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, July 8, 2013

This thing has TEETH

The new house has been dominating my working schedule in the last days, mainly laying floor tile. The good news is there are only four or five more days of work until that task is behind me.

We keep work going in the shop however with various small projects underway. The Mechanical fish is on that list of course. I've started on the sculpting of the detail, beginning with the mechanical fish. Because of the overlapping riveted plates it is necessary to start at the back and then work forward. So far I've managed two one-hours sessions of sculpting and made pretty good progress. The routed form as a base makes the sculpting very fast and minimizes the amount of sculpting epoxy I need to use.

Stay tuned for more progress...