A Customer from Austin purchased a ranch South of Uvalde and wanted a custom overhead entrance. The man resting under the tree was copied from a photograph of the owner. The rabbit represents a life lesson that was passed on to him. “It’s no fun when the bunny has the gun”.......
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I don't usually tackle these kinds of projects but a previous customer from the Rockin Armadillo Ranch asked me if I could make a 3D Armadillo like his logo for his ranch. First I framed out the basic shape with square tubing, then added the exterior pieces made up of 1/8" and 3/16" thick plate. Finally it was sand blasted and powder coated. I sure got a lot of looks while pulling this down the road.....
This photo is an update from a previous post back in May, 2017. A customer in Colorado had me make the overhead entrance sign for is Ranch. He recently asked me to design and cut the artwork to be added to his gates. It looks like the project is about finished up and it looks absolutely beautiful.
The Redneck Riviera (Cast and Stay) is a great place to stay when your looking to unwind along the Baffin Bay. Great accomodations and access to a 300 foot lighted pier is just outside the back door. Boat ramp is just around the corner.
This sign was cut from 3/16" plate and painted in a bold red to stand out against the weather wood overlooking the bay.
This lettering is for a Catholic Church just a few miles away in Poteet, TX. I always love the black metal contrasting against the white limestone.
A side note, when mounting letters like this you, need to be cautious of how the shadows between the metal letters and white rock might affect your ability to read the letters at a distance. The best way to fix this is mount the letters close to the rock or whatever your mounting them to so that a shadow can't get behind the letters very easily. Looks like the installer did a good job on this install.
I cut this sign back in July and have been waiting to post the pic since it was a wedding gift. Can't risk ruining the surprise. A customer contacted me about cutting out a silhouette of this couple forming a heart with their hands to be given as a wedding gift. It came out great and I really enjoy doing these unique items for people. This sign was shipped out to San Diego, CA. Click the "Continue Reading" link to see the image the customer first sent me.
Seems like just a few days after shipping this overhead ranch sign off to Missouri, I recieved these pics of the install. They certainly wasted no time getting their ranch sign installed. As usual, it is cut from 3/16" plate and braced on the back side for added strength.
A friend who owns a gate and entrance business orderd some art to install on one of their custom gate builds. I frequently get orders like this where someone would like to add some art or lettering to an existing gate or they are having a gate built but need some art or lettering to be added. This piece will be welded in place, then painted.