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, October 4, 2012

First set glued

I had great plans to glue up a set of letters first thing in the morning using every available clamp I had. Then this afternoon I could remove the clamps and get a second set glued up. Yeah, right. Life isn't alway like that. At least not my life.

I would use Coastal Enterprises PB BOND-240 glue. It is similar to Gorilla glue, a one-part glue activated with a spritz of water but does not bubble up or expand as much making for a neater job.

I did manage to get the first set glued and clamped up but not until after supper.  :)

Tomorrow I'll remove this set of letters from the clamps, finish them off, weld them onto the sign and then start in on another six or seven letters. Stay tuned...