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

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sonbuilt 3D logo build part 2

After thinking about the file I had created for an hour I decided to make one small modification. I created an eight sided post in the middle of the starburst. The eight sides would hold the LED lights and the post would support the top of the tree. I decided it would be simpler to route it as part of the original file than to build it later. The material was going to wast anyways.

Normally this is the kind of thing I think of far too late Maybe experience is making me wiser. We can only hope.