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, October 12, 2011

Colorful menagerie!

Once the sculpting was done it was time to start in applying the color to our beasts. Primer, base coats, blending, glazes and details. We encouraged our students to go out on a limb, try some colors they might not ordinarily use, and in the process make their dinos come to life in a multitude of ways.

Each student was given the very same assignment and routed base plaque to start with. The end result was anything but the same... in fact far from it. And they were all shades of the rainbow in color as well when they were done. 

The end result was nothing short of a whole lot of FUN!