Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Have You Met Bobadoo?

If you've been following our business for awhile now then you know who Bobadoo is. If not, let me introduce you!

Bobadoo, named by our son,  is our Computer Numeric Control machine, better known as a CNC machine. It's how we do all our woodcutting these days saving not only HOURS of hand cutting but also my back!  It's allowed us to create things that hand cutting couldn't allow such as larger letters and consistent shapes. To be perfectly honest - Bobadoo saved my business as I just could not keep with the wood cutting any longer. It also allowed my husband to come into the business and he now does all the wood cutting letting me focus on other areas such as the beautiful artwork! I rarely breathe sawdust anymore! Ahhhhh!

We've been cutting full time with Bobadoo now for a little over a year so I thought I'd show off some pictures!

Here he is, in all his glory! Bobadoo. My life saver!

A close up view of a sheet of letters that just finished cutting.

The letters are now cut, but they still all have tabs on them to prevent the letters from coming up and flipping all over the place or getting sucked up by the vacuum while the machine is running. No tabs = disaster! We remove the sheet from the machine then we take each letter off the wood and remove the tabs, one letter at a time!

Close up of the tabs.

After the letters have the tabs removed they are all sanded smooth with a rotary sander and organized, ready for shipping or painting!  We create a lot of scrap!

Want to see Bobadoo in action? Click here!

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