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, January 13, 2016

NICE pictures of trade show booth

The trade show booth is now complete. I carry a small pocket point and shoot camera for the pictures I take several times each day. With the small point and shoot camera handy in my holster on my hip it is easy to whip it out to grab the shots I need to illustrate the blogs and magazine articles I write. Although I used to use an expensive digital SLR camera in the past it just wasn't practical in the dirty shop environment.

Because we want to enter the pictures of this project into a contest, feature it an article and some other uses on our website we decided to put a little more effort into some better quality pictures. I asked my daughter Becke to take some good shots with her professional equipment. We moved the booth into the centre of the shop, hung some new tarps behind it to block out the busy background, and set up some proper lighting. While we were at it we built a second smaller booth to take some pictures of a few of our other recent projects. It was a lot of work and took the better part of a day to complete but the resulting photographs were spectacular. The pictures on this blog are low resolution at only at 100 DPI but soon we'll be launching a new gallery on our website that has much higher resolution pictures of our sculpting projects. I'll be posting some of the other projects soon. Enjoy!