Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20

Thread: does the creek have license plates?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paradise PA
    Posts
    3,098

    does the creek have license plates?

    does the creek have license plates?
    Last edited by Chris Padilla; 04-08-2014 at 7:33 PM.
    14x48 custom 2hp 9gear lathe
    9 inch pre 1940 craftsman lathe
    36 inch 1914 Sydney bandsaw (BEAST)
    Wood in every shelf and nook and cranny,,, seriously too much wood!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Hayes, Virginia
    Posts
    11,027
    Curtis,

    Do you mean automobile license plates? If so I haven't made any yet but it is certainly possible.

    .

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    South Windsor, CT
    Posts
    3,304
    Keith,

    That would likely depend on the state. I doubt, for example, that CT would allow you to make SMC vanity plates for use on CT cars ... unless
    I'm missing the point of this post.

    Rob

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    2,195
    Do you mean liscense plate frames? That sounds even better.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Independence, MO, USA.
    Posts
    2,474
    I think more then a few states would frown on (6 letters/numbers in MO):

    S CREEK

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paradise PA
    Posts
    3,098
    like the ones to put on the front of the car, that dont mean anything official,
    14x48 custom 2hp 9gear lathe
    9 inch pre 1940 craftsman lathe
    36 inch 1914 Sydney bandsaw (BEAST)
    Wood in every shelf and nook and cranny,,, seriously too much wood!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    38,471
    Folk, PA only uses official plates on the rear of the vehicle, unlike many states where they are front and back. A lot of folks like to tout their favorite sports team and other things with a front plate like Curtis asks about. I'm just mentioning this for context given the differences between each state in this respect.

    It is possible for some organizations to get "official" vanity plates in many states, but they are typically non-profits/universities and the cost and commitment is high. But since many states also allow one to request a particular vanity "number" (alphanumeric up to 7 characters typically) one could construct something with "SMC" in it that is not already duplicated in that state.

    Jim
    SMC Moderator
    Last edited by Jim Becker; 05-30-2008 at 7:38 AM.
    --

    Equestrian Sports. The most fun you can have with your boots still on...


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Independence, KY
    Posts
    173
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    Folk, PA only uses official plates on the rear of the vehicle, unlike many states where they are front and back. A lot of folks like to tout their favorite sports team and other things with a front plate like Curtis asks about. I'm just mentioning this for context given the differences between each state in this respect.

    It is possible for some organizations to get "official" vanity plates in many states, but they are typically non-profits/universities and the cost and commitment is high. But since many states also allow one to request a particular vanity "number" (alphanumeric up to 7 characters typically) one could construct something with "SMC" in it that is not already duplicated in that state.

    Jim
    SMC Moderator
    North Carolina and Kentucky are another two 'single rear plate' states, Ohio requires state issue front and rear as does Texas and California. Those are the only ones I know off the top of my head.

    Virtually all states have laws about obscuring, but a normal vanity/hobby/dealer frame surround is almost always legal unless it obscures the tag number in some way.

    If there was to be a SMC item, I'd think a frame would be the most universally appealing, my car for instance having been purchased in NC and moved to KY, doesn't even have a front license plate bracket.

    That said, I'd gladly put a SMC frame around mine.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paradise PA
    Posts
    3,098
    i didnt know that there where states that require 2 sorry for the confusion. still a smc plate would be neat, then you could hang it in your shop, or hang it from your mailbox if you are so inclined
    14x48 custom 2hp 9gear lathe
    9 inch pre 1940 craftsman lathe
    36 inch 1914 Sydney bandsaw (BEAST)
    Wood in every shelf and nook and cranny,,, seriously too much wood!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    SE PA - Central Bucks County
    Posts
    38,471
    Mike, I agree that a frame would have the most universal appeal since it could be used almost any place that uses US-sized license plates and allows the frames.
    --

    Equestrian Sports. The most fun you can have with your boots still on...


  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Posts
    24,942
    Keith, I'm hoping you aren't doing anything that would lead to you making "Official" license plates!
    Ken

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Clinton Township, MI, United States
    Posts
    1,369
    To all,
    Plastic licence plate frames with artwork silk screened on, in quantities of 1000, are available for less than a dollar from places that offer personalized pens, beer cozies, etc.
    Our bicycle club gave them out at our ride a few years ago, and our limit for the rider gift is one dollar. My wife is the publicity chair for the ride and selects the gift each year.
    What would you have them say?
    The bike club had the "my other car is a bicycle" on the top and "clinton river riders" on the bottom, with bicycles running down the sides.

    How about "my other saw is a Wenzloff!" on top, and "Sawmill Creekers Rule!" on the bottom, with handtools down the sides. (can you tell I am a neanderthal? - Grin!)
    Mike
    From the workshop under the staircase, Clinton Township, MI
    Semper Audere!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    West o Atlanta
    Posts
    122
    I do a little vanity plate casting. Thats what we call the front plate in a state that doesn't require 2. The hard part is the pattern making and now getting scrap.

    http://public.fotki.com/petersenj20/...icture006.html
    Unpainted
    http://hotimg3.fotki.com/p/b/74_244/10_76/Plate.jpg


    Last edited by Joe Petersen; 05-30-2008 at 5:55 PM. Reason: Second picture didn't add
    MMMMMMMMMMMBEEEEEERRRRRRRGOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDD!!! !!

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Paradise PA
    Posts
    3,098
    gotta have a vortex plate
    14x48 custom 2hp 9gear lathe
    9 inch pre 1940 craftsman lathe
    36 inch 1914 Sydney bandsaw (BEAST)
    Wood in every shelf and nook and cranny,,, seriously too much wood!

  15. #15
    State issued license plates are required on both the front and rear of vehicles in appx 1/2 of the 50 states. Virginia and Texas are the only two Southern states that require front and rear plates. Most NE states do require two plates with a couple of exceptions. In the remainder of the country it's sort of a hodge podge! For example, Indiana and Michigan don't require two plates while Ohio and Illinois do.

    I know this because we've been making personalized license vanity license plates (also known as custom auto tags) and personalized license plate frames or holders for years. We have a website where we sell our products but I'm not sure if I would be in violation of TOS if I posted the link here. A moderator might want to advise me of that.

    We NEVER make plates or frames that would violate anyone's copyright. For example, I wouldn't be able to make SMC plates or frames without the express written permission of the owner of the copyright. I use that just as an example. Another example.....Ocassionally I get requests to make a plate with someone's name or two names and a Disney character. We're not licensed to sell Disney products so I don't make those plates.

    I wanted to chime in with a bit of info on the issue of vanity license plates and frames since that's something I know a little bit about.

    Kind Regards,
    Stephen Edwards
    Hilham, TN 38568

    "Build for the joy of it!"

Similar Threads

  1. Frequently Asked Questions About The Creek
    By Keith Outten in forum Forum Tech Support
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-07-2007, 1:03 PM
  2. Advertiser Free Sawmill Creek - Vote Now!!
    By John Bailey in forum Forum Tech Support
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-22-2006, 12:08 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •