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Smokin Turkey
02-20-2010, 11:43 AM
Robert Diaz of Tops BBQ commissioned a 3-D logo for his pit. This is 3
layers of welded 3/16" steel, 1/4" round bar all air brushed and hand
pin stripped with 6 layers of automotive grade gloss paint and finished
off with 304 stainless accents! It's truly a unique piece. It will
"float" approximately 1/2 off the surface of his pit when installed.

This is the progression of the project...

The artwork submitted by the customer
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/Signs/tops.jpg

The concept proof I designed
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/Signs/TopsBBQ.jpg

The finished product
http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/pp199/hccllc2008/Signs/0220000836.jpg

Thanks!

pahutchens
02-20-2010, 03:43 PM
Swwweeeeeet lookin work

chambersuac
02-20-2010, 04:06 PM
beautiful. you should do that professionally :)

Phesant
02-20-2010, 04:20 PM
Ohhhhhh..... :!:

A thing of beauty.....:!:

Nice craftmanship :biggrin:

N8man
02-20-2010, 04:40 PM
OutStanding Craftsmanship!!!!

MilitantSquatter
02-20-2010, 05:08 PM
Wow.. that really is a great job !!!

How will that be attached ? Is it magnetic ? Can you even use magnets ?

Smokin Turkey
02-20-2010, 05:17 PM
Wow.. that really is a great job !!!

How will that be attached ? Is it magnetic ? Can you even use magnets ?

on the backside, I welded 4 - 3/8" threaded nuts so it can be bolted from the inside of the pit. It is going on a diamond plate cooker.

Thanks for all the compliments! This is something I'd love to do again for every team in the country :rolleyes:

landarc
02-20-2010, 06:15 PM
Wow, very nice job.

MilitantSquatter
02-20-2010, 09:07 PM
on the backside, I welded 4 - 3/8" threaded nuts so it can be bolted from the inside of the pit. It is going on a diamond plate cooker.

Thanks for all the compliments! This is something I'd love to do again for every team in the country :rolleyes:

Would somehow incorporating strong magnets be an option if making holes in the pit was not desired or would heat fark up magnets (especially mounted on firebox) ?
would also consider some type of magnetic version for the vertical door...

Just thinking of options once I get the Klose..but I have no idea of what design I'd even consider just yet.

Brian in So Cal
02-20-2010, 09:20 PM
Very nice!!

NateOwsley
02-20-2010, 09:31 PM
How much does something like that run a guy?

Smokin Turkey
02-21-2010, 08:31 AM
Would somehow incorporating strong magnets be an option if making holes in the pit was not desired or would heat fark up magnets (especially mounted on firebox) ?
would also consider some type of magnetic version for the vertical door...

Just thinking of options once I get the Klose..but I have no idea of what design I'd even consider just yet.

I can definitely look at all options since I am a custom business, I can make any type or mount type you would need. I do have access to some industrial type magnets if that is how you'd like to mount it. Keep it mind it's not a good anti theft mounting but other than that, I think it's doable.

How much does something like that run a guy?

These start around $150 but vary on size, complexity, materials and what sort of paint you want. Rob got a great deal on this one being the first one!

WannaBeBBQueen
02-21-2010, 09:59 AM
So can we get that beautiful deal too...put us on the list please, love it! Once again Brian you have done an awesome job!! Outstanding work!!

TOPS BBQ
05-31-2010, 11:03 PM
Wow! I haven't been here for a while. I have to say, Brian did an awesome job. I couldn't have asked for anything better. In fact, I wasn't even expecting this to be as nice as it did. Here's some more pics:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/topsbbq/TOPS%20BBQ/Presenting-TheTOPSSign.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/topsbbq/TOPS%20BBQ/IMG_0361.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s39/topsbbq/TOPS%20BBQ/TOPSSign2.jpg

tmcmaster
06-01-2010, 05:23 AM
That's a super piece!!!

I may contact you for one for mine... if Robert doesn't mind me stealing the idea... :-)

TOPS BBQ
06-01-2010, 08:08 AM
Mind stealing it? I encourage it! That's a talent that needs to be shown across the country.

Smokin Turkey
06-02-2010, 09:05 PM
Sure thing! I'm back from vacation and I have 3 pits to build this month along with about 40 grates. Wheee HOO!! I'm sure glad I got to work on my tan cause it looks like the shop is going to be my home!