Today, after completing the grinding and polishing of the flutterbye we housed it into position on the tree branch. We will attach the expanded lath around the bottom and then apply and sculpt the concrete before removing it once more. The giant bug will then be powder coated. After it comes back fro the powder coater we'll sculpt the body and finish the paint work.
With the fluttery perched on top the scale of the piece was truly evident. Once we complete the sculpting and painting of the tree this piece will be truly memorable. Tomorrow we will route and assemble the sign.
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