A whole lot of dimensional fun!

As we wrap up our current project we are looking forward to a very exciting new project that will keep both our MultiCam plasma and routers busy along with plenty of fun hand work as well. We have been contracted to add a theme to a fifty-two lane bowling alley. The dimensional work will include the side walls as well.

The project will be built using a variety of materials best suited to their job. To withstand the force of stray bowling balls the bottom sections are plasma cut and welded steel. The rockwork, brick, plaster and faux wood will all be hand sculpted fibreglass-reinforced-concrete over a plywood and welded steel frame. Mounting plates will all be designed in EnRoute and plasma cut to ensure accuracy. The shields and number plates will be designed in EnRoute and then routed from 30 lb Precision Board. The tree and hill cutouts will be router cut from MDF and layered to allow indirect LED lighting between them. The ceiling panels will be router cut from a porous dona-cona to absorb sound. It’s going to be a very fun project!

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Dan Sawatzky

Dan Sawatzky is best described as a creative force in the sign industry. He and his wife Janis are owners of Sawatzky’s Imagination Corporation – a small family company that specializes in the design and creation of dimensional theme signs and environments. They tackle projects of any size from small signs to entire theme parks. Their work has garnered numerous international awards and Dan’s articles appear frequently in the sign trade publications. Dan and his crew also host Sign Magic and Sculpting Workshops in their studio a number of times each year with attendees coming from around the world. For more information please visit www.imaginationcorporation.com

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