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by Robert Schwieger
Mon Aug 08, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Screen fabric
Replies: 4
Views: 2003

Screen fabric

Just curious. What type screen fabric are glass gold folks using for backing up gold with Gilder's Black? Have been using 12XX to 20XX (200) successfully, both monofilament and multifilament. Screens using courser fabric (12XX) can be reclaimed better than the fine mesh, otherwise printing doesn't s...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Peace Gold Leaf Workshop
Replies: 22
Views: 7659

Re: Peace Gold Leaf Workshop

Hello Dave, I noticed that you referred to "90" regarding screen mesh. This seems rather course or am I reading it incorrectly. I had been advised to use 200 mesh to 320 for the fine detail which seems to be working just fine. Although the courser mesh would deposit a heavier backing coat it would s...
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wheel of Fortune
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Wheel of Fortune

Thanks Dave for your kind words. I do have a copy of the Signs of the Times issue that featured the Wheel and it remains a true inspiration. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wheel of Fortune
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: Wheel of Fortune

Two missing images. Will try here.
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wheel of Fortune
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Wheel of Fortune

Recently completed two part gold, glue chipped work inspired by Rick Glawson's Wheel of Fortune from the 80's. This was NOT an attempt to redo RIck's work but an attempt to incorporate gold glasswork outside of the traditional commercial purposes. My work comes from my "furnace room" studio and incl...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Steve Parrish Video
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Steve Parrish Video

If anyone is interested, a short 5 minute segment of Steve Parrish doing a gold job in an Oklahoma Bank in the 70's or early 80's is available on the Charles Kuralt On the Road series Set #2, episode 17. Although it is short it is probably one of the few videos with Steve. Others probably exist from...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Removing glass scratches
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Removing glass scratches

Need opinions and advice. Nearing completion of 13"x72" plate glass glue chipped and gilded project. The front side has several scratches (about one square inch) on the front side that should be removed if possible. I have used cerium oxide in the past and understand the labor involved plus the fact...
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Applying mother of pearl to reverse glass
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

Re: Applying mother of pearl to reverse glass

Thanks for the advice. My concern is that one area for the pearl will be about 2 inches by 30 inches behind gilded and shaded lettering. There will be, of course, some rather large areas around the lettering where the pearl will be very visible and I thought that perhaps such large areas would show ...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Applying mother of pearl to reverse glass
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

Applying mother of pearl to reverse glass

What is the appropriate adhesive for applying thin abalone to reverse glass? Two approaches being considered are: 1) adhering the thin abalone to the reverse of the glass or 2) adhering the abalone to the face of the support (wood) directly behind the glass. Final decision has not been made on this ...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilder's Black and Ronan
Replies: 0
Views: 1298

Gilder's Black and Ronan

I have had success with using Gilder's Black for backing up gold, screenprinting and brush work. It works great and is, indeed "tough". I have also used the black to tint Ronan lettering enamels and discovered that it works well and dries with the same "toughness". SInce I am using these on interior...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Asphaltum Bummer!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3070

Re: Asphaltum Bummer!!

Printmaking suppliers stock liquid asphaltum. Graphic Chemical (IL) stocks it at around $12.00 at quart or $38.00 a gallon. Dick Blick also carries the small size (pint). I have found their material excellent quality. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Sep 14, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Re: Glue chip glass problem

I have worked through the possible contamination. My primary concern with this piece is that after a second chipping, of which 95% was successful, I am still not pleased with a small remaining section (1 inch by 5 inches) that chipped with a different chip. A chip that was quite like small pebbles a...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Re: Glue chip glass problem

The cleaning step with Bon Ami after the subcontractors's blasting was intended to remove any residue that may have been remaining from the contractor's contaminated pressure system and I thought that it would help me determine the original problem with the glue not adhering to the blasted area. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Re: Glue chip glass problem

Haven't abandoned the project. Update: Cleaned all blasted areas with acetone and then Bon Ami and complete rinse. Although tedious, used an electric engraver over the blasted areas. Applied glue and followed the usual procedures. Outcome: Chipped well except for one five square inch spot. Tried ano...
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Purple bronze powder
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Re: Purple bronze powder

Kent,

Is this Crescent Cardboard Company or is there another Crescent I should know about?

Thanks. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Purple bronze powder
Replies: 5
Views: 1780

Purple bronze powder

I vaguely recall that a purple bronze powder was available in the '60s. Is this true, and if so, is it available for glass work today?
Perhaps I am just dreaming.
Thanks. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gold & glass monument
Replies: 13
Views: 4134

Re: gold & glass monument

Beautifully executed. Reminds me of an outdoor job done for a bank in the 60's. Only lasted a year due to freeze and thaw climate. Has this work allowed for moisture build-up and possible accumulation of moisture due to temp changes? This is a great concept but may be limited to areas that don't exp...
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Jul 07, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass for GLue Chipping
Replies: 1
Views: 788

Glass for GLue Chipping

Robert Mitchell, in his 1984 book on glue chipped glass signs, speculated that there is a glass that does not require blasting prior to chipping. Just curios, is this a reality? Does anyone know of this possibility? Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Re: Glue chip glass problem

Thanks to all the great suggestions. I haven't abandoned the project yet. The only variable appears to be the blasting material. I am in the process of degreasing the previously silicon carbide blasted area(s) by the subcontractor and I will try re- blasting with the 220 Aluminum Oxide that I have h...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Re: Glue chip glass problem

RMN and others, I have successfully gilded glue chipped glass projects but this is a first that the chip did not occur. The pieces of dried glue came completely off without any fractures on the glass or the glue. I did omit the fact that I personally always used 220 aluminum oxide with good results....
by Robert Schwieger
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Re: Glue chip glass problem

RMN and others, I have successfully gilded glue chipped glass projects but this is a first that the chip did not occur. The pieces of dried glue came completely off without any fractures on the glass or the glue. I did omit the fact that I personally always used 220 aluminum oxide with good results....
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Jun 13, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 5128

Glue chip glass problem

Working on 13"x72" 1/4" plate glass. Glass prep included the usual. Vinyl mask was hand cut. Local stained glass (reputable) blasted with silicon carbide. Glass cleaned again thoroughly with Bon Ami. Glue prepared in usual manner and applied to warm glass after the asphaltum step to contain the glue...
by Robert Schwieger
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Vertical and/or horizontal for glue chip process
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Vertical and/or horizontal for glue chip process

What degree of risk is involved with chipping quarter inch plate glass in a vertical position following the initial steps of applying the glue and reaching the cutting stage (no vinyl mask). The glass is 13"x72" but not tempered. I know that it works on stationary glass doors and assume that this wo...
by Robert Schwieger
Mon May 03, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Subcontracting blasting
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: Subcontracting blasting

Hello again,

What are the pros and cons of silicon carbide as the abrasive to prepare the glass for chipping. A local stained glass artist uses this in his etch work and will do the subcontracting. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Subcontracting blasting
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Subcontracting blasting

I am undertaking a larger glass project for which I lack the proper tools to prepare the glass for chipping. I have been reasonably successful on smaller projects but simply don't have suitable work space to accommodate the larger glass for blasting. I know that it is risky subcontracting the initia...
by Robert Schwieger
Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilmore Gasoline
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Gilmore Gasoline

Great work. Is this all hand cut, brushed or is the computer involved? Regardless of technique it is remarkable work for us to enjoy and a goal that serves as a great motivator to improving our skills. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding and PUblic Art Projects
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: Glass Gilding and PUblic Art Projects

Sorry about the oversight. This work which measures 62"x48"x24" was completed by me, Robert Schwieger, in Lincoln Nebraska. Bob
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding and PUblic Art Projects
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Glass Gilding and PUblic Art Projects

Using glass gilding in Public Arts Projects. Images illustrate recent work for Lincoln Arts Council Stories of Home Public Art Project. Includes 5 glue chipped and gilded panels, 25 screenprinted and burnished gold panels, 24 screenprinted mirror panels and reamaining surfaces are screenprinted mono...
by Robert Schwieger
Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Photos from Readers
Replies: 8
Views: 11047

Re: NEW!: POSTING PHOTOS on this new Forum

Testing
by Robert Schwieger
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: History Channel - 'Pawn Stars'
Replies: 6
Views: 1903

Re: History Channel - 'Pawn Stars'

Monday's episode is scheduled to rerun Thursday (March 11) at 10 eastern/9 central.