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, September 17, 2010

Let there be light!

Yesterday as we discussed new color options for the board room walls I insisted that all concerned take a look at the submarine centerpiece before final opinions were formed. We jumped in the car and travelled thirty minutes back to our shop to see what I was excited about. The magic happened the instant I plugged in the sign. Everyone fell in love with the brilliant blue reflections the LED lights formed on the sign. The metallic pearl paints of the background bounced the light around in a spectacular fashion.

Now we will seek to duplicate that same look in the big room with blue LED lighting around the tiny valance under the large pipes. I can hardly wait to throw the switch when they are done!

LED lighting is now going to be a big part in future routed dimensional signs we do...  imagine the cool effects we can achieve!