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

Monday, November 14, 2011

Inspiration adventure

Yesterday we stopped in at Universal's Islands of Adventure. We wanted to check out the new Harry Potter section of the park.  We were not disappointed as it instantly transported us from the everyday world to Hogwarts and beyond. But in that section of the park there was little dimensional or routed signs. I hd hoped for more.

Once we had checked out Harry Potter I headed back out to my favorite and most imaginative part of the park - the entry portal. The signs and buildings there captured my imagination and fueled my head with new ideas and ways of doing things.

There was no way to know who had designed and fabricated the signs but I sure did admire them. Many parts looked to be routed. The signs used a variety of materials and methods and it was fun to try and figure it all out. You can bet I was taking notes!

Now I sit in the airport, exhausted but ready to go home once more!