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by bob gamache
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 22326

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Killer Dave! Thats a nice gig! Congratulations!
by bob gamache
Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hello All
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: Hello All

hi Tyler
Nice signs! 'Tight and right'!
FWIW...When ever I hang a swing sign I use clips that go over the edge of the sign and bolt through the face. I found them in an ad in sign craft mag years ago.
by bob gamache
Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping...........
Replies: 31
Views: 11916

Re: glue chipping...........

Hi vance I suppose if EVERY phase of any said glue chip project was totally identical including sandblasting there might be a similarity on the end result. As for me, no, I haven't been able to reproduce the exact the same pattern at will. I do believe that the more course the sandblast media used t...
by bob gamache
Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping...........
Replies: 31
Views: 11916

Re: glue chipping...........

Hey Vance Nice Chip! Looks great! You could always give it a double chip if you're not satisfied before you unmask to give a more nugget like appearance instead of the PERFECT, NICE FERN PATTERN WE ALL STRIVE FOR!!!..........ya done good!
by bob gamache
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 41666

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

Pretty sign Rod
by bob gamache
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 45206

Re: No news?

Erik that's a beautiful piece! What method are you using to attach the windmill painting to the glass? Nice detail on the gilding. Good job!
by bob gamache
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

Thanks guys for the nice feedback! Means a lot! I'm Actually pretty much pleased with the way it came out. There's always something that could have been handled differenty, done better or tweeked out more! This was a commisioned job and is hanging in their office. In a couple of weeks I'm starting a...
by bob gamache
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 310826

Re: Original Dead Men

Thats a hot one! Awesome boarder
by bob gamache
Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

Just wanted to share the finished product. Picked up the silvered mirror on Monday, framed it and delivered it.
The silvering came out perfect. I used 1shot hardener in the black backup paint (wasn't an issue)
by bob gamache
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping...........
Replies: 31
Views: 11916

Re: glue chipping...........

Agreed Doug Here in jersey humidity levels are extreemly high in the summer. I do a lot of pinstrping in a couple of local auto body shops and have access to their spray booths. Any chipping done in the spring, summer or fall is done in a temperature controlled spraybooth. Works great. I bring a 2'x...
by bob gamache
Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 310826

Re: Original Dead Men

That's a good size piece...the 18k makes a difference, really fits the feel. The mica etch with the pattern is awesome! Hats off to you Mr. White.
by bob gamache
Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 310826

Re: Original Dead Men

Nice one Larry! I like the way the center boarder piece behind the portrait is offset to the left. Nice touch. Lots of dimension. Is that palladium leaf on the boarder with the circular patterns? Whats the size on this piece.
by bob gamache
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

Hi guys I delivered the glass to be silvered. Ill pick it up early next week. Can't wait to get it back! I asked about the jewelers rouge and Danny was right on the money. "The result would increase the surface tension, which would repel solution gilding in the painted areas. " Danny, someone did re...
by bob gamache
Sun Feb 05, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 52571

Re: The Hensley Co.

Chris the next time I'm up that way ill go inside the shop and measure it.. It easily could havr been that size you mentioned. Its hanging in the window about 8 or 9 ft off the ground. Its abolutely beautiful. The foil behind the lettering has a square diagonal pattern in it. So cool.
by bob gamache
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 52571

Re: The Hensley Co.

I was driving on Rt 27 in Edison NJ and saw this sign in a Fan shop window. I think its one of his signs. Forgive me if I'm wrong. I had to stop and take a picture of it. Its still in the window of the fan shop doing its job, selling fans! It looked about 40"wide x about 16"high. It looked pretty be...
by bob gamache
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

None. I know he rubs the whole piece down with pumice first and then rubs it with jewelers rouge. He told me the old timers used to rub the backing paint with jewelers rouge to prevent any unwanted reaction with the silvering process. True or False, good or bad I really don't know. But it obviously ...
by bob gamache
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

Thanks Jerry Erik, Its going Monday to be silvered I should have it back in a couple of days. I have a friend in Brooklyn NY who owns a large mirror shop. All he does is silvers glass all day, every day. I've never had a problem with him & 1shot hardener turning the silver brown in the past. What ev...
by bob gamache
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

I had a couple of hours to work on this today. I took the well given advice and outlined everything with black. Thanks for all of the input and coments! I really appreciate it! The black outline really made it pop. I used gilders backup black with 1shot hardener. I also put some abalone in the 2 out...
by bob gamache
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Las Vegas Ben Sherman trade show
Replies: 0
Views: 1614

Las Vegas Ben Sherman trade show

Hey Guys Is there anyone out there working in the las vegas area? Ann Akiri from Ben Sherman contacted me today and is looking for a las vegas based signwriter I attached her email so you can get the details. contact her directly by email : ann.akiri@bensherman.com Hi Bob, How are you? I hope all is...
by bob gamache
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

Thanks for the spare change, it adds up! Thanks for the input also....i think ill give the asphaltum ashot. Never had a problem before though....maybe i was just lucky! I might put some shell in it too. Ill post more when i get a chance to work on it again. Im in nyc gilding a job on the upper east ...
by bob gamache
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

It finished chipping yesterday, I gilded it today.....still have more to do on it.
Gonna mirror it next week if all goes according to plan.
by bob gamache
Sat Jan 28, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Re: Glue Chipping Project

Its plinkin' away at the moment, should be finished by tomorrow morning at the rate its goin.
I did upload the photos in the wrong order, so the 1st photo you see is the last photo I shot when it started chipping.
by bob gamache
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping Project
Replies: 24
Views: 9060

Glue Chipping Project

Hey guys
Just wanted to share a few photos of a glue chip project I'm in the middle of.
The glass is 24" x 36". FWIW I double cut the design by hand.
by bob gamache
Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Introduction, and of course, a few questions!
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Re: Introduction, and of course, a few questions!

Welcome to the club Christopher! Nice job! Keep that brush in your hand! Everyone has their own brush & brush size preferences, at the moment I prefer mack 179 series, all different sizes... its a basic plain wood handled quill. Most of the time one coat of 1shot will do depending on the color, that...
by bob gamache
Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: happy holidays
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

happy holidays

Happy Holidays to all!
by bob gamache
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brush oil
Replies: 22
Views: 10092

Re: Brush oil

Hi Doug
I use Mack Brush conditioner. Works great. Doesn't evaporate and doesn't change viscosity also cleans out quick with mineral spirits. Tranny fluid is ok...., but I find the fisheye problem arises.....
by bob gamache
Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe
Replies: 4
Views: 2606

Re: Old film of pictorial sign artist British Pathe

Hi Dave
Thanks for sharing. Very talented artist. The pictoral really puts the icing on the cake.
by bob gamache
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's chipping, it's chipping!
Replies: 12
Views: 4324

Re: It's chipping, it's chipping!

Excellent job Kevin!