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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Warm and COOL!!

The new Rapid Texture looks fabulous right off the MultiCam. With a final meeting scheduled for tomorrow I needed to paint up a sample to satisfy the owner and interior designer. Although I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted, the trick would be to translate those ideas into reality. I buzzed down to the local builder's store to grab some samples of melamine. Paint would be much easier to match to it than the other way around.
The idea was to play the warm colors of the room against the cool one and yet still stay within the theme. I painted the blue base color first. I'd use the same color on the top portion of the wall and in the wainscot. I first used a blue jean color of glaze, then once dry added a custom mix of dark brown, cherry red metallic, dark blue and a little black. I brushed, wiped and sponged to get the finish I liked. The base board and trim are MDF. The logo piece and rivets are routed from 30 lb Precision Board. They are all painted with a rusting metallic paint. Together it's going to look pretty cool!