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by Ron Percell
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Server Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Server Rebuild

Mike and Danny have done Great, thank you for all of the hard work. Currently I have updated this site 15 versions forward, followed up with a complete server rebuild due to independent libraries for FRM closing during the last year. I de-fragmented the corrupt data base by hand of 4 million items d...
by Ron Percell
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Server Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Server Rebuild

Rebuilt passwords and also needed data prune to combine post to owners.
by Ron Percell
Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Server Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Server Rebuild

Regarding new and old Information and References, these items were crowding the top of the main Forum and have been moved to a new section (Help Information References) found in the Hand Lettering Directory. This will keep the latest news Posting on top of the Forum. Fresh Data from current posts wi...
by Ron Percell
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Server Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Server Rebuild

We're Receiving a few emails on access, some users, some cleaver bots. TRY: #1. Make sure you sign in with the proper case letters, the same as how you registered. SECURITY HAS INCREASED #2. Clear all of your Browser Cache files. #3. Resubmit your password. OPTION: Try a different browser for test p...
by Ron Percell
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Server Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Server Rebuild

Testing browser types for errors, older browsers may suffer with new security.
by Ron Percell
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Server Rebuild
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Server Rebuild

Updating server versions. up soon
by Ron Percell
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Hand Lettering Gallery
Topic: Hand Lettering Gallery Photo Sizes
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Hand Lettering Gallery Photo Sizes

Hand Lettering Gallery, please no pictures greater than 750 pixels either dimension.
by Ron Percell
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 41
Views: 21591

Re: Yet another newbie

Very nice work...
by Ron Percell
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Hand Lettering Gallery
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 41
Views: 535

Re: Yet another newbie

Very nice work...
by Ron Percell
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 22107

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

look at the concentrated amber varnish-linseed. if it was silicone, the dots would be clear, nothing would of stick.
by Ron Percell
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 22107

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Oil and Synthetic separated, it curdled the gild. ________________________________________________ Want to slow Gilders Fast Gold Size? try adding a small amount of our VOC-free 24 hour size, 100% pure fat oil. Gilders "Honey-Oil" 24 hour Gold Size is designed for surface and Architectural...
by Ron Percell
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Advice on brushes
Replies: 8
Views: 4996

Re: Advice on brushes

good job Olivier.
by Ron Percell
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Hand Lettering Techniques and Step by Steps
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Varnish

Bump
by Ron Percell
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Varnish
Replies: 1
Views: 1949

Re: Varnish

Bump
by Ron Percell
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Hand Lettering Gallery
Topic: Signs In Movies
Replies: 23
Views: 298

Re: Signs In Movies

You can see some my work in the movie "Peggy Sue Got Married", "Tucker" and "Howard the Duck". My Father Warren and I worked in conjunction with Barber signs. Peggy sue got married and Tucker had the most period pieces to recreate. Peggy Sue Got Married http://www.youtu...
by Ron Percell
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Hand Lettering Gallery
Topic: Signs In Movies
Replies: 23
Views: 32540

Re: Signs In Movies

You can see some my work in the movie "Peggy Sue Got Married", "Tucker" and "Howard the Duck". My Father Warren and I worked in conjunction with Barber signs. Peggy sue got married and Tucker had the most period pieces to recreate. Peggy Sue Got Married http://www.youtu...
by Ron Percell
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 14858

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Second batch of leaf looks like the Chinese leaf. Many of the Manufactures over seas have replaced their supply chains with Chinese Gold Leaf. The problem with the " Janky " Chinese Gold Leaf is that it's fractured from how they press it. Those of you ordering these discounted Chinese Gold...
by Ron Percell
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Letterhead Events
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Deadman Meet 2012

The darn horse wouldn't stand still. Sounds like you need to make the journey west.
by Ron Percell
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6352

Re: Deadman Meet 2012

The darn horse wouldn't stand still. Sounds like you need to make the journey west.
by Ron Percell
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Letterhead Events
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Deadman Meet 2012

Got back from Larry White "Deadman" Meet and had a great time. Took some time on the last day to do a video walk through for those who couldn't make it out to the San Francisco Bay area for one of the best Gilder's Meets going. here's the link: http://letterheadsignsupply.com/letterhead-in...
by Ron Percell
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 6352

Deadman Meet 2012

Got back from Larry White "Deadman" Meet and had a great time. Took some time on the last day to do a video walk through for those who couldn't make it out to the San Francisco Bay area for one of the best Gilder's Meets going. here's the link: http://letterheadsignsupply.com/letterhead-in...
by Ron Percell
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush oil
Replies: 22
Views: 10625

Re: Brush oil

I bought a barrel of Machined Lard Oil to use, brushes stay fresh for years. Some suppliers of the past used raw lard oils in which would attract insects and vermin. Machined Lard Oil has gone through heating/cooking and filtering process, this is key in avoiding pests. Some of the oils mentioned ab...
by Ron Percell
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blending behind glass problems
Replies: 15
Views: 6815

Re: Blending behind glass problems

Erik, I believe it's painted on too thick, notice how it looks like a palate that had extra paint on it that dried and wrinkled up. Vance, "too fat" might reference thickness not necessary in this case, where as Doug mentioned Linseed oil, in which I agree with and use, is much closer to t...
by Ron Percell
Wed Jun 24, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frog Juice over Gold
Replies: 16
Views: 8025

Re: Frog Juice over Gold

Frog Juice has held up for us 7 years when 3 coats are applied by brush with out thinning. R.Glawson Had a panel facing upright on top of his van that boasted 10 years of performance and counting. If your thinning frog juice you'll find the product tend to buckle up or crack apart. Wait for your gol...
by Ron Percell
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: corafoam
Replies: 18
Views: 10273

Kristi & I 've used this on the last couple of monument signs.

Works just like the other foams, although there was a "fish" smell to it when we opened the containers and also when cutting the product, not bad for the cost savings.
by Ron Percell
Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rick Glawson Article from American Breweriana Journal...
Replies: 10
Views: 4071

Great way to start the day Mr Blake.

Thanks!
by Ron Percell
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Combining Gold and Micas
Replies: 2
Views: 1820

Hi Kelly, Gild the faces first, then flash the gild and edges with shadow Kaolin, micas can get all over the kaolin will help reduce surface contamination. Now size the edges and coat with micas when the size is ready. A great effect is to blend the micas on the edges from dark to light, with a gild...
by Ron Percell
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mirroring stains in sandblasted areas
Replies: 15
Views: 7084

The alcolhol is just a step through base chemicals.

Alcolhol added to water size, accellerates dry time and helps reduce snail trails from gelatin deposits, use less than 5% and work fast.
by Ron Percell
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mirroring stains in sandblasted areas
Replies: 15
Views: 7084

Try alcohol
by Ron Percell
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Surface Gild Failure
Replies: 7
Views: 3432

Disney experienced a simular experience with bubbles when finishing the Animal Kingdom, it ended up being carved wood that was infested with bugs, they had to place all of the carved projects into shipping containers and fumagate, after refinishing, it happened again, this time due to the bugs decom...