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, March 29, 2011

It was a rough knight.

 Once the clamps came off this morning I fired up the air powered die grinder and whacked off the seams. Smooth and finished simply wasn't necessary as it will al be covered with the sculpting epoxy later today. If I needed more than two copies I might consider getting a scan done of one finished piece and then route the extra copies... but with only two knights to fabricate it is simpler, cheaper and faster to do the second copy from scratch. With a four axis MultiCam now officially on the way to my shop it may time to seriously start looking at one of those small scanners...

Before I put more work into the piece I always test fit to make sure things are right. I do make mistakes more often than I like to admit. But this time everything looks great.

Now it is on to the next stage...