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by Wayne Osborne
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: David Butler Testing the Smith Tip
Replies: 4
Views: 2067

mmm seems to work well!-...;......So thats how DB gets those realistic looking gilds on his visuals!
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Gilders Tip for Laying Full leaves
Replies: 45
Views: 24640

What a clever Boy This Smiffy fella is!- I Bought a "Smith Tip" at letterheads in Wales last week- and must report its a fine fine tool. I had chance to play around with it this afternoon and lay some gold on glass with it - Although I have done a fair bit of glass gilding- I don't do enough of it t...
by Wayne Osborne
Mon Jul 23, 2007 2:00 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Gilders Tip for Laying Full leaves
Replies: 45
Views: 24640

aw danny thats a bit unfair.:wink: Disclaimer *I am in no way affiliated with or have been compensated by the "Smith Tip Company" Just by Dave's very existance we are all richly rewarded indeed- This is one Genius who is NOT selfish--Bringing us this tip is just the icing on the cake. . . . .( Can I...
by Wayne Osborne
Sat Jul 21, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Gilders Tip for Laying Full leaves
Replies: 45
Views: 24640

Fantastic- Now I too can lay whole leaves in my Pyjamas!

Brilliant Idea Dave- as you say- two tips together can be hit and miss.

Are you bringing some to Wales with you in August?- if so ,put me down for one.
by Wayne Osborne
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Moose Jaw meet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2872

Hey now they look special!- great Job - thanks for sharing those
by Wayne Osborne
Mon Jul 02, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Frank George Holmes Brilliant Cutter Liverpool, England
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Nice Job Dave- and a fitting tribute to the man ( don't you just wish you met him before he died)-Its true what they say about " A whole library burns"-when someone like this passes) Maybe there's a lesson in that for all of us?-To grab the old Pro's WE KNOW and pick their brains before its too late...
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Slumped Brilliant cut and acid toned glass panels
Replies: 6
Views: 2308

Those are stunning mate!- Chichester is not far from me- Definately have to check those out in person- and send you loads of Pictures.
by Wayne Osborne
Sat Jun 02, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Slumped Glass Corner Sign
Replies: 19
Views: 6616

Brilliant Dave -
Keep on amazing us- and challenging yourself
by Wayne Osborne
Thu May 31, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Stone Cutting movie
Replies: 11
Views: 4311

Thanks for posting that- Its brilliant and very inspiring, I have watched it several times..There's something about the true craftsmenship and the excellence they achieve that just pushes all my lettering buttons at once.- Are they still in operation do you know?- it would be a shame if anything had...
by Wayne Osborne
Mon May 21, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Flashed glass cutting
Replies: 5
Views: 1587

Nice Job there Dave-
It was seeing some starbursts in an office doorway that first got me looking at Glass decoration, but those leaves are something else!!
by Wayne Osborne
Fri Apr 27, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: I889 CUT GLASS INSTALLED
Replies: 7
Views: 2383

They look very at home Dave- Itching to see the rest of it in now!
by Wayne Osborne
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Victorian Etching Techniques
Replies: 24
Views: 8889

This looks like a very special glass sign that would be around for 100 years . I've seen some very old silver staining work around here too,all from 1880's and earlier-and your piece looks spot on. Thats a real old fashioned technique -Its just amazing to think it can still be done in 2007- It would...
by Wayne Osborne
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: White Acid Panel, short step by step
Replies: 4
Views: 1642

Dave- thanks for sharing that- Simple effect but fascinating to see...Drooling over old white acid windows will never be quite the same again!
by Wayne Osborne
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Any funny stories to share?
Replies: 37
Views: 15644

Hole digging stories? I'd forgotten this one Mike. The job was to fit up a simple 8x4 Estate Agents FOR SALE board- The development was on land that was part of a small country estate- An estate that had its own family chapel and Graveyard Years earlier. The site had been leveled and built upon yea...
by Wayne Osborne
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Revealed glass sign
Replies: 3
Views: 1423

Nice find Dave- At least its not all being pulled down and dumped! I remember a very broad glass fascia here at a fishmongers-It was painted over years ago, several times, but had an unmistakable art nouveau shape to it. One day I saw some shop fitters painting the whole thing white- next time I wen...
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Mar 08, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Any funny stories to share?
Replies: 37
Views: 15644

I was an apprentice too....

and was one day helping with a big white pvc "To Let" banner- This thing must of been 50ft x 20ft- We cleared out the workshop- laid dustsheets on the concrete floor- and had it folded double flat on the deck. The Boss was signwriting the massive letters in Red screen ink- and I was filling them in ...
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Its been a while
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Wow Kelly- thanks for the link- Thats absolutely stunning !
by Wayne Osborne
Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Acid toning
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

Once again Dave -you push the boundries of our craft to a new level.

If thats a 'Test"-...I can't wait to see those REAL pieces! :D
by Wayne Osborne
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: International Goldleaf Workshop
Replies: 16
Views: 6667

Blimey Dave-That looks fantastic!- there sure is a lot of work in that!!

If your thinking about signing up for this one-
DON"T THINK IT.....DO IT!!

I did this S workshop with Dave here in the UK last year, and its well, well worth it-..It WILL change your life!
by Wayne Osborne
Tue Jan 02, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Glue Chipping inside a kiln
Replies: 8
Views: 2572

Dave- Those are Stunning mate- Must be great to have some greater degree of control over the chipping.
Real smart modern fixings too-Nice job.
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Coats Of Arms and Acid Etching
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

The Unicorn body is definately a white effect ( rather than a lemon gold look about it) I grabbed those shots when i was working across the street- The trouble was I had to stand in the middle of a busy road to get the shots and trying to do it without being run over..or questioned too heavily by th...
by Wayne Osborne
Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Coats Of Arms and Acid Etching
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

Thanks for posting those Dave- (This Glass sign spotting is getting really addictive) I found that window in Farnham. on the borders of Surrey here in the UK.- Just a very un-assuming ladys hair salon- But with the fanlight window carefully preserved.- and all that remains of the clock makers that w...
by Wayne Osborne
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Merry Christmas (and some nice vintage images to boot!)
Replies: 21
Views: 6734

A very Merry Christmas to one and all.

( Hey Kelly- great Cards!- What stunning glass pieces they would make!
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silverstaining into brilliant cutting
Replies: 14
Views: 4929

Wow dave - Thats smart!- (done in the kiln i assume?) How long does that take?
by Wayne Osborne
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Rick Glawson Signs - Added 34 more pictures!
Replies: 22
Views: 9325

Thanks for sharing that Larry-They are Stunning!-Photos do not do justice to such wonderful pieces
by Wayne Osborne
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Antique Piece
Replies: 7
Views: 2390

10 quid...?......You jammy Git !

Loverly piece thou mate..Look at that 'C-' Stunning ( gotta use that somewhere)-

It would be interesting to see whats inside the frame eh?
by Wayne Osborne
Fri Nov 24, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pilsen Brewery Glass
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

whoooooooow, Dave-....Thats just one of those designs that makes ya dribble!
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Silverstaining into brilliant cutting
Replies: 14
Views: 4929

woooooooh, they're so beautiful,- so deep.
Having had a "go" at cuting with you Dave, I can really appreciate the work involved in those small pieces- Stunning!
by Wayne Osborne
Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pilsen Brewery Glass
Replies: 13
Views: 5009

Dave, thats absolutley stunning mate !
by Wayne Osborne
Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Goodbye my friend....John Jordan passes
Replies: 10
Views: 3592

So sad. I met John for the first time last year in Scotland- He had a profound effect on me and my work, and I was proud to of known him, if only for a short while. Its true that a library burns everytime a genius like John passes... What a joy it is that he shared all that knowledge. Sincere condol...