This morning a giant eighteen wheeler pulled up in front of our drive. We had been excitedly waiting for it! Tied to the deck was our brand new MultiCam CNC plasma cutter! It didn't take long to untie and pull the tarp off. I then gingerly poked the tangs of the forklift into the bottom and removed the heavy machine from the deck. It was a four hundred foot journey to the back of the shop where we lifted it into position in the new addition and lowered it into it's new home - a metal building still in progress at the rear of our property. Peter insisted we leave it wrapped until tomorrow when the electrician is coming to hook things up. It's like waiting for Christmas morning!
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