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by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Berghoff's has closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Okay Sarah....gonna have a go "atch" here....as you probably know, I have been travelling the last few years (a couple of times per year) to London and the countryside and France and the countryside....and say what you may about modern architecture and art, but Pollacks drip paintings don't hold a c...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Berghoff's has closed
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Great spot and was there a couple of years ago to see all the wall art. Had the atmosphere of another era!
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Glue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Thanx for the quick responses guys....where would one start to look for locktite? eg. the dealers or places that use it. Am getting the idea to look in an auto glass place???
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Glue?
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Glass Glue?

Have heard of an adhesive to glue broken pieces together. Am trying out the UV glue sold by Letterheads Supply right now on a test piece. I did a glass job a few years ago and a corner was knocked off during a renovation, but I have heard of something incredible for this purpose. Any suggestions?
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Help An ole woodworker with new materials
Replies: 7
Views: 2709

Hi msn.....extira is a fairly new product and have used it a couple of times to see what happens. So far(2years) so good. I plan to try out a chunk in a bucket of water but haven't yet. Machines real nice too. MDO is a great product although you'll need to fill the edges etc. The manufacturer does s...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sat Feb 18, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: G'day from Australia!
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

welcome aboard!!
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another D70s Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Mike and Dan....found the "box" to convert although it is a little unsatisfying. Is small and not really that dynamic....it allows me to adjust my "levels" but isn't as good as the one I currently use for regular jpegs in the usual window...is this the one?
Thanx heaps guys...it is fun!
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another D70s Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1626

Another D70s Question

Learned alot this weekend past, not just about gold but also my camera. What I forgot to ask was...when you have raw files...what's the best way to view and start manipulating. Tiff? Thanx in advance
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Feb 15, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Memorial Conclave 2006
Replies: 4
Views: 2268

It was a good time. Up here in Canada, it's hard to believe it's 90 plus degrees somewhere and just a week ago I was there enjoying it!
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Atkinson's "Last & Final Book" 1950 Glue Chip
Replies: 4
Views: 2047

Interesting....I can imagine the effect and this deserves a try at least.
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Atkinson's "Last & Final Book" 1950 Ornate
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Love it....My hero Ivan Ellicott (Peterborough Ontario) sho-card writer, before I started my apprenticeship here in Ottawa, admired and showed me H.C.Martins books. With 30 or so years of reflection I can understand "Uncle Franks" frustration. Even today I notice a "trend" in several directions. The...
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: D70s question
Replies: 7
Views: 2507

Will do....and sorry has taken me a while to back to things in here. Have been installing a DVD burner and even though it's an HP there has been problems..... with video home movies etc etc to DVD. I'm sure you can imagine. All to say I haven't had the time to get out arround here either. The pup an...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: D70s question
Replies: 7
Views: 2507

Hi Mike and thanx. It will be a while before I get off to one of those extended photo shoots and will let ya know whatz what then. Okay now...rolled the camera over 2wice.....holy Mac...what on earth are you up to? I can't imagine how much time you're spending with photoshop!!
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: design ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 1043

design ideas

Hi again all......just today I found a message in my message box from a fellow head who asked... " I have to ask you where your design ideas come from, where do you look for inspiration? " and thought this was a good question to share, especially as this isn't the first time I've been asked. It was ...
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: D70s question
Replies: 7
Views: 2507

D70s question

One of the things I haven't yet worked out is the file numbering. When I switch from one card to next all the numbers start at the beginning again and almost lost a ton of stuff when I tried to place them all in the same folder. Where is or is there a way to change this! You guys have been a pile of...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Carved signs under glass question?
Replies: 9
Views: 2698

Hi Joe...just to second what John has said and add that standing them off the backgnd is critical. Have seen very few(over there) that were not and usually in poor condition... glass gilded outlines were also very much in prominence. Look forward to seeing what you do!
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Scalloping?
Replies: 8
Views: 3017

Hi .. The use of the "nipper" is hard to describe although the secret is in how far in or out the "movable pointer/wedge" is relative to the glass. This is the time to experiment. If you get small crumbles on the edge move the pointer further out. You are likely to need to adjust the screw/fulcrum u...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Finished!
Replies: 9
Views: 4351

Good show...and a riot to do ain't it!
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Dec 06, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 17176

Hi Jesper and to all. Am in the process of learning how to upload all this to my web site rather than have ol' Mike here going through the process. It was my intent to just share some great photo's from the UK that you may never have the opportunity to see. It never occured to me to host a site of t...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 7426

Dave...we did try and get lost in some alleys but saw nothing as wonderful as you describe. Back to the glass pieces (Stuarts)....I am still wondering about a back-up that is tough enuf to put up with the cleaning etc in advance of silvering..."he says scratching his head some more!"
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Nov 14, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 7426

Smitty.....Paris was amazing and the countryside beautiful beyond anything I was ready for. More on this later but a quick aside...as you can imagine I shot lots of foto's although they(signwriting) don't compare with the work in England. and So...that's how they did this work. It always amazes me h...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:41 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Thank You to Danny Baronian and a question
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Dennis....I asume Danny has you straigntened out on the use of the "nipper" I use one often and the reply to your post will be tricky to write...if not post your progress here and will try and help out.
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Nov 13, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 7426

Smitty, I also love how much the traditional techniques are used. In particular how he does a mirror with gold letters and an outline only...as in the liquor pieces. I saw quite a few done this way when I was over your way these past few years and now finally you might be able to explain how this wa...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A few glass / gold questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2094

Hi Felix .... am honoured you requested info on a couple of pieces of mine. What you are seeing is "tinsel" Saw this at Glawson and Evans the first time out there and I also was fascinated by it. In the "spring Tonic" cover I did for David and Doc there was a glaze of ruby schellac first.....pearl a...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant Cut glass Signs
Replies: 22
Views: 10900

Just to note..This is amazing stuff being discussed and have been following closely. Have had a continuing interest in brilliant cutting and am just about ready to bust right now. Thanx Pat and Dave. For those who find this a bit "esoteric" brilliant cutting is the "carved" areas in the glass pieces...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 17176

Carol...so howd you do that? That was the first place I went and plugged in the isbn number??? So sue me...I'm stupid!
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 17176

Looks like an amazing book...thanx for the peek goldie and have gone to a favourite bookseller (on line) with no results...is time to refine the search and thanx again Studdley....good tip.
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 17176

Studdley...an ISBN number from the reprint is in order here!!
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Oct 02, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 17176

A quick addition. The piece looks to be by the same craftsman as did the Old Blue Last and Victoria and a number of others we have seen...the Balmoral is another. Between Dave and I we should try and dig up a photo or two of that/those pieces. AND as always the work coming out of Smitty's shop is ou...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 17176

Hi again All.....That is an amazing glass piece and in fact I saw a few of that caliber in a similar state. It would have been installed arround 1890's by a company that was proud of the work and was a supplier to many pubs for brilliant cut and acid etched. There were several at the time that speci...