New Sign & Tooling Blogs Added To Our Website

In the interest of furthering knowledge in the sign and tooling industries, Coastal Enterprises is proud to announce the addition of 2 new blogs to our website.

Please welcome the writings of:

KDF Custom Graphics

School Street Design Company



Based ½ hour outside of NYC, KDF provides custom fabrication, graphics, theme displays, flatbed printing, CNC, dimensional creations and signage, model making and much more for end users and the trade throughout the United States. Since 1995 KDF has created works for artists, major sports teams, entertainment, movie studios and much more. The KDF Studio is a fast-paced workshop environment where experimentation, creativity and new techniques are our favorite tools – Come visit! VIEW BLOG NOW


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This is the production and technology blog of School Street Design Company. It is focused on CAD/CAM technology and how it can be utilized to create composite structures for a wide range of applications.  

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The Mechanical Fish Sign Competition Project – Base

“After Hours” has a new meaning here at KDF.  It’s when we get to have fun and really get creative.  It is amazing how much work you can get done when the phone isn’t ringing! Our mechanical fish project is moving along nicely. We’ve just completed the panels for the base which will sit atop a slab of stone. We started by routing the panels from 1.5″ 30# Precision Board on the Multicam 3000.

The Mechanical Fish Sign Competition Project – Base

Completed KDF Studio Sign

Our special custom studio sign project is all done!  we have our new sign and dragon mascot (no name yet though). This was a fun one.  Everyone loves it, but I think it’s giving Mark nightmares.  Now all of our after hours attention will be focused on the mechanical fish project

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Completed KDF Studio Sign

Creating our boat captain

While Brian is off sourcing steel and calculating fish tank weights and capacities – I decided to use my day off to create our little fish that will be driving our mechanical fish.

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Creating our boat captain