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, September 24, 2017

Assembling the Copper Crown Sign

We formed the pieces for the crown using our roller and also by hand as necessary.

Then everything was welded up into once assembly.

While we could have routed the end pieces it was easier and faster the do it by hand. We formed some pencil rod in the shape we wanted and then attached some metal lath. 

The ring around the crown was cut from a piece of 16" diameter pipe. The Curved flat bar was hand shaped and formed in pieces. It was then welded together to form one bracket that perfectly matched the shape of the scroll. We then hand sculpted the curls using sculpting epoxy. The plasma cut curlicues were then welded into place

A coat of sculpting epoxy was hand formed over thee plasma cut steel to formed a beveled form.

As with all of our work it got three base coats of colour and then blends and blazes to make it come alive.