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by Dale Johnson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Annoucements
Topic: Danny Baronian in the Hospital
Replies: 8
Views: 6343

Re: Danny Baronian in the Hospital

Danny,
I wish you all the luck in the world with this cancer thing. My wife is going thru it and I have found cancer to be a horrible thing to happen to anybody.

You are in our prayers.

Dale Johnson, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
by Dale Johnson
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!
Replies: 7
Views: 7299

Re: Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!

Hi Doug, I have tried to retire but it just does not happen, unless you park your butt in a chair , watch TV and wait to die. I am not interested in that. If by chance you decide to travel come and visit me here in Ormond Beach, FL. We run the heat about 12 days a year and the rest of the time the W...
by Dale Johnson
Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My First Reverse Glass Gild Sweetleaf Coffee
Replies: 13
Views: 8961

Re: My First Reverse Glass Gild Sweetleaf Coffee

To start with it is quite beautiful. About the only thing I would add is a lite gray shading on the white lettering. I do some gold gilding (mostly other that real gold) and have never done any reverse gidling. I am mostly a sign painter/pinstriper, using 1 shot and rust-o-leum. I have a Graphtec CE...
by Dale Johnson
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)
Replies: 16
Views: 9591

Re: Basic Instruction Video(DVD)

Can anyone comment on the "Society of Gilders" instructional meet in Chicago June1st thru June 6th. I am just getting into the more complicated aspects of gilding and am curious if this is way over my head or maybe just wonderful. I do gilding on small signs and have used real gold and aff...
by Dale Johnson
Mon May 19, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL LETTERHEADS 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 8010

Re: OFFICIAL LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL LETTERHEADS 2015

Hi All, Funny thing somebody mentioned having a Letterheads meet at the Sign Museum in Cincinnati. I was there this summer and found it to be really a wonderful setting. I had a long talk with a gentlemen about the long (about 15 feet) gold leaf sign from the past that advertised a law office. Very ...
by Dale Johnson
Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wednesday April 16 Changeover
Replies: 12
Views: 5903

Re: Wednesday April 16 Changeover

Mike,
Great website and thanks to all who make it thatta way. I struggle with using computers and plotters (cutters) and this makes me appreciate you folks all the more for doing this website.
by Dale Johnson
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alf Becker alphabets
Replies: 10
Views: 6472

Re: Alf Becker alphabets

Would somebody please furnish the ISBN number of "100 Alphabets by Alf R Becker". I will then try and find it
on Abe Books. I tried just using the title and author and there was "No Joy" in the response.

Thank You Kindly,

Dale
by Dale Johnson
Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 24476

Re: Latest glass signs

Roderick, I really admire your work. I guess exquisite is the best word I can think of. I am an amateur sign painter and a professional painter of every thing since I sort of retired. My family is in San Diego and if I can see my way clear to get out there would you like a visit and I will pay for l...
by Dale Johnson
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 41
Views: 21591

Re: Yet another newbie

Vladimir, The English word for what you do is "exquisite". I am trying to learn to be able to do what you do. Keep up the good work.
by Dale Johnson
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: Hand Lettering Gallery
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: Yet another newbie

Vladimir, The English word for what you do is "exquisite". I am trying to learn to be able to do what you do. Keep up the good work.
by Dale Johnson
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp
Replies: 15
Views: 7845

Re: Sign Painter's Fantasy Camp

I wanna go. Lets try to do it in FL sometime after September and it would be nice if it were near Daytona Beach. I have been to the Airbrush School in Orlando and did learn so much. But I need to learn lettering.
by Dale Johnson
Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: News From the American Sign Museum
Replies: 4
Views: 2767

Re: News From the American Sign Museum

Somebody tell me if I am wrong, but I beleive I read some place that Mr Todd Swormstedt has expired. God rest his soul.
by Dale Johnson
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 11138

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

I watched the Dave Smith video and was really impressed plus I learned a few things. I am gonna make one.

Thanks for the guidance, Dale Johnson
by Dale Johnson
Sat Mar 09, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 8021

Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

Hi Dave, What a great video. I do not even daydream of ever being as talented as you are. I am truly impressed by the different processes you used in making that plate. It seems not only are you jack of a lot of trades but also the master of many trades. Take care and if ever in Ormond Beach, FL, US...
by Dale Johnson
Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 11138

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

I am new to gold leaf work. Can anyone tell me just what is a "Gilders Cushion" used for. I usually lay the leaf then run a soft brayer roller over it. It seems to work.

Thanks,, Dale Johnson, Ormond Beach FL
by Dale Johnson
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Easel
Replies: 14
Views: 8147

Re: Easel

Can anybody tell me what Mucha wood is. I am sort of new to this and it is an unfamiliar term to me.

Thanks, Dale Johnson, Ormond Beach, FL
by Dale Johnson
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Award
Replies: 13
Views: 5325

Re: Award

Hi Dave,
I tried to vote for you and all I can get is advertising for "Ketel", I think it is some kind of beer !

Sorry,