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

Monday, November 12, 2012

Down to the short strokes (of paint)

The Sunshine Homes sign has been dominating our shop space for quite some time. We've walked and worked around it since fabrication began. Rebecca painted the rock work with blends of grey and back and then we added two colors of speckles to make it look like granite. We did that using an undercoat gun which works extremely well. The key is to use low air pressure - about 25 lbs. Today we are doing the last of the painting process, the grout lines and small touch-ups. Sarah and Hailey did that work today. I didn't get a shot of Hailey but grabbed these of Sarah as she squeezed into the top to do the tricky work there.

All that is left now is to install the LED lighting and then move the sign out to the parking lot in readiness for loading on the truck. As soon as the LED's arrive I'll document that process and then the sign will be on the way at last.