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by Jeff Lang
Sat May 14, 2016 8:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Light Box chipping table
Replies: 26
Views: 11958

Re: Light Box chipping table

Vitaly,
Yes. The room temperature in my shop usually ranges around 66° in the winter to 78° in the summer.
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping question
Replies: 12
Views: 5577

Re: Glue chipping question

Terry, I built a box like Rick's a few years back & it worked with pretty good success. I was talking with Dave Smith about it & he shared his process which uses an old lighted sign box that gently warms the glass & seems to dry the glue from the surface of the glass out. When I used Rick's box, I h...
by Jeff Lang
Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass
Replies: 11
Views: 4114

Re: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass

Well done, Dave! Fun to see you & your family enjoying a bit of time off & see the final product up close. I've enjoyed following the posts youve made with the progress & success of the Jameson project. I especially liked the ribbons on the label that read, "Embrace Your Irish Spirit". Very smooth. ...
by Jeff Lang
Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question about quils
Replies: 10
Views: 2531

Re: Question about quils

Padma, I like the water base brushes by Mack for lettering acrylic paints thinned to lettering consistency. The 2179 series is what I use & I believe they are a synthetic/natural blend of bristles and are a very nice brush. Try them, & try to omit the scolding next time. ;) Good luck, & let me know ...
by Jeff Lang
Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rawson & Evans Railway & Steamship Catalog
Replies: 1
Views: 903

Rawson & Evans Railway & Steamship Catalog

I saw this on ebay Last night & thought you guys might like to have a look. I know Robare has a copy of one of these, but I would live to see an original, myself. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&rt=nc&nma=true&item=350559238250&si=mMQiEFHUo4D7HfTUK8O6NEPgFSg%253D&vi...
by Jeff Lang
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letter Carving in Stone.
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Letter Carving in Stone.

I followed a link Dave Smith shared & found this indepth resource for carved lettering.

http://www.memorialsbyartists.co.uk/art ... m-perkins/

Have a good look around.
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 17528

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Fantastic Dave!!! So much to see & atudy, brilliant.
I'm grateful you share these jobs here, keep up the wonderful work.
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Fri Sep 02, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: a project or 2
Replies: 18
Views: 5376

Re: a project or 2

Doug,
Your sharings never cease to amaze!
Thanks for the shots, I'll study them some more...
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Mon May 30, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf
Replies: 20
Views: 7434

Re: Gold Leaf

Rod, Shipping for me (to Pittsburgh, PA) has been the same every time, whether I ordered 1 pack or 3, at $50 via FedEx insured. And, packaging is the plain wrappings without an envelope, so you probably won't like that part, but you get a complimentary tin when you order more than a book. http://www...
by Jeff Lang
Sun May 29, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf
Replies: 20
Views: 7434

Re: Gold Leaf

Rod, I think your math is off a little. If the exchange is .6076 for Stirling to Dollar then 1 GBP = 1.65 USD then the book would cost $22.52 each or $450.40 per pack. Using an online currency converter... http://www.xe.com/ucc/ you can see the exchange fo exact amounts. If I use my credit card to m...
by Jeff Lang
Sun May 15, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Watch your printer ink expiration dates!
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Watch your printer ink expiration dates!

I've had this happen on my HP also. I've since switched to a dell color laser & havent had the issue.
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Mon May 02, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: keeping quick size drives my nutty..........
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

Re: keeping quick size drives my nutty..........

Vance, I have had the same problem & the thing that works best for me is putting glass floral beads (about the size of a lima bean) glass floral beads.jpg in the pint can to replace any size I used. The idea was to displace as much of the air in the can as possible to prevent the size from gelling J...
by Jeff Lang
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bruce Jackson's photo archive - 1 - rhubarb jar
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Bruce Jackson's photo archive - 1 - rhubarb jar

Bruce, Thanks for sharing photos of these gems, I think this is invaluable information to be documented. I found more old photos of similar jars I had seen while on a trip to Ireland, actually right around the corner from the pub I had mentioned in another post. http://www.handletteringforum.com/for...
by Jeff Lang
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gilding a mirror in leaf
Replies: 33
Views: 9640

Re: gilding a mirror in leaf

Bruce, I finally dug up this photo from 2003. I was visiting Peter McCullen in Dublin & he took me down to Kilkenny to have a look at some of the work he had done with Eoin Quigly. This is from a pub called Langtons & the owner ordered hand gilded mirrors & they did the entire bar back in a similar ...
by Jeff Lang
Sat Apr 16, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 43458

Re: The Hensley Co.

Pat, Great story at the begining of this post, I really enjoyed the history & you sharing your thoughts. I had to take a close look at the one Hensley Co. sign I have after reading this & found it very interesting. The transparent red glaze on the border of the Budweiser sign allowed the stamped foi...
by Jeff Lang
Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Light Box chipping table
Replies: 26
Views: 11958

Re: Light Box chipping table

Ingrid, Yep, run those tests, I know I'd like to hear how you got along. I want to mention about my experience with the heat coming from the lamps or bulbs. There feels like there is no heat when I first turn them on, but after they stay on for a while & are in an inclosed area, they do put off a sm...
by Jeff Lang
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Light Box chipping table
Replies: 26
Views: 11958

Re: Light Box chipping table

Ingrid, I used fluorescent bulbs for the box I made & they do let off a small amount of heat. What I noticed when I put the glue on the warm glass, the glue would flow out nicely, compared to putting it on cold glass. The temp at my shop is kept around 64 degrees & having the glass warmed versus roo...
by Jeff Lang
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Light Box chipping table
Replies: 26
Views: 11958

Re: Light Box chipping table

Larry, The notched spreader worked great for spreading the glue evenly over the glass, & the warmth of the light box helped keep the glue from quickly gelling up. To simply answer your question, yes. I poured the glue onto the glass, using the 3/16 edge of the spreader, spread the glue all over the ...
by Jeff Lang
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Light Box chipping table
Replies: 26
Views: 11958

Re: Light Box chipping table

Larry, I made what I thought was more than enough glue. If you can see in the top photo, there is a piece of mask release liner leftover from the job. Whatever glue I have left, I'll pour out on the liner & spread into a thin layer & it will dry the same way as the glue on the glass, just wouldn't s...
by Jeff Lang
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Light Box chipping table
Replies: 26
Views: 11958

Light Box chipping table

Well, with the advice of Dave Smith I went & built a light box over one of my work tables at the studio. I had a glass transom to chip for a customer & the old box I built from Ricks plans I usually used to gluechip glass worked well, but I wanted to give this a try, plus I'd have a good light table...
by Jeff Lang
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: magazines
Replies: 7
Views: 2008

Re: magazines

Mike,
I do have some back issues from the Magazine about letterheads.
There are a handful of issues that are all gone, but many still in my possession.
Anyone is free to contact me by email,
oldelangsigns@msn.com
or by phone at work,
412-732-9999
.
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Possible Rawson and Evans?
Replies: 4
Views: 1150

Re: Possible Rawson and Evans?

Bob,
Great piece of glass, thanks for showing.
Rob has a good idea with the Gauger catalog, I'll have a look tomorrow.
Who ever made this piece did a remarkable job.
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........
Replies: 15
Views: 5088

Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Lars,
On the cover, it reads, "32 tafeln originel-entwürfe".
I don't know what that translates to in english, but there are 32 color plates in the collection located in the flicker collection.
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........
Replies: 15
Views: 5088

Re: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........

Doug, In a recent search of this book on Google, I stumbled upon some Flicker images by a man from San Francisco who has acquired that same book. Great images & would love to see one of those up close & personal some day. http://www.flickr.com/photos/66586176@N00/sets/72157625225351668/ Seems he has...
by Jeff Lang
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ruby Flash Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Re: Ruby Flash Glass

Erik, I haven't tried to glue chip the flash glass, yet, sounds like something to try. As for mixing the acids, I will leave that to the experienced folks. To find the flash glass on rainbow, just type in "ruby flash" or simply "flash glass" in the search box & the results will appear. They refer to...
by Jeff Lang
Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ruby Flash Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Ruby Flash Glass

In another post by Erik, the subject of ruby flash glass was mentioned & I thought it should be started into a new post. I was asked to do a repair a while back of a side lite for a entryway that was clear embossed ruby flash glass. The customer had a couple pieces of the orginal, so I was able to t...
by Jeff Lang
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The making of sheet glass
Replies: 16
Views: 5078

Re: The making of sheet glass

Jerry, I bet this is too far away, but I have purchased ruby flash glass a few years back from http://www.rainbowartglass.com/ in New Jersey & they had a great selection. The informed me there was only one place left manufacturing it for disrtibution, and they were located in France I think. I was t...
by Jeff Lang
Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: one shot on leather
Replies: 12
Views: 4429

Re: one shot on leather

Lorne, When we lettered basketballs for the local school, many times the oneshot would not dry at all. Our solution was coating with a clear water based sealer, specifically ti-coat by Chromatic. The material that some of the basketballs were made of would continually off gas, not allowing the solve...
by Jeff Lang
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My Website
Replies: 15
Views: 2899

Re: My Website

Dave,
Thanks for sharing! I'll enjoy having a site to visit often to be inspired. It looks like there is so much there I won't have a repeat for a long time.
Well done, & congratulations!
Jeff
by Jeff Lang
Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: David Smith Sign Artist . short film
Replies: 28
Views: 7611

Re: David Smith Sign Artist . short film

Dave,
That was fantastic! Nice work by Danny Cooke & yourself, thanks for sharing.
Jeff