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Freer ISD

Freer_ISD

Stoddard Construction of San Antonio has been rebuilding some of the Freer ISD buildings.  They wanted to give the school district this logo as a token of their appreciation for the contract.  The circle is 10 gauge steel and 60" in diameter.  The Buckaroo is cut from 3/16 plate.  Colors are school colors.

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The Oaks at Heavenly - Helotes, TX

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The Oaks At Heavenly is a beautiful wedding venue in Helotes, TX.  They needed to block a view on their property and requested a metal panel with a reverse Oak tree cut out.  The 3 panels that make up the tree measure 7 foot tall by 10 foot wide.  They also added a blank panel that forms a 90 degee turn that measures 7 foot tall by 8 foot wide.  The panels are finished in a rust colored paint and mounted to 4x4 inch square tubing post.  The art features 2 doves "leaving the nest" and symbolizes new "Love Connections".  The tree panels will also feature back lighting for a wonderful glow in the evenings. This project turned out beautiful and I'm glad that I got to be a part of it. 

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50th Wedding Anniversary

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A close friend wanted to give her husband a gift for their 50th wedding annivesary. This plaque hangs above their fireplace mantle and displays the four family brands that they have used in the past and present.  The plaque is cut from 10 guage (1/8") to keep weight down and painted with a Rustoleum "Hammered" finish.

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Florida Veterinary Clinic

Florida Veterinary Clinic

Vet. clinic in Jacksonville, Florida originally had me make his logo for the outside of the clinic building but recently requested a similar piece be made for the inside.  Each piece is welded to the round circle and ground to a shinny finish.  Clear coated for protection. 

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Cuttin Chute Ranch Sign

Cuttin Chute Ranch Sign

The art that is shown has been sand blasted and painted with a two part paint.  The pieces have 3/8" threaded bolts welded to the back side and anchored into the masonry wall.  The Texas painted in Texas flag colors is 36" wide.  Cut out of 3/16" plate steel.  Beautiful South Texas entrance and I am proud to be part of it. 

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Sure Shot Ranch

Sure Shot Ranch

This is about the best story to go with any picture that I have ever posted on this blog.  The customer called me and wanted a sign for his ranch in Colorado.  It seems that he and his partner were trying to come to a buy out price on the ranch that they co-owned.  It was suggested that they have a shoot off using their beloved lever action rifles.  The partner that now owns the ranch achieved his lower buy out price with a "Sure Shot". Now that is the Cowboy way to settle an argument

When I was young, a good friend and his dad would always have a shoot off in the back yard to see who had to wash dishes when mom and sister were not home.  They always shot until they had a tie.....so the dirty dishes where still there when mom and sis returned.  That is the Texas Way!

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Marlin fish adorned in Florida

Marlin fish adorned in Florida

I had an order from Florida for a marlin to be placed above the outdoor grill.  Upon receiving the unpainted fish, the customer found a local artist who ground the metal down to a shinny finish and then airbrushed the detail of the fish. Once the colors were added, several coats of clear coat where applied.  The finished product is amazing.

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Custom Fireplace Doors

Custom Fireplace Doors

Customer ordered a two door fireplace screen to mount in the opening he has for his fireplace.  Doors are made from 1' square tubing with 1"x3/16" flat bar rolled in scrolls.  A heavy screen wire is welded on the back side of the doors.  The frame was made first and the customer tried the frame in the opening to mark the holes for mounting and verify the size was correct.  The top picture is unpainted in my shop and the second is furnished by the customer after he installed it.

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Wolf howling at the moon

Wolf howling at the moon

Little girl loves wolves and this wall rack with hooks was ordered for her.  The piece is unpainted.  Has chrome hooks for hanging whatever.  Cut from 3/16" plate.

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Baseball wall rack with hooks for glove, mitt and cap

Baseball wall rack with hooks for glove, mitt and cap

Gift for young boy who is playing baseball.  This will give him a place to hang his baseball items. Cut from 3/16" and hooks are made from chrome plated steel.  This item has not been painted. 

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Saquaro Cactus in Texas

Saquaro Cactus in Texas

Had a request for a saquaro cactus from a new Texan from California.  This cactus requires very little water and had a Texas roadrunner enjoying the small shade.  Welcome to Texas!

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Windy Hill Ranch

Windy Hill Ranch

Windy Hill Ranch is owned by some very nice Lousana people who own and operate a shimping business.  They bought this East Texas ranch and did a great job of building a nice entrance with the help of Torchcraft.  Who says Cajuns don't have good taste?

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Barn art in Los Angeles, Texas

Barn art in Los Angeles, Texas

There is a new barn in the brush country with some art on the side that really looks good.  The customer asked for part of the pieces to be tempered and then they were painted and clear coated with a powder coating finish.  Very nice effect.  Very nice customer to work with. 

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Whispering Pines in Colorado

Whispering Pines in Colorado

This recent sign was sent to Colorado and is hanging on some really nice large wooden poles.  Cut from 3/16" plate and is about 10 feet wide. 

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Large cross in Austin, Texas

Large cross in Austin, Texas

This is not a recent creation.  I made this cross quite some time ago and noticed the picture the other day so I decided to publish it again.  This cross was copied from a photograph of a cross that the Oblates had erected in France in the 1800's.  It now overlooks the lake at a new Catholic church in Ausin, Texas.

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Peace to All

Peace to All

Sign made for church yard. 

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Coyote spoken here

Coyote spoken here

This is just something that I made recenty and I am not finished with it.  I plan on placing some glass lamp lens along the front to hold candles.  For now, I am publishing the coyote  The arch is .75" square tubing that has been rolled in an arch.  Bottom is same tubing.

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Ranch sign for Jackson

Ranch sign for Jackson

This is a new twist.  Customer built a 5 foot box out of 3/16" plate steel.  I cut the name in the face of the box and he has installed lights inside the box so the name is visible at night.  Very nice approach to a ranch entrance. 

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Pin Oak gate sign for Ohio

Pin Oak gate sign for Ohio

New gate needs a new sign.  Pin Oak tree is the silhouette for the Oak Crest sign,  Cut from 1/8" plate and painted brown.

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Lucky Oak Ranch in Los Angeles, Texas

Lucky Oak Ranch in Los Angeles, Texas

There is a new ranch owner in Los Angeles, Texas who is having a nice time with her new property.  The barn will have the ranch name and other art displayed on the wall.  All cut from 1/8" plate and heat tempered.  The customer is taking the pieces to have them powder coated with a clear coat.  The name and location will be powder coated in black.

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Gate insert for Van Nuys, California

Gate insert for Van Nuys, California

Customer is having a gate made and ordered a Kokopelli to be placed in the middle of the gate.  Piece is cut from 1/8" plate and oval is made from 1/8" x 1" flate bar. 

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Special Donut made for trailer

Special Donut made for trailer

Customer designed a trailer sign  cut from 1/8" plate.  Circle is a 36" diameter.  Left unpained for a rust finish. 

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Hondo Texas "Hondorosa Ranch" sign

Hondo Texas "Hondorosa Ranch" sign

This is a very special sign for a a very special lady in Hondo, Texas. The sign was originally designed by her late husband.  The sign is really unique and painted in the cream color makes it stand out very well. 

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White Marlin

White Marlin

This is number three for a customer who loves to fish.  First was a 4 foot tall sail fish, then a blue marlin and now the white marlin.  All are the same size and finised in the heat tempered finish with automotive clear coat. 

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unpainted coat rack

unpainted coat rack

I needed an birthday gift for my one year old newest grand daughter.  Since her name is Faith, I thought the letter font was appropriate. 

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G & D Ranch sign

G & D Ranch sign

Nice design by customer that ordered and designed the sign for her husband's birthday gift.

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Conrad ranch sign for Cuero, Texas

Conrad ranch sign for Cuero, Texas

Ranch sign with family brands, established date and other favorites, such as bluebonnet flowers that "Mom" loved.

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Whispering Pines sign for Firestone Colorado

Whispering Pines sign for Firestone Colorado

Colorado sign for Whispering Pines Ranch.  10 feet wide, cut from 3/16" plate steel.

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Rock signs for entrance

Rock signs for entrance

Customer has two large rocks at his entrance and wanted to put these signs on the rocks with lights behind to be seen at night. 

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Rock sign with street address

Rock sign with street address

Addrress is 109 Elk street so the customer chose an elk to be displayed with the numbers.

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