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Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:03 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: making it through the snow....

Replies: 5

Views: 1358

They all really did have a great time. The whole scene had my smilling the rest of the day. Here's a better shot of the sleigh...

Image


Thanks,

Joe,

Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!

Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:07 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: making it through the snow....

Replies: 5

Views: 1358

making it through the snow....

Sunday afternoon was a beautiful sunny day. When I looked out my studio window, what to my eyes did appear...........

Nope, no reindeer.....but a sleigh and two ponys...

Loving winter here in Connecticut.

Joe,

Makin chip$ and Havin Fun!

Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:35 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Red Fox Relief

Replies: 3

Views: 3080

Red Fox Relief

HDU, 24"x28"x2". The oval is 9"x13" and about3/4" deep. Finished with acrylics. Gotta get some lessons on painting with em. :D All hand carved. The lettercarving took 1hr 10min. the relief 2hr 50 min. Hope you like it..... :D Joe, Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!

Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:16 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Dublin city centre pub signs,just done

Replies: 14

Views: 7190

Those look great!

Thanks for posting them.

Joe,

Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!

Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:27 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: "Autumn Morn" Limited edition

Replies: 2

Views: 2862

"Autumn Morn" Limited edition

Here's another one away from my sign work. (I don't think I posted this before ) Image is 11"x14".....1" thick. Eastern White Pine, all hand carved.....no sanding. The colors are oil stains. The geese are carved separately and added on. I will only make a couple more to finish the edi...

Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Mahogany School Crest

Replies: 5

Views: 3862

Mahogany School Crest

Hi, I'm back :P , i know, it's been a while. Here is a school crest in mahogany. 20" in dia. and 1" thick. Two separate pieces....the Trojan is 1/2" thick, hand carved, no sanding....just a few coats of clear lacquer. I made two. They are for placement on lecterns at a private prep sc...

Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Pictures: traditional Background paint effects for my signs

Replies: 32

Views: 21787

being a wood guy, those faux finishes just blow me away!!!!!

Would those have to have an exterior clear coat to be used outdoors?

Great work!!!

Joe

Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:48 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: "Chez Moose"

Replies: 5

Views: 3863

Thanks Marcella!

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:58 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: Slate sign

Replies: 21

Views: 1826

Slate can be "carved" on a cnc.......gilded letters or numbers look terrific on slate.

Hope this helps.

Joe,

Makin Chip$ and Havin Fun!

Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: "Chez Moose"

Replies: 5

Views: 3863

"Chez Moose"

Whew.....it's been a while!!!

Here's one that's being shipped to the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. It's 26" wide by 30" tall and 2" thick.....two sided carved in white pine (as usual :D ). All hand carved and gilded.

Hope you like it!

Thanks!

Joe

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Beautiful Little Carving Film

Replies: 3

Views: 3340

Thanks Harry,

That was neat! :D

Retiring????? Hmmmmmmmm

Maybe later..............

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue May 12, 2009 7:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Art Show Display

Replies: 2

Views: 2746

Art Show Display

I market through art shows and fairs. I thought you might like to see my set-up.... http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0040-4.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0054-1.jpg There might be an idea or two here to use in your office for a display of your sig...

Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:32 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 3D sign maker in Manchester needed

Replies: 2

Views: 678

Dave, he would have to do the same thing to get on here....

Send me your email addy and I'll send you the link....I THINK it will work that way.

Anyone else that is interested, send your addy here as well.

joe@ctwoodcarvers.com

Joe

Tue Apr 14, 2009 8:10 pm

Forum: Buy - Sell - Employment

Topic: 3D sign maker in Manchester needed

Replies: 2

Views: 678

3D sign maker in Manchester needed

This US signmaker is looking for someone to make a 3D sign in Manchester England..... http://home.budget.net/~signjon/Home.htm Here's his post on the Letterville Bullboard..... http://www.letterville.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/53013.html Give him a shout if you can help Joe, Makin Chips and Havi...

Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:01 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Quick edge rounding tool for HDU and wood

Replies: 1

Views: 3012

Quick edge rounding tool for HDU and wood

This little puppy makes quick work of rounding the edges of a HDU panel. No fuss, no muss! (WTH is a muss?) I mostly use the 1/8" rad. http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0018-3.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0006-3.jpg http://i178.photobucket.co...

Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:21 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Duncan's on the Telly!

Replies: 9

Views: 5550

Like I always said Duncan....you have a face for radio, oh er I mean TV......sorry! :wink:

Good stuff......she's kinda cute. Good concentration on your part.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun! :lol1:

Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:11 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Brush and Blade Meet pics

Replies: 5

Views: 3795

Nub???? Oh ya......if it ain't, he's wearing someone else's name tag. :D http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0093.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0036-5.jpg See, meets can be FUN! :P Joe, Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:02 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Brush and Blade Meet pics

Replies: 5

Views: 3795

Brush and Blade Meet pics

My friend Phil Ghi and I held a little meet this past weekend....

Here's a slide show of some of the folks and talent...

Enjoy! :)

http://w178.photobucket.com/pbwidget.sw ... dedca9.pbw

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:49 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Hopw do you store 1Shot paint?

Replies: 4

Views: 3606

Lars, Jill got it mostly right. I never open the can.....I put a hex head sheet metal screw (#8 1/2") into the lid about 3/8" from the edge. After shaking the paint real well, turn it upside down.....remove the screw....squeeze the can like the old oil cans.....replace the screw before you...

Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:47 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: which sould i choose a wide format printer or CNC router?

Replies: 15

Views: 1534

Ian, Here's how I think when it comes to making a choice like yours. I tend to think that new tools should be purchased to assist a growing work load rather than purchasing a tool and hope that the work will follow. I, personally, would first establish a market for the work and then a large tool pur...

Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:30 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: How can a hole cast a shadow????

Replies: 6

Views: 4289

Wow!! I forgot about this thread.....Thanks everyone for the very nice compliments. I do try to stick to the KISS theory. Looking back at this now, I could have used a capital "S" at the end of the word acres which would have added a little balance to the copy......oh well, next time. Than...

Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Outline technique

Replies: 10

Views: 6098

Believe me, I'm no expert but being a rookie too, I've had the same questions. First, the oiling is just to help maintain the hairs and prevent any small amount of paint left in the brush from hardening. I don't think it "trains" the hairs in any particular way. All the painters I know (AJ...

Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:39 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB Members Gallery Jan-Dec 2008

Replies: 32

Views: 38940

Make that palette... :oops:

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:58 pm

Forum: Industry News

Topic: UKSB Members Gallery Jan-Dec 2008

Replies: 32

Views: 38940

Wow!!! What a surprise :o Look at all that great work. Of course I'm partial to the dimensional pieces but I love it all and feel honored to be included among such talented professionals. When I think about this industry and the technology that drives it, it's hard not to admire those folks who use ...

Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:05 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: meri-mac

Replies: 7

Views: 4792

Hi Mark,

That one was $2,400.....some are over $3,000. Others, are under $1,000.........there are a lot of "depends". ;)

Give me a design and I'd be happy to price it for you.

Thanks,

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:30 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: How can a hole cast a shadow????

Replies: 6

Views: 4289

How can a hole cast a shadow????

I don't know but it sure makes the copy pop!!! :) http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0008-1.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0010-1.jpg This is HDU with laytex paint and gold leaf........aprox. 30" tall and 44" wide. Here's a closeup of the t...

Sat Oct 18, 2008 6:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Gilding and loving it.......

Replies: 11

Views: 6210

I wasn't asked but I thought I'd trow out a couple thoughts on Gilding (in the hopes that I might be helpful :) ). I describe the application of size as applying a "film", not a coating.....thin is good. It also easier to be consistent from job to job. Judging the right time to apply the l...

Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Around my block this morning Autumn Pics

Replies: 21

Views: 1439

OK guys......I'm old but not THAT old!!!! :) Jill, here's another cemetery on my loop... http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/c26c46f4.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/adc42675.jpg Thanks again! Joe, Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:30 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Around my block this morning Autumn Pics

Replies: 21

Views: 1439

Thanks Martin! :) I live in the NW corner of Connecticut on the boarder of Mass. and NY. If you ever decide to visit, the peak of the season is Oct. 15....that's pretty consistent! BTW, I'm a pretty good tour guide......give me a call! ;) Here is my home and studio.....the first shot of the church i...

Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:37 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Around my block this morning Autumn Pics

Replies: 21

Views: 1439

Around my block this morning Autumn Pics

Took a ride around the block this morning (22 miles) and took a few shots of the foliage......hope you enjoy em. :) http://w492.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w492.photobucket.com/albums/rr290/handlettering/ab9ff04e.pbw For those who can't download em here are a few... http://i178.photob...

Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:00 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: three bears property marker

Replies: 6

Views: 3852

Thanks Everyone!!! :)

Image

Image

Now it's time for the clear.

Hope you like em.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:39 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: three bears property marker

Replies: 6

Views: 3852

carved & painted signage: three bears property marker

White pine again, 5'4" thick and about 18" wide. I thought you might like to see it before I stainit. http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0018-1.jpg and a close up...... http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0016.jpg I'll post another shot when it's st...

Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:35 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: meri-mac

Replies: 7

Views: 4792

Thanks everyone!!

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:44 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: meri-mac

Replies: 7

Views: 4792

carved & painted signage: meri-mac

Here is what they wanted replaced.....it was 18 yrs. old (not mine) http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0011-1.jpg Here's the new one.....2" pine, 2 sides. Horses are painted acrylics and the main sign is cleared with poly urethane. http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jc...

Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:36 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: hawksview

Replies: 15

Views: 8220

Yes, Dave......well, sorta......

Image

A mirror and a picture.......same thing, just easier to handle.

And thanks for the heads up! :oops:

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: hawksview

Replies: 15

Views: 8220

OK, Here is a make up ....... http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0003-1.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/IMG_0004-1.jpg 2 sides, 2" thick.........pine of course. Just finished this part today, it will be installed this weekend and I'll [post a finishe...

Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:11 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: hawksview

Replies: 15

Views: 8220

OPPPPPPS,

Yup, I goofed......this was included in the "Cormier" post....that's why i missed it (at least that's my story and I'm sticken to it)

sorry about that :oops:

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:13 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: hawksview

Replies: 15

Views: 8220

hand carving: hawksview

Boy, it has been a while.......here's a little hawk.....another house marker. http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0023.jpg and a close up........ http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0013.jpg and a closerer up.... ;) http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/j...

Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:50 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: painted a-board sign: saint felix bar

Replies: 15

Views: 8686

Jill, I won't touch that line!!!! ;)

Saran Wrap works good too. Some prefer it.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:02 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: painted a-board sign: saint felix bar

Replies: 15

Views: 8686

Love It!!! :)

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved, Gold and Al leafed sign: dragonfly knoll

Replies: 14

Views: 7531

Thanks again everyone!!! :)

Jill, the bagging went great and was a perfect addition to the piece. (It hardly takes any time at all) It also helped to level the paint.....no brush strokes!!!!! Working wet on wet was the solution.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:17 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved, Gold and Al leafed sign: dragonfly knoll

Replies: 14

Views: 7531

Thanks Duncan, Steve and Andrew!! :) The sun finally came out.....here's a couple better shots.......honest, it's green!!!! :) http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/OKC%20Freds/dragonfly/IMG_0031.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/OKC%20Freds/dragonfly/IMG_0003-2.j...

Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:11 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved, Gold and Al leafed sign: dragonfly knoll

Replies: 14

Views: 7531

carved, Gold and Al leafed sign: dragonfly knoll

A little bit of everything here.....incised carving again. http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/OKC%20Freds/dragonfly/IMG_0032.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/OKC%20Freds/dragonfly/IMG_0042-1.jpg It's been raining for 3 days but I hope to get a good outside sho...

Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:56 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: property marker

Replies: 11

Views: 6244

Thanks John.........the scene just feels soooooo empty. It woulda been cool to have a fish or duck or something else in there. Oh well.................

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:09 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: property marker

Replies: 11

Views: 6244

carved & painted signage: property marker

This is for a small property marker.....about 9 1/2" dia. They didn't want any wildlife in the scene so I just cashed the check! :) http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0045.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0047.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/alb...

Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:18 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: cormier est. 2005

Replies: 16

Views: 8646

Thanks Everyone!!!! here she is finished with another closeup.... http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0023.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0027.jpg Thanks again! :) Joe, Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:16 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: cormier est. 2005

Replies: 16

Views: 8646

Thanks Everyone!!!! here she is finished with another closeup.... http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0023.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0027.jpg Thanks again! :) Joe, Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:42 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: cormier est. 2005

Replies: 16

Views: 8646

carved & painted signage: cormier est. 2005

Wow, it's been a while.....very busy here with some pretty big carvings on order. Here is a little teaser.....4 1/2 " dia. and about 3/8" deep. My usual stain job......Basswood this time. http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/jmakinchips/IMG_0010.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...

Wed May 14, 2008 2:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: is goldleafing onto di-bond possible?

Replies: 20

Views: 9070

Here's the scoop on the properties of the different types of size...
http://www.handletteringforum.com/forum ... php?t=2164

Hope this is helpful. :)

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:45 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Signs along the way. My PA research trip.

Replies: 20

Views: 10278

Jeff, That's a whole nuther topic!!! ;) In general, CNC technology has been good for me. The more dimensional signs out there the more people want em. The more that want them, the more biz. I do. :) And, I had to raise my prices to keep up with em. It's the hand methods that are taking the hit.....t...

Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Signs along the way. My PA research trip.

Replies: 20

Views: 10278

We saw a few nice ones Jill but didn't get any pics...........I just wasn't thinking......I'm starting to loose it......if you find it, send it back will ya? ;) BTW, the scenic shot I posted last, was taken last summer when I was at the Kutztown German Festival. http://www.kutztownfestival.com/ Joe,...

Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:16 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Signs along the way. My PA research trip.

Replies: 20

Views: 10278

The bridges are all made from wood. The trusses would rot very quickly if exposed to the elements.....so they covered them. Funny tho, in the winter they would bring snow into the bridge to cover the floor so that the sleighs could glide through. I guess they were tall enough for whatever came down ...

Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:42 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Signs along the way. My PA research trip.

Replies: 20

Views: 10278

Here's some shots of the scenery I was after. Many of these buildings were built by the Dutch. http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/PA%20bridges%20and%20barns/IMG_0339.jpg http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/PA%20bridges%20and%20barns/IMG_0294.jpg http://i178.photobuck...

Thu Apr 10, 2008 9:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Signs along the way. My PA research trip.

Replies: 20

Views: 10278

Signs along the way. My PA research trip.

Spent the last 5 days touring Southeast PA to get shots of the stone barns, houses and covered bridges......took a few shots of the signs I spotted along the way.....mostly carved.....go figure. :) Here's a slide show... http://s178.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w178.photobucket.com/alb...

Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:53 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i attach a 4x8 HDU sign between 2 posts?

Replies: 7

Views: 1110

Dibond will work and you won't have to worry about sealing plywood or MDO.
I'm with you.......where are the other opinions????

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu Mar 20, 2008 12:25 am

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: how do i attach a 4x8 HDU sign between 2 posts?

Replies: 7

Views: 1110

First off, 1" HDU, 4'x8' between posts will need a 1/2" plywood backing or it will be in 2 pieces before you get off your ladder. Epoxy adhesive will work fine (use it on the edges of the plywood too before painting). 1" angle iron attached along the edge of the plywood (with the angl...

Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:33 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: 20th Oklahoma Meet pics

Replies: 8

Views: 4007

Here's a better pic of the sign-in board.......26 sign-ins....not bad!! :)

But I had to bribe em with a raffle of my signature brushes! :lol1:

Image

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:56 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: 20th Oklahoma Meet pics

Replies: 8

Views: 4007

20th Oklahoma Meet pics

WOW!!! What a meet. The diversity of medium was amazing. http://s178.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/OKC%20Freds/03004d42.pbw http://s178.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/OKC%20Freds/d75c20...

Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:22 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Panel Jam this weekend!

Replies: 15

Views: 7334

Great job Jill!!

I noticed the gilding right away......looks just fine from here. :D

I've done a couple of these events and all I can say is that they are like a regular meet on steroids!!!

Thanks for the update.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:04 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Letter Carving VIDEO!!!

Replies: 3

Views: 2704

Letter Carving VIDEO!!!

Well, This will be my last post for a while.......this is starting to look like the Joe Cieslowski page..... :roll: This is a 2" letter....white pine. I price it out for 6 mins. The video quality isn't the best but it does focus at the important times. (Peter.....you may want to sit this one ou...

Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:52 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted Shadow Slide Show

Replies: 7

Views: 3284

Peter......when it comes to this kind of painting I have a hard enough time getting the paint down......another few years and I might be able to describe it. :rofl:

joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:33 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted Shadow Slide Show

Replies: 7

Views: 3284

Try this.............

http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w244 ... slideshows

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:28 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted Shadow Slide Show

Replies: 7

Views: 3284

I know it was Peter.....so was mine.

I'm using a feature in Photobucket to make the slide show and this is the only way I know how to do it. It obviously isn't the best.

I'll poke around and see if there is another way to do this.....

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:04 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted Shadow Slide Show

Replies: 7

Views: 3284

Wow, Sorry to do that to you Peter. Hope you didn't get any on the keyboard :( Thank you very much for the feedback.....it's what I need to know. I haven't seen this used before so I just thought Id give it a go.....God knows not all my bright ideas work! :vomit: Thanks Again......(hope you're feeli...

Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:21 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Painted Shadow Slide Show

Replies: 7

Views: 3284

Painted Shadow Slide Show

I'm having too much fun! :) http://s178.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/Shadows/51413879.pbw This would really be kool if I knew how to paint! :lol1: What do you think???? Does this slide show stuff work for you? (as a learning tool) thanks, Jo...

Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:59 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carving step by step: lindenwald farm

Replies: 7

Views: 3347

Peter, When I click on it it works ok.......which doesn't mean anything cause I have no idea what I'm doing.......just Havin Fun! :) Here's the link again.......maybe this will work for you? http://s178.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/lindenwal...

Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:18 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carving step by step: lindenwald farm

Replies: 7

Views: 3347

carving step by step: lindenwald farm

Here's another incised carving......rather large. I've made a slide show of the basic steps to carve an incised design. Let me know if this is helpful as well as what you think about doing it this way instead of a series of pics like I did wuth the lighthouse. Thanks.......hope you enjoy this on you...

Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved & painted signage: house pets

Replies: 11

Views: 4909

carved & painted signage: house pets

A winning combination! :)

This image is about 8"x10" and 1/2" deep.

Happy New Year!


Hope you like em.

Thanks,

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:57 pm

Forum: Vinyl

Topic: does anyone know where i can source vinyl edge sealer?

Replies: 3

Views: 589

The Sealit Pen contains 1shot Speed Dry UV clear.........sooooo, if you are good with a brush AND the letters aren't too small, have at it! :)

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fiun!

Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:13 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Slide Show from USSC Bull Pen

Replies: 2

Views: 1910

Slide Show from USSC Bull Pen

The Bull Pen is a mini meet held on the trade show floor in Atlantic City during the United States Sign Council's trade show, Sign World. Here's a few shots of the event. Enjoy! :) http://s178.photobucket.com/pbwidget.swf?pbwurl=http://w178.photobucket.com/albums/w244/jcieslowski/ac%2007/7d80c441.pb...

Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:39 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: painted window signs:

Replies: 24

Views: 13135

Very nice work Bernardo!! Excellent!

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:33 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Handpainted Scroll: Killeevan Church Of Ireland

Replies: 22

Views: 7121

What a wonderful job harry. Certainly one to be proud of.

My hat is off to you! :praise1:

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:27 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved signage: Eagle Flying to England

Replies: 20

Views: 7705

Thanks Again everyone!!

Joe

Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:54 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: gold leaf in booklet help please?

Replies: 21

Views: 7004

Ingrid, I only have experience with surface gilding. I do believe however, that you can't apply a second leaf of gold over another without applying another coating of size. Kind of redundant........sorry I really can't help with your question. But you might enjoy watching this video on making gold l...

Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:40 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: gold leaf in booklet help please?

Replies: 21

Views: 7004

Just a thought here, I always shop for the best deal on any of the materials that I use. That said, I will never use a poor quality material just to save a dollar.....it's not my dollar anyway. It's my customer's. He gets what he pays for! A pack of gold (500 leafs) has gone up $75 for me in the las...

Sun Nov 11, 2007 4:40 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: gold leaf in booklet help please?

Replies: 21

Views: 7004

Just a thought here, I always shop for the best deal on any of the materials that I use. That said, I will never use a poor quality material just to save a dollar.....it's not my dollar anyway. It's my customer's. He gets what he pays for! A pack of gold (500 leafs) has gone up $75 for me in the las...

Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: sign ornaments

Replies: 1

Views: 1789

hand carving: sign ornaments

I'm up to 19........

The thistle is my newest.

What is your favorite?

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu Aug 30, 2007 1:31 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: maggie b

Replies: 10

Views: 3682

Very impressive aj!

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:04 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: does anyone have details of the letterhead meet in wales?

Replies: 27

Views: 6949

Here is the info.....Better get on it right away!

http://www.davidkynaston.co.uk/html/sig ... ntion.html

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:06 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved signage: Eagle Flying to England

Replies: 20

Views: 7705

Thanks Glen :) Brian, tough question....hmmmmm First, I let my market establish the value of my work. That was the first one. The next will be more and so on till no one orders another. Works for me. The head part (Art).....I work with all sorts reference material. my photos and my experiences. I st...

Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:47 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved signage: Eagle Flying to England

Replies: 20

Views: 7705

Thanks everyone! :) Brian......three days after warmin up for 50 years :lol1: This brought almost $900. I have 2 more in the works.....both as a part of mirror frames. here's one without the trout. The strip behind the bird supports it until it's finished.....things get pretty thin where the feather...

Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:56 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: carved signage: Eagle Flying to England

Replies: 20

Views: 7705

carved signage: Eagle Flying to England

This was a commission for Michael's Mum and Dad back in England. Wing span is about 19". White Pine, of course. About 3 days work. I'm always honored to produce a piece that will be sent home as a special gift, especially to a country like England which has such a long and rich tradition in car...

Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:40 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: where can i get goldleaf in edinburgh?

Replies: 6

Views: 2822

Hey Sticker,

Try this guy.....if he can't help, nobody can! :wink:

http://www.mclarensigns.com/

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Jul 20, 2007 2:50 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: where can i buy some gold paint suitable for signwriting?

Replies: 8

Views: 3282

When you choose a "Gold" paint, check the label to see if has bronze or brass powders in it......if it does, it will turn black pretty quickly outdoors. Clear coating will help for awhile.

"Gold is Gold, Paint ain't."

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: What's wrong when a gilders tip refuses to pick up gold?

Replies: 6

Views: 2569

Graze,

Your hair is too dry....the tip needs to pick up a little oil. Really!.

Rub just a little Vaseline on the back of your hand and run your gilders tip over it.....that should do the trick.

Hope I'm not too late.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:46 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: 3D-signage: assortment from Germany

Replies: 34

Views: 14546

Everything about them is 1st class!!!

Excellent work.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu Jun 07, 2007 12:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: moose head

Replies: 3

Views: 2129

Thanks Lynn,

I'm sorry but I won't make David's meet. One of these days I'll get across the pond, just not now.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:50 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: moose head

Replies: 3

Views: 2129

hand carving: moose head

Here's another incised piece. Outline with a "V" cut and sculpt the image.....easy!!! :)

Hope you like it!

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Sun May 27, 2007 3:58 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Dimensional Signs from Greece..

Replies: 29

Views: 12624

Periandros, What excellent work. If I knew what half of them said.... :lol1: Your style is distinctive. The color combinations and use of shapes is very effective. A style that is quite different from New England, where I live. I hope you don't mind my asking, but do you feel that your style is cons...

Mon May 07, 2007 1:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: 25th anniversary

Replies: 2

Views: 1750

Thanks Robert, It's about 9"x12". The 25 was AL leafed, outlined w/shadow, on top of the stained board and then cleared with 3 coats of urethane (Unfortunately it looks white in this shot). The panel was then masked and I carved Thank You and years. Then I used patent gold on Thank You and...

Mon May 07, 2007 1:19 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: 25th anniversary

Replies: 2

Views: 1750

hand carving: 25th anniversary

I knocked out this quick one for the owner of the Farm Market......25th year in biz. Gold and AL leaf together....a first for me. My outlining skills are getting better too.
Hope you like it. :)



Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue May 01, 2007 1:50 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: display

Replies: 5

Views: 2628

Thanks Guys......you can bet I'm having fun!!!! :D George, this has been a 30 year career for me, although I've really been carving for over 50 years. I guess I've been lucky. I live in Connecticut on the boarders with MA and NY (Litchfield Hills/Berkshires). If I had the arm I used to have, I could...

Tue May 01, 2007 1:25 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: display

Replies: 5

Views: 2628

hand carving: display

I live in a very upscale country area frequented by New Yorkers on the weekends and during the summer. I thought it was a good marketing idea to show my house markers at a nursery/farm market. I put together a quick display last week and gave it a try. Wow....it worked great. I took several orders a...

Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:07 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: Three Little Greeks

Replies: 11

Views: 4396

That would be nice Lynn, but it's not going to happen. I hope to get to the Mocton Meet in Canada and then get ready for my one big show in Sept.
http://letterhead.com/meets/roundup2/reg.jpg

Thanks everyone for the compliments!!! :).

joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:06 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: Three Little Greeks

Replies: 11

Views: 4396

Thanks everyone!! :)

Peter, them Greek Gods are a bunch of stiffs till you dress them in gold! ;)

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:02 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: Three Little Greeks

Replies: 11

Views: 4396

hand carving: Three Little Greeks

Time to gild and cash the check! :)

Hope you like it!

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:58 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: can i use cheap household insulation instead of hdu?

Replies: 6

Views: 3152

OK Harry, here goes......... This is the info I have.......It's not wood so I don't use it but others have and it works just fine. First, use the pink or blue insulation foam......not the stuff with the foil on it. Using acrylic house paints works fine (2 primer/2 top coats). The down side is they a...

Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:01 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: lady justice

Replies: 9

Views: 4020

Thanks everyone! :) I guess some details are needed here. He used a 1/16th" ball cutter. I actually talked to 2 pros about this..... Although I thought this artwork was superior they both said that it would take nearly 50 hrs of THEIR time just to program it. I'll probably spend 12 hrs max. Oh,...

Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:38 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: lady justice

Replies: 9

Views: 4020

OOOOOOOPS

Obviously I haven't quite figured this out yet.....just sorta flip everything around....I know you can do it! :)

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:34 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: lady justice

Replies: 9

Views: 4020

hand carving: lady justice

This is the art work. Image needs to be 5 1/2"x5 1/2"x1/2"thick overall. This is Lady Justice hand carved in basswood. Here is the CNC version done by a good friend who has a lot of experience. He said this shows the limitations of this technology. If it was 4x larger, it would be fin...

Fri Mar 02, 2007 9:16 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: first one done 1956

Replies: 10

Views: 4287

This one was done in '77.....basically the style that has stayed with me till today.

Thanks again,

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:33 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: first one done 1956

Replies: 10

Views: 4287

Thanks Guys! Andy, I started selling those slides when I was fourteen. People asked how I could part with them? Easy, I said. First, the fun is in making them. Then I make you happy by selling it to you. which makes me feel good too. Then I'm happy cause I got money :) :). Then I have the fun to mak...

Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:02 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: first one done 1956

Replies: 10

Views: 4287

hand carving: first one done 1956

aj asked when did I start carving? I started when I was 9 (1956) carving kerchief slides (I was in scouting). Our monthly magazine always had a different design for one with a short step by step. I took to it quickly and was hired to teach it at summer camp when I was 14. I started carving for dolla...

Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:42 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: cape cod cottage sign

Replies: 13

Views: 5029

Thanks again everyone! :) aj, I started when I was 9 (1956). I was in scouting and our monthly magazine had patterns for carved kerchief slides. I took to it pretty quickly. I started carving for dollars in 1975. Went full time in 79. I'm going to start another post wit a pic of my first relief carv...

Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:56 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: cape cod cottage sign

Replies: 13

Views: 5029

Thanks Everyone, The carving on this design goes pretty fast.....about 6 hrs. There is a large area that has no details. The main carving just goes through the center. The ribbon was a little over an hour. The lettercarving and staining took another 4. Coating it out and assembly about 3. 14-15 hrs ...

Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:17 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: cape cod cottage sign

Replies: 13

Views: 5029

Thanks everyone, Pat, the letters are incised. The lighting for this shot was very low and from the right. I have a slide series of pics that I took on vacation in Maine in a town with a lot of nice carved signs. I got up very early in the morning to get the shots (to avoid traffic and people). This...

Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:51 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: cape cod cottage sign

Replies: 13

Views: 5029

Thanks Andy, Here's a close-up.

Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:37 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carving: cape cod cottage sign

Replies: 13

Views: 5029

hand carving: cape cod cottage sign

This is a little more complex than the salmon :wink:

It's 22" in dia. White pine, of course.

Hope you like it....
Thanks,

Joe,

Makin chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:06 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: dream catcher

Replies: 12

Views: 4767

Thanks Everyone! :)

I've got two more in the works that aren't as simple. :-?

One is actually gonna fly to England.....I'll get some pics up later this week.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:41 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: dream catcher

Replies: 12

Views: 4767

Thanks Lynn :)

I check in every day and post when I have something to contribute.

I got a new putter and camera so I've been trying to learn alot of new technology......it's not easy for an "Ol Timer" like me. ;)

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Sat Feb 17, 2007 5:44 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: dream catcher

Replies: 12

Views: 4767

Warren, There is about an hour in the carving and the same for the staining. This is the easiest form of relief carving. It's quite shallow. Here is a close-up of the tail area with the V cut around the fish and a little sculpting. It's about 1/8" deep. Joe, Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:28 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: dream catcher

Replies: 12

Views: 4767

Thanks Hugh,

One correction.....it is not sanded.....I don't do "sanded", lol.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: dream catcher

Replies: 12

Views: 4767

Wooooo Hoooooo!!! :D

I just learned to post pics!!!! Thanks for the tutorial, Robert!

Joe

Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: dream catcher

Replies: 12

Views: 4767

hand carved signage: dream catcher

This is carved the same way as the Elf on the slab. "V" cut around the edge and then the salmon is carved to shape and sanded, then stained. Overall size is 14"x17". White pine.

Hope you like it. :)

Joe

Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:15 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painting: mars mural

Replies: 33

Views: 9429

Wonderful work Jill! I really love the splash of color on the horizon. It really brightens the presentation!

You done good, girl!!! :D

Joe

Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: fruits and vegetables

Replies: 3

Views: 2588

hand carved signage: fruits and vegetables

This was a sub-contract job. I just did the carving.
1 1/2" thick 18lb Sign Foam, 30" long. Almost 16 hrs of carving....lotsa undercuts! :)


Two pics here......finished and painted.

Hope you like it! :D

Joe,

Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:18 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: oxenbury & sons

Replies: 26

Views: 8993

Great Stuff!!!

I love the colors and the hand work is supurb! WTG

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu Oct 19, 2006 4:25 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Dixie Letterhead Sign Circus

Replies: 14

Views: 6314

This was one I really hated to miss! These pictures don't help any, Jill ;)

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:02 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: stone hollow

Replies: 7

Views: 3495

Lynn,

Thank You. The deer took 8 hrs, carved and stained. Overall the piece took less than two days.

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:44 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: stone hollow

Replies: 7

Views: 3495

hand carved signage: stone hollow

This time it's done in bass relief with color stains. Two shots here....the second is a close up. Overall size is 19"x24".

Hope you like it.

Joe,

Makin chips and Havin Fun!

Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:38 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: cows

Replies: 3

Views: 2240

hand carved signage: cows

All SignFoam 3. 4'x6'. The ribbon is applied (3" thick) and the head is sticking out from the ground about 3". Gold leaf of course ;) http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=c1i2wsm.13ujvx3a&Uy=-qcdsl1&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&mode=fromshare&a...

Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:58 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: barrington seal

Replies: 11

Views: 5555

Well it's been 2 years.......time really flys!!!!!

I finally got a picture of it installed (I would have done it earlier but the building was under renovation).


Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue May 30, 2006 5:36 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: dunes lighthouse marker

Replies: 4

Views: 2363

hand carved signage: dunes lighthouse marker

We call these "House Markers" or "Cottage Signs". This one is 18"x13"x2". All pine. The colors are 1Shot thinned to a consistency of a stain (this allows the grain of the wood to be visable), and cleared with 4 coats of spar urethane and 23k gold leaf. I curled the...

Wed May 24, 2006 1:14 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: rivendale

Replies: 8

Views: 3339

Thank you for the compliments everyone!! Paul, this pine is Eastern White Pine (Pinus Strobus). It grows abundantly in the North East US and into Canada. I'm not familiar with Oregon pine but I think it may be what we call Sugar Pine. I like the working properties of Eastern Pine and the grain patte...

Mon May 22, 2006 1:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: rivendale

Replies: 8

Views: 3339

hand carved signage: rivendale

Two pics here.....The slab is pine. The elf design was supplied by the customer. This type of carving is called "incised". It's a relief technique.....similar to embossed greeting cards. The image is outlined with a deep "V" cut and then the image is carved.....it's very shallow ...

Mon May 22, 2006 1:13 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: pictures from the "Mass Mayhem" Letterhead Meet

Replies: 4

Views: 2460

Phill,

Now that you mention it, it does present some very interesting mental images...... :roll: :D

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Mon May 22, 2006 12:33 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: pictures from the "Mass Mayhem" Letterhead Meet

Replies: 4

Views: 2460

pictures from the "Mass Mayhem" Letterhead Meet

Just returned from a small meet in Mass. Always a fun and inspirational time! Here's some people pics: (4) Some Panel pics: (4) The second shot with the five panels are done by five different stripers. Each one has a minute to put stripes on their panel and then they have to trade panels. They then ...

Fri May 19, 2006 4:45 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: framed

Replies: 7

Views: 3218

Thanks everyone! :) "Makin Chips and Havin Fun!" Leigh, that's what I do for a living (the makin chips part). I take a board and using gouges and a knife, I dig a hole in it. To dig the hole I make wood chips with the tools. Therefore, I'm makin chips! :) All kidding aside, making chips is...

Thu May 18, 2006 8:21 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: framed

Replies: 7

Views: 3218

hand carved signage: framed

I'm adding this puppy to my line....2 pics here. First is just the carving and the second shows it framed. 8x10 image....carved pine with black stain. The glass has the "matt" painted on the back of the glass and the beveled gild is on the front. Takes about 4 hrs total. Joe, Makin Chips a...

Thu May 18, 2006 8:11 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: direction of grain for cut out letters?

Replies: 9

Views: 1662

This is wat the burnishing looks like... http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=c1i2wsm.m3u9yq6&Uy=s7106h&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&mode=fromshare&conn_speed=1 The verticle line is scratched (rubbed) verticly and horizontally on the horizontal line....

Wed May 17, 2006 5:44 pm

Forum: General Sign Topics

Topic: direction of grain for cut out letters?

Replies: 9

Views: 1662

I might add a thought here... When we burnish gold leaf to create an illusion of a carved letter we scratch the gild with velvet. Horizontal scratches reflect sunlight and appear to be very bright. Verticle scratches do not reflect the light and appear darker. I just wonder it it works the same with...

Mon May 15, 2006 11:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: assortment

Replies: 7

Views: 3102

Thanks Guys! Hugh....the shape of this was chosen after I made the letters.....it's the only thing that seemed to fit at the time.....and I wanted to see if I could make that bevel effect work. I didn't realize that the colors give it a Super Man look too........good thing I'm just playing :-? Joe, ...

Mon May 15, 2006 8:56 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: assortment

Replies: 7

Views: 3102

Hugh, At the top of where it says PLAY, click on the arrow pointing to the right. Here's a gift panel I just completed... http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=c1i2wsm.nc9ilp2&Uy=gtzstx&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&mode=fromshare&conn_speed=1 Yup, I a...

Mon May 15, 2006 1:59 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: assortment

Replies: 7

Views: 3102

hand carved signage: assortment

But I'm having fun anyway......:) http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=c1i2wsm.141qmjha&Uy=-301tpy&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&mode=fromshare&conn_speed=1 All HDU hand cut, carved and painted. Two pics here. The second one is the initials for a meet...

Fri May 12, 2006 9:24 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: painted stone

Replies: 3

Views: 2157

Sad indeed Jill,

However, nice job!

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Fri May 12, 2006 1:52 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: sleepy inn

Replies: 6

Views: 2730

Thanks Everybody!

I like the raised posts too but I gave the customer both options. He's doing the install and he chose the angled posts cause it's easier :-?

Thanks Again,

Joe,

Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Thu May 11, 2006 7:03 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: sleepy inn

Replies: 6

Views: 2730

hand carved signage: sleepy inn

Here's another just finished. Pine with natural color letters and it's about 3' long. There are three pics. The other two have two different post options. Which do you like best? http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=c1i2wsm.ioqb60u&Uy=-h7ttg&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromsh...

Sat May 06, 2006 11:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: welcome to jacks

Replies: 13

Views: 4125

http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=c1i2wsm.7oh4c2e&Uy=-z65tha&Upost_signin=Slideshow.jsp%3Fmode%3Dfromshare&Ux=0&mode=fromshare&conn_speed=1 Here's another......2'x3'+ This one is 1 3/4" deep. It's carved to a depth of 1 1/2" There are 3 shots. The first is th...

Sat May 06, 2006 9:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: welcome to jacks

Replies: 13

Views: 4125

Sorry Robert,

I did put a clock on the deer carving.....4 hrs. including staining. I charged $250 for the deer and $500 for the whole project.

Joe

Sat May 06, 2006 9:38 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: welcome to jacks

Replies: 13

Views: 4125

Thanks Everybody! :) I obviously got my feet and inches mixed up.....gettin old :( It's 2'x3'....deer is in inches. No breakage on the antlers or legs....just gotta keep the knife sharp and carve towards the body rather than away. In smaller deer, I'll carve the front antlers then intentionally brea...

Sat May 06, 2006 1:38 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: welcome to jacks

Replies: 13

Views: 4125

hand carved signage: welcome to jacks

I've been real busy w/business and family so I haven't been around much. I poke my head in once in awhile just to see what's cooking. :) Here's a link to a pretty traditional sign I've just completed....hope this works http://www.kodakgallery.com/Slideshow.jsp?Uc=c1i2wsm.zj531l6&Uy=2tliwe&Up...

Sat May 06, 2006 1:29 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved sign and painted from 1991

Replies: 12

Views: 4237

Nice!

Very well done!

Joe

Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:45 am

Forum: Gallery

Topic: traditional signage: Vonnies takeaway

Replies: 23

Views: 3551

The egg white and water method works! or: the potato or: gild and then remove stray gold by using masking tape....press it on and pull the gold off or: use a quick wipe of high temp reducer to remove stray gold or: apply a liquid furniture polish....wait over night...wipe off. I'm gonna be outta her...

Tue May 17, 2005 4:06 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: RHODE ISLAND

Replies: 6

Views: 707

My wife and I live in NW Connecticut....we frequently go to the RI shore to be near the ocen. Give me a shout and maybe we can get together sometime this summer....either at the shore or here in the Berkshires! http://www.berkshires.org http://www.litchfieldhills.com I make a great tour director.. L...

Tue May 17, 2005 12:40 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms

Replies: 18

Views: 5569

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Joe

Wed May 04, 2005 6:54 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms part 2

Replies: 4

Views: 2434

SWEET!!!!!!!

That sure will knock em out! :D

Great job!

Joe,
Makin Chips and Havin Fun!

Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:29 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms part 3

Replies: 18

Views: 5466

Wherever I go, confusion reigns! :roll: Jill posted some of the pics from the demo on the next thread! Thanks Jill!!! :D I just heard back from Rob and he's going to set up the demo with me....I have a lot more pics and I have to write a bunch of captions.....give us about a week. Thanks, Joe,

Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:40 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms part 3

Replies: 18

Views: 5466

Thanks for the welcome back!!! I've emailed Rob and Jill (she's the one who knows how to set this up). I can email a pic of my piece if anyone would like to see it.....but I don't know how to get anyone's addy????? If you email yours to me jcieslowski@snet.net I'll send it along. Thanks again. Joe

Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:04 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms part 3

Replies: 18

Views: 5466

I can't wait! :D

I just saw Jills "How To"......Do you think anyone would be interested in a carving "How To"? I just finished one with a neat lighthouse carving.

MORE PICS!!!!!!! :wink:

Joe,

Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:57 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms part 3

Replies: 18

Views: 5466

Nobby.....That looks terrific!

I haven't been to this site in quite a long time........I'm glad I stopped bak in.
I can't wait to see it finished!

Joe

Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:54 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Pricing Gold Leaf work, need help please?

Replies: 12

Views: 5437

Robert, This may or may not help since I'm almost always gilding carved letters. I price the sign per letter and double it for gold. As far as quantity....I always have plenty at hand :D, I honestly don't keep track because the price covers it. Assuming you are doing flat letters.....the leafs are 3...

Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:23 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Signs for Garden Party/Tour for cancer research

Replies: 1

Views: 2106

Signs for Garden Party/Tour for cancer research

My wife Diane and I were honored with an invitation to a Garden Party/Tour to raise money for cancer research, http://www.angelwoodgardens.com Click on slide show 2003, then click on slide show 2004. If you are just interested in the signs, they are slides 1 and 4. If you like gardens, ENJOY!!!!! :)...

Wed Jun 02, 2004 1:15 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: letterhead meet: lisbon PA

Replies: 22

Views: 8704

WOW!!!! Jill says "Meet" and everyone gets excited!!! :D I hope to make Jill's "Camp Panel Jam" my end-o-summer meet next year. Letterhead meets started almost 30 yrs ago with just 7 people. To have a meet you don't need a lot of folks! I have sponsored a meet in Feb for the last 7 years with just 7...

Fri May 28, 2004 5:51 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: heraldic coats of arms

Replies: 7

Views: 3243

Good Deal!!!!


I'm going to enjoy watching the process!!!!

Joe

Wed May 26, 2004 1:38 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: barrington seal

Replies: 11

Views: 5555

Here is a link to the "wonderful" copy I was given to work with :(


NOT!

Joe

Wed May 26, 2004 1:17 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: cabin over bridge

Replies: 2

Views: 2410

Thanks again Jill!!!!! :) This is a carving on a pine mirror frame.....the image size is about 8"x10". All the surfaces are carved with single edge tools: chisels, gouges and knives. There is no sanding. All the colors are oil stains that I make. On these pieces I finish with hand rummed laquers. An...

Wed May 26, 2004 1:06 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand painted signage: barrington seal

Replies: 11

Views: 5555

Thanks for getting the shots up so quick, Jill.......ain't she a real sweetheart!!! :D Jill that is! OK.....it's made from sign foam 3 (they finally got it right :lol: ) 18lb. It's about 40"x40"x2" thick. It was routed out in block form on a cnc to 1 1/2" deep. The eagle part of the griffin and the ...

Thu May 20, 2004 1:55 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: GB Sign Co. Radio Ads :)

Replies: 1

Views: 707

GB Sign Co. Radio Ads :)

Here is a link to a friends web site that has 2 radio spots. Scroll down the page to click on the spots. It may take a while to load but make sure you don't have a drink in your hand or in your mouth!!!!!! :D http://www.gbsignco.com/# Also, at the bottom of his page are a few pictures of a group pro...

Sat May 15, 2004 3:12 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello to you all !

Replies: 16

Views: 1760

Steve....Welcome!

Man, I'm outta breath just reading your intro :roll:

All I can do is carve :(

Joe

Fri May 14, 2004 1:43 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Maritime Letterheads Roundup, Coming This August!

Replies: 14

Views: 5370

I'll be there as well!!!!! :D

Teaching folks how to have fun making chips!!!! :lol:

Bummer is that I have to wait 3 months before I see Jill again...... :cry:

Joe,

Sat May 08, 2004 10:35 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: letterhead meet: mass mayhem

Replies: 12

Views: 6023

Thanks Jill!!

I gotta get out in the sun more.......... :-?

The spaceship is on Mars and was painted at Jills International Meet and it appears to have flown from the center of town down to the train station....

Joe

Fri May 07, 2004 11:48 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how much would you charge for this?

Replies: 12

Views: 5084

Kool!!!!

Thanks! I REALLY hope you get that job! :)

Joe

Fri May 07, 2004 2:01 pm

Forum: Gallery

Topic: Reynobond Signs: D&B Crash Repairs

Replies: 16

Views: 2619

Liam,
I like everything about it! Very nice. :D

Joe

Fri May 07, 2004 1:53 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: how much would you charge for this?

Replies: 12

Views: 5084

Nobby,

WOW!!! You don't see much of that kind of stuff over here. :o What material is it made of?

I hope you get the project....... I'd love to see how that kind of work is done :D

Joe

Mon May 03, 2004 6:45 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: headstone

Replies: 35

Views: 12436

Thanks Robert! I do sell a lot of house markers......maybe I should raise my prices. Then again, $50+ dollars an hr. ain't too shabby. I have no rent to pay and I spend less than $2,000 a year on promotion. The only consumables are wood and paint and that is tacked onto the labor charge. OK, you tal...

Mon May 03, 2004 5:31 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: headstone

Replies: 35

Views: 12436

Robert,

Whats E1.15 in US dolars?

Thanks,

Joe

Mon May 03, 2004 4:37 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: headstone

Replies: 35

Views: 12436

If it was wood and most were 2" letters, it would take me about 10 hours to carve (115 letters) @$5 a letter.....plus materials ....plus finishing.

I'll make a deal with ya, I won't carve stone if you won't carve wood.......ok? :D

Joe

Mon May 03, 2004 4:19 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: what did you want to be?

Replies: 12

Views: 1371

I always wanted to teach......Physical Education....en Coach Track and field. Got a track schlorship at a UNI without a PE program. I studied to teach wood, graphic and metal technology. Got a BA and MS in "Technology Education". Taught and coached in a High School fer 9 years......and I was eligibl...

Thu Apr 29, 2004 6:49 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: hand carved signage: headstone

Replies: 35

Views: 12436

Nobby,

Very fine work! I really like the hand rendered font!

I imagine it might take a little longer to carve letters in stone than wood :-?

Joe

Wed Apr 07, 2004 6:55 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Dixie Letterhead Meet

Replies: 22

Views: 8350

Thanks for the pics Jill!

Carol sent me a CD of her pics.......I didn't take one shot :cry:

Could you make prints or a CD of yours and I'll pay you for them at MMIV ?

Man, I'm starting to look real old........

Regards,
Joe

Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:25 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Dixie Letterhead Meet

Replies: 22

Views: 8350

OK, I got the pics now......I need to learn a little patience....... :roll:

Regards,

Joe

Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:15 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Dixie Letterhead Meet

Replies: 22

Views: 8350

Wow, I just woke up........... :-? What a fantastic meet!!!! Unbelievable talent....every corner you turned the was another awesum talent!! None of Jills pics come up on my putter??????? Whats with that? Did jill post the thong pic that Si took? :oops: I will be going to the Seakonk meet. There will...

Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Leeroy,

I just got back from the Dixie meet with Jill......it seems she is secretly taking pictures of the boy's buns!!!!!!! I didn't turn by back on her for 3 days :-? ...... her mum is a real sweetheart!!!

Joe... :)

Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:22 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Welcome to new members, the sign show and other issues

Replies: 15

Views: 2200

John........Kool!!!! :D

Don't we always find a way..... :lol:

Regards,
Joe

Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Welcome to new members, the sign show and other issues

Replies: 15

Views: 2200

John, I mostly use surface or "loose". Two reasons....I mostly work indoors and the gold is cheaper :) You can however use the patent and if you're outside you must use it. The "Real Sign Shop" :) in my town, only uses patent.... the trick in getting it into the recesses is to use a somewhat stiff b...

Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:13 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Welcome to new members, the sign show and other issues

Replies: 15

Views: 2200

Robert and Pete.....My pleasure! I'm just amazed that more folks haven't jumped in with their techniques.....Gilding is a pretty basic skill in these parts and it certainly is a great "up sell"! :D I hope you both can pick up a couple of "quick bucks" with the info! Once folks see it, they WANT it! ...

Mon Mar 22, 2004 11:54 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Hey Judy!!!! :D

I got over the Big Pond without getting my feet wet :)

Leeroy, I'll get together at the Dixie meet with Judy and see if we can fabricate a whopper about Jillbeans! :)

Regards,
Joe

Sat Mar 20, 2004 4:20 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Welcome to new members, the sign show and other issues

Replies: 15

Views: 2200

Pete, This info will be worthless to you if you can't get One Shot products.....but here goes anyway. Add 1 Shot Speed Dry UV Acrylic Clear to 1 Shot fast dry size, 1 to 5. Thats it! Quite a few vehicle guys here use it cause they are usually in a hurry...:) I was given this info by Frank Manning, 1...

Fri Mar 19, 2004 3:33 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Welcome to new members, the sign show and other issues

Replies: 15

Views: 2200

Pete, No offence taken :D . I've been gilding for a lot of years and have learned from some real masters.......and the one thing I have learned from all is that there are million variables. This Polak, for one, :D needs to make things simple and try to remove variables. Hence, gravity. Are you inter...

Thu Mar 18, 2004 4:27 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Welcome to new members, the sign show and other issues

Replies: 15

Views: 2200

Pete,
Thanks for the compliment. Just for jollies, the next time you gild do a little test and do the test both ways and see how close together they are. Gravity is more consistent then I am when it comes to knuckle draging :D
Regards,

Joe

Sat Mar 13, 2004 5:10 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Thanks guys!!! Yes I know Bill Riedel quite well. We've traveled to many meets together and aside from his wealth of knowledge and skill.....that man is TIRELESS!!! When Bill and I met Jillbeans for the first time, we were on our way to a Pinhead Summit in Ohio, about an hour from Jills. He had me u...

Fri Mar 12, 2004 3:08 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Jenny, Thanks and yup! :cry: I did it last year on a church sign.....spelled Episcopal (sp?) :o wrong on a 4'x6'x2". Now it's a 4'x6'x1 3/4" :D The only other one was a double sided directional sign with an arrow.....I'll bet you can guess what happened :roll: . It's a little thinner now too. You sh...

Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:29 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: can anyone give me some advise on gold leaf?

Replies: 23

Views: 9124

The BEST way to learn gilding is seeing a demonstration by a pro!!! Sounds like Steve is offering a unique oppertunity!!!!

I'd go in a minute!!! :D

Joe

Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:23 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Thank You Johnchild, My wife and I traveld a lot all over the states, BK (Before Kids) :wink: . With my kind of business, we could have settled anywhere. We chose NW Connecticut on purpose :D . Real old New England towns. Haven't changed much in 250 years. The original part of my house was built in ...

Thu Mar 11, 2004 2:14 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: can anyone give me some advise on gold leaf?

Replies: 23

Views: 9124

Robert, I've never heard the "hair on the back of your finger" thing....it seems pretty subjective....to me if hairs are sticking it's not ready yet.....WAIT! :) When working with signfoam (they must be dumping SF 2 all over the UK cause ya can't get it here anymore), getting rid of the du...

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:55 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Kev, That's about 3 days work (after 47 yrs of warming up) :) I have a commission to replicate it with just a family name on the ribbon and N S E W around the compass. The circle is aprox 16" in dia. Glad you like it! Email your email addy and I'll send you a couple more links.....newer, better stuf...

Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:15 am

Forum: Traditional

Topic: can anyone give me some advise on gold leaf?

Replies: 23

Views: 9124

Hi, I just joined onto the site and although this thread is a little old I thought I might share some of my experience with surface gilding. First the Kent Smith book is the Bible! Well sorta....seems everyone has their own little tricks. 1st consideration: The surface that you are gilding will be r...

Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:55 pm

Forum: Traditional

Topic: Dixie Letterhead Meet

Replies: 22

Views: 8350

I'll see you there, Jill!!! :D
I'm flying into Atlanta and Sonny Franks is gonna give me a ride.
I'm going to try REAL Hard to remember to bring you a set of prints from"MARS"and the famous, "Group Shot" :D
Joe

Wed Mar 10, 2004 8:45 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Thanks Bob!!

Looks ok to me Robert....Thats a much less scarry shot than a frontal :D

How's Kathy, Bob? (I'm pretty sure thats here name :-? ) You two should think about a trip to the New Brunswick meet...nice vacation and it would be great to see you again!

Joe

Wed Mar 10, 2004 3:00 pm

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Thank You!!!!! :D What a warm welcome!!! I can only get you some picks in a round about way.....Bob Gilland (sorry Bob, I'm sure I mispelled your name :oops: ) made a post awhile back with pics from 2 meets. I'm in several photos and there are one or two shots of some of my little fun carvings done ...

Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:29 am

Forum: Say Hello & Off Topic Chat

Topic: Hello From NEW England!

Replies: 27

Views: 2832

Hello From NEW England!

Hi, I found this site thru one of Roberts posts on the Letterville Bullboard...poked around a little and thought it would be fun to be a part of this sign group too. I'm from East Canaan Connecticut.....western New England. Norfolk is to my East, Shefield is to my North, Salisbury is to my West and ...

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