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, August 9, 2011

One more project off the list

Each day another piece of the giant jigsaw puzzle that is the Fox and Hounds Pub and Restaurant  falls into place. Today the feature wall between the two bathrooms got the brick treatment. In the picture below I have photoshopped in the Gilded Guppy sign that will hang there. 

As we cleaned up tonight I stepped back and looked out towards the entry. It made me smile! It is working beyond my wildest dreams! The latest brick wall is on the left. My back is to the new bar area. The two big beams are the next to get the concrete wood grain treatment. But what struck me was the wonderful ambiance that will greet our guests. The brickwork winds its way from panel to panel with the large oversized timbers tying it all together. The timber woodwork in the ceiling and ceramic floors with the fancy borders will frame the work we do. And the crowning touch will be the many pieces of colorful eye candy which we are creating on the router. 

The challenge each day is to schedule and do all the things that need doing, juggling space with the many other team members and trades who are also sharing the tight space. We have to be extremely flexible which makes it a little difficult to predict which area will be the next to be worked on. As more and more areas are completed it will only get tighter as we proceed. But spirits are high and it is a lot of fun to work on this project.