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Freedom Cattle Feeders, Ne

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Freedom Cattle Feeders located in western Nebraska ordered this 8 foot sign cut from 3/16" steel.  The sign was sand blasted and powder coated before shipping to NE.  The wooden structure was build by the owner.

The Front Two

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​The Front Two sign was a house closing gift for a couple who built a beautiful home in the Dallas area. The sign was cut from 1/8", sand blasted and powder coated black. My customer wasn't sure if the home owners would want to mount the sign on a wall or hang it, so we decided to place to hanging hoops at the top for the option. 

S.M.I.L.E. - Psalms 127 : 3-5

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​A friend of mine helped me design this sign for his wife's Christmas present.  Each letter in SMILE represents the first letter of each of the family members names.   Psalms 127:3-5 is just a great family verse.  She also loves arrows so we worked in a few arrows, which are also very fitting for the bible verse.  This sign is f...
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Triple O Ranch Sign

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Triple O Ranch located in New Braunfals TX wanted this 8 foot sign cut from a heavy duty 3/16".  Since it was going to hang from the top of the sign, they didn't want the strong winds that they usually get to  blow the sign around.  The sign was powder coated in a rustic color to simulate a rusty finish.  

Thunder Creek Equipment

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​Thunder Creek Equipment in Iowa asked me to replicate their logo out of aluminum.  The basic shape was cut from 1/8" aluminum the rest was painted with automotive paint and clear coat.  1 inch space between pieces gives it a 3D look.  Hopefully I'll get a pic back once its installed and I'll add that to the gallery below.  Diff...
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Air Force Retirement Gift

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A returning customer from the St. Louis area asked me to make a sign similar to the NATCA signs but for his friend who is retiring from the the Air Force.  Cut from 1/8" steel, polished, painted, clear coated and finally LEDs to backlight the Air Force Logo.  "Ryan, Just got the retirement gift today and it looks amazing! Better than I wo...
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Shaeffer Farm Sign

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Great looking sign that was sent to a farm in Alabama.  They do a lot of work with combines, hence the logo.  They also farm cotton, peanuts, corn and raise beef.  Cut from 1/8" steel with hanging hoops at the top for chain.  

NATCA Metal Sign with LEDS

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Here are a couple of NATCA signs that I donated to NATCA's charitable foundation auction at the Communication For Safety 2018 event.  They seem to have become pretty popular.  I'm glad that my work can help raise money for various charities.

Masons Logo

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​This Masons logo was sent to the Virgin Island.  The piece is going to be mounted on a gate with pressure plates on the backside (pic below).  Stainless steel bolts and hardware were used to help combat the salty environment on the island. 

Scottish Thistle

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​Scottish Thistle cut from 1/8" steel, sand blasted and powder coated black.  

Hammer Down

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​2 Color sign for a family member who runs an oil field trucking company in South Texas.  Cut from 1/8" steel with 2 mounting holes. 

Mosquito Creek Plantation, Florida

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This 2 part sign was cut from a heavy duty 3/16" thick steel.  The top sign measures 8 feet long, the lower portion measures 10 feet long.  The top piece has tabs welded on to the back side which allow large lag bolts to securely anchor the sign into the wooden cross beam. It was sand blasted and powder coated before shipping to Florida.&...
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Twisted Oaks

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A customer from Arizona wanted a sign for their property in the Prescott, AZ area.  The oak trees in AZ are not quite as full as they are in the rest of the country. She asked that it have some twist in the lower portion of the trunk.  She also wanted it cut from 3/16" so that it wouldn't get blown around in the strong desert winds. ...
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Rusty Rooster Ranch

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My customer asked that I turn his logo into a metal sign that he could weld on to his entrance.  Once he gets it welded in place he will paint it a nice fitting red color. I have to admit, this is one cool sign.

Pray, Give, Go

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A good friend of mine at work told me about a sign that he once had at an old church and was wanting to replace it at his current church.This sign is ¾" sign board with black vinyl lettering.The helmet represents the Helmet of Salvation from Ephesians 6:17. Its cut from 1/8" steel, airbrushed and clear coated.He was very happy with it and I hope th...
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Rafter J Construction

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Rafter J Construction is a general contractor in Victoria, TX that specializes in metal buildings.  They asked that I create their logo in a way that can be mounted on their office building above their door.  It's a 3 part sign cut from 1/8" steel and powder coated in a bronze color that matches the buildings trim.  

Liberty Tree

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I helped a customer design this gift for her husband.  They have named their place the Liberty Tree and asked that I create a large Oak tree and place each member of their family underneath it.  She asked that I include a cross since they are Christians and a T-38 jet since they met each other while he served in the military and was flyin...
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DiamondBack HVAC - South TX

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I was asked to make this sign as a birthday gift for one of the owners of Diamond Back HVAC out of La Vernia, TX. It is made from 1/8" metal, polished, painted, clear coated then polished to a glossy shine  .  

NATCA Philly Convention Auction Item

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  ​I was asked by our facility VP if I would make something for the NATCA convention this year to help raise money for the charitable foundation. It's cut from 1/8" plate, glossy clear coat and color changing LED lights light up the radar sweep. 

Stilwell Elementary Auction Item

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Here is a tattered flag that I donated to our schools auction.  Its a slightly different design than then others that I've done. I've removed the cutouts that outline the stripes.  Just trying something different.  I like it!