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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Almost ready for the workshops

The spring workshops are now just around the corner with the first students due to arrive tomorrow. We've been busy getting ready! The samples the students will work on are all prepared, The name plaques are getting their final touches. The shop has been cleaned from top to bottom. We are almost ready.

We've stocked up on all the supplies we need and begun final preparations for the sculpting workshop as well which begins next week. Those preparations will be tucked away until just before the workshop starts. Today, Matt and I began welding the tree structures. The students will take the projects from this point, welding up the substructure, through to final sculpt.

We'll be taking lots of pictures through the workshops. I'll post a report or two along the way. Stay tuned...