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Bruce Brakel's Blog – February 2008 Archive (10)

The Ohio Discs

I rinsed the Ohio discs tonight. The black was not black enough and the navy wasn't dark enough so I redyed them and reshelved them. On the OU discs I also greyed the grey and it came out fine. Then I glue masked the grey so it won't go pink when i rinse the red. So the OU discs have supplemental black and thin red on them now. I'm going to layer the red on slowly so that I don't get so much in the glue mask. I'm really happy with the way these are looking so far.

At Mukey's… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 29, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

More trophy disc work

Yesterday I did the lettering on 15 or 16 IOS 2 trophy discs and weeded four or five IOS 3 trophy disc stickers. I did some more work on the Stevie Ray artwork after realizing that what I was working on was way too small. And I had an idea I'll have to keep secret. Something about trophy discs. Today I'll rinse the black off the Ohio State discs and the navy off the Indians discs. Then I have to do some delicate remasking so I can do the red and not get pink in the grey parts.

The… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 29, 2008 at 11:09am — 1 Comment


We played nine at Holly on the lunch time today. So the back tees are not shoveled if you're headed out there. Kelsey and Kira won. They birdied the next to last hole with an ace run fly over to take a one throw lead and made a great recovery to save par on the last hole.

I called Innova and added five yellow 168 gram Champion Coyotes to my order. If you are the guy who wanted them, I should have them Monday.

I have not eaten solid food since Sunday dinner. I was starting… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 27, 2008 at 2:42pm — 1 Comment

IOS 3 Trophy Discs, etc

Pushed a lot of things forward but nothing to a conclusion today on the dyed disc front.

I weeded and masked the Ohio discs. I finished weeding the IOS 2 discs. I started weeding stickers for the IOS 3 discs. I did a little clean up on the SRV artwork. If I can get the discs, I have an order for five SRVs.

At work I spent the day keeping bad guys in jail, some for a lot longer than they really ought to be kept there, but at this point only the Governor can do anything… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 26, 2008 at 11:08pm — No Comments

Weeding, etc

I've been pushing the IOS 2 discs ahead. Almost all 16 are weeded and ready for lettering. At the same time I've been working on some side jobs. I'm doing some discs for a Cleveland Indians and Ohio State fan. I'll put those up when they are done. Tonight I just weeded the masks. Weeding is when you pick off the sticker bits you don't need before you dye it.

There's this one guy who has been bugging me to work up some Stevie Ray Vaughan artwork. John Belushi was a big Stevie Ray fan,… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 25, 2008 at 11:45pm — 9 Comments

2008 IOS # 2 Trophy Discs

I got started on the 2008 IOS # 2 trophy discs yesterday. We're using this geometric for IOS #2:

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I cleaned off ten discs, about half of what I need and got stickers on those. Kelsey was away for the weekend so my plans to photo document the masking process didn't work out. Maybe later today we'll take some live action pics of how all those… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 24, 2008 at 12:47pm — 1 Comment

Every Day is Dyed Disc Day

Mostly all I did Thursday on the disc dying front is answer e-mail.

Jenny came over to help Kelsey with Calculus today. While they were doing that, Jenny peeled vinyl off the trophy discs. Thank you Jenny.

I got the Indians and Ohio State artwork to the sticker lady. I looked at the Chargers logo.

What I really need to do is go through the inventory and look for more trophy discs. I might be out. Going through the inventory is a cold job in… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 22, 2008 at 10:10am — No Comments

2008 IOS #1 at Kenosha -- Trophy discs

We had league today. It was just the four of us and Emily. Since the tees were buried we played improvised tees. It was about 20 degrees with crusty snow. Diana and I beat the girls, -3 to -1 for nine holes. Everyone was fine with picking up after nine.

After prayer at Lyle's I rinsed off trophy discs and Kelsey took pics. I thought I'd show you the basement where I spend so much time.

This picture shows the basic set up down there. The little snack tubs have different… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 20, 2008 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments

My Blog -- As if I Care!

I'm going to post on days I work on dyed discs. This is my disc dying blog. But it is more of a journal.

On my lunch today I mailed out the San Fran discs and stopped by the sticker lady. At the post office I could not understand a thing the postal lady was saying. She was soft spoken and had a Caribean accent. So I said, "Kelsey, translate for me. [then, turning to the postal lady,] I've recently lost a lot of my hearing, but my daughter knows how loud to shout." So that was… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 19, 2008 at 11:16pm — No Comments

My Blog -- As if you care

My brother Jon said I needed to start hanging out here because PDGA.com is yesterday and this is tomorrow. Jon and I run the Illinois Open Series with Brett Comincioli and Discontinuum and our wives and other helper people. I dye discs. I used to use glowfoto for stuff like this. I'll probably use them both for awhile, but this is already proving to be more useful.

Last December I did a lot of dye work for a lot of people. Cool stuff. Then I got really sick in January and lost half… Continue

Added by Bruce Brakel on February 19, 2008 at 11:22am — 2 Comments

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