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by DAVE SMITH
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 9
Views: 3218

Nice work Cam! Keep it going.
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 5748

Doug, Sorry I missed your post on the question about the correct Black paint to use on silvering mirrors. I spoke with Stuart today and asked him what he uses. He said in the past he had used a fast drying enamel which you could only spray on, he also said black humbrol enamels(craft paint) could wo...
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Nov 16, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 5748

Hi Keith. I pour on the solution silver rather than spray, like Mike as stated you need an extracting system for spray silvering,You don'nt want to be breathing this stuff in (Not nice stuff!) . You also need a good silvering gun and set up for the silver solutions to run down into your gun. The gun...
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Nov 15, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 5748

Look forward to seeing what you come up with Doug. Did you manage to get lost down any side streets in Paris where you find all the reverse glass work? I remember my wife and I went to Paris on our honeymoon we did all the site seeing tours Euro Disney etc. Most of the photo's I took were of signs.W...
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Nov 14, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 5748

Hi Doug. Glad to see your back from Paris mate. The gold letters you see as you no are brilliant cut. Stuart would have cut and then polished the letters and outline them with black enamel paint then he would have water gilded them and finally backed them up from the chemical silver which he sprays ...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 5748

Brilliant cut glass and obscuring

I have been wanting to post some photo's of Stuart Norton's cut glass work for the past month. Stuart as been helping me for the past couple of years in learning this craft . I wanted to involve brilliant cutting into my own glass work .Stuart's knowledge and skill on this lost art is outstanding ,h...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hamilton Bank Note-Completed & Framed!
Replies: 53
Views: 30113

I think what ever you come up with Larry will work real nice. Would be good to tackle the pictorial by scanning the image at high res possibly on a specialists scanner to get the detail then screening the image leaving a real fine printed image ready for colour blends. All depending on the original ...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A few glass / gold questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Hi Felix. The centers on the Camelot glass are Damar embossed . The swirling design was made using a fork and the occasional use of a brush handle.There are other tools you can use to get all-sorts of effects. On the Bull and Brush glass the letters were deep blasted . They are blasted very deep, ne...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Oct 06, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 8372

Pat .I tried dressing the wheel with the silicon carbide and it as worked really well. Thanks for the tip ! Let me no when you start making your wheels. Good luck with that idea Pat.



Dave uk
by DAVE SMITH
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 8372

I remember talking with you Pat about the puddle wheels a few years ago. I have several of these wheels in my studio, I have been using the pinky stones since I started ,one favourite stone I use nearly all the time is about 24 '' in diamater and 2'' thick cuts great but I do occasionally get the gl...
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 8372

I'm not certain but I don't think there is any sort of training school on this type of work in the uk. I took an interest in brilliant cutting for the reason of adding dimension and another effects to my glass signs, On some of the early 1900 work you can see lots of acid etching along with gilded a...
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 8372

Ok then Dan I will!
Where's Doug gone he's got loads!

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 8372

Yes Dan the other glass is also there and I think it reads the same as this one. Your probably correct on the front fascia text ,looks like the owners done it himself. I made a small brilliant cut panel last week and hand obscured it the same way as you explained Pat. I used the silicon carbide abra...
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 8372

This shows the building way back with the glass in place before it was a pub .Probably just been fitted! OK Doug your turn .


Image
Next pub!

Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Oct 03, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 8372

Brilliant Cut glass Signs

Finally got round to posting some photo's here. This cut glass piece is in a pub in Truro ,Cornwall ,UK It's all brilliant cut and wheel polished it's one of 10 panels with different wording on each panel. These signs were in the bar area used as screen dividers. Most of the wall area in the bar is ...
by DAVE SMITH
Mon Oct 03, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 14434

Good idea Bernhardt!
I will find some pub glass today and get it up here.
I have a few great windows from Truro in Cornwall for you all to see .(John Studdli the Cornishman country).
Dave
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 14434

The top photo is a glass piece I finished a few months ago for a client here in Torquay. The step-by-step on this sign is a tribute to Rick Glawson on how he went about making his building scenes in acid. It will hopefully appear in Sign Business in a few months time. The Sign with Family Stores is ...
by DAVE SMITH
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 14434

Beautiful piece! Pat explained it perfectly. Some nice acid work on this sign and love the way the gold is breaking down in the corners, would be cool to achieve that effect (the aged look) Also like the beveled glass letters on the bottom. Doug really did a great job taking all these photo's some e...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back up Enamel
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Thanks for that Mike! Bingo! That worked great. We have Sericol here in the uk. I was looking to see if I could get the paint here to try and save on shipping costs to the states. I was speaking with the company today they were talking about a new product for a silver finish exactly the same quality...
by DAVE SMITH
Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back up Enamel
Replies: 3
Views: 867

Back up Enamel

Hi Mike.
Can you help me with this one.
I am trying to track down a post I think you wrote on Sericols back up enamel about 2yrs ago. I remember you saying about Rick adding an orange fragrance to the enamel. Do you still have that post?
Thanks
Dave.
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wood and Glass Job
Replies: 6
Views: 1398

Great Job Raymond.
Nice looking sign!

Dave.
by DAVE SMITH
Sun Dec 05, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tempered Glass
Replies: 9
Views: 2630

Hi Raymond. I have been blasting tempered glass at high presure without any problems. As Jeff mentioned, keep the nozzle moving on the blasting area. Have you thought about laminated glass? I work with this for architectural jobs. This works fine for chipping and acid etching, I have even started us...
by DAVE SMITH
Sat Nov 27, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chapman & Smith...
Replies: 7
Views: 2510

Larry
Just like Raymond said another masterpiece.
I can't wait to see it ,my shop wall is ready and waiting.
Don't forget like I said I will get you back with some brilliant cutting.
Thanks again mate.........