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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Assembly of the Mighty Moose Ice Cream sign

The Mighty Moose Ice Cream sign needed to be assembled. The sign would be comprised of five layers. One layer of the sign would be cut around the steel framework. I clamped the second layer of the sign to the frame and marked out the area.

I used the layout on the back of the sign to create the small pieces I needed, cut from scraps of Precision Board high density urethane. 

Then the four layers of routed Precision Board were glued up around along with the small scraps I had cut to fit around the welded steel frame. Everything will be allowed to dry well before I use the die grinder to even things up and add the wood grain to the edges of the sign. Now we can weld up the framework for the ice-cream cone.

Stay tuned for more...