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, January 3, 2017

Stuffing the trailer for NEBs

Almost everything we do requires a custom solution. As we set to load the first shipment of arches for the NEBs Bowling Alley project we had to devise a way to get the long features into the trailers which were fifty inches off of the ground. Our solution was to build a sturdy welded steel sawhorse the height of the trailer.

We then used the forklift to swing one end of the arches into the trailer. The boys put the sawhorse under the outer end and then the forklift was used to lift it off the sawhorse and stuff it into the trailer. It wasn't't long until we had ten arches loaded along with the many beams and posts for the project.

The first load will leave for Oshawa, Ontario tomorrow. That makes a whole lot more room in the shop to continue building more pieces for the project.