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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Go ahead... Put your feet up!

We've always been pretty informal at our house but I've been in plenty of places where I didn't dare put my feet up on the coffee table. I didn't want to get yelled at.

When it came time to design the office furniture for the Sean's MultiCam office I wanted to make sure it was a comfortable setting. I wanted it to be classy but warm and inviting and informal enough that I could sit there and put my feet up too if I felt the need. Most of all it had to show off the capabilities of the CNC plasma cutters they sold.

Sean's desk was shown in an earlier post. Now it was time to do a matching theme coffee table. It had to be low and simple. I decided I would go with the Jurassic bones once more, but not a complete skeleton this time. I'm not at all sure what kind of beast it was but it was definitely a good size. The rib cage measures 20" x 28" x 17" tall. I've sprayed the steel structure with acid and the rust is just beginning to form. The 3/4" glass top is yet to be put on.

It's welded solid and it's plenty heavy - perfect for putting one's feet up when relaxing after making a deal on a new CNC machine. I can hardly wait to see it in Sean's shiny new office!