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, May 15, 2011

Looking ahead...

With the new four axis MultiCam now only about four weeks away I am working on the designs for a few pieces which will help us learn and explore the capabilities of the new CNC machine. One of the pieces is a new display for Precision Board (Coastal Enterprises). When I visited them a few weeks ago I was struck by just how green their operation and products are. I want to create a showpiece for them that demonstrated this message. The piece will also feature LED illumination from Heico Lighting.  The LED's will be tucked under the ribbon, top and bottom to give it a green glow. 

The six foot tall piece will be carved from a single, massive block of 30 lb Precision Board. But rather than waste all the material that would normally be turned to dust, the folks at Coastal Enterprises will glue up a custom made block of the correct dimensions. It is a service they provide. This will be chucked up into the new four axis MultiCam and whittled to the final shape.
The folks at EnRoute are busy making sure I have the software capabilities I need and we will undoubtably create and solve some problems along the way. It is going to be exciting!

Stay tuned...