Today Peter and I managed to sculpt three more signs in the series. These things are a ton of fun to build. They make me chuckle each time I walk into the studio. The MultiCam continues to whittle away at sheets of 30 lb Precision Board. Tomorrow morning another sign in this series will be ready for sculpting.
The shop is full – wall to wall with routed pieces and concrete sculptures as well in all stages of completion. The painting process is well underway on both routed signs and concrete work. As fast as the pieces are cut from Precision Board on the MultiCam and I can get them glued together we are also starting the sculpting of the fully dimensional elements. Peter finished the horse sculpt today and it is looking very fine! In between all of my other tasks I managed to do the tortoise sculpt with lots of help from Sarah. The sign is now ready the head to the paint department.
The MultiCam has been going non-stop all weekend and today I started gluing up the pieces in readiness for the hand sculpting portions to begin. There signs are ready for cleanup, finishing and sculpting tomorrow. Peter got the jump on the sculpting today as he fashioned the bucking bronco for on top of the sign. He is talented and also has worked very hard to hone his autistic skills
The old compressor is now repaired and working once more at last. It will be relegated to a standby spare as soon as we hook up the giant new one that has now arrived. In the meantime the MultiCam is now busy churning out the pieces we need once more. Last night I laid down a two inch thick piece of 30 lb Precision Board, set up the MultiCam and set it in motion.
Dusty’s dry goods was the last sign in this critter series. The desert tortoise is about the dustiest and driest thing I could think of and it seemed fitting for this sign. As with the others the critter would be added as a separate hand sculpt. We would route this sign in two layers of 2″ thick.
For the second critter sign I chose the apothecary store. This is what they called drug stores in the olden days. In the wild west some unsavory druggists sold ‘snake oil’ – a cure for whatever ailed you.
We finally finished enough large pieces to remove them from the shop to make the way clear to take out our broken screw compressor. I loaded it into the truck and took it into the neighboring town for repair. They called me a few days later saying it was as good as new. I picked it up and plugged it in
The great news is that we finally moved the five large features out of our shop two days ago. That meant I could finally get the old compressor out to take it to the repair shop for a rebuild. It arrived back today and that means we can soon get back to routing the long list of backlogged projects once more. Today, however was far too busy for any routing