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

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It was a rough knight.

 Once the clamps came off this morning I fired up the air powered die grinder and whacked off the seams. Smooth and finished simply wasn't necessary as it will al be covered with the sculpting epoxy later today. If I needed more than two copies I might consider getting a scan done of one finished piece and then route the extra copies... but with only two knights to fabricate it is simpler, cheaper and faster to do the second copy from scratch. With a four axis MultiCam now officially on the way to my shop it may time to seriously start looking at one of those small scanners...

Before I put more work into the piece I always test fit to make sure things are right. I do make mistakes more often than I like to admit. But this time everything looks great.

Now it is on to the next stage...