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by vance galliher
Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Boise workshop was good
Replies: 9
Views: 2684

boise

Thanks Russ for taking the time for the photo work !
by vance galliher
Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: distressing gold leaf.........
Replies: 5
Views: 2703

distressing gold leaf.........

I'm doing a project for a local cabinet maker who is building several large wooden pieces of furniture that will be finished with a matte black. All the beading detail on moulding and drawers will have 23k gold leaf...over 100' of 1/2" bead gilding,.......... . I would use transfer tape to mask the ...
by vance galliher
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chipping insulated glass units
Replies: 2
Views: 1461

chipping

Hi Dan, I would proceed with your approach.....don't see any potential problems ......but as always, just see it thru beforehand.....I enjoyed our visits.......
by vance galliher
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Roderick Treece latest Glass Art
Replies: 6
Views: 2130

knights......

very nice piece Roderick ! Like to see a few closeups.........Just curious, why did you use vinyl as a mask rather then paintmask ?
by vance galliher
Wed May 24, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Look for the Forum
Replies: 9
Views: 2710

new format....

I like that I can now print info again in "portrait" layout and get all the words on. However, the green is a bit glarning and overpowering for my eyesight.......but I can live with that... Thanks for the effort Mike.
by vance galliher
Wed May 10, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: airbrushing slow size?
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

slow sizing

A follow-up to the gilded letter……..Whenever I lay size, I really try to pay close attention to what I’m doing. I always go back over and re-examine the area I just sized to make sure I didn’t miss a little spot in the corner, an errant brush hair, a small run, bug, or whatnot. After waiting...
by vance galliher
Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: airbrushing slow size?
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

slow size spray

Went to Harbor Freight and got a nice little hvlp gun (5 oz) for 60 bucks. I think it did a great job, didn't need to thin size anymore and didn't use very much material either...., not nearly as much as I would have had I brushed it. A nice thin layer. We'll see tomorrow night when I lay the leaf.....
by vance galliher
Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: airbrushing slow size?
Replies: 5
Views: 2648

airbrushing slow size?

I have a large gemini letter ( 2"x18"x26") to gild. I'm thinking of airbrushing it LaFranc slow size. I've added a little mineral spirit to thin the size but it still spudders, so I need to add more. My concern is how much thinner can I add without screwing up the size tacting ? Thanks for all repli...
by vance galliher
Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chipping in Snow County - Mike, Doug, or anyone
Replies: 26
Views: 12483

chipping..

thanks for following up on thist Doug, I await Dave's reply .......... someone has to know how to get more consistency with chipping. Its becoming a large part of my work and I ... well better know how to do it. When I get that nice architectual job with all the chipped/gold glass panels, I don't wh...
by vance galliher
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Chipping in Snow County - Mike, Doug, or anyone
Replies: 26
Views: 12483

gluechipping

Hi Ron, don't get me started.....hhaaahaaa ..glue chipping, the thing I'm doing more of and knowing less about ? Humidity is key in this process so I'm told........31% is ideal .....My hot box is exactly like Rick"s, and it gets 110 f / 31 -40 % h....and at times I still wait days for the chip ?...I...
by vance galliher
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Compressor Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

compressors

expect to pay about $2,000 for a good one.....have fun
by vance galliher
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Compressor Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

compressors....

Doug, no we both know what the real difference is !......thanks Pat,...... great explanation.
by vance galliher
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Compressor Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

compressors...

Hi Doug, the only thing I would add to the requirements is make sure its a two-stage. I'm mainly doing glass work now and no longer have to wait for the compressor to catch up with me. It has brought the fun back into blasting........
by vance galliher
Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: to those who use a dehumidifier for chipping..........
Replies: 2
Views: 1634

to those who use a dehumidifier for chipping..........

I have a hot box much like rick had with 4 heat lamps and a small fan, and it get to 110 temp with 31-40 humidity. It has worked fairly well. Today I bought a Whirlpool 25 pint dehumidifier ($150). I'm going to build a larger space, like maybe a 4'x4'x8' box in the corner of the room for my new appl...
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: flash gilding
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

flash

...just a footnote. Every scew-up is a great learning time for me ........I always try to be with the ....."what if"....Granted, there are "right ways" to do certain steps to acheive certain results......and then there are times when you invent......... "glue chipping".............test, test, test ....
by vance galliher
Sat Jan 07, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: flash gilding
Replies: 9
Views: 3289

speaking of flash.......

I was just looking through the sepp leaf book...making a list , and on that list was mica powders ....I love mica powders ! I can do anything I want to with them.... if I can think it, I can test it !!.....like Mike and Larry say.."Do lots of tests" ..that's the learning time !..............it seems...
by vance galliher
Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: problem in printing post from this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

printing....

Hi Danny,...........my pc is the same as mac for print setup, but it doesn't solve the problem. A friend said just select all, copy and paste in Word, then print. That does works, but I would rather not have to go to the extra step. On other bulletin boards everything print fine in "portraits", but ...
by vance galliher
Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: problem in printing post from this forum
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

problem in printing post from this forum

Whenever I print a Post from this forum, I have to use the "landscapes" page layout in order to get everything. When I use "portraits", which I prefer, the picture print fine, but some of the copy is missing from each line on the right side of the page. Does anyone else have this problem ? Are there...
by vance galliher
Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Hamilton Bank Note-Completed & Framed!
Replies: 54
Views: 36547

I'm listening also......

thanks for making the effort to show us what and how you're doing this piece Larry. It's invaluable to us that work with glass and aspire to do your quality of work ! I'll be here till the end.......
by vance galliher
Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Brilliant cut glass and obscuring
Replies: 18
Views: 6881

brilliant glass post

thank you so much David for posting this wonderful site !
by vance galliher
Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Palms Transfer Ornaments...
Replies: 7
Views: 2482

cutting glass

Larry, I’ve recently been experimenting with cutting shapes in ¼â€￾ plate. I saw a shaped piece you were working on at a conclave a few years ago and thought how cool to cut glass like I had been doing with other substrates. As we all know when doing reverse glasswork, it’s really important to have a protective mask on the front side of the glass to prevent unwanted scratches. But when cutting glass to shape from the front, it’s equally important to protect the backside from unwanted etching! I have a question….. At the back of the concave cut I’m getting a slight jagged edge, which I lightly sand off, with fine wet emery cloth. When I do this, it breaks tiny little pieces of the frosted glass off and results in tiny clear specks. How do you avoid this and get a clean edge? Thanks
by vance galliher
Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: cutting laminated glass
Replies: 1
Views: 918

cutting laminated glass

I did a search both here and google but didn't come up with anything of use. I seem to remember that burning with alcohol is part of process, albiet dangerous. I have several sheet of laminated glass that I want to cut to smaller sizes.......any suggestions ? Thanks for all replies.
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping question......
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

glue chipping

I buy glue in the sealed 1# bags and I normally get 6-8 bags at a time. I've gotten it from several places......Esoteric (and I believe those bags were marked with 5X), Pacific Coast Sign Supply in Portland , and a local art glass supply store. The label on these bags just say "glass chipping glue 1...
by vance galliher
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue chipping question......
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

glue chipping question......

I have been glue chipping now for at least 20 years. I started with bob mitchell's book, using scales and weights/volume.... real exacting measurments stuff .....then i met rick..... and it became simply 1:1.......... more or less of one depending on the area to be chipped.....At all the conclaves i...
by vance galliher
Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Opaque Projectors... What do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2578

projectors........

.....great post !....I started making signs in "74",......... and within a couple of months i knew i had to have a projector, .... and i got an overhead (transparency) projector for 50 bucks..(and i still have it)...in the early years i traced over lots of acetate, then started going to kinkos to ma...
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: exposure units
Replies: 10
Views: 3260

exposure unit

My unit is homemade. It"s a 2' x 4' piece of ply with a 2x6 screwed to each 4' side. Between the 2x6's are three 4' -2 bulb fuorescent fixtures with cool white tubes. My screen lays on two moveable 2x2's that rest on the 2x6's; making the screen about 4" from light source. I use Ulano DLX multi-purp...
by vance galliher
Fri Jul 01, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: do ya or don't ya
Replies: 9
Views: 2228

website...

My site has been up a year or so and is primarily used as a portfolio. Since I don't advertise in anything, it works great when a referral calls and I can simply have them go to my site to see the type of work I do. If they are interested,.... they call back. I had been thinking about having a site ...
by vance galliher
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: mirror question....
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

mirror question....

thanks for the info Danny. Sarah's kit sems the way to go.
by vance galliher
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: mirror question....
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

mirror

thanks for the reply Sarah.....I just got a call from Bill.....and the acid did remove the tenacious backing, but it also removes the silvering, and gave a slight frost to the glass. So that's not the way to go for the effect he wants. Hopefully Danny will read this and give some insight, and maybe ...
by vance galliher
Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: mirror question....
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

mirror question....

My friend Bill Blumberg and I want to know how to make new mirror look old: ie, where some of the mirroring is flacking offso clear glass is showing. First is how to remove the black backing paint ?.....We have tried all solvents in the shop, even Jasco paint and epoxy remover. Nothing so far touche...