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, February 8, 2012

A few more things off the list

This morning I loaded the front seat, back seat and box of the truck with completed signs, materials and tools I would need and then headed to the Fox & Hounds Pub.  The dart board was the first piece, then the cooler (CELLAR) door. Above it I finished sculpting the fittings and taps onto the purposely exposed telephone conduits. When I added the rich copper paint and then the aging it instantly became one more magical area that makes this place so special. 

I replaced the temporary signs with the faux copper ones we had fashioned.

I also added the 'licensed' plaque to both sides of the restaurant sign. 

These many small details add so much to the overall feel of the pub. It is looking better each day and at the same time my to-do list gets ever smaller.