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

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blizzard in the shop!

The local kids are on spring break in these parts and so my grand daughter Phoebe and her cousins are visiting for a few days. My work is always fun, but even more so when the kids are helping. And what could be more fun than generating a blizzard in the workshop?

We went over tool safety and outfitted the gang with safety glasses and then let everyone have a turn - with me very close by - just in case. The oldest child (14) was dubbed official photographer. 

 In less than 20 minutes we had scattered styrofoam bits from one end of the shop to the other - and all over ourselves too, much to the delight of Phoebe. I did the last tweaking of the design to make sure everything looked like rocks.

Tomorrow we will finish coating everything with the sculpting epoxy after getting a good start today.

If you looked closely in the background of the above pictures you would have caught a glimpse of the next routing project to be done.  Stay tuned...