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

Friday, February 10, 2012

Horsing around with the die grinder

About 50 minutes with the die grinder got rid of all the seams, and allowed enough time to rough out the final shape. I also flattened out the bottom of the head on the giant disc sander and glued it onto the base plate. The Precision Board carves so easy and yet is plenty strong. I love it!

I'll study it a bit before I carve in the woodgrain and add a little more detail with some sculpting epoxy. We have to remember this is just the post topper. There is no sense in getting carried away and spending too much time going crazy with detail that would only be lost in the overall picture.

Stay tuned as I'll be back with a few more pics later today.  This thing is so fun I'm having trouble setting it down. But there is other work to be done today too.  :)