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

Friday, August 19, 2011

Toronto Sign Magic Workshop - day two

The group was eager to start this morning. True to form, most reported a lack of sleep the night before because we had gotten their minds racing from all the new ideas we presented yesterday. All were eager to learn more and get their hands dirty putting hat we taught to the test on their projects. 

Usually I have a full staff and family as support staff... this workshop it was up to EJ and myself to present the entire program. Time flew by as question after question was asked and the answers given, often while I frantically looked up images of past projects to illustrate my ideas visually. At workshops in my studio I generally have plenty of samples handy to show.

Each of the students followed directions to a 'T' - brushes were kept clean and paint put away as it was used. It sure made my life easier and I concentrated on teaching and sharing all I could. It has been a wonderful experience for me and it seems there are lots of smiles everywhere I look.

Thanks so much to our sponsors, MultiCam, EnRoute, Precision Board and Abracadabra Sculpt for making the workshop possible. One more day to go in Toronto...