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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Knock, knock

A short while back we designed and cut the mock window shapes. Today we assembled the fist window buck thick combined four windows and one door into one large piece. We first welded up a heavy duty steel frame. We lined the steel with plywood and then fastened in the plywood window shapes. The plywood buck was built around this combined shape. This large buck will be placed in the wall. The ICF forma will be built around it. Once the concrete is poured the plywood window shapes will be removed, making room for the actual windows. The bucks will remain permanently fastened in the walls.

Soon I'll be designing and routing the trim and panels for the door and window trim. Stay tuned as more of this project comes together...

-grampa dan