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, January 2, 2012

He's a good, traditional chap.

The legend has it that the 'founder' of the Fox and Hounds Pub was a very traditional, Victorian and VERY proper British chap. An image quickly came to my mind. Today I spent about an hour and a half pressing a thin layer of Abracadabra sculpting epoxy onto the routed head and then using my fingers and a sharpened stick carving the details in. With the sturdy Precision Board underneath to guide me it was relatively easy to form the head and get both sides of his face symmetrical and even. I worked from the bottom upwards so I could wet my fingers and tools in water to smooth things out without the sculpt sticking. 

Tomorrow everything will be rock hard and ready for the paint. I am leaning towards making it look like a weathered bronze sculpt at this point. Sleeping on it may just help me make up my mind.