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Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Jan 17, 2016 9:08 am
by hwangi
You did scroll mounting for us a few weeks back. We would like to have two more mounted. They are 27" x 7"

Thanks, Ivy Hwang

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Jan 27, 2016 11:49 am
by Gary
I am so sorry! I missed your post all those days ago.

I have edited your images and prepared your customization pages. You can pick your brocade colors and other options here:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options. ... e=scroll-1
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/options. ... e=scroll-2
Add these to your cart, and checkout.

Here are the shipping instructions:
http://www.orientaloutpost.com/forum/vi ... php?t=4182

However, if you can mail this to me quickly in California, I will mail it for you to Beijing with a batch of my own artwork that I will be sending by Express Mail shortly. This will save you a lot of money in postage to Beijing and make up for my mistake of missing your request here on the forum.

That address:
Oriental Outpost
9628 Campo Road Suite V
Spring Valley, CA 91977

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Jan 28, 2016 10:31 am
by hwangi
Gary - thanks. I can send it by overnight on Monday so you get it on Tuesday if that works for you. I will talk to my wife tonight about choice of brocade and place the order.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Jan 28, 2016 11:26 pm
by Gary
Don't rush. I forgot that my shipment to China will be too late to be worked on before the start of Chinese New Years. I can send yours to China next week. No need to do more than Priority Mail or First Class.

That will cost you just $6 in domestic postage instead of $49 for EMS or $39 to China.

I need to refund your $10 rush fees though, as I can't really rush this. Or rather, I will do it as fast as I can after we reopen the workshop at the end of February. Every year, I rush everything after the holiday for no charge.

-Gary.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Jan 29, 2016 5:34 am
by hwangi
Great. Thank you so much.

Ken & Ivy

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 1, 2016 10:56 am
by hwangi
Just sent it off today, and will arrive at your location in California on Wednesday. Tracking information is FedEx 66274163861 https://www.fedex.com/apps/fedextrack/? ... pe=ivother

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 14, 2016 7:12 am
by hwangi
Wanted to make sure that you received the two items. FedEx shows as received by "M Fails" on Feb 4.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 15, 2016 8:14 pm
by Gary
Got it. It's all on the way to Beijing.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 16, 2016 2:58 pm
by hwangi
The scrolls are 7x27, and the width listed in the order is 20.5. Which seems a bid wide. They know what they are doing (based on our prior scrolls). Can they set the width appropriate, and have them both the same length.

Thanks, Ken

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 20, 2016 2:51 pm
by Gary
Sorry about the size difference shown when you ordered. I guess I just set it to the typical 33cm (13") width of typical calligraphy.

Speaking of the small size of your artwork, I just finished a batch of low-profile wooden knobs. The typical knobs are 9.5cm (almost 2") wide, but these ones I am making are about 2.5cm (1"). I can even make them smaller (since I am now making all my knobs for 2016 myself in my shop). Let me know if you are interested.

-Gary.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 29, 2016 7:39 am
by hwangi
Sorry - we were away. On the knobs - I guess there is a question between how it looks, and whether it is heavy enough so it doesn't curl. Thoughts?

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 29, 2016 8:09 am
by Gary
I will experiment when your scrolls arrive at my USA studio. I'll see what looks best, and make sure they are heavy enough to keep the scroll straight. We used good-quality paper when we build the wall scrolls, so our's tend not to curl or have any "memory" that makes them want to roll back up. Therefore, that probably won't be an issue.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Feb 29, 2016 9:39 am
by hwangi
Thanks!

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Mar 15, 2016 12:29 pm
by hwangi
Hi - was wondering whether the scrolls arrived in your studio. The prior calligraphy scrolls had knobs at 1 1/2", so quess the question is whethe r1 1/2" if you still have to whether the 1" ones will look too small or be too light.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Mar 19, 2016 11:35 am
by Gary
They are still sitting in U.S. Customs in San Francisco. I will head to the post office to lodge a complaint today. It is an Express Mail (EMS) package that was guaranteed for delivery 5 days ago.

As far as knobs go, I will have 3 options. Ones similar to what you got before with the serifs (only this time, made from walnut). Some simple ones (nice hand-buffed finish, no serifs) with same length are also available. I am about to make some simple ones that are a bit shorter - setting up the lathe to make those today.

I need to take pictures of all these options - and plan to do that soon.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Mar 28, 2016 10:19 am
by hwangi
Thanks. Sorry about the customs hassle. Have they made it to your shop yet? We appreciate your great work.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Mar 29, 2016 11:59 pm
by Gary
We shipped them out a couple days ago. I just tracked it. Looks like you got them today via Priority Mail.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Mar 30, 2016 7:56 am
by hwangi
Yes - thanks. We just received and they look great. Will likely be messaging about sending some more soon.

Re: Scroll Mounting Request

Posted: Mar 30, 2016 8:05 pm
by Gary
Cool.

I am happy to help. I can provide pretty good quality, and very good price (since in the USA, some charge $200 per wall scroll). However, we are not fast - especially not over the month we are closed for Chinese New Years.

I hope you liked the knobs. Those were an experiment I tried using walnut with a hand-rubbed tung oil finish. I probably have an hour into just making and polishing those knobs by hand.

Later in April, I plan to have a few images of sample knobs, and an online vote to see which style everyone likes.

I had some even smaller knobs that I tried on your scrolls, but it did not look right. I will save those tiny knobs for hand scrolls. The ones you got definitely are a better look than the big ones I normally had on hand until now.