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, February 1, 2014


As much as I love to dream up wild projects and then build them, teaching others to do these things is also a great deal of fun. Since 2007 we have been hosting workshops and welcomed well over a hundred eager students from around the world including across Canada and the United States, (and Hawaii), Germany, Sweden, Holland, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand.
I've been getting many emails lately, asking about our workshops and when the next ones might be held. We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting two workshops in the fall of this year.
The first will be our SIGN MAGIC WORKSHOP which is to be held Friday-Sunday September 26, 27, 28, 2014. This workshop will cover a wide variety of subjects including design, marketing, creation of 3D routing files, a little sculpture and our painting techniques. For those interested bring your workclothes for this is a hands-on workshop.

The second workshop wil be our SCULPTURE MAGIC WORKSHOP which is to be held the following Friday-Sunday October 3, 4, 5, 2014. This workshop covers our methods of sculpting including the design, building of the armatures and the sculpting of fiberglass reinforced concrete and sculpting epoxy. This too is definitely a hands-on workshop. Students will get their hands dirty as they weld, mix concrete, sculpt and paint.

I'm looking forward to sharing as much as possible through the workshops!