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by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Vertical and/or horizontal for glue chip process
Replies: 8
Views: 1561

Re: Vertical and/or horizontal for glue chip process

Did they skip a step? Aren't you suppose to let the glue dry first, before you put it in the "low humidity" room. Or is the "low humidity" room really the "drying" room....where's the heated chipping room? Or the florescent light box? And I would never run my bare hands over the chipped area...Yikes...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: For sale
Replies: 9
Views: 2108

Re: For sale

Oh Yeah!!, How much??

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jun 15, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4747

Re: Glue chip glass problem

Has the Stained Glass Shop that blasted your piece, ever chipped glass on their own before? Or do they just do the Frosted Glass Blasting Only? I was thinking that there might be some excess oil in their air lines. Or...blasting with a grit finer than 220 does not give enough "tooth" for the glue to...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip glass problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4747

Re: Glue chip glass problem

Have you Chipped Glass Before? Sorry, had to ask. If so, did you do anything different with this project/process? Is the glass tempered? What was the grit size of the silicon carbide? What is the strength of your glue? Got any pictures of the dried glue on and off the glass, that you can post here? ...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Data Recovery
Replies: 17
Views: 3227

Re: Data Recovery

You might want to give "Webroot" a try. It's been installed on my computer for 5 years now. Never had a problem, yet, (Knock on Wood). Updates daily, Scans System Automatically at time and date you specify. Runs in background and alerts you to bad web pages, viruses, emails, downloads, files, etc. P...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:05 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Do you know "steampunk"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Do you know "steampunk"?

The following is another website statement on the subject of steampunk. Steampunk Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th c...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:57 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Do you know "steampunk"?
Replies: 8
Views: 2044

Re: Do you know "steampunk"?

"Steampunk? Why, yes—the long-lived trend of combining the best of Victorian England with technological advances that didn't actually take place until a hundred years later." I saw the above statement on a fashion website. And it occurred to me that we letterheads have been doing this mix of modern ...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun May 23, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: silvering plastic an alternative to chrome plating plastics
Replies: 14
Views: 3146

Re: silvering plastic an alternative to chrome plating plastics

Not Sure if this will work, but, you can give it a try.

http://www.peacocklabs.com/permalac.htm

And for silvering plastic and rubber, try wetting agent C-22, Scroll up the page a bit and you will see it.

http://www.peacocklabs.com/products.htm#chemicals

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun May 16, 2010 1:12 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gild Now....Before its to late.
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Gild Now....Before its to late.

Long Life....Short Video...I like the gilding on the Bridge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWFfk4Db ... re=related


RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Guessing Game
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

Re: Guessing Game

Ok, so now we know "What" they are...how about telling us "Who" did them, and the "When", "Where", " Why"....might even want to stick a "How" in there somewhere too.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Apr 09, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Guessing Game
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

Re: Guessing Game

The Cat's out of the bag....A clue....I'll bite, I believe the glass sign behind the Cat (tiger) is the new one. The one behind the Monkey is restored, and the one to the far right is all original.

Ok, so what do I win?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Guessing Game
Replies: 16
Views: 3468

Re: Guessing Game

Hows about this for an guess....
http://www.lestroisgarcons.com/gallery/

Be sure to click on the "gallery" link...and then click on the glowing circles.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Screen Saver?
Replies: 0
Views: 1087

Screen Saver?

Stumbled upon this while doing some detective work.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbV7loKp69s

Turn off the lights and watch this in the dark, Be sure to maximize the view when watching.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: White Aciiiiiid
Replies: 8
Views: 2112

Re: White Aciiiiiid

Nice work on your Treble Embossing.

Me thinks Erik will soon discover Glass Edge Lighting. :roll:

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: "Day Job".......Brookie
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: "Day Job".......Brookie

Joe,

Nice Work.

You got a permit to be fishin' for customers like that?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Who's Got Money?
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: Who's Got Money?

I submitted an Offer for $200.00. The shipping costs are $1,500.00. (Somebody has been drinking waaaayyyy too much Kool-Aid) But I told them I would pick it up, so no need for the overpriced shipping costs. Or I could have Pat pick it up for me, and then I would have some trade bait for a copy of th...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Who's Got Money?
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Who's Got Money?

Brothers of the Brush, Keepers of the Craft,...and all the rest of you newbies, wannabes, etc.....Can you spare this brother a dime? I saw this on Ebay, and I figure if we pool our pennies and other loose change we can get this. http://cgi.ebay.com/antique-reverse-glass-sign-1880s-G-W-SCHMIDT-Whiske...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Letters on stone
Replies: 9
Views: 1550

Re: Letters on stone

Lars, You might want to switch from talcum powder (which is white) to charcoal powder (which is black). You also might want to take some 120 or 180 light grit sand paper and sand the back of the pattern to open up the pounce holes. Doing that will allow more pounce powder to get through the holes. RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: posting photos.......?
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: posting photos.......?

Vance, here is a link to some Corel YouTube Video's, I think this is the program and version you have, if not...look around on YouTube, or go to www.corel.com for some help.

http://www.youtube.com/user/PhotoVideoE ... N4ADGRcGWg

Let me know how this goes.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam

When one learns about priming and painting, one also learns about the variables in materials and drying times, not just by reading the labels, but also through experience. The more you do, the more you know. And it sounds like you know what you are doing. As you and I know, and as Kent has stated, t...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilmore Gasoline
Replies: 7
Views: 1651

Re: Gilmore Gasoline

Stop it Jerry, you're making the rest of us look bad. :lol:

Fantastic work!

Please post pics of the completed work once they are installed.
Illuminated and Non-Illuminated.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam

Joe, it seems with each post you make, you give more details into your situation. From what I have read so far, you have a drying issue, and you read the labels on the can. And....you stack your boards to dry. Which may be one of the problems. Stacking boards delays the drying....not enough oxygen i...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:30 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: posting photos.......?
Replies: 11
Views: 2260

Re: posting photos.......?

What program, if any, are you using to edit your pictures? If you tell us, I or someone else here may be able to go through it with you step by step to see where the problem is you are having. I have several software photo editing programs here....Adobe, Corel, Kodak, Nikon, Fuji....and some others ...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam

I knew a retired sign painter that had the same problem you did Joe. He was one of the best sign painters I knew, A true old school sign man. Once in a while he would ask me questions on mixing and using paint. I would give him the answer, and he would swear I was Kent Smith. He marveled at the info...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam

Thanks Kent! You have refreshed my memory and enlightened those out there that are about to prime their first chunk of urethane. I, like you prefer to prime urethane with acrylic primers. But when it comes to MDO plywood, I still prefer the oil based primers. So Kent, tell me and the rest of us, whe...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam
Replies: 17
Views: 3313

Re: Gilding on Sand Blasted Foam

Erik, Jim's customer is a signmaker/gilder, not the person buying the sign. Jim sells gold leaf, and other gilding related products to signmakers and gilders. So his "customers" are people doing the gilding of a sign, and then selling the sign to their client (the person who ordered the sign). Somet...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Cost of Data?
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: Cost of Data?

Mark, Went looking at the Ooma site, as per your recommendation. Cost of the broadband Ooma telo hub is $250.00, transferring your existing phone number is $40.00...but, there's a yearly fee of $10.00. They pick up the first year...but after that you pay the $10.00 yearly fee. Small price to pay for...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Price increase after 7 years???
Replies: 12
Views: 2488

Re: Price increase after 7 years???

Joe, Did you do two for $1,200? Or one each for $1,200? And how did you feel after you got paid for the first set of these? Did you feel like you made out, or did you feel you put too much time into these for the price. Maybe now's the time to increase the price to make up for any money you did not ...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Old style copper framing...
Replies: 5
Views: 2200

Re: Old style copper framing...

Erik, Here are those pages from the Spanjer catalog that Danny Baronian was referring to about the copper clad framing. I have some modern day info on this type of molding and who sells it, but at the moment I can not find it. Will keep looking and let you know what I find. Until then look for Coppe...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: fine art and gold leaf
Replies: 12
Views: 3260

Re: fine art and gold leaf

Frosting on Ice Cream...now that's sweet! But this piece is sure sweeter. Oh So Nice Mr. Segale!

Hows about you put that camera of yours in macro mode and post us some close ups.

RMN