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, October 17, 2011

Horsing around

The horse head starts out as a simple cutout from 2" thick Precision Board. It is glued to the back piece with epoxy and a couple of long screws for good measure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The I squeezed on a thin coat of Abracadabra Sculpting epoxy and then pressed on some crumpled, heavy duty tinfoil to bulk out the shape of the head. Tinfoil is a whole lot less expensive than sculpting epoxy.. I then pressed on a thin layer of sculpt to form a skin. This will be allowed to harden overnight before I start sculpting once more.

Before I was done I formed the eyeballs and nostrils and pressed them on.

 The fun part begins tomorrow.