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01-26-2012, 04:54 AM
Restoring a Boulle case is a tough and tricky work. One of my friends tried it, we had to replace some of the missing brass inlay, it's easy to create but since it's thermal expansion differs from...
I've figured out some new technique to create hairline thin lines on white dials.
What I used:
- white matt acrylic paint in 4-5 layers applied with brush and sanded with 1000 paper between the...
I see, ok.
A while ago in another thread we talked about "hairline" thin artworks, how could they make such thin and straight / even lines.
As I understood and / or figured out there should be...
could you please show us a closeup of the original signature artworks?
I am (still) after the original method of making these, and would like to see if this was handmade as you did or...
Don't think I'll buy the John Robey's book for £315... :)))
I am a bit busy with other things, but will get back soon to try what Robert said.
I understand what you've said about hand painting.
Look at this is one I handpainted. It's lamp black+copal...
I was lucky enough to get in contact with Mr. Robert Loomes (http://www.dialrestorer.co.uk/) regading this topic,
he was very kind, I attach a quote from his letter:
Almost every painted...
I'd try some of these.
I couldn't find any at Meadows and Passmore, what is this catalog you attached?
I'd need the universal tool holder on top of page 191, and engravers on the...
I just had a letter change with Mr. Brian Loomes, and I asked him about this topic.
He said all he knows is in the book Painted Dial Clocks (which I have ordered).
He thinks globes were made with...
Could you please show me a non V shaped engraver tool how does it look like?
Do you know sites who sell these?
I could imagine it but as we discussed it may have some shoulder for keeping...
I would argue regarding the etched / engraved pattern thing.
Do not be mislead with my results on paper, feathering is not the transfer's problem but the paint.
I think engraving leaves a " V...
Here are the results so far.
This thing rules. Ever noticed silicone sounds like silly-cone? :bigsmile:
It's very detailed, picks up every scratch. Works like a charm.
Some con is it doesn't...
I made another slightly more complex pattern, but not really proud of it.
For small but complex patterns like this I think a Pantograph is a must. It's available since 1603 so it could be used...
a bit cold and lots of snow here.
I had terrible flu and was sick like hell between xmas and new years eve. I am still out of work this week and my daughter is in the nursery so I have some...
I went to the art store today and got this copper engraving primer.
Along with this I bought a size "0" pin type engraver. (pin was damned expensive...)
I've tried it and it's MUCH better than...
I've tried an other one.
It's a printed pattern, Looked nice on the PC, but after the etching it looks a bit too bold.
According to my measurements (was difficult) I got around 0.4-0.5 mm...
So, the second carving.
The thing is, carving wax on copper leaves bumpy lines. At least the way I could cover it with wax maybe too thick.
You can examine the results on the attached pic.
I've made hundreds of PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) using photoresistive lacquer.
As I remember it has a resolution of 120 lines / cm (I am not sure).
I've made 5 mil lines with it which is 0.12...
This is my first hand drawn copper engraving ever (using etching).
Please do not laugh on it. :=
It's harder than I tought because ALL the small mistakes of the movement of the tip of...
I wasn't dare to think about rubber, it's so new. Altough I haven't had the opportunity to get a closer look on dials from the early 1800s or 1700s.
Were they as detailed as the newer ones?
I saw some replica procelain dials here and examined them closely. Numbers are bumpy, made from black "vitreous enamel" the same material used for the dial itself.
But it's not possible to make...
Of course not. It's "copal varnish". Sorry.
Yes I meant vitreous enameling, that's high temperature. Iam still learning english.
Somethimes I use copper varnish with black pigment on dials and I put it into the electric owen for 20 min @100...
Nice to have contacts like him :)
You said transfers are not an option, or transfers AND stove enameling not an option?
I don't think they had the correct paint for low temperature (1-200C used...
I could imagine this worked for book / letter printing because of the surface of the paper.
I am still missing the point, how they did the transfer. Thinking about using gelatin as a...