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by Anthony Bennett
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass
Replies: 11
Views: 4607

Re: Jameson Whiskey Limited Edition Bottle and glass

Cool photo's Dave, thanks for sharing
by Anthony Bennett
Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

Re: HYDROFLUORIC ACID for Mica Acid Etch

Hi Megan, I recall a previous post of Pat's who wrote about using Aluminium Oxide (maybe 220 grit) and a piece of glass on a handle as a pestle to grind the glass to emulate an acid etch. To echo Larry, you could get some PVA wood glue, dilue an amount down by 50% with water and then use a very stif...
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 4385

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

Thank you for that Pat, I think I will have a go at this.
by Anthony Bennett
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hello, i am new here...
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Re: Hello, i am new here...

Hi and welcome to the forum Guy.
by Anthony Bennett
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 4385

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

Then the surface was hand frosted or "ground" with emery powder and water. Is that using a piece of flat scrap glass as a sort of "pestle" please Pat Pat, apparently you have made your own machine for brill cutting. Can you let me have some pictures etc and prices with shipping to the UK if this is...
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Decorative Glass Processes...
Replies: 18
Views: 8700

Re: Decorative Glass Processes...

Excellent, thanks for the tip Larry.
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 4385

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

Welcome to the forum Frances. I too have always admired brilliant glass cutting but don't have the space for a lathe like Dave has. I believe machines like Dave's come along if you are very lucky and have often wondered if I could build one of my own but in a scaled down size for smaller pieces. Rea...
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 48804

Re: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)

I echo Pat's thanks for you posting that link.
I look forward to reading it.

Here is "The History of SignBoards" by Camden Hotton
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=_tkm ... edir_esc=y
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: I'm New Here
Replies: 8
Views: 3537

Re: I'm New Here

Welcome Lee.
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 12157

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

I used armour etching paste and came to the conclusion that i can make my own paste (will never use it by the way). But in this process i realized that it is definatly not as harmless as the company projects. It still has HF-acid as a base, but it is more controlable when handling it. I liked the s...
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Painter Movie trailer & Premier
Replies: 1
Views: 1058

Re: Sign Painter Movie trailer & Premier

I enjoyed the trailer.
I will look out for it being released to those outside the USA.
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 268972

Re: Original Dead Men

Nice work, what does this piece attach to please?
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 12157

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

Glass Mat Paste is an etching paste, similar to but not as good as the Acid People like Pat,Dave and Erik use. It can be applied via screen printing. As can be seen here http://www.agabe.com/en/mattglass.php I don't know of anyone who has used this paste but I am hoping that for those that don't, or...
by Anthony Bennett
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 13668

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

That's exactly what I was trying to explain :D
by Anthony Bennett
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 13668

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Here is an example of a "seven" and a "continental seven"
http://1000stupidthings.files.wordpress ... /04/71.png

In your piece you have changed one of the continental sevens so it looks out of balance.
by Anthony Bennett
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 13668

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

The area with the circle should have a horizontal bar to match the other two 7's in the piece or the other two 7's should be changed to having no bar.
The number "2" and number "6" might look better if there curves were mirror images, if that makes sense.
by Anthony Bennett
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 12157

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

Well!! That's the first I've heard of that other than I knew it was done on site in the past. A little crazier might be the acid etching also done on site. I dug out a copy of SOT from Sept. 1958 that I stumbled on some years ago and in the questions and answer section there was one regarding "flak...
by Anthony Bennett
Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 13668

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

I know I am going to get shot at for saying this but the large 7 looks wrong since it has been changed from a "continental" 7.
There are three 7's in the artwork, two written continental style and the largest without.

I think they should all look the same, just my 2 cents worth.
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Mar 01, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 6151

Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

If you have competition Dave, well you don't need me to tell you this work blows them away.
I wonder if this will give birth to a new genre amongst graphic designer/artists ?
by Anthony Bennett
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 8761

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

Thanks for the manufacturing insights guys.
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Easel
Replies: 14
Views: 6676

Re: Easel

I do not know how Robert made his concrete, but I do know that you can paint your concrete with a black paint and then sandblast it photographicaly with a pre-exposured sandblastmask made by Pat Mackle decoglasspro@yahoo.com . You could send your tif- or eps- pdf- jpg- files to him and within a few...
by Anthony Bennett
Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: visiting USA in May
Replies: 18
Views: 8411

Re: visiting USA in May

Sounds great.
Don't forget to take several SD Cards for the photo's :D
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 276ccm: My work and progress..
Replies: 40
Views: 13668

Re: 276ccm: My work and progress..

Just another thought which you might find on other posts, the screen print ink was Colonial Ink's Dekor Gloss which we all used and the LHSS backing is a replacement of that. You might find a local supply of an ink that would be used as a substitute for it. Dekor was discontinued a number of years ...
by Anthony Bennett
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Memorial Conclave 28
Replies: 8
Views: 3483

Re: Memorial Conclave 28

I for one hope there are a lot more photos yet to come :D
by Anthony Bennett
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Award
Replies: 13
Views: 3828

Re: Award

I voted for you Dave, my pleasure.
by Anthony Bennett
Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backing up Silver Gild
Replies: 19
Views: 7214

Re: Backing up Silver Gild

That's very interesting information Lee, it would make a good thread of it's own.
by Anthony Bennett
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Custom Glass Signs
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Re: Custom Glass Signs

Nice piece Roderick.
Love your stuff as always.
by Anthony Bennett
Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos
Replies: 9
Views: 3850

Re: My studio's windows and a website update with new photos

Bruce, I really do enjoy wandering about the artworks on your web site. Thank you for updating the site and showing the pictures of your new shop front. That is a magnificent reproduction of Ryser's Chinese Lady but for me, my favourite window is Piccadilly Circus, it reminds me of one of the Italy ...
by Anthony Bennett
Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Easel
Replies: 14
Views: 6676

Re: Easel

I do not know how Robert made his concrete, but I do know that you can paint your concrete with a black paint and then sandblast it photographicaly with a pre-exposured sandblastmask made by Pat Mackle decoglasspro@yahoo.com . You could send your tif- or eps- pdf- jpg- files to him and within a few...
by Anthony Bennett
Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question about quils
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

Re: Question about quils

Welcome to the forum Padma,
I think you might need to say a bit more about yourself to get a reply, where are you based?