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

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The calm before the storm...

It feels a bit like Christmas eve. Instead of stockings we hung the name plaques carefully, set up the tables and chairs, and laid out the treasures for our soon to arrive guests. In the kitchen they have been busy, baking treats and planning the feasts which are soon to be enjoyed.

In the studio, everything is ready and waiting, the chairs arranged and everything dusted and cleaned.

With 18 eager students soon to arrive it took a lot of preparation to get everything ready. The sample pieces are cut and ready, the paint it mixed, all the supplies and tools we need were checked and checked again.

We even re-arranged the shop to best make use of every square inch. By tomorrow afternoon this place will be bustling. The chips will fly, paint will be brushed, sculpting epoxy formed into some amazing creations.

I can hardly wait...