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by Danny Baronian
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Material Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Material Advice

Lois, material availability depends on what's available in your location. UK? A few suggestions: 1 marine ply, 2 fin ply, aka Russian fin ply, both laminated ply with no voids (solid wood). 3 Have a local mill fabricate to your specs depending on availability locally. To find a mill in your area, co...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Material Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: Material Advice

HI Lois,

need some clarification: checking several conversion sites, all come up 23 cm equals 9.05 inches. Do you mean 2.3, which equals .905 inch?

Somethings not right, please confirm.

Thanks,

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Wed May 06, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Annoucements
Topic: Forum Donations
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Forum Donations

It's time again to renew domain names for The Hand Lettering Forum and SSL Certifications. Please consider making a donation in order to keep the content/information available to you, keep the forum platform going, and keep displaying the work produced by those on this forum. Donations can be sent v...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painters
Replies: 2
Views: 3012

Sign Painters

If you haven't seen this already, you'll find it interesting:

Sign Painters, the FULL MOVIE:

https://vimeo.com/93170848?fbclid=IwAR0 ... kVo65dTfyU
by Danny Baronian
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Stay safe everybody
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

Re: Stay safe everybody

Wash your hands like your life depends on it:

https://www.facebook.com/anna.luen/vide ... 166096253/
by Danny Baronian
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Vienna’s Last Signpainter (short film)
Replies: 1
Views: 2981

Re: Vienna’s Last Signpainter (short film)

Stunning work. That would be a great museum to visit.

Thanks for posting Paige.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Buying Asphaltum in the UK - question 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 9894

Re: Buying Asphaltum in the UK - question 2019

There was a post a while back by Doug Berhardt on this forum that suggested Bitumen, a material used in the UK that serves the same purpose. In the US, a company by the name of Henry's makes caulking and roof sealers in quarts and gallons. One of their products was 108, and I believe Rick re package...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Annoucements
Topic: Danny Baronian in the Hospital
Replies: 8
Views: 6356

Re: Danny Baronian in the Hospital

Hi Anthony, I'm actually doing fine for the time being, taste / desire to eat greatly improved once chemo stopped. Had 1 kidney partially removed 3-4 months ago, but was determined the cancers returned. The treatment for that is to have the cancerous kidney removed. Again, doing fine for now, making...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: General Paint Safety
Replies: 3
Views: 3981

Re: General Paint Safety

Jamie, best black back up paint is Naz Dar screen paint ink, FDE = fast dry enamel; can be thinned to brush on (screen print inks are thicker than 1 shot) and can be used out of the can for screen printing. If Naz Dar doesn't have it try Ink Dezyne both available from screen printing companies, some...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Spatzier
Replies: 18
Views: 61609

Re: Spatzier

Nice work Alfred. What is the size of the glass from the last post?

Restoration of the Spatzier is impressive too.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Tue May 29, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How's this done?
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

Re: How's this done?

Hi David, looking over my response the url I posted, really didn't address the technique you were asking about. The url I posted previously included sand blasting, acid etching and acid embossing with little info re etching. The following lists information on acid etching. Mica for acid etching: htt...
by Danny Baronian
Sat May 26, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How's this done?
Replies: 5
Views: 3155

Re: How's this done?

Hi David, the image you've posted is too soft to be certain, but I'd guess it's been acid etched. A quick search on this forum for acid etching and embossing gives this result: https://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2785&p=13560&hilit=acid+etching+vs+acid+embossing#...
by Danny Baronian
Sat May 19, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Does anyone know what this font is called
Replies: 5
Views: 2856

Re: Does anyone know what this font is called

No, not a problem posting the link.
by Danny Baronian
Wed May 02, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Annoucements
Topic: Thank You!
Replies: 1
Views: 4060

Thank You!

A big Thank You to those that have contributed to keep The Hand Letter Forum up and running: Sarah King at Angel Gilding / https://www.angelgilding.com/ Anthony A Bennett Alex Sheldon Kevin Betz Mark Casey Funds collected beyond this years fees will be used for 2019, which, as usual, is fast approac...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sandblasted Cobalt Signs
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Re: Sandblasted Cobalt Signs

Do an online search for Stained Glass Supplies for a store near you, or online sales.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My letters scratch away when i try copper glassgilding
Replies: 11
Views: 5022

Re: My letters scratch away when i try copper glassgilding

For those in North America, Pierre d'Argent goes by the name Shadazzle available through Amazon; both are one and the same.

https://www.shadazzlecleaner.com/

It's also great for cleaning gold off of glass after backing up w/ paint, and is less abrasive than whiting and ammonia or Bon Ami.

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Is it Safe? Bronze on Marble Headstone
Replies: 4
Views: 2400

Re: Is it Safe? Bronze on Marble Headstone

John's suggestion is good, and would provide some valuable information. I'd clear coat the bronze plaque rather than treating the marble. In addition, check with a local auto body supply that carries automotive paint, and ask for some water white, pre catalyzed spray, available in spray cans. Using ...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Need help finding photos
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Re: Need help finding photos

Hi Russel, these may help: copper frame: https://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2734&p=13214&hilit=spanger+catalogue#p13214 https://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=759&p=2298&hilit=spanger+catalogue#p2298 Spanger catalogs, I don't kn...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How is this done
Replies: 4
Views: 5594

Re: How is this done

Hi Terry, the photo you posted is referred to as a Boston gild. This thread should give you an better idea of the process: https://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3495 and https://www.handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1219&p=2960&hilit=boston+gild#p2960 In...
by Danny Baronian
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's not a fancy sign kit
Replies: 2
Views: 2010

It's not a fancy sign kit

but he know's how to wield a brush..

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 3127390327

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sketchbook
Replies: 0
Views: 4998

Sketchbook

Sketchbooks, check this artists sketchbook in Russia:

http://www.boredpanda.com/sketchbook-dr ... Newsletter

Amazing!

Have a sketchbook? Post it here!

Danny
by Danny Baronian
Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!
Replies: 7
Views: 7314

Doug Bernhardt_Retired?!

Received a note from Doug recently, with a photo of Doug's last commercial sign, and a short note of his business: Other than the accolades and that it's actually been 45 years, it is accurate. Time to say bye to sign arts and onto other things... whatever that might be 😳 Doug Bernhardt Signwriting,...
by Danny Baronian
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: for those that have used metallic surfacers...
Replies: 2
Views: 1804

Re: for those that have used metallic surfacers...

Vance, I doubt there's much difference between the two, though I use Sophisticated finishes more than Modern Masters. At one time they were separate companies, but Sophisticated (Triangle Coatings) bought out Modern Masters long ago. Both products consist of a latex carrier with real, atomized metal...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Novice glass chipping (build chipping/drawing table)
Replies: 20
Views: 14507

Re: Novice glass chipping

Hi Alfred, add to your original post. Go to the top of the page you posted on, select 'new reply' add your text and more photos. Add more as necessary. What type of lights did you use, they look like LED's? I'm not sure if they put out any heat. Florescent lights are generally used, and put off abou...
by Danny Baronian
Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: in the shop
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: in the shop

Hi Doug, Spectacular work! Ever consider doing it for a living? :) 'it has been a long project. Is sometimes hard to stay focused.' How long is the 'long project'? I understand focus, or the lack thereof. Though my work is nothing like your craft, fortunately or not on larger jobs, the deadlines are...
by Danny Baronian
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 14355

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

Photos added 8/29/16 to Vance's last post.
by Danny Baronian
Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: etched tempered glass problem...
Replies: 31
Views: 14355

Re: etched tempered glass problem...

Doug, my thoughts exactly, I've had similar problems. I'd guess the horizontal lines came from either the side slats on the delivery truck, or something that was stacked with the delivery, or during installation. As they were thoroughly examined prior to delivery, the marks were likely made after it...
by Danny Baronian
Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Passion + Craftmanship
Replies: 0
Views: 5223

Passion + Craftmanship

Passion & Craftmanship in the UK:

https://vimeo.com/158165550
by Danny Baronian
Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping
Replies: 3
Views: 2815

Re: Glue chipping

Vitaly, this thread is a long read but should answer your questions. Rather than build a special cabinet, try a light box as suggested in this thread, along with photos: https://handletteringforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3084&hilit=chipping+table Also note, when applying glue, turn the...
by Danny Baronian
Wed Feb 24, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The printed image on the signs
Replies: 4
Views: 3133

Re: The printed image on the signs

Vitaly, what is your primary language? The Ukrainian word for varnish is лак. Varnish is used as a clear adhesive to adhere the print directly to the glass. Another method is to mount the illustration to matt board, or stiff, thin paper, and tape behind the opening. The photo displays a digital prin...