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, December 18, 2011

Two of a kind - almost.

The two Harold Fine Wines signs were polished off on Friday. It is not often we do multiple signs in our shop, most are one - offs. On the occasion we do multiples I really appreciate the functions of EnRoute and our MultiCam router. In this case the two signs were slightly different sizes. After the routing files are finished in EnRoute it is a simple matter to resize them, accomplished in mere seconds. 
In the old days when we did everything by hand it would have meant making new patterns and basically building two completely different signs. The only savings on multiple projects would be the time realized as we paint both projects at the same time.

It has been decided the smaller of the two signs will hang in the Fox and Hounds Pub on one of the London rooftop beams. The other will be presented to the owner of Harold's contracting, a token of our appreciation for his crew's efforts in helping us do our work at the pub. The grand opening celebration is scheduled for sometime in January.

Now it is time to go back to work, for there are a few more signs to make before then.