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by vance galliher
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: MDO Cut out signs
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Re: MDO Cut out signs

Roderick, .........like Tonysaid , Bill Blumberg and I have been using Fresh Start waterbased primer for a long time and have found it the best. As far as materials, I choose not to use much wood anymore ...used it for a long time, I love wood, but it's too labor intensive. For most of my painted/di...
by vance galliher
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frog Juice
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: Frog Juice

....sent to me by my good friend bill blumberg.....about frog juice Vance: Here's what I've been doing for 8 days, fighting the weather, it's corregated so I've painted about 8 mi. of stripes, the eagle is next, should take about 2 days, it's cutout of 3/4" mdo (made in the shop) and installed. Joel...
by vance galliher
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Peace Gold Leaf Workshop
Replies: 22
Views: 6574

Re: Peace Gold Leaf Workshop

.....upon further review, I understand that the black is the paper pattern taped to front of glass and that's the optical illusion I'm seeing, and the punties have not been cut yet, but what is the circle shape and what's he doint with it ?
by vance galliher
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Peace Gold Leaf Workshop
Replies: 22
Views: 6574

Re: Peace Gold Leaf Workshop

Dave, could you explain the first photo of this series. It looks like he is placing a round piece of material (the 12k leaf ?) attached to a piece of taped show card (?) into the punty. Since the punty is mirror on front, it had to be water sized. Did you cut round pieces from a 12k leaf? It is amaz...
by vance galliher
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 32027

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

beautiful piece Mark !..post all the close ups you have......thanks
by vance galliher
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Antique glass Sign
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Re: Antique glass Sign

rod...............are you repairing or replicating ?
by vance galliher
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Hensley Co.
Replies: 85
Views: 41494

Re: The Hensley Co.

...That’s a sad tale to heard Doug about a Noel piece. We've all had breakage due to our negligence, but to just trash due to ignorance, unknowing about the art, is sad. Happy New Year all…….
by vance galliher
Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Golds That Glisten
Replies: 34
Views: 7377

Re: Golds That Glisten

......and we just keep seeing the very best this world has to offer !! Thank all of you , and especially you Dave, for this wonderful ride.
by vance galliher
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blending behind glass problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4410

Re: Blending behind glass problems

(.........wish this thing had a edit button)
after rereading I see that "too fat" is the reason. But what if it's done sparingly ?
by vance galliher
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blending behind glass problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4410

Re: Blending behind glass problems

Hi Doug,
If not one shot (enamel).......with what ? I used to mix it 50/50 with all enamels for smalts adhesive
and sometimes with one shot paint as an extender. I now us holdfast smalt adhesive for smalts. But why not one shot ?...other than the growing list of why not to use one shot.
by vance galliher
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Gales of November
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: The Gales of November

...........and I might add, most of this is done on a compound curve !!
by vance galliher
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Gales of November
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Re: The Gales of November

Robare, My good friend, Bill Blumberg, who lives in North Bend, Oregon, not only does amazing calligraphy, chipped/gilded glass, pictorials and other handcrafted work, but also has been painting beautiful graphics on large vessels for the past 40 years. When the ship is in the water, it’s an amazing...
by vance galliher
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My Website
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: My Website

............we are all in awe of your talents Mr. Smith ...........but do you know what your greatest talent and gift is of all ?................it's in the sharing it with us.........thank you
by vance galliher
Thu Sep 16, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Asphaltum Bummer!!
Replies: 10
Views: 2528

Re: Asphaltum Bummer!!

Pat, I never knew about using Henry's 108 for asphaltum. I have several gallons in my shop that I've used for flat roofing repair. I just checked with my local hardware and #108 has been replaced with #203. Went to Henry's website and called.......the rep said that #203 would be more fiberess, but #...
by vance galliher
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:23 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: David Smith Sign Artist . short film
Replies: 28
Views: 7253

Re: David Smith Sign Artist . short film

.......I'm just sitting here in awe,............ watching that was almost like an outer body experience, I feel very light-headed. What a wonderful piece of work from both of you !! Thanks for the show.
by vance galliher
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Bruce Jackson's photo archive - 3 - E.S.Wilson_signwriter
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: Bruce Jackson's photo archive - 3 - E.S.Wilson_signwriter

Dave, it looks like Mr Wilson and you took the same art class.....hahaaaa .......what an beautiful piece. Thanks for these posting Bruce.
by vance galliher
Mon Sep 06, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: pounding gold..............
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

pounding gold..............

................. I have a 1" square block cube that I gilded. So I have a square block of gold ( hahaaaaa I wish !) I read this would make 3,300 leaf of gold ......so if buying by the book, that's $5,280 for that 1" cube. I also read someplace in my stuff, but I can't find it .....if you pounded th...
by vance galliher
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: October Gold Leaf Workshop, Boise, Idaho
Replies: 37
Views: 10458

Re: October Gold Leaf Workshop, Boise, Idaho

.......and nice website Noel !!
by vance galliher
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: October Gold Leaf Workshop, Boise, Idaho
Replies: 37
Views: 10458

Re: October Gold Leaf Workshop, Boise, Idaho

.......just looked at all the pics from 2006.....great shots !!.....thanks John for the post
by vance galliher
Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 32027

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

........just had an interesting though about your work.....you explore, you put the imperfection back into perfect...thank you
by vance galliher
Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 32027

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

............thanks for showiing up again Bruce...............you,Dave,Larry,Rodrick and the many other fine artist who share how you do what you do are truly an inspiration of possobilities. Good to see you again !
by vance galliher
Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Xacto knife blades
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Xacto knife blades

Hi Rod, I've been buying 100 count boxes #11 from Havel's for years with never a problem. 1-800 683 4770
by vance galliher
Wed May 19, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dave Smith Video???
Replies: 23
Views: 4707

Re: Dave Smith Video???

......that would really be something ! I would support that emotion
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by vance galliher
Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)
Replies: 93
Views: 32027

Re: Glass Signs (Showcase your work here!)

... you're blowing their minds over at the cutting edge Rod............good work of spreading the joy of what we all share.
by vance galliher
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: pvc to pvc......
Replies: 2
Views: 628

pvc to pvc......

Why do I have to login each time? .........Now on to my inquiry. I don’t work much with pvc, but other than abrading and cleaning the surface, what adhesive would you use to bond two piece of pvc together.? As in letters to a contour panel with no standoff
by vance galliher
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sculpting material....
Replies: 2
Views: 614

Re: sculpting material....

.........thanks Danny. just placed order at Douglas & Sturgess
by vance galliher
Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sculpting material....
Replies: 2
Views: 614

sculpting material....

I want some more Magic Sculpt/Magic Smooth..........any place on the west coast to buy it ? Thanks in advance
by vance galliher
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilmore Gasoline
Replies: 7
Views: 1506

Re: Gilmore Gasoline

very nice work Jerry ! I would like to see the finished piece in the same bkgd setting and lighting as your first shot.........or is it too late ? Good idea with the thickened glue .
by vance galliher
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: posting photos.......?
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

Re: posting photos.......?

I'm use Corel x3, window xp. Robare, I don't know much about editing pictures. Mark,your way sounds simpler, but I'm not sure what you mean with "top of menu"..........where is that ? As you see, I don't know much about computers either.
by vance galliher
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: posting photos.......?
Replies: 11
Views: 1995

posting photos.......?

I guess I just don't get it !! I've wanted to post photos here for a long time, but found the process way over my head. Then I read Mike's post on How to Post Photos, sounded simple enough so I gave it a try. I posted a photo of my dog and cat just to see if I had fiqured it out how ......and much t...