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by vance galliher
Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Prices for glass?
Replies: 15
Views: 2693

eric,
are you saying you just paid $19,ooo for less than a square foot of beveled glass......or is it just late and I should go to bed ? Did you mean a period for the comma ? just curious...........
by vance galliher
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signmaking 101: Doming dimensional letters
Replies: 16
Views: 6404

Eric, since the CNC router cuts with a spinning round bit, I now have most of my stuff cut with a water-jet. Althought you can't get prismatic, bevel, or stepcut effects with the water-jet, it does eliminate the rounded inside corners
by vance galliher
Sat Aug 09, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hello from Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

great post Leo.............felt your excitment !............ get youself to a noel's workshop !
by vance galliher
Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Afternoon from torquay...
Replies: 21
Views: 4972

......not that the old work around here isn't great, ...........but it's nice to see you, your work , and your space. thanks for taking the time!
by vance galliher
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gilding textured letters...............
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

..I solved my own problem. Soft brush with size............looks great !
by vance galliher
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: gilding textured letters...............
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

gilding textured letters...............

I had earlier posted about doming some 15" aluminum letters I had waterjet cut. The doming turned out great and I was about to gild them when the architect asked if I could add some texture. I went with Magic Smooth and it was like putting frosting on a cake. Before the Smooth cured, I dusted with s...
by vance galliher
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Laminating Wood Panels
Replies: 31
Views: 13151

...................and that's why quartersawn cost more, because you only get 4 board per log.
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: latex paint............
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

........yes, Tony, I have handlettered a few signs before PC, not a master by any means, but can handle a brush fairly well. But this was not smooth (although I have spent some time doing walls of different textures), and mask is relatively inexpensive, weeding is easy, and it didn’t take much time…...
by vance galliher
Thu Jul 10, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mastering the Art of Dimensional Signmaking
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

.here ya go.... ANTIQBOOK Search Antiqbook Ask a question or Order this book Browse our books Search our books Book dealer info SCHNUTE, WILLIAM J. High Relief Wood Carving New York, Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. 1985. (ISBN: 0806979704). Soft Cover. No additional printings listed, assumed 1st. ...
by vance galliher
Wed Jul 09, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: latex paint............
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

...... Mike and John. the tip worked like a charm...no bleeding whatsoever, nice and sharp I was concerned about having to wait for latex to dry before applying the enamel, thinking that when I removed the masking, it might pull up so background color....but it came up without a problem........ than...
by vance galliher
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: adding texture to anything domed.............
Replies: 3
Views: 1122

adding texture to anything domed.............

this project I'm doing about the latex paint also has a Triangle Solutions ( I love this stuff) metallic iron/rust/sealed bkgd with gilded domed 16" aluminum letters. Of course, after doming the letters, the client now wants to add texture to the domed surface before gilding To bad this wasn't menti...
by vance galliher
Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: latex paint............
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

now we're talking!........... Mike and John............ looks like you read this about the same time and were thinking the same solution.........I'm painting some aluminum panels that I primed with Grip Gard metal primer, and coated with Ben Moore paint. I'm curious what the bkgd. latex seal coat wi...
by vance galliher
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: latex paint............
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

thanks for all replies folks, However, even though I applied a light coat and didn't work it too much, and burnished my paintmask edges well, I still got slight bleeding all around every letter. Cleaned it all off with paint thinner..and now wished I had just used a solvent background from the start...
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: latex paint............
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

I do exactly that Billy Bob with enamel and get a smooth bubble free finish. I've did the same with the latex, but it just doesn't seem to work as well. I'll try the foam roller later today and see if that helps..........thanks for the reply though.
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: latex paint............
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

latex paint............

I am using more acrylic latex for backgrounds now, but other than spraying, how would you eliminate the texture that happens when it is rolled with a short nap pro tiz roller. Would a foam roller be better? I don't mind the textured effect, but when I apply gerbermask to render a graphic/lettering w...
by vance galliher
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: doming........
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

thanks Danny for the info. I finally found some at Denco in Portland......it's a Precision Board product. I'll campare cost with Douglas & Sturgess for future reference.
by vance galliher
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: doming........
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

doming........

......gilding some large aluminum letters and want to dome them first. Have enough TC RESIN ( part A and B ) for a couple of letters, but need more. Letterhead Supply, Pacific Coast Sign Supply don't sell it...........who does? thanks for any info
by vance galliher
Sun Mar 16, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: LED glass lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 1073

Jerry..........for my LED carved panels, I use XYZ Systems in Canada. If you want more info give me a call. I would also suggest using Starphire glass (low lead low iron content=no greenish tint to carvings.........really nice )
by vance galliher
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Funny little Canadian guy
Replies: 18
Views: 5017

.............it is good to see and hear that shaggy old man again.....on that cold January day in 1908...........he certainly ages well.......hahaaaa
by vance galliher
Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lindenwald Farm Step by Step Incised Carving
Replies: 9
Views: 2114

.......it came up fine and fast here Joe...but I agree with Danny, .the zoom in and out on each shot was a bit disturbing..I would have liked more time to focus .....but thanks for taking the time
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: James Witchell
Replies: 10
Views: 3251

............rather than "would I be in the ballpark".......I would rather ask ...what would you charge for doing a piece like that?...........thanks
by vance galliher
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: James Witchell
Replies: 10
Views: 3251

Hi Dave- the art of brilliant cut work is just amazing to me...holding a large piece of glass, or even small one for that matter, over a spinning stone... grinding intricate shapes at different angles to a uniform depth without going thru the glass...................it is just simply amazing to how ...
by vance galliher
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: how would you remove a ghost......
Replies: 3
Views: 1397

how would you remove a ghost......

........imagine. Got a call from my friend Bill Blumberg today. He painted some nice graphics with One Shot on the interior of two large windows several years ago. Some time after that, the owner had the windows tinted on the inside because of too much sunlight (south side of bldg.) She recently mov...
by vance galliher
Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Restored glass signs for pub
Replies: 24
Views: 9067

Dave, never think you post too much of your work here. I assure you there are many like myself that anxiously open every post you make, hoping to see more of your awesome work and read whatever information you have to share.......so thank you,......keep it coming...and have a great new year !
by vance galliher
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chipping tempered glass.
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

robert............ the contractor is correct that tempered glass is not only more "apt to" but I would say almost certain to shatter when butted together.........you must experience the butting together of two pieces of tempered glass............it will do your heart good !! My first experience with...
by vance galliher
Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Update time Vance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

I also use LeFrancs slow size most of the time Doug, but because this project had to be cleared, and there was a time delivery factor, I had some concerns about slow size being fully cured . I really don't like size that's ready too fast either.
by vance galliher
Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Update time Vance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

I used a recently purchased can of Rolco size,........... never used that brand before (the first can I ever bought some 30 years ago was Rolco, and I still have it)......Lee Littlewood uses it all the time. When I sprayed it (straight), it tacked real quick (30 minutes) and didn't stay open too lon...
by vance galliher
Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Update time Vance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

ps......forgot to mention a few of the first steps. I primed with two coats of Ben Moore solvent base, then one coat of one shot imitation gold, sprayed sized, then gave it a good dusting of mixed colored Mica powder, sized again ...then gilded
by vance galliher
Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Update time Vance?
Replies: 7
Views: 1573

Hey Doug, thanks for asking. The project went well. Sprayed Rolco quick size, chopped up metal leaves in coffee grinder (just a quick hit on the button...thanks for that tip Danny), placed all the different karat pieces in a cigar box, mixed/fluffed them up, and kinda scattered with a wide brush ove...
by vance galliher
Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for a vector file....
Replies: 15
Views: 4610

pricing...........

I'm with you Dan, I also appreciate seeing what others charge. When discussing how I figure pricing with friends and other signartist, I explain that I just pick a few numbers and then see what makes me feel good. Althought I think about how long it might take to complete the task, I never price by ...