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

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bracket done and sign primed!

For the last few days my nephew and his family were visiting. Luckily Duane and his ten year old son Sid love to work in the shop and they insisted they would give me a hand. Together we finish the sculpting parts of the sign and yesterday put on a textured coat of Coastal Enterprises primer. The primer evened out the texture over the entire piece and made it impossible to tell which parts were routed and which were done by hand. The three of us made quick work of that part of the sign, leaving plenty of time to knock off for the rest of the day. After they turned in for the night I snuck back out to the shop and painted the bracket.

The sign now looks positively massive, and after we paint it to look like sculpted stone it will be even more so. This afternoon the painting and glazing will begin.