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by Terry Colley
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Titanic Letterheads 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 10756

Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

James
can you post your e mail address?
thanks Terry
by Terry Colley
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signwriting book on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Re: Signwriting book on ebay

It went for £25, anyone here get it?
by Terry Colley
Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Is there an alternative for goldleaf?
Replies: 17
Views: 5670

Re: Is there an alternative for goldleaf?

Erik I'll refer you to your other post Art for arts sake! given the time put into such work the cost of the gold is minimal and if the work is for sale or a comission then just cost it in. most who do work here sell gold for what it is , the best you can get, so I wouldn't go looking for an alternat...
by Terry Colley
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Signwriting book on ebay
Replies: 4
Views: 1838

Signwriting book on ebay

Modern Signwriter book going cheap, buy it now of £10

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT
thought someone might want it (not me selling it ! )

Terry
by Terry Colley
Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Titanic Letterheads 2012
Replies: 27
Views: 10756

Re: Titanic Letterheads 2012

Like I need an excuse to go to Ireland! looking forward to it. Don't know if there is enough time to get a panel ready though. The museum has been featured on the telly a lot, what a great place to put on a meet. James give me a call if you need any help
by Terry Colley
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Nice Letterhead
Replies: 2
Views: 1191

Nice Letterhead

Just got this on ebay for a couple of quid ,worth sharing, if anyone wants the higher res scan then e mail me cheers Terry
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by Terry Colley
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)
Replies: 29
Views: 32072

Re: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)

This is a nice cast metal sign on Cross St Manchester, Painted black and gilded although the centre panel is clear plastic it would have originally been slumped glass probably embossed or cut. the whole sign is on a curve, will try and get colour shot of it soon
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by Terry Colley
Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)
Replies: 29
Views: 32072

Re: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)

The Forresters Arms. Ashton Old Road .Manchester atlas.jpg prom 216.jpg This little gem is in a run down part of town, most of the shops and houses around it have been demolished so I think this must have a preservation order on it. Whist there are a few ceramic tiled pubs around most do not have th...
by Terry Colley
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)
Replies: 29
Views: 32072

Masterpiece Signs of the World (Images & Addresses)

The basic idea here is to post the location of the best signs and art found in ordinary locations such as pubs and shopfronts etc from times gone by . No rules as such but it should be still in existance , please give full address and a short discription and a picture. (Admin Note: Images in this th...
by Terry Colley
Sat Feb 13, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Room for one more Mike?.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Room for one more Mike?.....

Ok Mike I will start a new post and see how we go I think it will earn it's sticky. Doug I have not been in the Peak but it is on my list and I will find a pic opr 2 of the Gates. The vine was not open at the time of day I passed maybee you could add it to the list
by Terry Colley
Thu Feb 11, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Room for one more Mike?.....
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Room for one more Mike?.....

.......On the list at the at the top of the forum Spent the day in Liverpool at an open day at the university with my daughter who was checking out courses for her degree, With a two hour lunch break we visited a nearby pub which has been on my list to see for a couple of years now . The Philharmoni...
by Terry Colley
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Leaded/Stained glass
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

Re: Leaded/Stained glass

i will look into courses,found a couple on the net. Pubs and churches seem to be the places for good study so I will nip in here and study over a pint
by Terry Colley
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Leaded/Stained glass
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

Leaded/Stained glass

Seasons Greetings one and all ! A bit off topic but as decorative glass makes up a big part of things here... Is anyone doing any leaded/ stained glass work ? I have had thoughts about doing some for a while now and with the new year have started gathering materials, info , tools etc Many thanks in ...
by Terry Colley
Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Art & Craft of Signwriting, Book
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

consider it yours sir! I will be in touch
Cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Art & Craft of Signwriting, Book
Replies: 3
Views: 1465

Art & Craft of Signwriting, Book

Hello to all ! Just been at the local old books shop and they had a copy of the Sutherland book 'The Art & Craft pf Sign-writing ' (see the post on old books) Which I know is now quite rare I bought it for £20 ($40 US) Since I have my own copy I thought one of you might want it for my cost plus the ...
by Terry Colley
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: List of Sign Related Books (some out of print)
Replies: 41
Views: 48926

VICTORIAN PUBS by Mark Girouard An excellent book covering some signs, lots of carving and cut glass. Given the research done for the book I think the author was Dougs mentor ISBN 0-300-03 199-8 ISBN 0-300-03201-3 (pbk) Pub Signs by Paul Corballis 1-85291-018-6 The definative work on pub signs, very...
by Terry Colley
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: sign reproduction methods
Replies: 4
Views: 2127

Nancy
Russel Kelly doe lots of this type of work , If you don't have his details I will find them for you
Cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Question about 12 hr. Lafranc size?
Replies: 6
Views: 2557

There have been problems with the 12 hour and as from what I have heard they are testing a new one, which should be ready soon. I managed to get some of the old stuff to see me through but paid a high price for it
cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Thu Oct 05, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

John
yes they are dual stripers, I commissioned 10 from Andrew Mack as door prizes at the Bull and brush meet in 2000, I have only one left, They appeared in one of the old catalogues from about 100 years ago, The kit might be yours ,who knows?
Cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

Just a bump on this , I will be taking the kit to the Dixie letterheads meet next week ,It is having a repaint ,l will post a couple of pics at the weekend, Sonny will be putting it up as a prize, So if your going you will be in with a chance of taking it home
Cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Mon May 08, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: airbrushing slow size?
Replies: 5
Views: 2699

Another tip on this, instead of thinning place the tin of size in a pan of boiling water for a couple of mins, the heat is enough to thin the size for spraying . This also works with varnishes and by not adding thinners you don't risk any loss of gloss. one from the old boys box of tricks
cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/flatleafgilding/images/3-picture1.gif Ok I can now do the posting pics bit, this was the second kit I made , again all bich ply hand made ( before the router). the drawer on the top right held a rollei b35 camera, This kit ended up on the small side so I built th...
by Terry Colley
Tue Sep 06, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

ImageThanks Danny with help on the pictures,
The box is 19 w x 14 h x 71/2 d
each of the dawers was routed from a single piece of ply this shows two drawers
by Terry Colley
Tue Sep 06, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

Image
This one shows the drawers, I made these on the router out of 3/4 birch ply , in fact I made the entire kit on the router.
Danny I like that kit. Is that logo on the front screened on?
by Terry Colley
Sun Sep 04, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Sign Kits
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

Sign Kits

http://mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk/flatleafgilding/images/2-picture1.gif First time posting a photo hope it worked Following on from the thread on Steven Parish trimming tools got me onto the subject of sign kits, I have had three in my 26 years of signwriting this picure is the current one. howev...
by Terry Colley
Tue Aug 30, 2005 2:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Steven Parrish's roll up pouch of gold trimmers
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Mike , nice to see those, but do you have any pictures of the sign kits ?
Cheers Terry
by Terry Colley
Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Best Brand of Router Bits?
Replies: 11
Views: 4428

Hi Joe I use a unilift by woodpecker the router is attached to this and set upside down on the bench, a chain device is then used to lift or lower the router head. this allows you to do a rough cut first then adjust up a little and finish with a fine cut . I also use the finish cut feature when cnc ...