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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Horse head routed

Things were a little crazy in the shop while so much was going on but through it all the MultiCam was busy churning out creative work.

I sliced the horse's head in EnRoute, then tool patched it and sent it off to the MultiCam. It was routed in four layers of 1.5" 30 lb Precision Board.

The smaller bits and pieces were eliminated for I've found then easier to sculpt them in by hand later with sculpting epoxy, less work than trying to glue and carve them.

Here's the second layer laid on top of the first. Things lined up perfectly.

And here's the horse's head ready to glue up.

Tomorrow I'll route a base and then glue everything together. Stay tuned...