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 with what I saw 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 - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Through extensive research and LOTS of hands-on practice I quickly found out that my MultiCam router was capable of just about anything imaginable.This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as I continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful tool... -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.