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, February 22, 2017


Since my last report on the large stump/base we've made great progress. We first applied the galvanized mesh, carefully tied into place so there was no wiggle.

Then over a period of two days the crew applied the fibreglass reinforced concrete and skillfully sculpted it. The large drum perched on the top is made with 'wood' panels with big 'steel' bands holding it all together. Underneath is an enormous stump. We tried sculpting a new bark technique with great success. It will be allowed to cure until next week and then the painting process will begin.

Tomorrow we'll pull the giant steel plate off the top and begin building the frame of the next section. Because it was accurately plasma cut on our MultiCam CNC we know it will fit perfectly with all the other pieces when we are done. It will not be assembled until it gets to the final site.