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

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sonbuilt 3D logo build part 2

After thinking about the file I had created for an hour I decided to make one small modification. I created an eight sided post in the middle of the starburst. The eight sides would hold the LED lights and the post would support the top of the tree. I decided it would be simpler to route it as part of the original file than to build it later. The material was going to wast anyways. It will be routed from a 3" thick block of 30 lb Precision Board so there are no seams.

Normally this is the kind of thing I think of far too late Maybe experience is making me wiser. We can only hope.