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    Thursday
    Feb262015

    Handmade door handles ready to hold

    These solid steel door handles offer a great first impression. These are made from 3/4 inch solid bar, heated and turned. The handles are welded to a plate. A matching handle is on the inside of the door. These are finished in a dark bronze paint.

    Thursday
    Feb262015

    A great way to display house numbers

    Here is a simple way to add some style to your home...update your address numbers! The numbers are cut from 1/8 in. steel and painted with a hammered finish. They are offset from the wood background to create a shadow for added effect. Why not let Fossil Forge create your address in a one-of-a-kind font and design? We can make these for you in a variety of finishes. And, we can ship them to you...they are easy to install.

    Thursday
    Feb262015

    Interior signage shows off personality

    The Stanley Event Space is a pair of beautiful buildings in downtown Lee's Summit, Mo. It is a fine combination of old and new. Here are two examples of signage we made to distinguish the interior spaces. The signs are printed on metal and use a variety of materials. Metal cutouts of their aspen logo accent one of the sign styles. Offset fasteners are used for attaching to doors and walls. Both signs incorporate existing branding elements. Several variations of these signs can be found throughout their properties.

    Tuesday
    Dec232014

    Classic sign for classic cars

    Summit Classic Autos is a business that deals with vintage and hard-to-find newer sports cars. I was commissioned to make a sign for the inside of the business. This double-sided sign is printed vinyl on MaxMetal. The 'Classic' words are handcut and rusted, then given a glossy acrylic coating. The sign elements are offset to create some interesting shadows and depth.

    A sign is a reflection of older style flange signs that could be found at service stations and general stores. The sign is approx. 32 inches wide by 24 inches tall.

     

    Friday
    Dec122014

    Metal birdhouse made of many things

    This funky found object birdhouse sculpture was created for the benefit of Downtown Lee's Summit Main Street for their 25th anniversary celebration. The sculpture was part of a silent auction, showcasing downtown businesses and services. This metal birdhouse is a collection of parts, bolts and stuff from my shop. A large hook allows it to hang, or it can just sit on its bottom. The greenish blue eyes are large marbles.

    The back of the birdhouse has a flap door. Here, you can access the inside to clean out an old nest, or hide something! This sculpture is made to go inside or out. However, if placed outside, it will eventually get a rust coating.