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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

North Star assembly

We tool pathed the North Star sign and then sent it off to the MultiCam. We routed it from 30 lb Precision Board.

There was still a little work to do in EnRoute. The piece below was cut from 0.1 steel plate. It would be the ring around the star and also act as structure between it and the front piece. To do this we needed to route a pocket for it.

Once we routed it this is how it went together.

Once we glued up the pieces we did a little hand work with the die grinder and added some small details with Sculpting Epoxy including the rivets and barnacles.

We then painted on three coats of paint before layering on further blends and glazes to bring the sign to life.