Most every project we do starts with a sketch. This one was done while I sat on our couch watching TV with my wife. There's far too many commercials on these days but I put them to good use. The sketch was done in about ten minutes.
Using the sketch and historical photographs as reference I created the vector file in EnRoute. I imagined how I would break the piece down for cutting and then after the pieces came off the router I would glue back together again.
Then I built reliefs of each piece of the assembly individually, merging them at the last minute to make my routing files It only took about an hour to create this file. Here's a screen capture I took just before I tool-pathed the file.Using the powerful tools and imaging of EnRoute I could clearly see how it would look when I was done.
This was going to be a very cool little sign. Stay tuned...