MichaelsMetalArt

Michael's Metal Art

California, United States · 789 Sales

MichaelsMetalArt

Michael's Metal Art

California, United States 789 Sales On Etsy since 2009

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Announcement   Welcome to Michael's Metal Art.
Michael's Metal Art offers unique items made from steel, aluminum and Corian and solid surface material. We specialize in personalized address signs, key holders, clocks and more.
All items can be customized as you desire. Please contact Mike with your ideas for your special order.

Thanks!!

Michael's Metal Art

Announcement

Welcome to Michael's Metal Art.
Michael's Metal Art offers unique items made from steel, aluminum and Corian and solid surface material. We specialize in personalized address signs, key holders, clocks and more.
All items can be customized as you desire. Please contact Mike with your ideas for your special order.

Thanks!!

Michael's Metal Art

Michael Smith

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About

Owning your own business is everyone's dream and I am working to make my dream real !!

One day I saw a video about machines that are computer controlled.. You may have seen them working..Like in factories creating cars or trucks..That type of thing fascinated me!!

After much study and reading online, I created my own machine!! A CNC plasma cutter. CNC stands for "computer numerically controlled" The computer reads numbers and causes the machine to move to those numbers!! Pretty much sums it up..

Now that I have a machine, what am I going to do with it?? What you see here!! I create designs from ideas that are everywhere and then make it out of steel to reality !!

Pretty much, you create the idea in the computer, then you tell the computer to use the machine to cut the design out of the sheet metal. The machine uses a torch to cut the steel and the machine moves the torch by way of motors attached to the torch. It moves with very high precision, to create the design just as I designed it..

After the steel is cut, it needs to be cleaned up..Sanded to remove any scratches and then washed to remove any dirt or oil from the surface of the steel

Then the item is powder coated. NOT PAINTED!! Pretty much you are applying dry colored powder to the surface of the steel. The powder sticks evenly to the surface with static electricity..It goes on very even and completely.

Then the item is placed in an oven set at 400 degrees and it is baked for about 25-30 minutes..This causes the powder to melt into the surface of the steel..and actually melts into the pores of the steel.. It creates a much better finish without any runs or sags as you usually get with paint..

Your outdoor furniture is probable powder coated..Powder coating is used in the after market auto parts industries..Lots of applications for it..

Also Powder coating does not stink up the air like paint does..Paint stinks because it is evaporating the solvents that make it a liquid..Powder coating is not a liquid!! Get the idea?? So it is much better for the environment!!

So to sum up this story!!
I concept it. I cut it..I clean it and then I coat it!! I do it all myself!!
The photos here show the story.. From concept to completion..

Thank you !!
Michael

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Last updated on March 25, 2016
Hello Everyone!! My Name is Michael and I live in the center of California in a small town called Exeter. It is located where most of the nation's food is grown..The San Joaquin Valley..
I wanted to start my own little business,making custom one off items that are made to your exact order..None of this cookie cutter, off the shelf stuff..Something that is really made by you, I just do it for you ..I have lots of colors, 55 to be exact and all of my designs are just the foundation to build from.
Just to let you know, quite a few of my items are from customer suggestions..So don't be afraid to ask for something unusual..

Most of my items are made from solid steel...cut on a CNC plasma cutter of my own design..Your item is designed and customized, first using Autocad to set it up..

I show you pictures from the computer as to what you design will look like even before you buy it!! If you don't like it and want changes, the computer makes it easy..till we find the design perfect to your taste..

The machine then cuts it out, (that is fun to watch) and then the steel is cleaned up, drilled for the mounting holes, and then sanded to remove any imperfections in the steel

Then a quality powder coating is applied that is much more durable than paint..I don't use paint because of the difficulties of application and besides it stinks up the air we all breath!!
Powder coating doesn't pollute the air at all..It is baked on as it actually melts into the steel's pores..it is just a much better way of applying a finish.

My usual turn around time from order to completion, in the box ready to be shipped, is 2 to 3 days

Please don't hesitate to ask questions on anything..I am here to help you make that one of a kind item that is truly yours..

Thank you!!

Michael

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PayPal, Etsy's direct payment method..
Taxes are collected if your are in California..I can't avoid that!!
Shipping
I will use USPS priority mail at the calculated rate set here on shipping costs..What that means is what it costs me to ship the item is what it costs you..I make no money on shipping..It is just to cover the cost..
Refunds and Exchanges
If it arrives damaged ( it has happened once so far) I will remake it..
If you don't like it, replacement or money back..easy enough!!