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Offline johnsironsanctuary

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Old Craftsman Logo
« on: November 25, 2011, 10:54:46 PM »
I wasn't able to find a good image of this logo, so I restored one. Feel free to use it if you need to.

http://s1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb373/johnsironsanctuary/Old%20Craftsman%20Logo/

Sorry, I had posted the URL for the before photo and not the album.
« Last Edit: November 26, 2011, 08:32:09 AM by johnsironsanctuary »
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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2011, 10:02:47 AM »
Nicely done!

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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2011, 10:58:35 AM »
Wow! Nice job, decal doctor. That poor thing was barely there and you healed it. I saved a copy. Thanks!

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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2011, 11:12:19 AM »
Thanks guys!  Testors makes a kit for making water decals on your computer and printer. The kit is worthless, but I can't buy the special paper any other way.
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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2011, 11:22:21 AM »
Now that you know what you're doing, have a go at this one too!




I believe it's just slightly earlier than the one you already fixed...

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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2011, 12:42:51 PM »
Geez LG, I'm not sure that a real emergency room can save that one. What I did with the other one is cut and paste parts until it was close and then used the pen and eyedropper to replace pixels one at a time.  Can you find a better one some where?

I spent a few minutes searching and found this site;
http://wiki.vintagemachinery.org/Decals.ashx#Craftsman_9

The one that you are after is not there. I found the other one in an ebay ad. I need one that has at least part of it with the right color.
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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2011, 12:51:57 PM »
Ah, no matter. I thought you might have had some magical software that would fix it at the touch of a button; didn't realize it took real work!

I don't need that logo, just figured it needed restoring if it was easily done...

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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2011, 12:58:55 PM »
I'm guessing it took quite a while to restore. Those photo fixing programs have some amazing capabilities but from what I have seen, the learning curve is very steep.

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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2011, 03:39:37 PM »

Part of what complicates it on those, is, they are applied over wrinkle paint. The texture isn't in the decal itself, but it shows through. To make a template for a new decal you have to deal with getting rid of the wrinkle texture, and the resulting fuzzy outlines :(
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2011, 05:14:45 PM »
OK, I took up the challenge. I couldn't do much for the outer ring, but I did patch it up a bit.


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Re: Old Craftsman Logo
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2011, 11:56:38 AM »
Wow! Well done!

Thanks!

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