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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Last of the big pieces for the PNE

This past Thursday was delivery day for the last of the large pieces for the PNE. We loaded the two big pieces onto the low bed semi truck with a large crane in our yard and then headed into the city sixty-five miles distant. The trip went off without incident.

At the other end of our journey a second crane was waiting and we hooked up the pieces and hoisted them into place. The globe with the bugs holding it up weighed in at about 3,800 lbs. The dancing bug was then lifted up last and easily slid into position. Everything bolted into place in minutes.

It was a simple matter of hooking up the tree on the attachment points and slinging it into position. Our client will decide on a final position and then pour a concrete base for the sign. There are five bolt holes plasma cut into the steel plate base to facilitate permanent installation.

The ladybug holding the tuned out really nice. Ut's plenty sturdy with it's welded steel framework inside.

Since we dropped off the Flutterby sign/operator's booth last time they have installed the fence panels we did plus the ride. We are currently fabricating some gates and five more fence panels to complete this project.