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, December 22, 2014

First paint

It's not very often we paint our signs in pieces and then assemble afterwards. Most often, especially for outdoor projects I like to route in as few pieces as possible and then securely glue and fasten together before the painting process began.

In this case the piece will be displayed indoors. Compared to most pieces we build this one is fragile. The only way to realistically paint it was to do the bulk of it separately and then assemble before finishing the outside surfaces. As each piece came off the MultiCam today I did a little finishing handwork and then test fit everything. Then all of the inside surfaces got their first coat of paint.

Tomorrow I'll add more coats before adding some glazes and then assembly will take place. Stay tuned...