January 2012 - Coastal Enterprises
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31 Jan
2012

Game of darts part one, anyone?

We are still working on details at the Fox & Hounds Pub. The to-do list is slowly being whittled down to size. Today I designed and routed a whole load of small signs, NO SMOKING, MECHANICAL ROOM and such

30 Jan
2012

The Ice Cream Laboratory

Mark Blackford, owner of Signcraft in Santa Maria, CA sent us some excellent in-process pictures of a sign they made for Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab in Orcutt, CA. The sign was hand-carved from Precision Board Plus PBLT-15, except for the border which was cut on their ShopBot CNC Router. It was then painted using 1-Shot..

30 Jan
2012

Day of rest

Today, I finished the sculpting on the Shady Rest sign. It was fun to add all the small details such as his wiggly toes, his big belly and the had pulled down low over his eyes

28 Jan
2012

Time to fly!

Today, being Saturday was sort of a day off. Janis was busy with horse stuff and so I had the time to do what I wanted in the shop

28 Jan
2012

Working in the dark

Yesterday, in the early afternoon, when I went up the road to get some small supplies from the local hardware store we noticed some smoke coming from a neighboring building.

27 Jan
2012

A 30″ x 240′ Replica of The Hong Kong Skyline

Wolfpack Sign Group in Vista, CA is working on a very exciting project for a cultural center located in Hong Kong.  Once complete, it will be 30″ tall  x 240′ in length. Joseph Parrish, Director of Operations, explained that the customer wanted to reproduce the city skyline, which is quite extensive, in a bronze casting...

26 Jan
2012

Built to last

Then it was time to take the routered pieces of Precision Board off the MultiCam and make them into a sign.  I used the center pieces of the sign as a jig to hold things nice and steady I cut short lengths of 1" x 1" steel tubing to length, approximating the angles by eye. The beauty of welding is that small gaps are easily remedied with a MIG welder.

25 Jan
2012

Workshops coming fast!

Our next Sign Magic Workshop is now less than eight weeks away - March 9-11, 2012.  In these workshops we talk about, show and practice, hands-on, all the things I write about here in the blog.

25 Jan
2012

Terps Racing – 2012 Racecar Design

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The University of Maryland’s Formula SAE team is a world ranked collegiate design group. Every year they design, build and compete an open-wheeled racecar. Competition includes almost 1000 different schools from all around the world, the University of Maryland is currently ranked 8th. The focus of this year is an aerodynamic design featuring a complex..