July 2014 - Coastal Enterprises
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30 Jul
2014

The face of our business

Marketing our business is an important key to success. Marketing can take many forms and the more creative marketing is the more memorable it will be. In our case we have a home based business. Our shop is three hundred and fifty feet off of the road while our house is next to the road

30 Jul
2014

The importance of samples

I often get asked how we became successful in our business. The answer to that question isn't short but if I had to answer concisely I would say the biggest reason would be the samples we display. While some of our samples are smaller copies of three-dimensional work we have done for customers, the bulk of the things you see on display are custom made - just for that purpose. I have difficulty describing what we do but showing a sample of our wonderful 3D creations work like a charm.

30 Jul
2014

Have You Checked Your HDU Pricing Lately?

  • July 30, 2014
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They raised their prices, we lowered ours. Just because our competitors pricing is higher, doesn’t mean it’s a better product! Precision Board Plus HDU is up to $90 less per sheet than any other HDU tooling board on the market. Click here for your nearest distributor and find out your savings! These craftsmen know quality:..

29 Jul
2014

Hi-Perf. Composites Article Discusses Metal Vs. Soft Tooling

  • July 29, 2014
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Much-respected composites publication Hi-Performance Composites featured Coastal Enterprises in their July issue. The article, written by Sarah Black, examines the cost-savings polyurethane foam blocks can provide for certain layup tooling applications, referencing the famous Nemesis Air Racing plane of which many parts were produced from Precision Board molds. Also discussed: Time-saving benefits of custom, pre-bonded Precision..

29 Jul
2014

Back on the bike

After more than two months out of the studio and away from the router I was back at my desk and programing some files and turned on the MultiCam once more. I quickly found out I was a little rusty with both the program and the machine. EnRoute is a wonderful program that isn't too difficult but like many things technical it requires that one does things in a certain order, paying attention the whole way through. As usual there were lots of things going on out in the studio and out in the yard as well. I found that with my being out of practice it till a few tries to get things right

27 Jul
2014

Pictures of the finished park – part 3

Today I have a last load of pictures of the Cultus Lake Adventure Park. The signs on the western side of the building have been featured here before as they went through various stages of construction. They were designed in EnRoute and then routed from Precision Board on our Multicam router.

23 Jul
2014

Searching For The Right Tool On An Interior LED-Lighted Sign

Having the right tool for the job is a pretty important aspect of being a sign maker. Sometimes that tool can cost $10,000 or sometimes it could cost $10. The thing is, when you need it, you need it. Talking with Steve Kolacz, owner of GrafiXhouse Design Studio in Garner, NC, about a recent sign he..

22 Jul
2014

Southwestern-Themed Signage & Art: Dan Keith Spotlight

Famous for its Southwest Cuisine, rich cultural heritage and popular extra-terrestrial hangout Roswell, New Mexico is a diverse and unique location. San Acacia resident and Jack-of-all-trades Dan Keith has been an artist all his life and has compiled such an amazing array of Precision Board projects (sculptures, signs, patterns, and more), that we’ve decided to showcase a portion of..

20 Jul
2014

Pictures of the finished park – part two

Everywhere one looks in the Cultus Lake Adventure Park there is a great photo to be had. From the road the park looks inviting. We carefully layered the elements to maximize the space but also to show great from the road. Everything is designed to integrate and work together

18 Jul
2014

Pictures of finished park – part one

Cultus Lake Adventure Park is now finished and open to rave reviews by the public. It's great to see everyone enjoying the project we worked on for so long! Since the park has opened I've been doing my best to get good pictures. The key is to get there at different times each day as the light changes every hour. I'll be posting pictures of the final project in the next few posts