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, July 20, 2016
One more day
All the Viking ship armatures are now welded. Every piece (23 per ship) has been sent off to the galvanizers to get its shine coat of zinc. So far we only have enough back to build one and a half halves of the ship. As wait for more ship structures we are concentrating on finishing the paint on the first. We sandblasted the exposed metal bits to ensure the paint would stick permanently. Then we began to lay on the paint. Three base coats and then the glazes - all put on by hand. This thing definitely is huge. After two days of painting we hope to polish it off tomorrow. Then it's on to the second half of the ship.