It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one of these machines - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Along with the CNC router I discovered the wonderful material called Precision Board and the glues, primers and other companion products they offer. Since then we have gone through many tons of the material using it in most signs and projects we tackle. This journal will chronicle our many adventures both past, present and future. I'll talk from the perspective of someone who pushes these products to the creative limit on a daily basis. I'll be adding to the stories two or three times each week. -dan

Friday, September 17, 2010

Let there be light!

Yesterday as we discussed new color options for the board room walls I insisted that all concerned take a look at the submarine centerpiece before final opinions were formed. We jumped in the car and travelled thirty minutes back to our shop to see what I was excited about. The magic happened the instant I plugged in the sign. Everyone fell in love with the brilliant blue reflections the LED lights formed on the sign. The metallic pearl paints of the background bounced the light around in a spectacular fashion.

Now we will seek to duplicate that same look in the big room with blue LED lighting around the tiny valance under the large pipes. I can hardly wait to throw the switch when they are done!

LED lighting is now going to be a big part in future routed dimensional signs we do...  imagine the cool effects we can achieve!