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

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

It fit!

A project like the MutliCam project may well be the brainchild of one person but it takes plenty of people to pull it off. Even the original idea I started with gets plussed and improved by the input of everyone who works on it.  Today was moving day. The receptionist's desk which had long lived in my shop was on it's way to it's permanent home. Donna and Rebecca helped me push it out into the daylight. Then neighbor Gord, and his hired man Kevin helped boost it onto the trailer. Gord's forklift helped out some too. We strapped down the load and headed off for the real adventure...  getting it into the new building. The sidewalk was narrow, the tree really close. And it had to be twisted as we went through the double doors.

Once everyone was pushing and pulling in the same direction things went smoothly. Jonathan, the contractor worried about us scratching the building. I fretted about anyone scratching the desk. The combination of us working together was magic. We lifted, push, pulled, twisted and turned until the large desk was in place - without a scratch to either the desk or the building.

The lamp arms fit under the ceiling too. It was a miracle! We had done only base coats on the desk - just in case. The cabinet maker, Dave, showed up right on time to take measurements and notes. He'll add the desk top and drawers in the next days finishing things off nicely.

Meanwhile we'll be busy at the shop once more finishing off all the bits and pieces. The MultiCam is busy and we are sculpting, carving, assembling and painting up a storm. Stay tuned...