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, February 19, 2014

Taking a sign for a ride to town

The great news is that we finally moved the five large features out of our shop two days ago. That meant I could finally get the old compressor out to take it to the repair shop for a rebuild. It arrived back today and that means we can soon get back to routing the long list of backlogged projects once more.

Today, however was far too busy for any routing. Today we were placing the last of the marge pieces in their final home. The first was the top two pieces of the treehouse. The tee trunk has been in place for a number of weeks. Today we brought in a giant crane to lift the house and roof into position. It went smoothly.

The next two pieces were the center supports for the series of rope bridges that will connect these elements. This lift too went flawlessly.

One other piece we moved was the Carousel and Balloon Adventure signs. We loaded the sign onto my client's trailer. He was so excited about the sign he decided to take a detour to his favorite coffee shop. As he said later, "It was with great delight I took up six or seven parking spots - right in front! It didn't take long for a crowd to gather either!" 

It is always nice when a client appreciates our work!