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, February 27, 2017

One level done and starting the next

The concrete was cured enough this week to begin the painting process. The crew dug right in and first applied a primer coat. Once that had dried they started in on the first of two base coats. The last base coat will be blended. Then a series of glazes will make it come alive in a hurry.

While the painting crew did their magic to the sculpted portion we began work on the next section of the sculpture. We measured up our model to determine the size of the globe.

Then, using these measurements we bent up some square tubing and began building the frame for the globe.

This was lifted over the steam base plate with the chain fall and then a heavy duty armature for the bugs was welded onto place. This will be welded back into the structure of the globe. Once the structure is done we'll weld up the pencil rod armature and then begin applying the galvanized mesh which will reinforce the sculpted concrete. It is coming together quickly. Stay tuned for more...