Customer Success Stories

ImageI recently started making samples of the materials that Big Blue Saw offers. Since I knew that I would be showing these to customers, and possibly giving them away, I made the samples in the form of business cards (some of you have received these with your orders).

Frank Leto of KOLO-TV wrote to us this month with a few photos and some kind words about some waterjet cutting we did earlier this year.

You guys made a design for a weathervane for me about 6 months ago. We finally put it together on the house this past Thanksgiving weekend. Needless to say it came out great and I’m attaching a photo of the completed project. I can’t thank you enough for making this project a success.


 

You guys are great! Everything turned out better than I expected!

 Zomboo’s House of Horror Movies is broadcast television’s longest running hosted horror movie show, broadcast every week for the last 17 years. When Zomboo decided to retire, he bought a retirement house and decided to make some pieces of art connecting with his years of doing the show. One interesting piece is this King of the Monsters Weathervane. The cut-out was made by the Big Blue Saw, then attached to a metal tube which fit over the support rod above the directionals. The detail is amazing and it’s a fun project. Thank you Big Blue Saw for making this project a reality!

 

Here's the original design:

Big Blue Saw waterjet cut this shape from 1/8 inch thick hot rolled steel.

Here's Zomboo himself with a close friend:

The installed weathervane:

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Our customer Tessa Gerwing was expecting a baby and wanted something special for her nursery. The little one was going to be named "Mollie Sue" and Tessa felt that she needed a sign to hang above her crib that was as unique as her little one.

Tessa e-mailed us with the handwritten design in the image below. The handwriting belongs to her grandma and namesake, Lonna Sue. It was then up to our designer to turn it into a design that could be waterjet cut.

The final CAD design is shown below. Note that the lines needed to be fattened for strength and the dot above the "i" bridged. As shown, the whole design is about 56 x 14 inches.

 

Long time Big Blue Saw followers will note that this is somewhere between the type 3 and type 4 signs. The words are separate like in a type 4 sign (this is easy because of the cursive writing). But the dot above the "i" is connected to the rest of the letters as in a type 3 sign in order to avoid having to install that tiny piece separately.

Big Blue Saw waterjet cut the design from 1/2 inch thick polycarbonate plastic. This material is light, but strong enough to support the sign's weight even in the narrow areas. Tessa spraypainted the sign glittery purple before hanging it on the wall.

Here's the waterjet cut and painted pieces installed in the new baby's room. 

Mollie is doing great in her new nursery and enjoying the sign.

If you're interested in making a sign, read more about how to turn a logo into a custom metal sign, the different ways to turn a logo into a sign,  and take a look at our gallery of signs and stencils. Then upload your design to our online quoting and ordering system or contact us for help with your design.