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by Tyler Tim
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: One from Me
Replies: 3
Views: 1842

One from Me

Here's a piece I made up... Cigar is a race horse stable colors were Red, White and Blue. The frame is from an old lobby show card display I picked up from the 30's I trimmed to fit.

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Latest glass signs
Replies: 46
Views: 19990

Re: Latest glass signs

Ron I don't believe it is a lower case i. To me looks like it's a bits of his dirty water soap bubble sizing magic that is shading a capital I.
by Tyler Tim
Fri Aug 16, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cleaning Tip
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Cleaning Tip

Thanks Danny... I'll give it a wash, rinse, low heat hairdo reset. Just did not want to curl it up treating it wrongly.
by Tyler Tim
Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cleaning Tip
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Cleaning Tip

Ok one of my gold tips is having a bad hair day. What the best way to wash it. It's a single thickness Luco bought back in 82. I tried the size bath but did not help.

Thanks Tim
by Tyler Tim
Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Painting Mag material...Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 2392

Re: Painting Mag material...Help!

I need some suggestions. For decades we hand lettered Mags but now getting One Shot to stick to them has become and issue. I am making a magnetic directory. The individual tenant slats will be Mag material painted dk gray (one shot w/ hardener) Then plotter-cut lettering. I have had paint peel up w...
by Tyler Tim
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 17261

Re: Yet another newbie

Vladimir,

Are you hand cutting your mask? As it looks like your using finished mirrored glass for some of you work. If you would... tell us how your working your design from the backside. How are you transferring the details of your designs?


Tim
by Tyler Tim
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 17261

Re: Yet another newbie

Welcome...

Very nice work. I hope you continue to share your work here. And would also like to know how you finished the blue and red backgrounds and more on how you do your details on the scroll work.

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 11844

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Happy to hear you figured out the issue... good luck with your progression on the glass panel.

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Holders For Blades
Replies: 2
Views: 1480

New Holders For Blades

I put some work into the needed changes from the prototype. And I'm happy to say the new jaw geometry grips tighter on either whole blades or pieces. SUNP0131.JPG 1/2" diameter handle with a length of 4 7/8" +or- I'm not running a cnc or vmc these are handcrafted. Anyone have interest PM me. Can do ...
by Tyler Tim
Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blade Holder
Replies: 9
Views: 5666

Re: Blade Holder

Well here is a working prototype of my designed blade holder. blade holder.JPG Seem to hold well both small pieces as well as whole blades. I placed some masking tape down and used the tool to remove it, doing some with both blades... work very well. blade holder2.JPG Aluminum construction. Will mak...
by Tyler Tim
Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 11844

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Hi, Tyler ! I used destilled water and gelatin. Size poured in plastic cup. I heat it in microwave to 40-60 C. I did not wipe the size. I just smear brush on glass. Then i put leafe gold on glass. And wait some time. Then I polish with cotton. I tried to water after application of gold leaf above, ...
by Tyler Tim
Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 11844

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Andrey, What size is your leaf and what brand? Also what type of water are you using and in what type of vessel are you heating your size in. How hot did you get the size? What are you using to mop on your size? Have you tried taking hot water and flooding the gild? Sometimes you can remove cloudine...
by Tyler Tim
Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blade Holder
Replies: 9
Views: 5666

Re: Blad Holder

Castings you say? I've figured it for a straight forward mill and turn job. I've been planning on making a set of small.. medium and large for a while now. But been using pieces of dowel rod slit on the end with copper tie wire and some glue to hold blades.
by Tyler Tim
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back-lit Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

Re: Back-lit Sign

So it's a pan face... matters not. By flipping it over... you take what was once the top of the sign face and make it the bottom. So if the ghosting read MOM it would now look like WOW.
But then you place your new graphics on it would not jump out as much as it will if not rotated.

Good Luck
by Tyler Tim
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

Re: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway

Dave

So the glaze is just maroon lettering enamel water thinned with turpentine?

I'd love to be able to take a workshop with you but reality and responsibilities are in the way. All my knowledge comes from books and mistakes... some happy... some not so.
by Tyler Tim
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back-lit Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 2499

Re: Back-lit Sign

You removed the old graphics but have you cleaned the panel? All outside signs will get environmental haze film on them. I've found that washing the face with Simple Green and a scotch brite pad makes a big difference. Won't remove UV imprint but removing the grime and flipping the panel is standard...
by Tyler Tim
Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway
Replies: 8
Views: 3667

Re: Gilding workshop with a pinstriper from Oslo,Norway

Very nice... as always.

Couple of questions.

(1) How many screens did it take to process those?

(2) The center panel. Is that a glaze backed up with leaf. And if so what is it or how did you mix it?

Well I guess that's rally four question.

Tim
by Tyler Tim
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: painting on auto glass
Replies: 7
Views: 3458

Re: painting on auto glass

Well two things come to mind. One the temp it's keeping your paint in a plastic state and weak bond with glass. I believe Robare is correct most if not all auto glass has a performance coat on them to help shed dirt... like rain x plus or such. You can also try placing the car out of direct sunlight...
by Tyler Tim
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New in Signs and questioning !
Replies: 8
Views: 2829

Re: New in Signs and questioning !

I've use Type F transmission fluid for the past 28 yrs. Clean brush in Mineral Spirits drip in ATF pallet on flat glass to work out heel. Re wash in Spirits... dip in ATF pallet in and set in tray.
by Tyler Tim
Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lewis & Mathews glass sign...
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: Lewis & Mathews glass sign...

Larry seen that in the other thread... looks nice.
by Tyler Tim
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Grad Images Super Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 3066

Re: Grad Images Super Graphics

Bob I found this site a little while ago... they have it.

http://www.naturalpigments.com/detail.a ... =510-15FSQ
by Tyler Tim
Fri May 24, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 11844

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Andrey So you are gilding the etch... I seen the unpainted P and part of the M and thought otherwise.. you must of been antsy do move to the next step :lol: . So it's gold on base... like I said I think some one here tried water gilding and commented it was not really good for that. Maybe they'll po...
by Tyler Tim
Thu May 23, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 11844

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

I have in the past backed up leaf with 1 Shot and never had a failure of that nature. It looks like you are changing the inscription on a vintage glass plate not following the old acid etch in a restoration effort. Would like to see a front photo of the glass as it looks interesting from the backsid...
by Tyler Tim
Sun May 19, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Projectors
Replies: 10
Views: 3190

Re: Projectors

The Agony and the Ecstasy starring Charlton Heston as Michelangelo I believe that's the film... I seem to recall his apprentice pouncing holes with an awl. One thing I'd go with an opaque projector over and overhead any day of the week. I've used opaque projectors for years... quick way to take a sk...
by Tyler Tim
Wed May 15, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels
Replies: 14
Views: 5292

Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

W. J. Irvine
Other names: James Irvine (1890), W. J. Irvine & Sons (1941)
Active: 1890 - 1951
Business located at 40 Ann Street Belfast 1900 - 1935

Wonder if it's the same Co.

Pete any more photo's from your walk about?
by Tyler Tim
Wed May 15, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels
Replies: 14
Views: 5292

Re: Irish Mirrors from Peter Mcullens travels

Nice... they look as if they came from the same hand. Wonder what era they were crafted in.
by Tyler Tim
Wed May 15, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Practice Materials
Replies: 16
Views: 5162

Re: Practice Materials

Kayla with the introduction of coroplast stake signs the old steel or aluminum panel signs have faded from use, kinda like milk bottles. Any smooth paint-able surface will work. Old glass windows can be used for practice and can be clean off rather easily. If you have a glass shop close to you stop ...
by Tyler Tim
Thu May 09, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 4197

Re: Photographing glass signs and mirrors

Tyler, The image you are speaking of is a reflection of the Virgin Mary and I have now opened my studio up to pilgrims from around the world that come to see her. Finally I'll be able to quit the sign business and retire. Well I don't really see the Holy Mother. Maybe it's Painting Saint Glawson pe...
by Tyler Tim
Tue May 07, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photographing glass signs and mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 4197

Re: Photographing glass signs and mirrors

Roderick

That looks fantastic.

Question... I was looking at the R.R.L sign.... do I see a ghostly face with piercing eyes.

Here I highlighted the area. It's in both versions of this photo the one you took and the pro's.