somethin'. Anyway, I painted the image yesterday. I still need to put the shell on the text of "Full Tild". Took a pic in the sun and the colors washed out so I took one in the shop but the gold washes out. Well, ...
by Rich Hawthorne
Sat Nov 01, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Boise Workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Well said Tony, Larry et. al. Wonderful times in Boise, worth every moment and ounce of energy. As you say, Someday ... Someday

Sorry to have missed this one!
by Rich Hawthorne
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: air actuated foot pedal for blaster
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Kelly, sorry to not be clear. Here is a link to another forum where this topic has been discussed in great detail. http://www.cuttingedgesandcarving.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5213&hl=airpinch+valve The airpinch valve is a replacement for the rubber bladder type of media valve which mixes air an...
by Rich Hawthorne
Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: air actuated foot pedal for blaster
Replies: 8
Views: 1983

Here is another option for you. I have used a couple of set ups for a foot switch but by far, the best I have ever found is the Richway airpinch valve. It works great, is an American company run by very knowlegable, friendly, helpful people. If you call them, it is very likely you will end up talkin...
by Rich Hawthorne
Tue Oct 16, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smith Tip Video's youtube Demonstrations
Replies: 33
Views: 12184

Great videos Dave and lovely family. I noticed in the earlier videos that you had cut the spline from the book of gold and were picking up the tissues with something. I've never seen that before, what kind of tool is that? In the last video it looked as though you had opened the book on the table an...
by Rich Hawthorne
Fri Jun 15, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding Lead Came
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Thanks for your insights Danny. I appreciate the advice. For now, this is experimentation and the project will be a personal project. I understand what you mean about the additional cost and customer behavior. I will post any results I come up with, good or bad.

Regards
by Rich Hawthorne
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding Lead Came
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Thanks Sarah and James for your thoughts. I have made a few pieces with both brass and copper came. I didn't like it because, unlike lead, it does not bend very well. The result is you are pretty limited to geometric designs or large gradual curves. I have also repaired several old pieces which had ...
by Rich Hawthorne
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding Lead Came
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Gilding Lead Came

This may be obscure and since it is my first of many questions, please forgive the naivite (sp?). I am a stained glass artist and something I have read about but never seen is gilded lead came. I would like to give this a try on a small piece but a couple of immediate questions come to mind: 1. Sinc...
by Rich Hawthorne
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: water gild supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Thanks for the kind words Dennis. I am trying to lurk here and glean as much as I can before exposing my ignorance but couldn't resist adding the note about the glass cleaning soap Ron Purcell is brewing. Indeed I was totally in awe of the gilding work I saw in Boise. I dream about it now. I finishe...
by Rich Hawthorne
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sand blasted glass
Replies: 4
Views: 1832

Jerry - I see you have found the information to proceed upon. If you need more, I am in your area and blast a lot of glass - but not signs. Give a yell if you have more questions.

Best

Rich Hawthorne
by Rich Hawthorne
Mon Jun 11, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: water gild supplies
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

Just and FYI that Ron Purcell (Letterheads Supply) is brewing a batch of glass cleaner to fill the gap from the loss of the cake form of Bon Ami. I ordered some last week but I don't know when he will have it ready to ship.