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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

More Sunshine

The Sunshine Homes sign is coming along nicely. Today I sourced a 12" x 12" x 4" waterproof electrical box to house the transformer for the low voltage LED wiring. It was fastened to the back of the sign frame. Then I started welding up the pencil rod frame to which we will attach the galvanized lath and then sculpt the fiberglass reinforced concrete rock work. I welded up a grid with the bars spaced about four inches apart - plenty strong for this project. It is all braced back to the heavy structural frame.

It is my hope that I will be able to create the routing files for the lettering tomorrow. Then I'll glue them up over some heavy rods which will permanently hold them in place on top of the sign. 

Stay tuned...