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dave moore

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About dave moore

  • Birthday 01/06/49

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    West Midlands
  • Interests
    boating history and heritage
    working boats and boaters
    traditional music
    real ale and red wine
    all in no particular order!

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    boat decorator/signwriter
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    Glascote Basin

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  1. Painted Ware Question No.2

    I've painted many handbowl stuff over the years, it's your call whether tompaint the inside or not. I usually do, but most of my output is for the commemorative market. These days I use Upol etch primer, available from automotive paint suppliers. You could also look at Craftmaster etch primer.....strip, abraded and de-grease before spraying. Both come in handy aerosol cans. If I can help further, just ask. Dave
  2. -Bay Water Can Purchase

    Your call Alan. If I can help further, get in touch, but I’m not asking for work. Cheers Dave
  3. -Bay Water Can Purchase

    I’m fairly certain it’s a Lesters can, well done! They produced some with brass trim from the 70s/80s, I think. I’ve painted many over time, these days painting over the brass. Look after it.
  4. Hi on the forum Nick. Dave here. I'm still in regular touch with Keith and his wife Jan. He recently encountered Mike Wilkinson, who commissioned both Brunel and Gooch. Victor is still around Gas St, still steering boats. I replied earlier to your message. Dave
  5. Hiya Dave, I was just googling Brummagem for old times sake and found this forum.

    Hope all is well mate - I was 19 last you saw me, I'm a 46 year old now with a family! Dam time goes for sure.

    It's Nick, Glens sidekick who used to paint & do all the the mouses ears & flashes if you remember - almost put you out of work haha, but I was way too slow on lettering - I did actually sign-write 'Challenger' when you weren't available, I was so proud of that  :)

    It's late on a Saturday, let me get back in touch &  I have some pics from the late 80's including yourself - plus those weekend 'foreigners' me & Glen used to do & you finished the lettering.

    They were great days and I have superb memories of Brummagem, even when Victor skinned a bloody rabbit in the canteen.

    I'm trying to get back in touch with Glen. Last saw him maybe 9 years ago completely random when I was exhibiting at NEC and he was unloading a wagon.

    Cheers and all the best.


    PS - I no longer have a ponytail & shaved head, the corporate world beckoned after my degree, so I sort of toned it down ;)

  6. boat painter

    I doubt you've get much of a full repaint for £1500. All of the painters I work with charge somewhat more....somewhat..... Dave
  7. Does anyone know this ice breaker location

    As I understand it, a " bridge's length " was simply a boater's term for the distance between 2 bridges, regardless of the actual distance. " I heard him coming 3 bridges lengths away" for example. Hope that this helps. Dave
  8. Buckby Can

    If you are looking for a new, heavy old style can, then get in touch with Rose Narrowboats at Brinklow. They are making high quality decent cans...I'm collecting a batch for discerning customers soon.
  9. Buckby Can

    Higher yet, if recent trends point the way. I'm not bidding.....
  10. Birmingham canals

    You should have no problems at all....I've boated the system for half a century and have yet to get lost!
  11. Lettering

    Many thanks Pluto for sharing this. This is the beauty of hand painted lettering, an individual approach to a Roman style font. There are a few idiosyncrasies evident that make it so, such as the triangular horizontals on the E and L, the overhang on the G and the unequal triangular spaces in the M. Characteristically Victorian, it would sit equally well on a shopfront or funfair. Roman seems little used in narrow boat lettering, a pity to my mind, it's a handsome elegant font. I often use it where a restrained but dignified letter is needed, perhaps on less traditional craft. I use it on most of the Norton Canes boats I write, mostly in the smaller engine room panel carrying the name and number. Dave
  12. Buckby Can

    A customer sent me pictures of this can earlier this year. I'd love to add to the knowledge, but I'm afraid I can't on this occasion. The style of painting is unfamiliar, quite possibly the work of some one involved in some other decorative medium.
  13. Water Cans and Handbowls

    Hi Everything I paint is to commission, I carry no stock as such. Thanks, Ray, for putting photos up and the kind words. Cuthound, if you are interested, then buy a handbowl from Rose and I'll paint it for you at a future time. Dave
  14. Where's DACE

    I lettered Dace at Sherborne St in the late 90s. The photos here show that she has been done again. Whereabouts now? No idea. Sorry. Dave
  15. If you want to mark out directly on to the cabin side, as I do, then a white Stabilo pencil will do the job. It won't interfere with the paint and any remaining visible marks can be removed with a damp cloth afterwards. Long sable chisel ended signwriting brushes are good for lettering the GU livery, with perhaps a size 3 or 4 for the Registered at panel. One shot lettering enamel in black and white should cover easily. Lo tak tape helps to achieve crisp edges to letters, making life much easier. You won't find any of this stuff in art shops but a specialist signwriter' s suppliers such as Wrights of Lymm will be able to help. I'm happy to offer advice by phone if needed, pm me for a number. Good luck. Dave