This week Peter and I are in Tokyo visiting the two Disney parks here. The Disney Imagineers are the very best in this industry and these two parks demonstrate that at every turn. This week we will observe and record as much of that creative work as possible. In two days I've taken more than 900 photos. Wonderful design abounds with great examples of CNC routing. We've observed wonderful uses of textures and dimension. There's lots to learn here without a doubt. I include a taste of what we have witnessed thus far...
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