It is hard to believe that it was only seven 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 - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Through extensive research I quickly found out that with the relative simplicity of EnRoute, CNC routers were capable of just about anything imaginable. This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as we continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful software... -dan

Friday, July 9, 2010

A little birdie told me...

DANville is quickly approaching. As we count down the days here I'm trying to get all my projects in order - including the mile marker from Yarrow. This is for the sign forest. A friend of mine asked me the other day asked if the sign I was making was going to be dimensional and well... fancy. OF COURSE!!! :)
I decided on an informal look this time. The sign had to tell a story about Yarrow too - albeit without many words. I thought and I thought... then I thought of the perfect solution. Since it was a mile marker from DANville to Yarrow the distance would be as a bird flies. But this would be no ordinary bird. The sign would feature the elusive and very rare Yarrow bird. The amazing thing about this particular bird is that it can't fly in a straight line. And since we live in Canada the distance would be measured in kilometers as required by law. Because the sign would have the Yarrow bird featured I decided I better add in an extra hundred kilometers because that is how this particular bird would fly. It likes to take the scenic route and watch the sunsets. The Yarrow bird absolutely loves a challenge too... :)
I'm counting the days until DANville...
-grampa dan