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, May 9, 2011


I got so into painting the lettering I forgot to take a picture of the last coat of glaze.  It was a dark brown glaze over the entire sign including the bird and worm.  I left a little more glaze around the lettering to make sure the lettering jumped out. Because I had raised the lettering about 1/8" it was quick and easy to paint the tops, just dragging the brush along the edge. It didn't take a lot of skill. Practice does make it go a lot faster however.

The big letters were triple coated, the small ones were done in only two coats. Then I added the pupils to the eyes of the bird and worm, and a tiny white highlight to make them come alive. And just like that it was done!

I'll let it harden up for a day or two before I package it up and send it off.

Now it is on to the next...