Ten tons of skulls!

I’m not big on skull imagery but Scallywag Bay Adventure Park is all about pirates and the pirate logo features a skull. The tall fence around Scallywag Bay needed a little bling and we decided to weld in the skull and crossed wrenches logo into each panel. The logos will also be featured on the building posts. This meant we needed two hundred and twenty logos cut from half in chick plate steel It was time to give our MultiCam CNC plasma cutter a real workout.

The steel arrived this morning – all twenty thousand pounds of it! The forklift would get a real workout as well!

I created the files in EnRoute and then sent the cutting files off to the machine. The parts nested well with only a little waste. We’ll cut some brackets on the bigger bits and recycle the rest.

The plasma cutter handles half inch plate well as long as everything is kept nice and clean. Once the pieces were cut it took a quick pass with  the grinder to clean up the back side and they are ready to send off to Trinidad where the fence guy will weld them into place.

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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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