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

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Magic chairs - just for fun

Many people who know me well claim I do things far too fast. It's sims not true. The truth is I have so many ideas and projects I simply need to hurry to get them all done. :)

In my studio I have two office chairs which are well worn and somewhat broken. Rather than toss them I figured I would rebuild them in such a fashion that they serve me better. I decided to combine them with two things I love - steampunk and rocket engines. I bought new castors today and began designing the needed files using EnRoute software for the MultiCam plasma cutter. The chairs will get totally new undercarriages complete with some funky new hardware and two jet engines. Once complete I should be able to complete my work in record time and do it with a great deal of style!

Here's the quick concept rendering for the magic chairs. Stay tuned for progress...