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

Monday, August 23, 2010

Happy day.

We made good progress today but rather than show that I wanted to share another photo which means a lot to me. My five year old grand daughter Phoebe often comes to my shop to 'help' me.  She's been a regular since she was days old.

I had saved a large bin of cutouts from routing the beams just for her. I had placed them near the door of her big blue and purple playhouse which lives in my shop. She discovered the big box last night, went to the tool box and got a felt pen, then disappeared for a while inside her house. She came out with a large stack of happy faces drawn on the circle pieces. She asked me to pick a favorite which she then placed on the beam 'for decoration.' Although it won't stay there permanently I do love it. I'll have to convince her that I don't want it to go away from my shop and instead we'll screw it to the wall to smile on me and all who come to my shop for years to come. 

The walls of my shop and studio have many such treasures dating back to when my kids were small. They make me smile.

-grampa dan