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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mantle ready for paint

Today I snuck out into the shop and spent a little more time with the die grinder on the mantle for the Fox and Hounds Restaurant. As I outlined in my last post I was adding the flat grain on the top and bottom. The gentle curves, thick and thin from end to end both front and bottom are pleasing to the eye. Things really flow nicely. It will get primer and base coat now but the final finishes will wait until everything around it is ready for paint.