Whats happening at Torchcraft....
This is a great gift idea for anyone with a brand or someone who wants a brand. The brand is created and mounted on a base. In this case the base is the state of Texas and tempered with heat to give it the colors. A wall hanger is mounted on the back side for hanging on a wall. A great Christmas gift for the person that is hard to buy for?
I liked the little boy and little girl angels in the State outline. This was something special that has meaning to the land owners. And, I always like windmills. The cowboy is of a different generation and reminds me of my dad when he was horseback.
Had the opportunity to creat a sign for a good friend who purchased a ranch out of Ruidoso, New Mexico. The ranch is among the Vera Cruz Mountain range and the sign reflects that range in it's design. Also reflected is all of the critters that live on that range and of course the famous Kokopelli doing all of the Kokopelli things that they do on that ranch. It is a beautiful area and I got the pleasure of going there and seeing the sign grace the ranch headquarters.
How to have a bang with your target shooting. This is an elephant cut out of AR plate. There is a quarter size hole for a target bulls eye. Behind the hole on the back side is a tub of Tannerite exploding target material. When a bullet of 223 size or larger is placed in the target hole and the Tannerite is exploded, it is a real thrill. Maybe not as much as a real hunt but very impressive. The animal is mounted on springs to allow it to reposition itself after normal hits but you need to really anchor it down for the explosion to hold it in place. I haven't marketed these but made it for personal use.
It is a great way to GET A BANG OUT OF TARGET SHOOTING.
This young Seabee was given a boot filled with concrete. Apparently the Seabees have a since of humor. He needed a handle for the ceremonial boot. Since he was stationed in South Texas, he chose the state of Texas with the Seabees logo attached to the state. The logo is welded on from the back side of the state and the logo is ground down to a shinny finish. A top coat of clear coat protects the finish.
The customer requested a gang of horseback riders. Twenty seven riders to be exact. This is going on their new home's exterior with lighting behind to show case the art. Cut from 3/16" plate and has brackets to set it away from the wall approx 3 inches. Picture shown is after the primer was sprayed on. Top coat will be black.