Jesusa Rose with a hungry humming bird. Freshly cut from 3/16" inch plate steel, ready for finish work.
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I think I made this sign over 20 years ago. My customer brought it back to me recently and asked if I could clean it up with a fresh paint job. What I like to call a "liquid overhaul".
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.
Hawk Creek Farm is located in the Houston Area. The gate frame was constructed with 2 inch square tubing, backed with cattle panel and the metal art is cut from 3/16" plate steel.
A gal called me and asked me to make a gift for her father who ownes the Giddings Tilapia Fish Farm. Together we came up with this design. Cut from 3/16" plate, finished with an industrial black paint.
Here is a nice Colorado mountain scene address sign that I made for a customer in Colorado. Each corner has a hole for easy mounting with a basic screw. Cut from 3/16" plate.
This is one of my favorite roping scenes. This one is cut from 3/16" plate. I cut the metal art scene and my customer welded it into the gate that he was building.
I love the way this sign reflects the mountain range located on this ranch in California. It measures 8 foot wide and cut from a heavy duty 3/16" plate, it should last a lifetime and then some.
Triple Ranch is this way! Great way to show your guest how to get to your ranch along with the game that can be found there.
Farm sign showing how long they have been established wih an Oak tree showcasing the sign. Cut from 3/16" plate steel that will last a lifetime.
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.
This piece was ordered to go above the family fireplace. It is a Family Crest for Gallbraith name and says "Stronger When Oppressed".
It was cut from 3/16" new plate steel and will be painted dark bronze.
Click "Continue Reading" link to see picture of this piece mounted above the fireplace.
This 20 foot Oak Tree spans across this ranch gate and stands 9 foot tall. It is a fairly complex design with so much detail in the many branchs and leaves. The tree is cut from 3/16" plate and welded to the gate which I also made. The owner had a crew install the gate on location.
This unique overhead ranch sign belongs to the new ower of a ranch near George West, TX. The customer furnised his logo of a rocking armadillo which was cut from 3/16" plate steel. Braces on the back side with strap steel for added strength.
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.
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.