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by Kim Ross
Fri May 24, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

We have no rodeo clowns in Arizona.
by Kim Ross
Fri May 24, 2013 11:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

A saucy line will not get you far with me....you hand out very little sugar with your pronouncements.
by Kim Ross
Mon May 13, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

I was hoping you would have a position open for a matradee....times being what they are. I have references. I used to slop tables at The Original Greaser Bob's Dugout.
by Kim Ross
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

I won't be stoppin' at boarding houses where there's warm beds and hot grub on the table. I'll be traveling light and eatin' fast. What little sleeping is done will take place on the ground. This head board reminds me very little of the time I was forced to share a bed with Grandma Turner. Excellent...
by Kim Ross
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

After a hard day of blacksmithing, I spect a feller would get a hankering for a double scoop of vanilla ice cream with pickled beef tongue topping and wine sauce.
by Kim Ross
Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

Actually, all joking aside, I think Tim's wife has a valid point. You'll live to have another of Sally's fine steaks at Dead Man and we will all benefit from your continued friendship.
by Kim Ross
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

The life like appearance of your toe requires time and art. And the chemicals come dear. The particulars are in your $ 3,500.00 deductible. You must pay for everything in this world, one way and another. There is nothing free, except the grace of God.
by Kim Ross
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

Spectacular...as usual!
by Kim Ross
Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

Thanks for putting this together Larry..these are great!!
by Kim Ross
Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4352

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

You're most welcome, Leo. Glad it worked out for you.
by Kim Ross
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4352

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

Give it a whirl and let me know how it works out for you. Are you going to use it for Damar varnish? Someone turned me on to some Damar varnish from Rick Glawson, and I noticed that it was a light honey color. The damar that I made from Behlen was slightly darker in color. That may or may not be an ...
by Kim Ross
Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4352

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

Couldn't tell you that, I've never used Commonwealth. what I do know is that when something is no longer available you try another product or you do without. Behlen products have been around a long time...they are a quality product used by lots of craftsmen. It's a short-oil varnish. It's like runni...
by Kim Ross
Wed May 25, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

I believe that I was reading the paper the other day where a disgruntled patron gunned down innocent women and children in front of the Rio Seco Hotel...yes, I remember now...gunned them down like they was rattlesnakes or somethin'. Nasty business, that.
by Kim Ross
Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men

That's a mighty handsome unit. Makes me sorry I squandered my travelin' money gettin' my .50-95 shootin' iron squared away, I could have seen that rascal in person. I also missed dining with you guys...few people dine with as great a zeal as the Dead Men.
by Kim Ross
Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pacific Coast Sign Supply
Replies: 8
Views: 3059

Re: Pacific Coast Sign Supply

Beautiful work Jerry. I'm sure the guys at the sign supply are thrilled!!!
by Kim Ross
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Quick rubbing varnish.
Replies: 11
Views: 4352

Re: Quick rubbing varnish.

Quick Rubbing Varnish is just another name for a short-oil varnish. Basically they have less oil and are better suited for items you want a hard glossy finish on. A long-oil varnish has more oil and is more flexable..spar varnish. Try " H.BEHLEN Rockhard table top varnish" Part # B603-28505. This is...
by Kim Ross
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Conclave 25 !!!
Replies: 31
Views: 11399

Re: Conclave 25 !!!

Roderick, that's some beautiful work, love the frame...you got a great eye for detail.
by Kim Ross
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 301044

Re: Original Dead Men...

Glad you liked the jerkey. It's all in the battery-acid marinade...gives it a little "zip" don't ya think?
Whitfield.......Joe Whitfield
by Kim Ross
Tue May 25, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Conclave 25 !!!
Replies: 31
Views: 11399

Re: Conclave 25 !!!

Larry, you're giving me WAY too much credit....I'm still wrestling with which end of the hairy stick I should put in the paint can. I went looking on the internet to see if there were any interesting ideas out there, and I found something that was similiar to this...but needed some changes. At any r...
by Kim Ross
Tue May 25, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Conclave 25 !!!
Replies: 31
Views: 11399

Re: Conclave 25 !!!

This was my first conclave. Had a GREAT time, met a lot of good people...learned a lot of neat stuff!
by Kim Ross
Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: lead based paints
Replies: 14
Views: 4003

Re: lead based paints

Thanks again, Kent If you ever run across your fathers' formulas for mixing paint, would you consider sharing? For some strange reason, I've got this real itch to make up my own paint with lead...just to check it out...how it feels in the brush and how it covers - as opposed to the one shot I've bee...
by Kim Ross
Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: lead based paints
Replies: 14
Views: 4003

Re: lead based paints

Thanks, Kent ! I guess I had no idea of the complexity of all this. I was reading a formula for chocolate brown paint - from the late 1930's. It basically went like this: One hundred pounds white lead, 25 pounds of burnt umber, 10 pounds of burnt sienna, 4 pounds chrome yellow, 5 1/2 gallons of lins...
by Kim Ross
Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: lead based paints
Replies: 14
Views: 4003

lead based paints

I've always heard that the old "lead based" paint flowed and covered better than the One Shot of today. I know that white lead (lead carbonate) was ground in linseed oil to form a paste, then added to pigment ..which was mulled in linseed oil. To this, was added various amounts of terpentine and jap...
by Kim Ross
Sun Jan 04, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: wanted: past issues of AMAL Letterheads Magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 981

wanted: past issues of AMAL Letterheads Magazine

I am looking for vol.6 #4 and up ...if anybody out there has any they want to sell.
by Kim Ross
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: quick rubbing varnish
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

I appreciate your response. That's good to know that this product line can still be accessed...however, $2000.00 is a pretty tough nut to crack these days. I guess the real value at this site, is that there is no minimum. You can buy a pint of quick rubbing varnish for $11.50.
by Kim Ross
Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: quick rubbing varnish
Replies: 5
Views: 1698

quick rubbing varnish

Not sure if this is of any interest to anyone, but I noticed that it is pretty hard to find quick rubbing varnish these days. So I did a little research into this stuff...turned on my crusty computer and googled "Handling traditional oil varnishes" an article by the New York Times. Paragraphs 8-10 d...
by Kim Ross
Wed Jul 04, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Need help entering the 21st century
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Need help entering the 21st century

I'm a pin striper in Phoenix (24 yrs.in business) and I've become very interested in hand lettering. My computer & I are barely on speaking terms ...it seems I've let the modern things pass me by. However, as I begin to look at different layouts done on photoshop and see adds for fonts to be used on...