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, April 6, 2012

It's a BIGGY!

The sliced and diced sign needed to be put back together again when it was off the MultiCam. The first task was to thoroughly clean the Precision Board. Since the boards were so large the easiest way to accomplish the task was to use the pressure washer. It would also dampen the surfaces in preparation for the one part PB Bond 240 glue we would use to securely fasten them together. The one part glue is activated by a little moisture.

The sign was tall, and would barely fit out of the door upright. The heavy duty dolly was too tall to fit the sign underneath. The solution was to weld a special cradle that tipped the sign back a little. It would make gluing the large, heavy boards a little easier and also allow me to work on the bottom edge.

We glued up two layers initially and will add the next layers once things have set up nice and firm.

As a point of reference the ladder behind the sign is six feet tall. Stay tuned for the next steps.