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

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sonbuilt 3D logo build finish

This morning I put the last color of glaze on the foreground trees to finish the Sonbuilt logo. It came together quickly. My client is anxious to try out the waterfall but that will have to wait for a few days while the paint cures. The piece is off to the cabinet makers this morning to have the lectern built around it.

The trade show setup is Thursday - about the time the paint will be cured properly. Then we'll fill the well with water and turn on the pump for the first time. What could possibly go wrong?  :)

I've edited this post to include the original artwork designed Curtis Cottrell which we started with to show how dramatic this nice flat art can become when another dimension is added.