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by Leo Calleros
Fri Oct 31, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Heads up on an old sign kit on Ebay
Replies: 0
Views: 2559

Heads up on an old sign kit on Ebay

Saw this yesterday. Maybe someone here may be interested. Have no clue who is selling it, but looks like a nice item.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/231369728477?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
by Leo Calleros
Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Any penetrol equivalent in Germany?
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Any penetrol equivalent in Germany?

Leo, This is an official One Shot dealer near you: Petzholdt's OHG Lutkenheider Str 10 HAGEN 0049 (0) 2331 483 340 They should have all the other products you could need. Thank you much Mr Winkler. This is a great help. BTW, I was just in Amsterdam a few weeks ago, I am making it my travel hub in E...
by Leo Calleros
Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Any penetrol equivalent in Germany?
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Any penetrol equivalent in Germany?

Is there an equivalent for this in Deutschland? How about a good supplier for one shot or ronan? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Heck even in Holland since where I go is like 15 minutes from Venlo. would be cool to find a place in Norway as well but Germany is more important. Thanks in a dvan...
by Leo Calleros
Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Basic set of lettering brushes.
Replies: 6
Views: 4722

Re: Basic set of lettering brushes.

The new Mack brown quills are actually pretty darn good now. Compared to what they had 5 years ago. Also, the Scharff ones are great, go to artbrush.com and the 2100 and 2110 brown quills are real nice but pretty much all their brushes for sign pain ting with enamel are pretty good. I have had the b...
by Leo Calleros
Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backery the Mill
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Backery the Mill

Beautiful work, Mr Winkler.
by Leo Calleros
Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lynda.com recommendation
Replies: 5
Views: 3192

Re: Lynda.com recommendation

I have used that site before and I was amazed at the amount of material available. Definitely worth the money.
by Leo Calleros
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Eberhard Faber potent copying 746 pencils on Ebay.
Replies: 0
Views: 1536

Eberhard Faber potent copying 746 pencils on Ebay.

Just a heads up if anyone needs some. Saw these listed today.

Very hard to come by these.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Eberhar ... _562wt_932
by Leo Calleros
Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson and Evans on Archive.org on PDF
Replies: 10
Views: 3859

Re: Rawson and Evans on Archive.org on PDF

I have actually dug up a few other neat books. This one here has some pretty cool patterns that I want to vectorize. http://www.archive.org/details/abookesundrydra00giddgoog This one is not very uncommon but its free. A Guide to Drawing the Acanthus. http://www.archive.org/details/guidefordrawinga00...
by Leo Calleros
Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Smith Tip
Replies: 9
Views: 3803

Re: New Smith Tip

Anyone have a picture of the new one?
by Leo Calleros
Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson and Evans on Archive.org on PDF
Replies: 10
Views: 3859

Re: Rawson and Evans on Archive.org on PDF

Thought these 2 books were pretty neat ,as well. http://www.archive.org/details/americansignwrit00coll And this Bergling monogram book. http://books.google.com/books?id=0akaAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=bergling+monograms&hl=en&ei=SvJaTpKCPMegsQKWmIiSDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0...
by Leo Calleros
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson and Evans on Archive.org on PDF
Replies: 10
Views: 3859

Rawson and Evans on Archive.org on PDF

Saw this today, did a search and didnt see it posted. Sorry if its a re-post.

http://www.archive.org/details/chippedgroundena00raws
by Leo Calleros
Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

Well Kim, you were absolutely right. I mixed up some damar and res-n-gel with the Behlen and a small amount of Japan dryer and it worked great. I brushed samples onto a piece of glass in different thicknesses and it seems to be doing a pretty good job. I used a toothpick to create the embossed patte...
by Leo Calleros
Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

Well, thanks for the heads up. Its worth experimenting with since the stuff is fairly reasonably priced at about 17 bucks a quart.
by Leo Calleros
Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1906 Rawson & Evans sign on shorpy
Replies: 16
Views: 6778

Re: 1906 Rawson & Evans sign on shorpy

http://www.shorpy.com/node/5148?size=_original

Saw this Wooldworths store. Glue shipped numbers and letters above the door. Not R&E, though.
by Leo Calleros
Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

So this Behlen will work the same as the Commonwealth?
by Leo Calleros
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 48838

Re: The Hensley Co.

Thats funny, I was the first bidder on that Hansley. Forgot it ended when it did. Next time.
by Leo Calleros
Fri May 27, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf
Replies: 20
Views: 8711

Re: Gold Leaf

I got a book og chinese gold months back from a Chinese manufacturer and it all came not so well packaged. Just the books, no packaging. I Had a box of empty packages that I put them into. The leaves get damaged much too easily the way then send it. The gold seemed to be of fairly good quality compa...
by Leo Calleros
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 10123

Re: "True Grit" signs

Here is someone's flickr page with pictures of the set in Lagrange. http://www.flickr.com/photos/zube2 When I was in middle school and high school, the RRISD superintendent had to start coming down on the movie companies because kids would always skip school when they needed extras for a school spor...
by Leo Calleros
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "True Grit" signs
Replies: 24
Views: 10123

Re: "True Grit" signs

I really enjoyed the movie. Jeff Bridges is a great actor. I read the book years ago and this movie was more faithful to t it. I loved the original with John Wayne but that movie was more adapted to John Wayne. I love his movies but he was pretty much the same character in every movie. Regardless, I...
by Leo Calleros
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signwriting book on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Signwriting book on ebay

Thats funny, I saw that a few days ago, too.
by Leo Calleros
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

Thank you sir, I am for ever grateful. I will call in tomorrow.
by Leo Calleros
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

Looked there already. I found out who the manufacturer of this was a while back, just never got a chance to get some of it.
by Leo Calleros
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4043

Quick rubbing varnish.

I missed out on the Ebay sale. I was out of town working and didnt have time to be on the computer. mailed the guy and he told me maybe next year, oh well.

Does anyone here know where I could find some.
by Leo Calleros
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: a few shorpy picture finds
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

Re: a few shorpy picture finds

I have wasted multiple nights looking through this website. I almost got caught up on it right now looking through those links.

Must fight off the urge to kill half a day looking through this site again.
by Leo Calleros
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Requesting insight on some vintage brushes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Re: Requesting insight on some vintage brushes.

Thanks to everyone for the input. I was not planning on using them. Just trying to save them from an trip to the landfill. I might display them somewhere, maybe a shadow box or something.

I dong think I would even try to use them, they look incredibly difficult to use.
by Leo Calleros
Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Requesting insight on some vintage brushes.
Replies: 6
Views: 2474

Requesting insight on some vintage brushes.

Like the title states, any insight would be greatly appreciated. I picked these quill brushes up for 30 bucks. I am a sucker for anything vintage hand painting related. The box is about 6 or 7 inches long and about 3 wide. Its pretty cool and appears to be hand made. I bought them from someone in Lo...
by Leo Calleros
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: One-Shot Hear=ye, hear-ye!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3973

Re: One-Shot Hear=ye, hear-ye!!

One shot black blows in general now. Last 2 quarts I have bought, it seems thick, almost jelly-like. Anyway, thanks for the heads up on that trick, will have to give it a shot.
by Leo Calleros
Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gilding a mirror in leaf
Replies: 33
Views: 11026

Re: gilding a mirror in leaf

Awesome mirror.

Talk about a job where the Smith tip would have come in handy.
by Leo Calleros
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Nice brush collection on Ebay.
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

Nice brush collection on Ebay.

Thought someone might have some interest in thins, maybe not. Either way.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0673673163
by Leo Calleros
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Saturday Night fever
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Re: Saturday Night fever

I dig the Carpenters threads.