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

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Knarly old vine.

I love to put detail in our projects. But each time I seem to get carried away. A good looking idea on paper often proves to be a whole lot of work.

For the grape vine that winds around the brick arch is proving to be just such a project. It didn't take long to weld the steel frame. The electrician quickly has the challenge if his life to thread the thick conduit for the necessary cables to power the monitor for the bar servers that will attach to the end. One the electrician had wormed in the conduit and threaded the cables it was time for us to work out magic.

Applying the galvanized mesh skin proved to be a tough challenge - one of our toughest yet. Now we begin the sculpting process before going on to paint.

Stay tuned...