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by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Sep 28, 2005 6:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Doug Bernhardt's Pub Photos
Replies: 34
Views: 17175

Yea...WOW. The ancients were amazing weren't they. That Bass glass piece was buried deeply in a hallway of a remarkable old pub called the "Viaduct" near St.Paul's Cathedral. The whole pub was breathtaking and yet was far from the most amazing I saw. Spent a week alone just running the streets and i...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sign blanks
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Bill...........wish I could help but arround here the quality of lumber is questionable and tend to search High and Low for the cuts I want/like. If it is any help a lumber yard will call "vertical grain" Quarter sawn although with the number of per annums under your belt am willing to bet you have ...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Another Chipping Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1380

Ray...Think it's a great idea using the silcon carbide abrasive and am willing to bet any probs are just related to the size of glass and distribution of the glue. It always seems arround here that the larger the piece the more we need to hustle through the steps...it sets(glue) at the same rate wea...
by Doug Bernhardt
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping & Mask Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 5878

Good question....and would love to know. If no-one has an answer will try that one out myself this winter (slow time)
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Research and Experiments
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Danny B....the irrate client had been banned from the "piano parlour" or pub part of the restaurant and broke a few things amoung which was a glass piece about 2'x4' in the foyer! I had/have a second in the shop which was and is a habit of mine to make especially if there is drilling or nipped edges...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bad news for the gulf coast area
Replies: 4
Views: 1296

Have seen only scant reports on news here (the cbc is on strike) and my heart goes out to all in that area.....was it T.H.Huxley who said we are all just 7 meals from anarchy and civilization is less than skin deep?....?
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4926

Terry....good hearing from you here again and loved a look at your kit. I might have to bribe someone to win that one for me!! As an old sho-card writer I never had a cool kit, although now that I have a few of the necessary woodworking skills (although not as good as Danny here) I might have to mak...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping & Mask Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 5878

Kelly....a good question with a single answer (and you are right about the asphaltum method too!) it will be a mess of plinks and oysters and have seen this in person. One of the first times i tried it I didn't realise how quickly the glue sets-up ready for cutting and thought to leave it to get rea...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Research and Experiments
Replies: 8
Views: 2580

Kenneth...I have never tried any of the methods you are going to work on as they never were necessary for me. Glass, yes, is fragile but in the last 10 or so years I've had one glass piece broken by accident (a front door) and one by an irrate customer. So...firstly I would examine what I was trying...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Sep 04, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 10 year anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 1376

Sept. 1st (ish) 1995 I would have just started an association with letterheads and be freshly back from 20 BigOnes!
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Leaf on Glass Workshop
Replies: 19
Views: 8446

Noel C and Studdley....you guys are gonna have a blast. I remember just what an eye opener it was for me when I took your workshop....10 or so years ago?...it can't be!
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signs in movies
Replies: 2
Views: 1086

Seegar......I'm begining to get the idea this could be a cult film for "signtists" I dunno,... but I dunno anyone north of the 49th who's even seen it! Mitchum was my hero as Pugg Henry!
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2887

the perfect chip....and yes I know the one you mean. Might be described as a snail chip?...? Deep with no blasting showing?..? I get that in the winter...when the rooms are hot and the humidity is less than the Saharah desert. Did a piece which was at Glawson and Evans for a few years and was always...
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Nikon D70 camera update
Replies: 34
Views: 17140

and I say...

Thanx heaps...will try all the suggestions Sarah and Goldie
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Nikon D70 camera update
Replies: 34
Views: 17140

have followed with interest and sounds like dust on the CCD sensor to me also Goldie. There was a kit they offered me when I got my D70 which I declined as I won't be changing lenses for quite a while. This is the time(according to reports) that the dust becomes an issue. Also am surprised and disap...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Aug 18, 2005 7:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 2887

Ray... I am on the last few pounds of an old supply of glue from before I met Rick and was wondering about the re-ordering. Look forward to hear the results also. Have three pieces chipping at the shop just now also. It has been very hot and extremely humid here so this was doing it's thing in the s...
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Nikon D70 camera update
Replies: 34
Views: 17140

Will have more to report in a week or so, as I just posted something similar in response to Doug Fieldiers question/post re; old book. So, to be more spesific...I got the D70s with a VR lense which seems quite good for the purpose in mind....low available light. I arrived at these choices after some...
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "Der praktische Schildermaler" What to do........
Replies: 15
Views: 5796

to Doug from Doug....great idea to show arround and get your costs recovered....I also have a fine CD of English Pubs (that is about to increase in size) as I'm about to continue crawling through London pubs for another week starting this Monday. Got the cool new nikon D70s,a pile of memory and help...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for Old safe reference material
Replies: 13
Views: 5607

I'd try Palms ornaments....Rick Glawson gave me a photocopied-copy quite a few years ago and it has been very, very useful ever since. Not only for the actual ornaments but more largely for the inspiration.
by Doug Bernhardt
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Opaque Projectors... What do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2858

Hold on Dudes....that copying to transparency stuff is WAY old hat. I have a 20 or so year old Artograph 500 (opaque) and is worth it's weight in gold! Will blow up a business card to a 4x8 in the space of 10' from the wall.....not that that needs to be done much anymore....BUT what the hay... ;=) i...
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Local color: Images of the Grand Tetons
Replies: 11
Views: 2149

Hi Mike and Ron, Just got the D70s a week or so ago as I have a trip to England planned for relatively soon and want to settle into some more pub photography. The photo you show Mike does look like a "doctored" photo although tasteful and well executed! I can hardley wait to settle down to exploring...
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: While browsing the Feature Articles....
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

An example of what you mean specifically would help hugely here. I have the Atkinson plates as well a smany other reference books but am not sure what plates or details you are speaking of.
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bad luck in 3s or 4s?
Replies: 13
Views: 3964

Whew...am winded just hearing about it. You've had your share, but I like Billy Bobs take on it, and no driving.
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Jul 15, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: exposure units
Replies: 10
Views: 3590

I have an old unit which is very good and gives me a film of about 42"x60" in just a couple of minutes. The light source is 2000watts and runs on 220. When it was new it was very expensive but there are some real deals right now on this "dated" equipment. The process I use goes something like...1/dr...
by Doug Bernhardt
Sun Jul 10, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What brand gold do you prefer???
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

Seegar...what do you mean by first and second surface? First time (I think) I've heard that expression.
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What brand gold do you prefer???
Replies: 7
Views: 2084

A quick few as this is such a personal choice thing....Love german leaf for patent and Italian in loose for surface gilds...for glass I also love the Monarch which is something like a double gold. Premiuim leaves....and welcome any corrections
by Doug Bernhardt
Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Digital Video And Editing
Replies: 10
Views: 2402

Hi again Raymond and Goldie.... I also have an interest in something like this but sheesh...if the learning curve is WAY steep, just need to pass. The project I have in mind is just a fun thing other than work make a living stuff. Also, do you need this so you can do some mis-info video's? Something...
by Doug Bernhardt
Tue Jul 05, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Digital Video And Editing
Replies: 10
Views: 2402

okay....

Well Ray...there's the answer. If you wanna mess up the bull board with nonsense questions at least you'll get the truth. I was hoping the answer was gonna say something like "if you know photoshop, this will be a breeze" but no....Mikey's gonna throw a wrench into things. Say...how come you are pos...
by Doug Bernhardt
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How much, how often?
Replies: 7
Views: 2250

fun

Hi Cam...long time no hear your voice!.... Round here(my shop), as you know, everything is done by hand in the manner you have mentioned. As so, it is hard to compare experiences and quickly admit this was and is an intentional choice. When I began in the sign business it was because things were don...
by Doug Bernhardt
Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: do ya or don't ya
Replies: 9
Views: 2481

First reply

I have a site and it does act as a portfolio more than anything....it is also a good first introduction to what I'm trying to and do.... doing. (try and say that 10 times fast)...also, a friend of mine did it for me and I would never have spent big bucks on one. It isn't really a sales tool as much ...