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by vance galliher
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: anything other than glass.........urgent need !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

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

Tony's right Eric..........I would never use vinyl for carved/etched look. Danny, Fab Glass has some 9/32" to 9/32", 3/16" to 3/16, and 1/4" to 1/4".but not 1/4" to 1/8" . The problem is this a permit type sign, but I may use regular 3/8" and just say it laminated. And Eric, the "non-paying customer...
by vance galliher
Tue Aug 18, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: anything other than glass.........urgent need !
Replies: 10
Views: 2065

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

I'm doing some carved/etched panels.... can't use tempered, and don't have the time to order 1/4" with 1/8" laminate (take 2-3 weeks from local glass shops). I did a test yesterday carving 3/8" acrylic with silicon carbide and it only etched it ...no carving at all...this stuff is really hard ( or m...
by vance galliher
Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pricing Gold leaf window.
Replies: 13
Views: 5362

Re: Pricing Gold leaf window.

I think what Mike says about budget is very important. If I don't get an answer to the..."what do you have to spend" question in the first five minutes of conversation, I'll get it in the next five. It's really painless for all concerned to say, after the initial opening of what the client has in mi...
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Antique repro
Replies: 16
Views: 4445

Re: Antique repro

....man, that WISKIES is stunning ! the lighting is great. looks like from above and outside. it almost feel like the glass is curved....but then again , it's friday night
by vance galliher
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 263273

Re: Original Dead Men...

.....joe kidd has to be in there somewheres..........the pot of hot beans is one of his finest !
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs for the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

Re: Glass Signs for the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

..I have their catalog. It's nice to see work that's just glass, carved and etched............it's a magical medium ! now what do you mean by "paint filled ?"
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs for the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

Re: Glass Signs for the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

.......forgot to ask.........w and how is glass connected in channel of stainless steel....thanks
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass Signs for the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 2663

Re: Glass Signs for the Shedd Aquarium, Chicago

very nice work Rod ! So on the ground piece, the copy is deep carved on front of glass and sea life staged carved on back. How did you cut the top curve on 1/2" glass ? and are both peices safety glass ? Is the hanging piece two panels The front one is "paint filled". Explain that please I've done s...
by vance galliher
Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Design Critique
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Re: Design Critique

I have the perfect resolve........as Mark suggested, add a heavy outline.....then cut the bottom of your main panel following the outline. That's the main sign panel. Under that main panel add another panel for your tag line, a panel as long as the first stage of stone. See how that might look
by vance galliher
Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gerald Whittaker Signs
Replies: 33
Views: 9684

Re: Gerald Whittaker Signs

never worry about posting too many photos here Dave.......a truly magnificent piece.....and again thanks for making the effort so we can see your work. hahahaaaa, that's funny Danny. Dave, I’m glad Roderick ask you about pricing, and I totally understand your situation and respect that, and maybe I ...
by vance galliher
Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 263273

Re: Original Dead Men...

Larry, is that 3/8" tempered or laminated ?
by vance galliher
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How much would you charge
Replies: 5
Views: 1570

Re: How much would you charge

I would also like to know what others would charge Mark. If the office was within ten miles from my studio, my charge for this simple gild job would be $450.
by vance galliher
Sun May 17, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Geuss Who / Most romantic sign painting photo
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Geuss Who / Most romantic sign painting photo

I would guess Megan and Rick Sacks
by vance galliher
Sat May 16, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Eigenbrot Brewery Curved glass signs
Replies: 22
Views: 6250

Re: Eigenbrot Brewery Curved glass signs

....hahaaa, it's like everything you do Dave becomes a monitor bkdg for me. It's great to just sit here every now and then and really look at your work for awhile. I feel so fortunate to witness the skills and talents of so many artist on this forum, but Dave, you just keep upping the bar man. I'm s...
by vance galliher
Sun May 10, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What are chances - tempering glue chipped glass?
Replies: 10
Views: 2022

Re: What are chances - tempering glue chipped glass?

Working with tempered glass is always ricky business. I just finished a two-toned etched on four large panels of 3/8" tempered glass that will be back-lite. I first deep etched the large graphic where parts of design went to glass edge (...scary) with very coarse Green Diamond in pressure pot, then ...
by vance galliher
Tue May 05, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letterhead Studios Design
Replies: 40
Views: 15574

Re: Letterhead Studios Design

.....does all this design stuff come to you in dreams Mr.Smith ? My lord......it's just incredible what you do !! You're so prolific ! Thanks for sharing your world Dave.
by vance galliher
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: I need everyones help on this one - Please read and respond!
Replies: 17
Views: 4034

Re: I need everyones help on this one - Please read and respond!

........"I'm surprised no one has questioned the 1 shot attacking the shellac as you mentioned"......
Danny, re-read my post.
by vance galliher
Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: I need everyones help on this one - Please read and respond!
Replies: 17
Views: 4034

Re: I need everyones help on this one - Please read and respond!

Hi Rob,
Not sure why you're having an issue with shellac over the splatter paint with 1shot backup ? Are you saying that the 1shot is melting the shellac coat that you used as a barrier over the splatter paint ?
by vance galliher
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: shellac............
Replies: 3
Views: 974

Re: shellac............

Hi Danny Rick's treatise is what I was referring to..........I use shellac as a barrier coat between solvent based products. Current project is LED carved glass..... applied a thin wash of asphatum (textured w/cling wrap) to clear glass area, shellaced over that, then quick sized for matte leaf. Wit...
by vance galliher
Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: shellac............
Replies: 3
Views: 974

shellac............

I'm using more shellac these days .....have read what Rick had to say....found this site interesting http://www.shellac.net/faq.html
by vance galliher
Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: What kind of cell phone do you have?
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Re: What kind of cell phone do you have?

...and he really is lettering with the right hand !............we just happen to see the world backwards
by vance galliher
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Water Jet Cutting and Glass Work
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Re: Water Jet Cutting and Glass Work

Hi Kelly,
I have used waterjet cutting for many glass projects as well as other materials. As far as I'm concerned it's far better than CNC for "through" cuts. As for "stop" cuts, I don't think that's possible with waterjet cutting (?)...........CNC is best for that
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glass issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2423

........from what has been said Jerry, I'm sure it's tempered. It can be chipped, but the chip never seems to be as nice a untempered glass. If you've never seen what happens when tempered glass break, it would be worth the five bucks to whack it on the edge (have some visqueen or something undernea...
by vance galliher
Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: for all the Dave Smith fans...
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

hahaaa......that's why you have a fan base Dave.....because you're just doing what you do! And so many of us here have an insatiable interest in that. It was cool to read something about you that I hadn't seen before. Looking forward to the updated one. If I may make a suggestion about the new site,...
by vance galliher
Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: for all the Dave Smith fans...
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

for all the Dave Smith fans...

....check this out.... http://www.davesmithcollection.com/ ............what a wonderful site Dave, thanks for letting us know more about you.
by vance galliher
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Letterhead Fonts Design
Replies: 39
Views: 11060

....i second that emotion doug ! just amazing work dave. perhaps when you take on the glass project, you might do a step by step.......i know that is asking alot, but it would be great !
by vance galliher
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: good ol' days... step by step
Replies: 104
Views: 25833

..........thanks for taking the time tony, great work ! i'm really enjoying the ride. I'm curious about the "period" after street ?
by vance galliher
Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: How was This Done?
Replies: 14
Views: 2737

………….here i am thanksgiving eve........in-between making the roux and brining the turkey ..........come out and check into the forum, ...........and am very thankful for the likes of you dave, larry, tony, and all those that take the time and effort to show the “how to’s”…….i am forever thankful !
by vance galliher
Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Prices for glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 2696

Eric, so far I've been using starphire only for deep carved, LED work...........it really makes a difference when edge lit
by vance galliher
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Prices for glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 2696

..............after rereading the post I see it was $19.21 per piece...I should probably get ready for bed soon.......hahaaaa. For 3/8" starphire seamed edge I normally pay around $21 per sq ft..so we're paying about the same Larry