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by Anthony Bennett
Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reverse Painted sign
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Re: Reverse Painted sign

Nine months on and that link remains an interesting read.
A belated thanks for sharing DAve.
by Anthony Bennett
Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 43264

Re: The Hensley Co.

Thanks for sharing Chris, I really like these . What I still don't understand is how they come to be worth less than the total cost of the wood, mirror, paint.leaf and time to make. For example, becauase of your link I have looked at finished items selling for less than you can buy a blank mirror fo...
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 43264

Re: The Hensley Co.

I love this stuff.

Is anyone making these, these days (as their own originals :D ) as I think they are wonderful?
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hot Rod graphics
Replies: 2
Views: 1232

Re: Hot Rod graphics

Nice, you don't see those in the UK.
All 1 - shot, wow that must have cost a few $.
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New web site pages
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Re: New web site pages

I especially liked the mirrors.
Gilded in reverse?
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Dec 18, 2011 4:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Helios meg yacht
Replies: 3
Views: 1306

Re: Helios meg yacht

Awesome.
Thanks for posting Roderick
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Dec 16, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5218

Re: Workshop with David A. Smith, December 2011

Brilliant, well done.
Is that leafed gold in pic 05?
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 8327

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

I liked Rodericks piece. I salute him for giving it a go, if those who know more than I do (not hard) find fault then it is encouraging that they offer support to Roderick to improve that body of work. But PLEASE lets not turn it all into an attack on Roderick, as it is starting to read like everyon...
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 41799

Re: Decorative Glass Processes by Arthur Louis Duthie

Based on the recommendation of the site I have just ordered this book. Pat Mackle told me about this book, which he named his company after. I was lucky to find a 1908 first edition. Lucky enough, it's been reprinted by Dover Publishing and is readily available (ISBN:0486242706). This book is very t...
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Dec 09, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 8327

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

I do have some Pictures if wanted of a "NEWB" Successfully Mica Acid etching if you want them. Just treat the Acid with respect and I think your fine. (In my opinion) I think some people get so (Lack of a better word) Scared of the Acid that they start Over thinking which leads to mistakes and gett...
by Anthony Bennett
Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 8327

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Good for you for having a go at it.
Its better than I could have done.
Can you do some more articles, say "acid etching at home without killing someone for the complete newbie" and "20 things to do with Restoration Glass"

Please :D
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Ben Sherman. Glass Gilding NYC
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

Re: Ben Sherman. Glass Gilding NYC

Thanks for sharing Dave.
Lovely worker.
by Anthony Bennett
Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs
Replies: 40
Views: 8327

Re: The Art of Gold Leaf Glass Signs

Good find, I especially liked the link to a fantastic site.
http://www.customglasssigns.com/
Don't know if anyone has heard of it :D
by Anthony Bennett
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A history of victorian glassworks and catalouges in the U.K?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

Re: A history of victorian glassworks and catalouges in the U.K?

Hi Dave, Thanks for the addidtional info. I came across Mark Bowdens details as a result of research and I just put Mark Bowden & Co into Google and followed any and all links. There is someone on FlickR looking for more information . I might just blast that ad into glass or maybe even some stone..N...
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A history of victorian glassworks and catalouges in the U.K?
Replies: 2
Views: 854

A history of victorian glassworks and catalouges in the U.K?

Hi All, I always look in wonder at the work that was made by Rawson & Evans and also the catalogues that people share on the forum. But I have always wondered what exactly is available from the annuls of UK based ornamental glassworks but have not had much success in identifying anyone of note and e...
by Anthony Bennett
Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How to make Asphaltum Varnish...
Replies: 12
Views: 5524

Re: How to make Asphaltum Varnish...

Great find Larry.
Thanks for sharing
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 36386

Re: No news?

Thanks for the step by step Bruce, I understand.
The wife has her eyes on my replacing our current splashback so.......

Im still saving up to come visit.

Erik, don't think drainage, think cavity wall insulation and you will get it.
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lear
Replies: 44
Views: 11446

Re: Lear

Wish I had an ounce of your talent/ability/skills DAve.
Good job.
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 36386

Re: No news?

Bruce,
I take it your splashbacks are made of safety glass?
I think they have to be in the UK.

How do you attach the finished piece to the wall, are they glued on or is there some secret fixing used please?
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Procedure for laying gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Procedure for laying gold

Cheers Dave.
Not a book for the beginner like myself then :D
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 251225

Re: Original Dead Men

Nice
by Anthony Bennett
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Procedure for laying gold
Replies: 9
Views: 2099

Re: Procedure for laying gold

Very interesting post Dave.
Is the book available as a whole please?
by Anthony Bennett
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What's a "Conclave"
Replies: 1
Views: 687

Re: What's a "Conclave"

Any chance of you posting some of them photos roderick?

Some times theres loads of smart glass work to see and its nice to put a name to a face.
by Anthony Bennett
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 36386

Re: No news?

Beautiful work Bruce, I have never been on the trams when visiting Melbourne. But next time I will go see and maybe have the meal :D
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: P.C. Wright & Son . Signwriters, England
Replies: 5
Views: 2833

Re: P.C. Wright & Son . Signwriters, England

Beaut work, beaut colours.
Thanks for the share.
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 36386

Re: No news?

That's a cracking find Larry.
by Anthony Bennett
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lear
Replies: 44
Views: 11446

Re: Lear

FAntastic stuff, thanks for sharing.
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goodman Properties Piece
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: Goodman Properties Piece

Yes, nice job.
Is that clear or black behind the name please?
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Esoteric sign supply
Replies: 5
Views: 2552

Re: Esoteric sign supply

Very interesting indeed Roderick.


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by Anthony Bennett
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Commonwealth Varnish Co- Free varnish
Replies: 12
Views: 3328

Re: Commonwealth Varnish Co- Free varnish

I had the grandson over, hes four and he wanted a "sleepover" :D He had a bit of a night cough so I got the short straw and in my trying to get back to sleep about 3am I started counting the sheeps when I had a thought right out of the Blue. So, what did happen to Frank and the Commonwealth Varnish ...