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14 May
2018

Creating an Architectural Gable with Precision Board HDU

When Shane Durnford created an architectural gable for a home, he used Precision Board HDU and hand-carved the incredible detail into it. For him it was a return to sign work & he couldn’t be happier about it. Shane talks about bringing this work of art to life through craftsmanship, skill and the use of Precision Board..

22 Sep
2015

The Artists Who Happen to Make Signs – The Angry Bull

I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase “taking the bull by the horns.” Well Xpressive Graphix takes the phrase to a whole new level. Creating a sign for the Angry Bull Saloon is a prime example of what the artists at Xpressive Graphix are capable of while following their motto: Expect the unexpected. First being..

03 Sep
2015

Letterheads: Keepers of the Craft – 40th Anniversary

For generations, men and woman designed, carved, lettered and painted signs by hand. In today’s world, machinery is taking the lead in signage with its ability to mass produce or “set it and forget it”, but what about the flowing subtleties and unique touches that lead to a top-notch sign? Letterheads ‘Keepers of the Craft’..

24 Mar
2015

ISA is almost here…

We all know that Dan Sawatzky is a talented man that loves his Multicam CNC, Enroute software and Precision Board Plus PBLT-30. But this time, he took a different approach to a sculpture he made for our booth which will be displayed at the ISA show April 9th, 10th and 11th. Dan told us that..

19 Mar
2015

Precision Board In High Definition

The beautiful signs we see made by our customers never cease to amaze us. Paul Martin from Piccadilly Signs in Winnipeg, Canada, sent in some high-definition pictures of a recent sign he completed. Using a combination of CNC-routed and hand-carved PBLT-15 and PBLT-18, he created this great looking sign. We were very impressed with how..

10 Mar
2015

Hand Shaping HDU made simple with Precision Board Plus

The Concrete Canoe Team of Chico State University was determined to build a mold out of high-density urethane this year when they found Coastal Enterprises Company through their competitors at University Nevada Reno Concrete Canoe. They initially intended to go with a mold design that would be CNC machined. However, due to changes in design..

11 Dec
2014

Check out this beautiful sign from Piccadilly!

  • December 11, 2014
  • Steve Cornelius
  • 4 views

Paul and Kelsey Martin of Piccadilly Signs, located in Winnipeg, Canada, sent us several pictures of a beautiful sign they crafted using Precision Board Plus HDU. Using PBLT-15, they handcarved a 24″ x 32″ piece in two layers, and stacked it to 2″ thick. They then used Magic Sculpt for the birds eyes and small..

27 Nov
2014

Hand Carving HDU – Quality & Elegance

  • November 27, 2014
  • Steve Cornelius
  • 11 views

Curt Stenz from Curt Stenz Graphics, in Marathon, WI sent us a picture of a recent hand-carved sign he made for a customer. Hand carving is considered by some sign makers to be the epitome of craftsmanship in the industry. The hours of patience and the amount of skill involved in finishing a hand-carved sign..

30 Oct
2014

The Barn Signworks: Traditional Craftsmanship From the Heartland

  • October 30, 2014
  • Steve Cornelius
  • 16 views

The Barn Signworks, in Greenville IN, has specialized in dimensional hand carved specialty signs for over 35 years. Mark Westra, Director of Operations, started as a traditional wood worker and carver and got into the sign business as demand started for quality workmanship. By the early 90’s they started to substitute many of their wood..