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by Dan Seese
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Andrew, The glass door I'm referring to - where the black panel turned grey - faces east. I think I may have brushed around the letters first using OneShot or Japan Color and then rolled LSS Back Up Black in the panel. (Honestly can't recall exactly.) See photo: Austins gray.jpg The windows I've bee...
by Dan Seese
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:45 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Andrew, My reason for not using LSS back up black for outlining is that I have some work out there where the black has faded and gotten an unsightly gray over a few years' time. I don't often keep a very good record of what I did on specific jobs but I'm pretty sure I had been using the LSS backup b...
by Dan Seese
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Andrew, On this particular job I used a paint mask. My order of operations, in a nutshell: Obviously I clean the window several times with Bon-ami. Apply the mask to the glass. (In my shop, before applying transfer tape to the mask, I weed out the black outlines and shadows.) I brush the outlines & ...
by Dan Seese
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: 1st Glass work
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Re: 1st Glass work

Nice reverse painted pictorials, David!
by Dan Seese
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Thanks to everyone who contributed your insights here. It's been an education. Doug, when I apply heat I'm mostly moving the heat gun back and forth to provide warm air-flow to speed up the drying. I don't think it's an inadvertent amount of heat, but that could definitely be a factor if I got thing...
by Dan Seese
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

OK, I haven't trashed my One Shot Fast Size yet so I'll give that a try. But it won't last that long anyway, as you've noted in its tendency to skin over almost instantly. Regarding the pock marks in the matte centers - I have just a bit of push-back on further reflection: The marks showed up only a...
by Dan Seese
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

I think you may have put your finger on the problem, Pat. The first window I did was just fine. I used Gilder's Fast Gold Size (from Letterhead Sign Supply) mixed with LeFranc slow size. It worked great. When I got to the second window, where I experienced the problem, I was getting to the bottom of...
by Dan Seese
Thu Feb 26, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Re: Pock marks in matte centers

Hey, Pat. I used One Shot Fast Size with some LeFranc Slow Size mixed in to extend the open time. Here in dry Colorado, that open time can go off pretty quick - which it did. (I don't recall how long it was but it wasn't quite long enough for my liking.) After both the matte & burnished gilds were c...
by Dan Seese
Wed Feb 25, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pock marks in matte centers
Replies: 30
Views: 19321

Pock marks in matte centers

I just completed a couple of gold leaf windows and noticed on one of the windows that some of the 16kt matte centers have little pock marks in them. Has anyone ever run into this? I have a theory as to what caused it but wanted to see if anyone else has had this happen. It doesn't look bad unless yo...
by Dan Seese
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lettering on corrugated metal
Replies: 4
Views: 3982

Re: Lettering on corrugated metal

Thanks, Andrew and Pat, for taking the time to respond! Pat - I always like to see how your brain works. This is an interior ceiling in a restaurant and relatively small letters on large corrugation. Breeze won't be a problem but magnets might be useful . . . unless it's aluminum. Andrew - Prior to ...
by Dan Seese
Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lettering on corrugated metal
Replies: 4
Views: 3982

Lettering on corrugated metal

I have a project coming up in a couple of weeks where I need to do some basic helvetica lettering on a corrugated ceiling. The letters aren't that tall ranging from 8" - 15". The corrugation is really deep with the peaks & valleys each being about 2". It's been a long time since I've lettered on cor...
by Dan Seese
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Vault Door Restoration Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Re: Vault Door Restoration Needed

This is helpful information, Bruce & John - whether I end up doing it or someone else. This is almost 500 miles from my place. I've done vault doors both on location as well as removing them and restoring them in my shop. Doing it on location brings a multitude of problems, and unfortunately, this i...
by Dan Seese
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Vault Door Restoration Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2005

Vault Door Restoration Needed

I was contacted by some folks in Spencer, Nebraska who are looking for someone who could restore some old vault doors in a 1906 bank building. It needs to be completed before the middle of November and done on location since it's a working bank. I'm not sure if I can fit this into my schedule but th...
by Dan Seese
Sun Oct 12, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL LETTERHEADS 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 6738

Re: OFFICIAL LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL LETTERHEADS 2015

Sign me up for your seminar, Bruce!
(a priori)
by Dan Seese
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Black Lion Pub London
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: Black Lion Pub London

Absolutely heartbreaking, Doug.
This sign & the Salisbury & Bath House blew me away when I first saw them in Schwartaman's "DESIGNAGE" book. (Well, just about everything in that book blows me away.) Now I'm sorry I missed this one while in London last year (too much to take in during my short visit.)
by Dan Seese
Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Mike Reilley
Replies: 4
Views: 2251

Re: Mike Reilley

Thank you, Mike & Kent, for letting us know about Mike Reilley's recent death. I didn't know him real well, but I always enjoyed interacting with him - preparing for the '95 meet and periodically discussing our career twists & turns through the years. His enthusiasm portrayed the heart of a solid tr...
by Dan Seese
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Reverse job on double-glazed windows
Replies: 5
Views: 2902

Re: Reverse job on double-glazed windows

Looks great, Lorenzo! Nicely executed.
by Dan Seese
Thu May 08, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: OFFICIAL LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL LETTERHEADS 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 6738

Re: OFFICIAL LOCATION OF INTERNATIONAL LETTERHEADS 2015

Just saw this! So, Mark, reason prevails! I was looking forward to the Vegas meet but as I think about it, I'm not sure you would have survived. :wink: The Sign Museum sounds like a perfect venue providing the opportunity to attend a momentous meet and to experience the museum. Many thanks to Tod & ...
by Dan Seese
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign
Replies: 8
Views: 3738

Re: Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign

Thanks Larry! Great advice. I'll suggest that but somehow I don't think that's the answer they're looking for. :? (And thankfully there are people, beyond sign painters, who are interested in preserving these moments in time.) Pat - you've made some good observations here (with your empirical habits...
by Dan Seese
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign
Replies: 8
Views: 3738

Graffiti on Historic Ghost Sign

I just received a phone call from the Fort Collins Historic Preservation planner informing me that a ghost sign had been tagged. She emailed this rough photo of the vandalism. graffiti.jpg Her question was if I know how to remove this without damaging the sign underneath. I have an over-the-counter ...
by Dan Seese
Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pat Mackle in the News
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Re: Pat Mackle in the News

Thanks for the link, Erik. Pat is the definitely the man who can take care of this for them. Better than sandblasting bricks, right Pat? And speaking of bricks: Though the vandalism of this historic artifact is no laughing matter, I've had to re-do some vandalized gilded window signs in the past and...
by Dan Seese
Fri Feb 14, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: La Belle Miette
Replies: 11
Views: 4486

Re: La Belle Miette

Hey Bruce,

Superb work, as always.

Thanks for making my day!
by Dan Seese
Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: In Memoriam - Starr Bright
Replies: 8
Views: 4185

Re: In Memoriam - Starr Bright

I never met her but had heard of her. I'm so sorry you lost a friend like this.

Life is short and frail for each of us, isn't it?

Thank you, Robare, for letting us know.
by Dan Seese
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Alf Becker alphabets
Replies: 10
Views: 5385

Re: Alf Becker alphabets

Lee, that looks like a fantastic book!
Terry, I think these are the scans you're looking for but mine are probably just as bad as yours.
I got mine from Joe Broxterman and they're likely part of the same collection of copies from ST.
by Dan Seese
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Dublin signwriters short film
Replies: 16
Views: 7655

Re: Dublin signwriters short film

Well, here's a slight diversion from the topic about the film (which, proud of my Irish heritage, I had particular pleasure watching) but I'm picking up on Pat's comment about the exterior lettering on windows in Georgetown. A couple of years ago my wife and I were visiting Georgetown. We stopped in...
by Dan Seese
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Christmas Gift
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: A Christmas Gift

Nice sign too, Bob. I especially like your treatment of the dimensional element at the top.
by Dan Seese
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Magic Eraser for excess gold removal
Replies: 13
Views: 6432

Re: Magic Eraser for excess gold removal

Andrew, Thanks for breaking your silence by sharing with us a great tip. I'll give it a try. I've found a small amount of "Splash" on cotton also works well for gold removal (something John Studden showed me). Doing those transom addresses and trying to match the original style - looks like a nice j...
by Dan Seese
Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Guy - Returning
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: New Guy - Returning

Welcome, Rob. (Welcome back!) Activity on the forum ebbs & flows but if you stick around long enough (and delve into the archives) you'll find a wealth of knowledge and generous camaraderie. Looking forward to what you'll bring to the table as well, since the diversity here continues to expand. Part...
by Dan Seese
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: DENVER AREA SIGN PAINTERS!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: DENVER AREA SIGN PAINTERS!!!!

Welcome, Elliot!
Like Brian, I'm in Fort Collins.
And, like Brian, I'm not sure how much I can help but I'm willing to share what I can. Maybe between the two of us we can at least give you some direction. Contact me & we'll talk.
by Dan Seese
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Backing of a reverse glass sign question
Replies: 12
Views: 5586

Re: Backing of a reverse glass sign question

Thanks for your perception & response, Robare.
I learned a few things here!