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Let's see you're signs
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:48:15 AM »
I'm looking for ideas for a new sign for my sawmill business. You guys that are out along the highway have you seemed to find any frases or something that seems to draw people in? Looking forward to pics and ideas. Thanks
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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 10:43:59 AM »
   Do door signs count? My only sign is the magnetic door sign on my truck. Then again, I am chasing the mobile sawing market vs stationary. Good luck.


    I have gotten a job or two directly from the sign on my truck and have many people come over to talk and I'd give them a business card. If nothing else it helps add some professionalism when I pull up to a client site.
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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 07:56:16 PM »
Heres a picture of my great sign...if you cant see it, itís two rotten pine 4x4ís rammed into thr ground,  a few spruce inch boards banged into them and with orange pray saint it says Lumber with an arrow pointing into my yard, logs wanted and the number.  Seems to work pretty good cause Iím buried with logs and work lol

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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 07:57:34 PM »
oh it has my phone number on it too.  Ill try n remember to take a better shot tomorro
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 07:58:37 PM »
Boy, back in my day..

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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 08:05:34 PM »
I can see hear my wife hollering at me,If you want to look at that,pull over before you get me killed. Never got her killed once. So far.
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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 09:27:51 PM »

  Here's the only sign I have.......


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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 09:31:31 PM »
4x4, that is undeniably a fine sign that you have there, but I think you're business might have something to do with visibility😂😂
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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 10:28:04 PM »
During 25 years in the wood business, I never once hung a sign.

Main reason I had was the feeling that even hanging a tiny handpainted sign that says "lumber for sale" was the same as putting up a bright neon billboard saying "rob me cause I have tools".  The other thing was that I found the distraction of spectators (aka retired fellas and tire kickers) took away from staying focused on production.  Final reason was that our home is right next to the mill with really no separation (like a fence or trees), and I didn't want unscheduled knocks at the door.

I suppose I'd have a big sign if the mill was far from the home, with a big electrified fence, a moat and a realm mean guard goat.
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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 10:54:13 PM »
Make a sign that says, "Free beer tomorrow" with an arrow pointed toward your mill.  If you build it, they will come.

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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2018, 06:11:34 AM »
Heres a picture of my great sign...if you cant see it, itís two rotten pine 4x4ís rammed into thr ground,  a few spruce inch boards banged into them and with orange pray saint it says Lumber with an arrow pointing into my yard, logs wanted and the number.  Seems to work pretty good cause Iím buried with logs and work lol

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Having a tractor trailer hanging out over half the road is pretty effective I must say. 
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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2018, 07:36:45 AM »
Mine is pretty simple.



And the sign said Long Haired freaky people needn't otta apply.........

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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2018, 05:54:49 PM »
I had a business sign for one week.  After 50 oak boards were stolen, I took the darn thing down.  Now my only sign reads, "Forget the dog, owner has a gun".  So far, so good.
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« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2018, 08:53:07 PM »
Well here's my situation. 
I will be starting with a clean slate and be moving to a new location along a state route. Very similar to what looks like 4x4's setup. I will have locked enclosed buildings. Or a fenced in yard. I want people to know that I do custom sawing and will fill custom orders. Everything will be on it's own lot so I will not have to wory about people bothering me at my house.
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« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2018, 09:02:31 PM »
You need an awesome web site,  then put the sign up.
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« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2018, 09:19:28 PM »
Yes a website is on the agenda. I just have not contacted Jeff yet. I need to get a couple more things in order before I set my website up.
As for the sign it will probably be a year or two before I get to it but I am just planning ahead.
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« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2018, 11:29:00 PM »
I think if you're right on a main highway, about 90% of your work is done.
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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2018, 07:48:45 AM »
I actually went the logo route first, then got a website up (still being finalized) and then after a successful 2017 bought some t-shirts for friends, family and good customers (most important). 

This past weekend my buddy got his shirt as a 40th bday gift and proudly wore it all night :)

When I am cutting I normally have my embroidered jackets on and keep business cards in the pocket.

When the ďtire kickersĒ and on lookers stop over I give them 5 min, and if knowledgeable a few extra cards for their contacts.  Feel free to steal the code from my site as I paid $500 to someone overseas that had a nice mobile setup I wanted.  Plus I am handy with basic web code so I can modify as needed.

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Re: Let's see you're signs
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2018, 10:32:49 AM »
We have a nice 5 foot sign on the front gate. 

Right next to it is this sign, which I believe is just as important. 


 
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