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by Larry White
Tue May 21, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 4176

Re: Tornado through Moore, OK

I write this in the discomfort of my non-seismically sound second story office which is about half a mile from the Hayward earthquake fault. Seismologists say the Hayward fault produces a 6.0-7.0 magnitude earthquake every hundred years or so. The last one was in 1868. Not hard to do the math there....
by Larry White
Mon May 20, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making a font
Replies: 14
Views: 5899

Re: Making a font

Robare...you know about Cole Wilson?
by Larry White
Mon May 20, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Best Birthday Present Ever!...
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Re: Best Birthday Present Ever!...

I see David McDonald has a sign book that is for sale there.
Hand Crafted Signs
by Larry White
Mon May 20, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 6940

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

Whare?
by Larry White
Mon May 20, 2013 2:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Best Birthday Present Ever!...
Replies: 4
Views: 2060

Best Birthday Present Ever!...

A package came in the mail...it was...well...a present...from my daughter. How about that, it was a book on the Salton sea...but wait a minute, wait just a minute... I had seen most all the books published on the Salton Sea, but I never saw this one. As I opened the book, I recognized the first phot...
by Larry White
Wed May 15, 2013 10:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 292554

Re: Original Dead Men

Probably with those Dickinson boys....they like to pull a cork!
by Larry White
Tue May 14, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 292554

Re: Original Dead Men

The only job you're gettin' around here is pushin' up daisys from a pine box...

NOW GET OUT!!
by Larry White
Mon May 13, 2013 12:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 292554

Re: Original Dead Men

http://www.walljewelry.com/post/GreenFrog.jpg I built an eating place, called "The Green Frog", started callin' myself Blake. The Green Frog had one billiard table, served ladies and men, both. Mostly men. Tried runnin' it myself for awhile, but, couldn't keep good help. I never did learn how to bu...
by Larry White
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Letter Gilding
Replies: 12
Views: 4959

Re: Sandblasted Letter Gilding

I like to first seal the sand carving with Frog Juice (because its optically clear).
The gild always comes out brighter if it's water gilded, however, due to
the small size of the letters, it would be better and easier to surface gild them,
or perhaps use mica powder rather than gold leaf.
by Larry White
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: a different boston gild.......
Replies: 4
Views: 2439

Re: a different boston gild.......

I might be inclined to do it the other way around, with the
paladium as the brightline, and the 12K as the matte center.

...but I don't know....
by Larry White
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problems with glue chip
Replies: 11
Views: 4171

Re: Problems with glue chip

Eloquent Mr. Mackle... Well, the reason for the asphaltum varnish is so if the glue overlaps onto it slightly, it "pops" off, keeping a clean edge. So, to me. it is behaving correctly. It also appears that you masked over the asphaltum varnish, sandblasted it, and peeled the mask off without the var...
by Larry White
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch
Replies: 8
Views: 3890

Re: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch

You can achieve a gilded texture via embossing varnish.
Or stipple the area with a liquid type mask, then sandblast
it, to achieve a texture. This can then be cleared and gilded.
by Larry White
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?
Replies: 16
Views: 6247

Re: Which comes first the mirror or the sign?

My first thought, is, what size is this piece going to be? Crack the glass? Most of us don't like it if our glass is cracked. Asphaltum WILL NOT resist the sandblasting, it will blast right off. You will need to use a vinyl mask. Silvering into a sandblasted area will have a very slight metalic qual...
by Larry White
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Decorative Glass Processes...
Replies: 18
Views: 9533

Decorative Glass Processes...

HEY! Lookie there!
Looks like Pat Mackle got his new website up and running!
Lots of cool stuff to look at!
Good job Pat!

Decoglasspro
by Larry White
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 4886

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

Pat Mackle has been known to dabble in brilliant cutting. I believe he's done quite a bit of research on the wheels, etc. He's built his own machines and has toyed with the idea of building them for others that are interested. He's in the USA. Might get a bit pricey shipping something like that to t...
by Larry White
Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 292554

Re: Original Dead Men

Gotta few projects that need buttonin' up...this be one of 'em...

Image

Nice new addition to Machine!

hmmm...interesting reflection, makes the glass look cracked...but it ain't!
by Larry White
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Framed
Replies: 5
Views: 2163

Re: Framed

I typically do one of three things: 1) Have it professionally framed by a reputable frame shop. I like to select one that is independently owned. I tend to avoid places like Aaron Bros. and Michael's, etc. Picking out the perfect molding can be fun...making a single choice can sometimes be arduous. ...
by Larry White
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5073

Re: Cutting glass with scissors ?

Yer plum crazy!!
by Larry White
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Memorial Conclave 28
Replies: 8
Views: 3925

Re: Memorial Conclave 28

Does anybody have anything different to say other than,
"I haven't finished my project...and I don't know what Whitfield's talking about"?
by Larry White
Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 292554

Re: Original Dead Men

Image
by Larry White
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 9188

Re: visiting USA in May

In some circles it would be said that the Town of Machine is worth a visit. There's a couple (dozen) gilded signs and such. It's about 30-45 minutes (depending on the time of day) from Frisco, its across the mirror of water over in Hayward. If you'd like to stop by, it would be alright....weekday pr...
by Larry White
Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 292554

Re: Original Dead Men

I wonder why you get that rumblin’ sound in your stomach anyway whenever your hungry, Jesus, I wonder what that’s about, some kinda, the liquids in there just kinda got nothin’ to hold them down, or somethin’ ya figure? -, I sure could go for somethin’, I know I can’t stop buildin' right now. I figu...
by Larry White
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 292554

Re: Original Dead Men

Last post October 3rd, 2012...boy we sure are slippin'..... Had a hankerin' to do some building, so Machine now has a Blacksmith shop... http://www.walljewelry.com/post/BlacksmithShopweb.jpg Angus Dunfries' Blacksmith shop, to be specific....he won't talk to ya, ya call him Angus! HeII of a lot you ...
by Larry White
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Memorial Conclave 28
Replies: 8
Views: 3925

Re: Memorial Conclave 28

LOOKY THERE! http://www.walljewelry.com/post/Conclave28web.jpg It happened fast, once I started. Got it all framed up and ready to hang! Once again, my hat's off to Dean "Daine" Ross for hosting this little get together. There has never been such a gracious host, musta crutched 40 gilders. Always w...
by Larry White
Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 8153

Re: Skirting for ACID

Use plastic vat slightly larger than glass. Protect face of glass with coat of asphaltum (or suitable vinyl). Place glass in vat. Fill vat with acid 1/2 inch deep over the glass. Do not pour acid onto glass, pour along side into the vat. Allow to etch for 90 minutes. Remove glass from acid and rinse...
by Larry White
Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: United Cigar antique sign...
Replies: 6
Views: 2942

United Cigar antique sign...

Don Hutchinson contacted me wanting to sell this old sign. He's asking $800 OBO. He's threatening to cut it in half! Must be something can be done..... United Cigar Sign 13feet long circa 1910 (1).jpg Measures 13' - 1" long by 24" high.... If I had the money, I'd buy it for Machine. If you want to b...
by Larry White
Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backing up Silver Gild
Replies: 19
Views: 8096

Re: Backing up Silver Gild

When using silver leaf, I like to back it up with asphaltum varnish.
However, asphaltum is not strong enough to remove excess leaf
when water gilded. I too, would suggest the 12K leaf backed with
the enamal screen ink, rather than OneShot.

Nice job by the way!
by Larry White
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: What can be replaced asphalt varnish ?

Posted this instruction on making Asphaltum Varnish awhile back...

Making Asphaltum Varnish

-WB
by Larry White
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Creating This Font inspired by old billhead
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: Creating This Font inspired by old billhead

Ya Letterhead Fonts ain't much on customer service, consider it a blessing.

Here...try this...

Fatdaddy Fonts

They'll be glad to have ya!
by Larry White
Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: silver leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 4763

Re: silver leaf question

I always like to use a slower size when doing any type of burnish work like that.
I'd also agree with Mike, I'd use 12K white gold.

-WB