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, May 10, 2017

Boardwalk signs assembled

Today, I dusted off the pieces for the Cultus Lake Boardwalk and then began their assembly. There were four pieces for each of the three signs. I laid the sign fronts face down on the work table, then the centres. I then places the plasma cut toppers into place and welded on the steel tubing which would protrude out the back of the sign. I then spread a thin layer of PB Bond 240 glue onto the face and added the middle layer of the sign. I screwed it into place and then positioned the steel topper. I spread the one part Coastal Enterprises glue on this layer and spritzed with a mist of water. The wood grained textured back panels were then laid on top and screwed into place. 

We then lifted the sign and positioned it on a temporary stand where it was welded into place. We'll do the final finishing and painting on this stand. Once that is done we'll cut the steel tubes and weld them to the angle iron bracket before delivery.