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by Robare M. Novou
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: MS Trebuchet Font
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Mike, Did you look under Trebuchet MS, instead of MS Trebuchet?

Thats where I found it, if its not there I will type it out for you in Corel, convert to curves, and send it to you.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Any Silver spray guns for sale?
Replies: 34
Views: 10922

Having done some silvering via both the pour method and the spray bottle method, I prefer the spray bottle method. I also do not use the 3 part Peacock silver solutions. I now use Mirror Tech 2 part silvering solutions. When doing the pouring method, I too got bad results on larger pieces, with disc...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Nov 28, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Items
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Rick Glawson sold reprints of his R&E catalog. They were done on a black and white copy machine, so the quality of the copies were not the greatest, still it was better than nothing. I promised myself that if I ever came across an Original R&E Catalog that I would make some quality reprints. Well th...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Items
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Yes, its nice to be able to make a post once in a while. Now that things have slowed down a bit here at work. Thanks for posting those R&E cover shots. The R&E catalog does mention Wire Glass for signs. But I don't remember seeing any examples in the catalog, I will have to look again. From what Jef...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Items
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Lucky You Indeed!, and Congrats on getting the Rawson and Evans "Oberst" Sign. Who knew that there was another one of these just like mine. Twins! And its in a storgage locker just a few miles away from me. Cant wait for the reunion. I will have to place them both outside my shop, one on each side o...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Blending 1 shot on Dibond
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

I worked at a Billboard company for about a year, and we used the blending cream on a few occasions. The Billboards were temporary, but they held up well when using the blending cream, but that was on shop painted 4 x 8's of MDO and Metal, so the finish coat was somewhat soft and receptive to additi...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gilding/Leafing as a component in calligraphy- questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 2686

Yes, you sometimes need special tools for handling the gold leaf. But it can also be handled without the special tools. I guess it all depends on your skill level. As a beginner I would suggest that you get a good book on gilding and its application. There are a few out there. Try your local library...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Interesting Ebay Items
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Interesting Ebay Items

http://i2.ebayimg.com/01/i/08/fa/2e/91_1.JPG Photo link added by administrator: MJ Here is an item you dont see that often on Ebay. I was wondering if there had been any other listings for this item in the past. As this is the first time I have seen this item on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISA...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Apr 07, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue chip testing update
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

You did not state how thick you put the glue on, I have noticed that the thicker the glue coat, the more likely you are going to get a snail chip. What was the thickness of your glue? 1/8th...3/16ths...1/4th? I used one of those grooved rollers, the kind that rick used to sell, and it made the glue ...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Apr 07, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rendering gold leaf for a drawing
Replies: 7
Views: 2699

You could get an alps MD-5000 printer and use the gold or silver foils for printing out your gold lettering and/or ornamentation on your drawings.

The foils are shiney like real gold and silver leaf, and look very impressive on the drawing.

You can get the alps MD-5000 printer on ebay.
by Robare M. Novou
Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Printing pages on some web sites
Replies: 4
Views: 996

sometimes printing in "landscape" mode helps, but not all the time.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Extira Problems
Replies: 11
Views: 4506

Extira

Dont use a water based primer on Extira...it will not stick

Hose of the board with water to remove dust, let dry, then prime with oil based primer.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yearly Rant
Replies: 9
Views: 3665

Post This Two!

Well finally a post gets through! And wouldn't you know it, its the one where I sound upset. Thats right, the nice long informative ones end up in cyber space, and the short angry ones end up on the site.

This site must have a mind of its own.

RMN :x
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Sep 26, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yearly Rant
Replies: 9
Views: 3665

Post this!

I have been posting! Where are the posts I make going?

Does anyone else have this problem?

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Aug 16, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rock island railroad
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Here is a site www.simpson.edu/~RITS/histories/MoPearl/MoPearl.html If this link takes you to an index...just scroll down to "MoPearl" There is a close up of the train picture below. http://www.theletterheads.com/glawson/rockislandtrain400.jpg http://www.theletterheads.com/glawson/rockislandtrain140...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:33 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Disaster!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 4910

Glass Disaster

I feel your pane! I purchased a piece of curved (slumped) glass for $200 at the local glass dealer. It was about the same size as yours, It was the wrong size for the customer that was to buy it originally. So there it sat for 2 years, until I showed up, and purchased it. Got it to my shop, laid it ...
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 01, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lead Foil
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Lead Foil

I found some 14" wide at this site:

www.rpicorp.com

the thickness in inches vary, .006, .015, .030.

I am wondering what thickness is needed for glass signs.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Sun Aug 01, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Extira? Any body heard of it
Replies: 11
Views: 4579

Extira

I've been working on an article for signcraft magazine concerning the use of extira for signs. As we know, medex was great to cut shapes out of, no voids or delamination, but it didnot last outside when exposed to moisture, unlike the spec sheet that said it was exteroir grade and good for outside s...
by Robare M. Novou
Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Lead Foil
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Lead Foil

Looking for some information on lead foil. I know that it can still be purchased, here locally and over the internet. I read and have seen that it is applied to the back of glass signs. Im told that this is for protective reasons. Any thoughts some of you in the know might have about this would be a...
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Train Car Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 4489

Train Lettering.

Im looking for information on the passenger train cars. Not the frieght cars or Engines, just the passenger compartment cars.

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jul 26, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Train Car Lettering
Replies: 8
Views: 4489

Train Car Lettering

Does anyone on this site have any information or leads to information concerning train lettering? To be more specific, Railroad trains from around the turn of the century (1800-1900).

RMN
by Robare M. Novou
Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: glue-chip problems
Replies: 4
Views: 2765

I recall reading or hearing something about damping/wetting the surface of the blasted glass with water, prior to the application of the glue. Seems to me, that in doing this, you're washing away the sandblasting dust, which might be the reason for the glue's inability to adhere to the glass. Or...y...
by Robare M. Novou
Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Paint mask choices
Replies: 18
Views: 7826

Paint Mask Preference

I tried some MacTac masking a while back after I ran out of Gerber mask. The MacTac masking cut on the plotter, held the small details better, and stuck better to the glass with a lot less bleed than the gerber mask. I haven't tried it on anything else other than glass. If I were to need a masking a...
by Robare M. Novou
Fri May 14, 2004 7:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Strong's Book of Design
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Strongs Book Of Designs

Well according to the Title Page in the "1917 Edition"...it is printed "New and Enlarged Edition". And when I compare it to the "1910 Edition"....I see that the "1917 Edition" is indeed larger by about 4 pages...and some of the previous "1910 Edition" pages have now been colored in the "1917 Edition...
by Robare M. Novou
Thu May 13, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Removing mirroring
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Silver Removal

Have you tried to dilute the silver strip?

I seem to remember doing that...I think I even mixed in some bon ami, by wiping the damped diluted silver strip rag across a bon ami bar a swipe or two...and then going after the unbacked up silver.

RMN