Diesel-powered mechanical sign painting marvel
The 2016 Sign Challenge sees its first entry. When the idea of the Sign Challenge was first discussed, Peter and I were eager to enter. Samples are such a critical part of ...
By Dan Sawatzky
Posted on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
When the idea of the Sign Challenge was first discussed, Peter and I were eager to enter. Samples are such a critical part of our business plan and shop promotion. To be a contender in this competition we would have to do our very best possible work. We were up for the challenge without a doubt.
In our shop we believe it is much better to work hard at a steady pace at the beginning of a project than it is to do all nighters and rush as the deadline looms. This meant we got an early start and worked on our projects at every opportunity.
Peter, my son, wanted to build a coinoperated, sign-making android. He did a fair amount of research and then started building— too eager to even do a concept drawing. His plan was to use the project to learn how to use EnRoute, the MultiCam CNC router and our new MultiCam Plasma cutter. It’s a good thing he’s a quick study!