Black Frog

How cool is this?

Recommended Posts

Has someone been messin' with making old looking signs? or are they originals? - if not originals they sure look very nice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

VT- that one is coming next.  :)

 

These are not originals (I wish!).  I had these made up after I found my ACME anvil sign this past summer.

 

ACMEsign.jpg

 

The shop that made the ACME sign had no idea there actually was a real ACME anvil!  They did that sign just because they were big Road Runner cartoon fans as kids.  I bought the ACME sign because I couldn't resist such a neat item like that. 

 

I got in touch with the artist and shop that did that ACME sign, and sent them the pic of their sign with a pristine (real) ACME anvil.  They thought that was the coolest thing....  Then I had a bright idea, and I asked if they would have any interest in doing some real anvil signs that are more authentic to the time period the anvil companies were in business.  They LOVED the idea, and were all for it.   We talked about different compositions and layout ideas, this is what we ended up with.  They do a masterful job at "aging" the signs. 

 

I'm thrilled with how these latest ones turned out.  Fisher and A&H signs are the next ones that will come to life.   :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I figure they are being made up from old advertising and so Fisher should not be a problem...

 

(I mean why would you need a "near Sheffield" if your sign was at your location???)

 

Argh 2 minutes late and $2 short!  They are very nicely done and probably be a big hit at smithing conferences.

(I'm jealous!)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your a class act Mr. Frog...   Super designs..   Looking forward to see more..

 

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It'd be neat if they could do smaller ones.  Something akin to what you might see in a poor man's shop.  Maybe 18" long and proportionately tall.  Cheaper and easier to mail all across the country.   

 

I like how the sign's aged.  Makes it look like they came out of great-granddad's barn after a century of collecting dust.

 

Heck, I'd be in for a smaller version of a FIsher Norris sign if the price wasn't too awful.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That is sooooo cool! I'm thinking these may prove to be good marketing for that sign company. I wonder how much detail a person could get into a cap or sleeve patch. Hmmmmm

 

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Darn you sir! You have this Tartan Tightwad reaching for his wallet, actually contemplating *shudder* spending money on a non-necessary item. 

 

You could tailgate these at ABANA and Quad States and pay for your trip. Heck, even I would buy one. Or two. Three or four if they were small.....

 

 

On another note, some shrink could make a mint with a 12 step program for Blacksmith Accumulytis Anonymous. Our wives would gladly pay for the treatments. By selling our excess anvils. To other budding hoarders. And so the circle is complete.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Frog,  Please remember that I own the rights to all Fisher items.  Please contact me before this happens.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Josh,

PM sent.

 

......actually contemplating *shudder* spending money on a non-necessary item. 

 

That is what this is, a totally non-necessary item!  But cool as all getout and I couldn't resist.  I am weak.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

John; would you be so kind as to give your wife my phone number and let her know I can have a truck there by the weekend?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The A&H sign!
I wanted it very basic and utilitarian, without a lot of frills to it.
Sort of like how Postman describes how A&H anvils were made in AIA.

And then of course aging the sign to look like it came from 100 years ago....
Taking some aspects of how they stamped their anvils and some print ads of the time, this is what we came up with:

A&Hsign.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm thinking the Columbian sign is going to be very cool whenever we get around to doing that one.... :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fisher sign design turned out nice.
I'm not selling these, strictly for my enjoyment only.

Fishersign.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fisher sign design turned out nice.
I'm not selling these, strictly for my enjoyment only.

Fishersign.jpg

 

In a two hundred years someone is going to think these were real!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A few more are ready to roll.....

I'm afraid Frosty might get all horned up over this one.  :) 

Enamel on metal sign, with some aging around the edges.

sodsign.jpg

Edited by Black Frog

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings Frogman,

You have all the ( SIGNS ).. of an anvil addict,, LOL

Forge on and make beautiful things

Jim

Edited by Jim Coke

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice sign Froggy. One will look very nice in my shop and as part of my Avatar I won't have to talk about Soderfors obvious superiority will I?

Frosty The Lucky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.