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by vance galliher
Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: asphaltum............
Replies: 2
Views: 749

asphaltum............

Has anyone ever had luck reconstituting Asphaltum ? I have some good cans, but I also have a 1/2 qt can of Commonwealth that I got from Rick years ago that’s not hard, but definitely not liquid. I cut open the can and removed contents into pie pan. Thinking of going to Goodwill, get an old potato ma...
by vance galliher
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My Chipping Table progress
Replies: 7
Views: 1999

Re: My Chipping Table progress

Doug, did you mean to show a photo of your table ?..it's not on the link you gave
by vance galliher
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: My Website Design
Replies: 15
Views: 3877

Re: My Website Design

I look at you work Dave.... and other than being overwhelmed, I think how in the . is this possible, where does all this intricate display of line, shape and color come from ?………does he just make this stuff up ? hahaaaaa...you’re a true gift to us all for possibility. Just excellent work !!
by vance galliher
Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Appling metal to metal………..
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Re: Appling metal to metal………..

............"fiendlishly"..........hahaaa, great word Pete. I can hear you saying it. I'll check in with ya next week sometime.
by vance galliher
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Appling metal to metal………..
Replies: 8
Views: 1818

Appling metal to metal………..

My work these days is either made of glass or metal, or a combination of both. On most of my dimensional work I use .125 sheet aluminum for bkgd panels (durability, strength, and lightweight), and apply my finishes (smalts, magic sculpt, sophisticated finishes, whatever, to that substrate. I have an...
by vance galliher
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: smalt.........
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Re: smalt.........

.thanks Robert..........ordered 14# of the Lapis Blue......beaufiful deep color. JoanAnn, at hotglass, suggested #2 smalt size. To adhere, I've been using Rick's SmithCream/color combo. What do you use for exterior work ?
by vance galliher
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sealing copper...?
Replies: 15
Views: 3712

Re: sealing copper...?

the Spray Max K1 is available at local industrial finishing store...$20 for spray can..........however,once can is activated it's good for 24 hrs. Since my project is only an 1.5 x 14' tube, the guy said I'll have more than enough......so maybe I'll look for somthing else to clear within that time f...
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: smalt.........
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

smalt.........

I want to purchase a 20# bag of cobalt blue smalt, the color that Rick had in the sample set. Who would sell that. and am I looking to spend somewhere around $360-400 ? thanks for any information.....
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: time tested............
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

time tested............

damit..............i guess anything we make is not forever, but I really want my work to last until it's time is done...........and with all the sharing of experiences gained here, i have a better chance at that....so thank you Mike, and the gift of the beginings in Denver for this amazing venue
by vance galliher
Fri Jan 15, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sealing copper...?
Replies: 15
Views: 3712

sealing copper...?

normally when using flat sheet copper or tubing, I apply various mediums to create patinas. An extreior project I'm working on now I want the copper tubing to stay bright. In a google search I found a product called Everbrite. Does anyone know about this product ? A friend suggested Frog Juice. Than...
by vance galliher
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reconstituting chipping glue
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Reconstituting chipping glue

......hahaaaaa..........I do too Pat
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lincoln Highway mural project #2 . . . Joliet IL
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Lincoln Highway mural project #2 . . . Joliet IL

.just change the period to a comma..........nice work gentlemen
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: good work Larry !
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: good work Larry !

I love Boise……………..and of course there are other sites Dennis…. And I see you at Cutting Edge from time to time…. hahaaaa. Although The Hand Lettering Forum fit me best………. and I am here many times a day because we have a common interest of doing what I love and keeping the craft alive…working with ...
by vance galliher
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: good work Larry !
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

good work Larry !

........I see your "sharing" your work with other forums.........and it seems you're knocking their socks off as you have and continue to do ours. Rick would be proud of ya.!
by vance galliher
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding of door panels
Replies: 4
Views: 1534

Re: Gilding of door panels

......"size is more viscous than screen ink..." Didn't you mean to say " less viscous" Danny ? And I have use the screening ink method with success
by vance galliher
Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: London Pubs From the lense of Mr Bernhardt
Replies: 10
Views: 3105

Re: London Pubs From the lense of Mr Bernhardt

.....Doug, that smile on your face is one of your best...........keep up the good work my friend !
by vance galliher
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: First Lincoln Highway mural complete . . . 39 to go . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Re: First Lincoln Highway mural complete . . . 39 to go . . .

...the lighting is just incredible...! great work
by vance galliher
Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 263157

Re: Original Dead Men...

that was great Larry............I knew there had to be a connection with that ponytailed girl .......and it looks like you're back in hollywood afterall ...........and speaking of temperature dip Dennis, it'lll be in the low teens tonight in oregon
by vance galliher
Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New way to chip glass ?
Replies: 3
Views: 994

Re: New way to chip glass ?

............I used this method before I built my hot box (like Rick's) with good results
by vance galliher
Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Starphire glass or float glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: Starphire glass or float glass

Eric, I use starphire for all my carved , LED edgelite projects. Althought the cost is 3x that of plate, the end result is well worth it
by vance galliher
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Re: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Bob's comment of...."But it seems to want to attack the 'gilders backup black' .." is why I suggested shellac over the backup paint (not clear glass). I use shellac over paint on glass work whenever I don't want to disturbe the previous color application and it seems to work just fine. Perhaps I mis...
by vance galliher
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 3200

Re: Glass Gilding Final Clearcoat

Bob, I'm not sure why you want to clear coat except for the edge, but maybe you could apply a coat shellac over the area you plan to clear.
by vance galliher
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 263157

Re: Original Dead Men...

Larry it's just amazing to me that you are able to do so much in such a short time.........from this to that in just one day.............perhaps I think too much.............? does that inclued making the framwork ? ....it looks great !
by vance galliher
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: English Style bar mirror
Replies: 21
Views: 5557

Re: English Style bar mirror

..just moving that thing around would be challenge Rod. No, it doesn't compare with Dave's piece...hahaaa, what does ? But your's is truly a fine piece of work,......... just different. What Jasco product did you use on the mirror? A close up on the shield would be nice
by vance galliher
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goldleaf 23
Replies: 19
Views: 5556

Re: Goldleaf 23

Good looking piece Dave. On the deep carved 23, did you clear it first with frog juice or 1 shot clear, and then water gild or matte ?....would you explain how it was done..............thanks
by vance galliher
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: English Style bar mirror
Replies: 21
Views: 5557

Re: English Style bar mirror

Rod, what Jasco product?.........thanks......great photo !
by vance galliher
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: English Style bar mirror
Replies: 21
Views: 5557

Re: English Style bar mirror

.....great question Larry. I'm doing a project right now where I've deep carved the main lettering, backed that up with 1 Shot clear to take the "frost-etch" out, and ready to gild or powder the lettering as soon as I take care of a few small areas that didn't chip elsewhere on the panel.
by vance galliher
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: English Style bar mirror
Replies: 21
Views: 5557

Re: English Style bar mirror

......well of course you didn't start with a mirroe.how would you have gotten the clear ? Could you chemically remove mirroe ?
by vance galliher
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: English Style bar mirror
Replies: 21
Views: 5557

Re: English Style bar mirror

nice looking piece Rod............did you start with a mirror ? Are the letters and shield clear, outline/dropshadow etched and border and everything else carved/gilded
by vance galliher
Wed Aug 19, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: anything other than glass.........urgent need !
Replies: 10
Views: 2060

Re: anything other than glass.........urgent need !

Danny, I have a account with Fab Glass, but since I don't buy in large volume, I get no discounts. If I buy direct it's $380 per panel ( 28"x46"x double 1/4") The same panel from them through my glass guy is $294. Last night I decided to eat some profit and spent the $600 to do the right thing. Less...