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

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Rust patina now almost done.

The table base has now sat outside for a couple of days and the rust patina has evened out a lot. The dark blotches are now gone. It looks like we dragged it up from the bottom of the sea after being submerged for many years - just as we planned.
The surface is mottled and a little textured. The barnacles look like they belong. I'll be painting the starfish yet but will wait a few more days for everything to cure properly.
While the rust is forming on this piece we've been busy in the shop on other pieces for this project. Stay tuned...