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, March 12, 2012

Finishing Touches

With our Sculpture Magic Workshop now only four days away the name plaques for our attendees are well into production. Today I show three that need just a little more work to be finished. One or two more glazes and perhaps a few highlights will complete the job.

Gary's is the most complete and looks good enough to eat already.

Dustin's name plaque needs two more colors of glaze and then the lettering will be painted. We are still deciding on the final colors.

The photo does not do Doug's justice. Rich blends and deep metallic glazes make this a delight to hold and look at. One or two more colors and some carefully applied highlights will make this a real (WIERD) gem.

Three others are in about the same state. I'll be taking pictures of them later today and posting them as well. It is hard to believe that they are merely routed Precision Board underneath.

Stay tuned...