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

Friday, May 3, 2013

Logging truck sign

The Shay Steam train at WhistlePunk Hollow has a companion piece as well. For the seventh hole feature we sculpted a logging truck. Like the log car on the locomotive we fashioned the sign face on our MultiCam with 30 lb Precision Board. The file was created in EnRoute in the very same way as the logging railroad car. This time the wording was a little simpler (no adventure golf) as it is a secondary sign. The balance of the truck was created from welded steel and fiberglass reinforced concrete.

The golf green will go under the giant log and the ruck will also function as a photo opportunity. Who could resist climbing into the cab for a picture?

I'll be delivering this piece on the weekend. The shop parking lot is full of other pieces almost done as well. We still have a lot of routing to do for the project with another 29 secondary signs to come. Stay tuned...