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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Big sculpting day

This week has been a busy one. Today I finally got a little time to put the finishing touches to the beaver sculpt. He looks pretty cool swinging in the center of the circle. Tomorrow we'll begin the painting process.

While I was in the sculpting mood I whipped out the prairie dog sculpt on the wagon wheel sign. He was a great deal of fun!

I've also started the hand carving if the woodgrain on the wagon wheel. It goes pretty quick with the air powered die grinder.

These two small projects are being done in between much larger pieces. Today our primary job was to sculpt the outside of a giant hollow log. It took nine of us the biggest part of the day to accomplish.

Stay tuned for more...