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, March 26, 2011


The last of the paint went on the Cap-it signs this morning. I pulled them out onto the porch for some photos. They will stay there to greet the client on Monday morning as he drives up. I am more than pleased with the results of our work. The catalogue display/stands turned out to be everything I imagined. Hopefully the client feels the same way.

I would have a hard time choosing a favorite between the two pieces as each has it's charms. Working on the little Jeep got me wishing I had a full size one to tootle around town in. Perhaps some day...

The little Pickup reminded me of my hot rod days and the vehicles I built in my youth. I enjoyed adding the many details and needed no reference material as I was very familiar with similar vehicles. 

The result of my labors reinforced my desire to do more of this kind of work in the future. As people see the displays some will undoubtably want a similar sign for themselves. There is only one place I know that can design and build this kind of sign. I'll be waiting for the call...