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, June 2, 2012

Moose makes trek home

It is always a fun adventure to deliver one of our projects. In this case the journey was short - only 400 feet up the road. We first carefully dragged the sign out from under the shelter of the porch. Then we hooked up a chain and lifted the moose from the attachment point we had built in from the start.

It was placed on my low flatbed trailer. We decided not to use the extended forks and so loaded it on the tail of the trailer making it a rather unbalanced load. With the short distance we were to travel it wasn't a big deal.

We decided to put the forks on the bobcat and use it to balanced the trailer. Slow and easy was the order of the day. We arrived onsite without incident. My clients were all smiles!

My client had his big excavator onsite to do the unloading duties.

He gently lifted the moose from the trailer and swung it into position.

I unhooked the chain, unscrewed the eyebolt and turned in the cherry to complete the sign.

As quick as that the sign was installed. The client drilled in some anchor bolts, raked the gravel up to the sign base and tidied up the area in readiness of the crowds that would shortly arrive to watch the Yarrow Days parade. 

Ice cream anyone?