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02 Jul
2018

Using Multiple Router Bits to Achieve Greater Lettering Detail

Going back and forth on the design of a sign to get it just right is fairly common.  What made the Twin Peaks monument sign different was the fact that the director (and pastor) of the conference center was a former carpenter and had very specific ideas for what he wanted.  When Adam Campos with Graphics..

04 Jun
2018
3d

Brewing up the 3D Coffee House Sign

When Aversboro Coffee approached Steve Kolacz with GrafiXhouse Design Studios, they needed a 3D sign that could work both as an indoor wall sign for their business and as a trade show display.  The catch was, they only had a week to get it done, so they fabricated a dimensional sign out of Precision Board..

15 Jun
2017
Mike Bethune

How this Black Panther Clawed its Way through Precision Board HDU

We came across this great article in the May issue of Signs of the Times magazine from Mike Bethune of Bethune Signs.  He talked about using Precision Board to create a dimensional sign for a Florida high school.   When a storm destroyed the sign at the entrance to the football stadium, officials got in..

09 Aug
2016

Business Signs by Gibbs Graphics

Gibbs Graphics cracks the code for memorable HDU business signs Gibbs Graphics is a full-service marketing team based out of Leavenworth, Washington. With a talented team of artists and designers on their roster, they can tackle the marketing needs of a company from top to bottom. This includes designing and building some very cool dimensional business signs..

10 Jun
2016

Fast shipping tooling board: Don’t settle for long lead times!

Fast shipping tooling board: Check out our 52-second video to see how we do it! We understand how important it is to get the material you need, exactly when you need it. That’s why Coastal Enterprises maintains such a large inventory: It’s fast and easy to ship Precision Board that we already have in stock! We excel at..

20 May
2016

Fetch Sign Install

The old sign is down.  It took about an hour and a half to get our steel bracket system installed and everything went together nicely.  Best of luck Adam with your new sign – See you at Fetch! – Steve

19 May
2016

Fetch Sign – Woof 6 (the final Woof)

It’s our last day with the Fetch Sign – we are finishing up the details and doing the final assembly. All the parts are painted so Peter now has to complete the pins and glue all of the elements in place – I’ll do a little welding and we should be done.   We really want to make the collar ring look as real as possible so we shaped a 4′ length of  steel rod inserted into the hole in the dog tag and welded a plate on it so we could easily secure it to the structure.  We ran a bolt through the top of the sign to hold it in place.

02 May
2016

Fetch Sign – Woof 3

Now it’s time to cut the elements that make up the face of the sign. The first element is the 3D bone which will have the Fetch name contour pocketed about an 1/8″ into the surface. Our rendering shows the layout and depth of the lettering. The bone is also carved out of 2″ HDU.

29 Apr
2016

Fetch Sign – Woof 2

Files are ready! – our HDU is on the MultiCam table and we’re ready to cut. We are going to end up with a 3″ sign panel once the two halves are glued together so we’ve planed our 2″ HDU down 1/2″ then cut the face. We’ll insert out steel tubing, glue the panels together and our panel is done. Now it’s on to “The Bone”.

29 Apr
2016

Fetch Sign – Woof 1

It’s an exciting day here at KDF. We were asked by our good friends at Fetch Bar & Grill in Warwick, NY to update their sign based on a new logo that was just refreshed by our favorite designer, Nanette Hoey . After some quick sketches we designed the internal frame that will be made from welded 1″ steel tubing – this will be incredibly strong and make for a very simple installation. Our files are created in Enroute Pro and prepped for cutting