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by pat mackle
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

Hi Francis, If you search for photos of glass lathes on line, you will see many sizes and variations. Their design and size is directly based on the size and type of glass you plan to work on, whether it be flat glass or glassware. Really finely detailed glass cutting (sometimes termed as "copper wh...
by pat mackle
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

Hi Anthony, Yes, you have the correct idea. The glass is generally ground by hand using a block of glass or brass metal and fine abrasive grains. In early days emery powder (also known as corundum powder or aluminum oxide) is mentioned in most books as the choice for adding the ground frosted finish...
by pat mackle
Wed Mar 13, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: UK brilliant cutting equipment
Replies: 13
Views: 3759

Re: UK brilliant cutting equipment

I have found that the many years of soot and industrial air pollution that these panels attract is best removed by using naptha or white gas. These solvents are a finer distillate than paint thinner and lift the grime away. Other soap based cleaners don't seem to work as well and usually just redepo...
by pat mackle
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Harley Davidson 1929 original pinstripes , any advice ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

Re: Harley Davidson 1929 original pinstripes , any advice ?

I just checked and there are a few good photos of the maroon or reddish style '29 Harleys on Google. If you type in "1929 Harley Davidson" and then click on Google images there is a good amount of images. Some show mostly or only the tank as being striped along with the HD name, while some show the ...
by pat mackle
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 38951

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

Hi Romain, Thank you for posting this interesting book. I have been spending any available spare time this last year searching and pulling out dusty old cardboard boxes loaded with cans and materials to do embossing again I have been recalling to mind of my earlier years hunting the corners of libra...
by pat mackle
Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Making my own gilder's cushion.
Replies: 17
Views: 7321

Re: Making my own gilder's cushion.

Well anyway, here are the words, at least until I can figure out why I can't get the photo to upload. Speaking of memories, I've been sorting out some old photos lately and though some here might like this one. Rick Glawson had called me to do a little wheel cutting on a piece he was making to grace...
by pat mackle
Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutting glass with scissors ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3758

Re: Cutting glass with scissors ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5u7SCNVYTA There is no mystery to this. Just another urban glass myth, like that one about how glass is a super cooled liquid and continues to flow downward making glass window panes become thicker at the bottom edge. Want to buy a bridge? I'd love to sell you one, an...
by pat mackle
Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Skirting for ACID
Replies: 24
Views: 6109

Re: Skirting for ACID

From my experience the fumes in calm air are heavy and gravitate towards the ground. If you design an exhaust system, I would arrange the venting at table height and at floor level. Anything higher than that in a room space would bring the vapor to circulate at head level. If you have a normal sense...
by pat mackle
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Replicating a broken white acid etched window
Replies: 15
Views: 5236

Re: Replicating a broken white acid etched window

Ha, the client even included some Maple leafs along with the broken glass. Looks like a good replication of the original.
How many tones were involved?
Did you use vinyl resist, or screen print?
Pat
by pat mackle
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: silver leaf question
Replies: 12
Views: 3412

Re: silver leaf question

As to whether it is aluminum or silver, try touching some ammonia to a sample of the suspect leaf and see if it tarnishes into black.
Pat
by pat mackle
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

Larry, Doctors are kind of funny about given' ya your X-Rays. I don't know why. I think they store in a master file on ya, something insurance providers can access to preclude you on "preexisting injuries". An' I ain't foolin' neither! I will try to take a digital photo of the X-Ray if they allow me...
by pat mackle
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

Hi Tim, I already did the toe splint thing last week. Went to Home depot and bought a 3/4" copper pipe union, machined and formed a nice little toe splint out of it. Wore it for a few days, but it wasn't helping which signaled some significant damage. That is why I got the X-Ray today , cause I coul...
by pat mackle
Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

Got Insurance?? As if ya know how a purple toe can make ya lose the will ta live , or even wanted to hear about it, the saga of my bashed toe gets another installment today. After holding out for six weeks, just returned from the cut rate china toe doc, working outta a beat down garage in So. El Mon...
by pat mackle
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

Larry, I was watching True Grit again last night, and pickin up little incidental tidbits (I've done the same with Deadman). You have to wonder where they get their little qwips and odd sayin's that we all love and like to repeat so much. Especially about "Dick's hatband". Well, in reverse engineeri...
by pat mackle
Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

Tony
"It is preferable not to travel with a dead toe." Macklaux
aka: Pat
by pat mackle
Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Burberry Film
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Burberry Film

Dave, I liked viewing the crafts shown in this film clip. I especially caught the details of the fella making the molded details for the ceiling trims. That is quite an art in itself, and you see it all over Europe. It's amazing how they leave a thin layer of the medium on the board to make the trim...
by pat mackle
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

The toe... :twisted: OK, you asked for it. The people want it. Now's the time..... This is the result of dropping a 30lb. hydraulic truck jack from waist height onto my toe- and I was wearing work boots. The jack landed straight up, wheel edge first right between the nail and knuckle. It creased th...
by pat mackle
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

Ha! Needles is nuthin if ya got no skin left, red or otherwise.
Pat
by pat mackle
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 240248

Re: Original Dead Men

Looks to me like yur havin' a punch party.
What am I seein' here? Red vinyl, red glass, added food coloring, what the heck?
Keep addin' photos as you progress.
Pat
by pat mackle
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: new mural, with a bit of hand lettering
Replies: 4
Views: 1739

Re: new mural, with a bit of hand lettering

Hi Tony,
Glad to see you are busy in these sketchy times.
What did you paint that on. I see two little seam lines. Looks like some kind of board. Is this piece installed indoors or outdoors?
Pat
by pat mackle
Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1868 Aetna Insurance Reverse Painted Glass & Abalone Shell
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: 1868 Aetna Insurance Reverse Painted Glass & Abalone Shell

That is a nice piece. I wonder how much of the bottom was cut off of it.
Pat
by pat mackle
Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Color Lithography
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: Color Lithography

Larry,
Cool film.
Thanks for posting it.
Pat
by pat mackle
Thu Jun 21, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs From Sydney Australia
Replies: 33
Views: 10497

Re: Signs From Sydney Australia

Lee wrote: so for "lead foil backed" work you apply the foil to the glass, cut out the centers with a knife and weed them, then sponge a resist on and expose to acid? What holds the foil to the glass? Can you re-use the foil? My answer: The glass was first brushed with asphaltum, after that coating ...
by pat mackle
Thu May 31, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Toughened glass
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

Re: Toughened glass

I agree with Larry. However "toughened glass" can mean glass that has been heat strengthened/toughened or chemically strengthened, NOT fully "tempered" as in the tempered glass that breaks into small grains. Toughened glass may take a bit more of an impact to break it, but it will still break into b...
by pat mackle
Wed May 16, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A man walks into a cafe...
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

Re: A man walks into a cafe...

Hi Kent, Well, it turned out the name he was trying to recall was actually a friend of Elmer's (Rick's dad). And he remembered that name to be Ray Hoyt. But as far as recalling names from Rick's shop, you did hit one on the nail, that of Victor. Among Victor's skills in Rick's shop, was doing some w...
by pat mackle
Mon May 07, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A man walks into a cafe...
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

A man walks into a cafe...

So there I am, sitting at the local lunch counter talking with the owner of a "wine of the month" club about etching wine bottles. No sooner does he leave when a voice beside me says, "when I was a kid, I had a friend, Rick Glawson.... Whaaat?? I said, as I turned turned on my stool towards the voic...
by pat mackle
Mon May 07, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Video
Replies: 16
Views: 3909

Re: New Video

Hey Rod, Finally found time to set back, relax, and watch this. How perfect and entertaining it was. What you have done here is capture the Rod I've come to know after many years of having phone conversations and meeting up at conclaves. Not only your accumulated love and knowledge of your craft, bu...
by pat mackle
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: No news?
Replies: 87
Views: 34789

Re: No news?

Erik,
That is a neat tour of your abilities. Along with your recent website update it should make your services even more pronounced.
Keep us informed about how these changes affect your studio's job inquiries and presence competition-wise in your area.
Did Marlise narrate the clip?
Pat
by pat mackle
Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Etching Cream
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: Glass Etching Cream

So if I understand you correctly, what you are saying is you want to add something to thicken your traditional white acid mixture in order to make it less tricky in avoiding water marks and imperfections in the ground(white) tone, is that correct? Two things to note. Acid creams contain ammonium bif...
by pat mackle
Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Etching Cream
Replies: 7
Views: 1973

Re: Glass Etching Cream

There are so many variables in etching glass that I could write a book. Etching cream is easy to do on smaller areas and glasses because it allows for little flaws that are not so greatly pronounced as those that would be in a large glass piece or window. But to address this question directly in you...