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

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Time to fly!

Today, being Saturday was sort of a day off. Janis was busy with horse stuff and so I had the time to do what I wanted in the shop. It has to be fun! And what could be more fun than doing the last of the painting on the balloon and then hanging it in it's permanent home in the studio.

I dragged my tallest step ladder in from outside then drilled some holes in the vaulted ceiling and securely fastened in the strong aircraft cables I had bought for the occasion. Then it was time to 'fly' the balloon into position. This balloon was definitely heavier than air! It didn't take long to secure everything perfectly. A few touchups made it all ready for the photo shoot.

The first four axis routing project is now officially done!