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, March 26, 2011


The last of the paint went on the Cap-it signs this morning. I pulled them out onto the porch for some photos. They will stay there to greet the client on Monday morning as he drives up. I am more than pleased with the results of our work. The catalogue display/stands turned out to be everything I imagined. Hopefully the client feels the same way.

I would have a hard time choosing a favorite between the two pieces as each has it's charms. Working on the little Jeep got me wishing I had a full size one to tootle around town in. Perhaps some day...

The little Pickup reminded me of my hot rod days and the vehicles I built in my youth. I enjoyed adding the many details and needed no reference material as I was very familiar with similar vehicles. 

The result of my labors reinforced my desire to do more of this kind of work in the future. As people see the displays some will undoubtably want a similar sign for themselves. There is only one place I know that can design and build this kind of sign. I'll be waiting for the call...