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by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Folded Paper Paint Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 3753

Hi all, I just received this from Gary Herpst, our new member! I am new on your Hand lettering forum.... I wanted to take you up on your offer to post a couple of photos that would add to the Hastings diagram that was posted in the paint cup thread. I doctored the posted Hastings image to show the a...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Folded Paper Paint Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 3753

Jeff Lang, from the great magazine AMAL, sent this image.

Image
by Mike Jackson
Sat Aug 28, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Folded Paper Paint Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 3753

Bob and the rest, LeBlanc shows how to do the cup using an envelope in his Gold Leaf Techniques book. I dug out my old copy to photograph and include here, but the photos are pretty darned lousy. It gives basic instructions, but it is hard to understand what he is doing in the folds by trying to fol...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Email back up question
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Kimberly Zanetti passed this info along to me from the San Francisco Chronicle: Q: I have a ton of messages in my Outlook Express Inbox. I also have a lot of addresses in my address book. I'd like to back up everything as a safety precaution and so I can load the data onto my new laptop. Is there an...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Packrat's Lament
Replies: 10
Views: 5202

Danny and Doug, The covers on National Geographic magazines in that period had a generic Text cover (with a decorative border). The pic Doug is looking for must be inside the magazine and not on the cover. It woud help if he knew which issue the picture was in during 1946. You can sometimes buy indi...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Packrat's Lament
Replies: 10
Views: 5202

Doug,
Check out this eBay auction:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW

It has all 12 issues from 1946, and the current price is just under $7.
There are three day left on the auction right now.

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 24, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cutawl users?
Replies: 5
Views: 3584

Cutawl users?

http://www.displaycostume.com/products/111097.jpg When I still lived in Oklahoma, I went ahead and spent the sizeable investment in a Cutawl (around $900 now). With the CNC routers, you don't see them much anymore, but at one time they were a workhorse tool in almost any sign shop—or so I was tol...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Packrat's Lament
Replies: 10
Views: 5202

A Packrat's Lament

Most of the sign makers I know are packrats at least to some level--some like myself are worse than others. My Dad had a huge pile of National Geographics on shelves, in boxes, and under the bed. I could look at them, read them, get photo inspiration, and so forth, but I couldn't cut them up. I subs...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's becoming obsolete - paint? No! Vinyl!
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Cam, I should add a point here. The beauty of this site is we openly welcome a diversity of opinions, approaches and techniques (on the topics above). None of them are necessarily right, or even better. I personally find it interesting to hear other people's approach to a specific task. We are all l...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's becoming obsolete - paint? No! Vinyl!
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Hi Cam, Yes, I recognized the direction of your post. Around here, Darla and I look at the size of the lettering and the amount of materials to be used and then decide. 6" and under, and we usually vinyl it. 7" is wasteful, unless smaller text can be nested with it to use up the 5" area. From a bigg...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Aug 19, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's becoming obsolete - paint? No! Vinyl!
Replies: 4
Views: 2257

Hi Cam, Not intending to counter the momentum of your post, but you say you don't like weeding vinyl. We don't have much trouble weeding vinyl in most styles down to 1" tall using Gerber 220 HP vinyl. That makes me wonder what brand and kind of vinyl you are using? Some of the bargain brands and int...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Email back up question
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Wow, I don't know what I am doing wrong, but searching for Inbox.dbx adn Sent Items.dbx still don't turn up any results.

Searching for *.dbx brought up no results, too.

Help!

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Email back up question
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Looks like I should have checked the HELP feature of Outlook Express. Here's what it has to say" To compact and back up e-mail folders Select an e-mail folder. On the File menu, point to Folder, and then click Compact. To back up the folder, find the folder file, and then copy it to a backup folder,...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 17, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Email back up question
Replies: 9
Views: 4162

Email back up question

Hi all, this one is mostly off topic, but I don't really know where else to ask and get a quick response. We had one of those summer thunderstorms roll through last night and I got up to unplug my main computers and hard drives. I do a reasonable job of backing my "job" data, but it occurred to me I...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 111 Alphabet Sentences
Replies: 3
Views: 2230

Wow! Not you, but someone apparently had too much time on their hands a long time ago.

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smith's Cream
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

There was an old wall dog in Oklahoma City who preferred "stand" oil instead of boiled Linseed oil. Not sure why, but he did pretty darned nice wall work for Coca Cola all over the region.

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rock island railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

http://www.theletterheads.com/glawson/ricktrain.jpg Rick Sacks sent this photo for me to post. I adjusted it a bit in Photoshop for him. I don't know where all his trains ended up. Tod Swormstedt might. I am not so sure he actually owned all of them, and one had a cracked corner, from what I rememb...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Aug 08, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Smith's Cream
Replies: 5
Views: 3182

John, I never used much Smith's cream, but I own a can or two of it. People like Bill Hueg doing large pictorials on billboards like it because it gives them plenty of time to blend large areas before their paints start drying or skinning over. He often uses large jars of artist's oil colors which a...
by Mike Jackson
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: The 5 carving tools I use most.
Replies: 3
Views: 2196

Joe, We sold our chisels when we sold the shop nine years ago. I was at the shop a few weeks ago and happened to look over the rack. Quite a few look like they have been used to open cans or broken over embedded nails. Yikes! I believe I am guilty of being a chisel and gouge "user" and not someone w...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Aug 05, 2004 11:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disaster!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 5532

Hi Mark,
Funny thing...I was thinking of your Tivoli piece when I posted my words of "wisdom". The one that finally got installed was a wonderful piece.
by Mike Jackson
Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wenzel's "Modern Decorative Art" (large images)
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Jack, I believe a lot of these pieces pre-date CJ Strong's work. They were done by a variety of artists, then compiled into 8 Folio style books around the turn of the century. There are around 1400 plates in the books, but I picked out the ones I thought people migh want to see and many of those hav...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New book of interest: The Barn Painter
Replies: 0
Views: 1925

New book of interest: The Barn Painter

Hi all, Looks like there will be a book about Harley Warrick out in the next week or so. Here's a note from his son, Roger: http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/barnpainter.jpg Hello! As some of you know, we've been working on a book about our dad HarleyWarrick for some time now. Well, it is alm...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wenzel's "Modern Decorative Art" (large images)
Replies: 3
Views: 2173

Wenzel's "Modern Decorative Art" (large images)

http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/ladyinred.jpg http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/wenzelbd.jpg http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/wenzel1.jpg http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/wenzel2.jpg http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/wenzel3.jpg http://www.theletterheads.com/s...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Spanjer Catalogs
Replies: 0
Views: 1675

Spanjer Catalogs

Here's a bunch of Spanjer Letter Catalog images brought over from the old Forum. You can read all the posts through this link: http://www.theletterheads.com/wwwboard/messages/4261.html http://www.theletterheads.com/signphotos/spanjer1909.jpg http://eturnings.com/spanjer/images/spanjer16.jpg http://w...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: on Spanjer letters
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

For more images click here:
http://eturnings.com/spanjer/page1.html
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 04, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Train Car Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 4996

Image

Here's a more complete showing of John's font at:
http://www.letterheadfonts.com/
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Sharpening Chisels
Replies: 30
Views: 20518

Just for reference, the Mark II that Paul White used ran the belt away from the chisel. Seems safer to me, and he certainly got a sharp chisel fast.
by Mike Jackson
Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Sharpening Chisels
Replies: 30
Views: 20518

Doug, I inserted the photo in your post for you. I have a couple of questions. The sander is fairly inexpensive, but it doesn't come with a motor or switch from what I read. They suggest a counter clockwise motor, but to me it seems that would bring the sanding paper down into the chisel point. I th...
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Adhering Photos to glass
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

The Weber's Res-N-Gel is the culprit. By design, it dries very slow. Personally, I think there is something better...but you also have to be careful knowing whatever mixture you use "could" attack the paint under it.

Mike
by Mike Jackson
Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Adhering Photos to glass
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Signmaking 101: Adhering Photos to glass

Doug Bernhardt mentioned his 1/3, /1/3, 1/3 mixture in a post earlier for adhering a photo, painting, card or similar paper image to the back of a piece of glass. Here's Doug's (I think it came from Rick Glawson originally) 1/3 damar varnish 1/3 resin gel 1/3 bulletin spar or quick rubbing varnish P...