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

Monday, October 4, 2010

MultiCam TV

As I often do I mocked up the various bits and pieces of the TV surround as soon as they came off the MultiCam. Everything was routed from 30 lb Precision Board. I had also cut a 1" thick back piece that fit snugly around the TV. The front surround will fit over the face of the TV about 3/8" or so. The gages are cut in two pieces and will have a red LED inside to give them a neat glow. 

A friend of mine, Shawn Cherewick, phoned me today offering a cool way to have bubbles suspended in the green, glowing 'liquid' which will partially fill the tube. He suggested a special wax jell which we will heat, color and then pour into the tube. A green LED in the bottom will provide the glow.  I'll be looking for those supplies tomorrow.

I glued up all the bits today, leaving them to cure over night. Tomorrow we will start in on paint and the detailing. I can hardly wait to fit it into place around the TV. Stay tuned...