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Last updated October 23, 2014

Zed's Zombie Ranch Steel Signs

Quality signage for the supernatural and smart ass world around us.

Zed's Zombie Ranch Steel Signs

Quality signage for the supernatural and smart ass world around us.

$1,970
pledged of $7,000pledged of $7,000 goal
60
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 23 2014 4:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 23, 2014

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My name is Jason Kihl, and I've been making a living creating metal artwork for over sixteen years. During that time, I've made many different styles of art - from abstract to Southwest - using a waterjet cutting machine.

One of the most fun and enjoyable things I've done is a line of whimsical decorative steel signs under my business name of "Zed's Zombie Ranch". They aren't exclusively zombie related, and include Bigfoot, fairies, gnomes, and many other mythical creatures. They also run the gamut of fun, clever and sometimes snarky humor that I enjoy. I've been making these signs for a few years now and selling them online in my Etsy shop.  I love the process of making them from concept to completion. However, there is a catch!

Every sign I make has to be prepped for rusting by cleaning the steel before the acid can be applied. This is generally done with a flap disc on a hand held grinder. If you've ever held a grinder for extended periods of time you know how tiring this can be and how sore your body can get doing it. I've discovered that there is a machine available that will make this process MUCH less taxing on my body and much quicker too. It's called a rotary brush sander. Here's what it looks like:

The basic model starts at about $7000, which is why I put that as my funding goal. It has a feed roll in the front that pulls the steel piece through to the brush (spinning at over 1700 RPM) and another on the back that grabs it and helps pull it out the back safely without the item being thrown across the room! When it comes out the other side it is cleaned and deburred and ready for the acid treatment finishing process. This machine will help my process become easier and more efficient, allowing me to expand the quantity of signs I make available to you! 

I have so many more ideas for fun signs to make! I just need to make the process more efficient so I can spend more time designing new patterns and less time grinding! I hope that you enjoy what you see here and will help fund this campaign. Please tell your friends and family who you know will appreciate my work! Here are the fantastic rewards I am offering for the campaign:

 Shipping within the US is INCLUDED in the reward price. 

 

If you want to get a sign AND a magnet or two, just use the "Add On" price shown here to figure out your total pledge amount. You will be sent a survey after the successful completion of the campaign to designate exactly which reward(s) you chose. 

Exact sizes for signs can be found by clicking the Sign Options image. However, please purchase through Kickstarter to help fund this campaign!

Risks and challenges

As with any project there can be delays. However, I have been doing metalwork for over sixteen years and once I see the project has been funded (fingers crossed!) I can begin to start production of the rewards before completion of the campaign. This will give me a leg up on the timeline to be sure the Early Birds get their rewards before Halloween and everyone else gets their rewards well before Christmas!

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    Thank you for supporting our project! When the zombie apocalypse comes, we hope that you survive.

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    BUMPER STICKER - "My Zombie Ate Your Honor Student's Brain". Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really hope that you survive.

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    One FRIDGE MAGNET of your choice. Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive.

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    SET OF 2 ORNAMENTS - a Zombie and the Victim he's chasing. Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive.

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    PLANT STICK - Either Bigfoot or a Zombie welded to a 10" long steel rod. Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with someone you can tolerate.

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    TWO FRIDGE MAGNETS OF YOUR CHOICE - Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with someone you can tolerate.

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    BUSINESS CARD HOLDER - Choice of Bigfoot, Zombie, or Zombie Chasing Victim. Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with someone that you kind of like.

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    SET OF FOUR FRIDGE MAGNETS - A male and a female zombie chasing two victims, one with a MULLET! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with someone that you kind of like that doesn't have a mullet.

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    WALL SIGN of your choice - any ONE of the designs shown!

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    **EARLY BIRD** - WALL SIGN of your choice. Any ONE of the designs shown to be delivered by HALLOWEEN! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with someone that you actually like. **Early Bird rewards can only be guaranteed to make it by Halloween if there are no problems with payment at the close of the campaign.

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    GARDEN SIGN of your choice - any ONE of the designs shown! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with someone that you actually like who also likes you.

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    **EARLY BIRD** - GARDEN SIGN of your choice. Any ONE of the designs shown to be delivered by HALLOWEEN! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with someone that you actually like who also likes you. **Early Bird rewards can only be guaranteed to make it by Halloween if there are no problems with payment at the close of the campaign.

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    CUSTOM - ONE-OF-A-KIND WALL SIGN. Your sign idea made into a wall hanging sign. To be made and delivered by Christmas 2014.

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    2 WALL SIGNS of your choice - any TWO of the designs shown! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a bad ass like Daryl on the Walking Dead.

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    CUSTOM - ONE-OF-A-KIND GARDEN STICK. Your sign idea made into a garden stick sign. To be made and delivered by Christmas 2014.

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    2 SIGN COMBO (one wall/one garden stick). Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a bad ass like Daryl on the Walking Dead.

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    2 GARDEN SIGNS of your choice - any TWO of the designs shown! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a bad ass like Daryl on the Walking Dead.

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    3 WALL SIGNS of your choice - any THREE of the designs shown! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a couple of bad asses like Daryl and Michonne on the Walking Dead.

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    3 SIGN COMBO (any combo of wall or garden sticks). Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a couple of bad asses like Daryl and Michonne on the Walking Dead.

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    3 GARDEN SIGNS of your choice - any THREE of the designs shown! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a couple of bad asses like Daryl and Michonne on the Walking Dead.

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    4 WALL SIGNS of your choice - any FOUR of the designs shown! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a couple of bad asses like Daryl and Michonne on the Walking Dead, and that you get to see your annoying neighbor become a zombie treat.

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    4 SIGN COMBO (any combo of wall or garden sticks). Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a couple of bad asses like Daryl and Michonne on the Walking Dead, and that you get to see your annoying neighbor become a zombie treat.

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    4 GARDEN SIGNS of your choice - any FOUR of the designs shown! Also, when the zombie apocalypse comes, we will really, REALLY hope that you survive with a couple of bad asses like Daryl and Michonne on the Walking Dead, and that you get to see your annoying neighbor become a zombie treat.

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    ONE HUGE WALL SIGN - Any of the signs shown made approximately 2 1/2 times larger, and cut out of thicker steel. Sign will be made as large as possible to fit into a 24"x 30" box. Exact size will vary by design proportions.

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