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, March 22, 2012

All eyes on Orlando

This week is the International Sign Association show in Orlando. Sadly, I didn't get to go this year. Some of the work we have done did make the show, showcasing the software, materials and machines we use to create our signs. This afternoon I received an email from my good friend Mark from Hawaii with a picture of the piece we did for Coastal Enterprises. Thanks Mark!

The task on this piece was to showcase a number of textures and faux finishes and make the Precision Board look like a variety of other things. No matter what the viewer may think, everything except for the pipe holding up the plane and bits of the weathervane are made from Precision Board. The challenge was to do it all in a space measuring two feet by two feet and not block the vision into the display booth. It went from concept sketch to finished piece in only four days.

I wish I was there to say hi to all my friends!