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Roderick Treece
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Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:53 pm

I thought it might be nice to start a post where people could show their glass signs.

So lets see em!
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by Larry White » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:21 pm

So you see how this is gonna go....

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He, uh... he brought me, uh...Well, it was a present.

Mr. Dickinson.

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A present? ...yes, from a fella, name a Treece, Roderick Treece. He likes to be called Rod.

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Jenco?! From Lodi? Ya he's just the type to whip up a little ditty on the fly.

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Nobody? Is this the sign that will take me to the mirror of water?

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Aho William Blake! Lovely stained glass, just lovely! A gift, from Pat & Peggy. Aho!

Now they belong in my personal family collection.

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I'll trade you some beans for some tobacco? Or possibly a Baronian Mfg. sign for a Green Door Saloon sign?

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Well you asked me! How 'bout that! Six glass signs & 3 painted ones, all in one shot!

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You seen almost everything I got. No sense in postin' it now.
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:03 pm

Man you got like an ocean of pearl on that thing! Now I know I'm at the end of the line.

Thanks Blake
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by Roderick Treece » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:44 pm

" I can't beleave my eyes.It's about time you guy's did this"

RG
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by Larry White » Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:18 pm

That man there, I know him. He is a great gilder of glass signs.

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Rick Glawson is a legend now. He's a good friend of mine.

Aho! Rick Glawson


....there WERE some 'good ole days'......

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Re: Glass Signs

Post by Dan Seese » Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:50 pm

I just finished this job today.
American National Bank wanted their copper logo on 7 windows. The logo is made up of prismatic copper letters.
I first saw this done in an article in SignCraft several years ago where you do surface gilding, cut acetate masks and burnish the gold different directions to catch the light and give a prismatic effect. I did the same thing in reverse on the glass with copper leaf. The cool thing is that as you move around and view it from different angles, it changes as the light hits it and you can swear the letters are dimensional, but it's just a flat gild on the inside of the glass.
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Apr 02, 2009 3:36 am

Very nice work Dan. Did you use the varnish technique or acetate way?
Great effect.
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:04 am

Some pieces I made a while back. the first one is a current job I am making at the moment a complete restoration i had one the same a year ago this is another panel which has to be copied exactly to it's original. All the bottles were carefully striped around the edges removing the old silver.one of those (knightmare jobs). the other panels are 14 and 9 years old.
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:07 am

Older panels made for Letterhead meets here 9 and 15 years ago
Dave
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:12 am

2000 letterheads Stockport. Blue lead Mirror silvering and angel gilding,23crt gold.
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Re: Glass Signs

Post by DAVE SMITH » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:13 am

one more.
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Rob Schramm » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:56 pm

Wow each one of you are just awesome! I wish I had 1/2 the talent that you guys have! Mind blowing stuff.
ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Mark Summers » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:31 am

A couple question for Dave Smith.
- How did you achieve the 3D dimensional look in 'Bull and Brush'
- I'm thinking you lay more gold than angel gilding. What is your
thinking there? Is there a preference?

Sure hope you are around for many more years. Incredible inspiration!

Mark

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by DAVE SMITH » Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:27 pm

Hello Mark.
I hope to be around for a good number of years yet Mark. I came close a few weeks back when I hit a lampost at 30 miles an hour on my pushbike. A few bruises and slightly shaken but was able to ride home, other than that I reckon I should get to a ripe-old age. got to watch my diet though,I love food! Angel gilding is far quicker and a cleaner finish but there is not enough call for it to mix a batch up for the amount of glass that goes through these doors. I only use it occasionally now. Most of the work just needs goldleaf which is good enough for the reverse signs I make here. It's really all they ever used to use. The letters on the Bull and Brush were deep carved and then varnished ,once dry it was water gilded. Great effect for dimensional looks on glass.
Hope this helps mate
Thanks!!
Dave

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Mark Summers » Fri Apr 03, 2009 5:10 pm

Thanks Dave. 30 mph and a lamp post= a bad deal. Lamp post usually wins.
Keep us posted with your great work.

Mark

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:21 pm

Good on ya mate ! 30 miles an hour. Glad yer still with us. I also glad you posted some here. But let's see one of your complicated pieces.
Here are few few from my archive.

The OK Barber is from a trip up in Northern CA.and the A.J.Fisk , well you only get to see that one if you just happen to be doing your business in a certain Deaman's outhouse.

Roderick
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Post by Roderick Treece » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:29 pm

Dave
I love the one you posted.The way the scroll crosses over in front of the border is very nice.

Here's another one

www.customglasssigns.com
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:46 pm

Thanks Rod. Here is a panel I made in 2004 for a friend
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:56 pm

sorry for two images the same but was unable to remove the other.
Here is another photo. The word Upholsterer was acid etched upside down.It etched with a nugget effect,almost like chipping but somewhat nicer and more polished,reminded me of a piece I had seen at The Palace Saloon one of Rick's Fine Gold trips to Roger and Reta Grahams place. probably the same technique used there.....
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Roderick Treece » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:22 pm

Heres a few more

Punch,Glue chipped,antique silver mirrored with abalone ,mother of pearl and copper lettering.
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Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:20 pm

Here a glass sign I just started for my framer.
Mica stipple first

Roderick

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Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:32 pm

Mica acid all cleaned off and ready to paint the outlines.

Outline painted and mask peeled off.


Roderick
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Post by Roderick Treece » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:21 pm

First coat of the backgrounds colors.
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Post by Roderick Treece » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:30 pm

Heres a antique mirrored brewery glass sign I just finished today.

Roderick
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Post by Roderick Treece » Tue Apr 27, 2010 7:12 pm

This is the one I just finished and shipping out today.

Roderick
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Patrick Mackle » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:06 pm

Nice work Rod. I like the figures in the center. How did you do them? Reverse painted or affixed from behind?
Are those jewels around the outside or were those etched and then cleared before silvering?
It's difficult to tell. Either way you do fine work.
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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by DAVE SMITH » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:36 am

lovely work Rod, do you have any close ups of the figures?

Dave

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Post by Roderick Treece » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:00 am

Thanks boy's,
The figuires are a digital print and the jewels were glued on after the background was mirrored. Then they were mirrored and backed up.
If you go to this forum you can see the whole process.
http://www.cuttingedgesandcarving.com/f ... 0&start=30

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Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Post by Jerry Berg » Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:11 pm

Very nice there Rod. The close-ups reveal very much more.
Nice chip too!

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Post by vance galliher » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:20 pm

... you're blowing their minds over at the cutting edge Rod............good work of spreading the joy of what we all share.
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