Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Having trouble finding someone who can make these brass plaques...

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by HeathW, Jan 10, 2020.

  1. HeathW

    HeathW New Member

    17
    0
    1
    Jun 23, 2016
    Philadelphia
    Hi, I am having trouble finding someone that can make polished brass plaques w/ the two beveled edges similar to the attached photos. In the past I posted on here and got some great recommendations for companies that I use to this day so I figured I'd give it another shot for this job. Thank you in advance!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

    1,356
    124
    63
    May 16, 2011
    nj
    did you try Gemini?
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. HeathW

    HeathW New Member

    17
    0
    1
    Jun 23, 2016
    Philadelphia
    I did and still waiting for their reply. I did try this job with them a couple years ago but they couldn't do it (along w/ a cpl other regulars I use on jobs). I'm kind of assuming they won't be able to this time so in the meantime I wanted to search for a different place or two.
     
  4. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    5,130
    502
    113
    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Any competent machine shop in your area can knock out the blanks. Will need to find a metal polishing shop after machining. If a dedicated metal polisher isn't available look for shops that detail big rigs.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

    32,809
    2,171
    113
    Jun 7, 2006
    PA

    Hahahahahaaaaaaa did ya ever try to find anything competent in Philly ?? :roflmao:
     
  6. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

    792
    52
    28
    Jan 27, 2006
    California
    I would think, with a detailed spec drawing, this would be right up Gemini's alley. As a matter of fact I did a bunch of house number plates like this not too long ago. Although they were not polished as pretty. But have Gemini make them and have some local shop polish them.

    Additionaly, you could try Matthews or ARK Ramos. But again, it seems any foundry type company should be able to pull that off with a good spec drawing.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2020
  7. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

    5,130
    502
    113
    Jun 4, 2007
    Home Office
    Didn't know it was that bad. Guess I'm fortunate to be surrounded with good fab shops. Waterjet, laser, multi-axis CNC the works.
    Found out the wife doesn't like it when I put aluminum blanks in the dishwasher.
     
  8. Joe R

    Joe R New Member

    1
    0
    1
    Jan 5, 2020
    12309
    Have you tried Mathews Bronze in Pittsburgh?
     
  9. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

    5,809
    41
    48
    Oct 19, 2009
    Nerbaska
    Gemini.
     
  10. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

    1,463
    302
    83
    Sep 28, 2017
    Arkansas
    Have you tried cutting with alcohol instead of lubricant. I can't speak to the safety of it, but it worked really, really well and parts came out cleaner than the stock that went in.
     
  11. McDonald Signs

    McDonald Signs McDonald Signs & Graphics

    56
    6
    8
    Feb 11, 2013
    Guin, Alabama

    Attached Files:

Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...