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

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sign Invitational Challenge 2017 - Part twelve

In the last few days I did my best to do a little more on the challenge project than usual. I'll be out of town for ten days and so have to set this thing aside during that time. I had Grant, a newbie, mix sculpt for me as I wanted to tackle some larger areas. It turns out he is a very prolific mixer and we made rapid progress in only a couple of hours. I managed to sculpt all four tall wooden timbers plus much of the rock bluff. The hand sculpted textures changed the piece in a dramatic fashion! It is now looking pretty cool. I can hardly wait to get to all of the bracing on the trestle along with the greenery on the bluff. The angle from low by the floor allows a spectacular view of the piece.