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, July 20, 2011

Color makes it come alive!

Using the same techniques as our smaller projects we are now layering on the glazes to add color to the features of the Fox and Hounds Pub project. It does not matter whether the pieces are made from routered Precision Board or hand sculpted concrete the technique is the same. The purpose of the glazes is to make the texture and dimension jump out.

Today we started in on the colored glazes today and the effect was immediate and dramatic. The first in a series of glazes was applied today - three on the trees, two on the upper moldings of the sculpted 'woodwork'. 

 By the time we went hoe things had changed considerably!

Tomorrow we'll put on the last of the glazes on the trees and moldings as well as the boar's head, We'll finish off the plaster background round the boar on Friday and perhaps the brickwork and stones as well. At the other end of the room the entrance wall is also coming along nicely with the glazes in much the same state of progress. I'm sure loving the color at long last!

Meanwhile I am keeping the MultiCam busy and squeezing in every minute I can designing new files as well.