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

Friday, April 8, 2011

On the home stretch

The last color (which we call plum crazy) made the sign absolutely pop in a hurry. It was applied sparingly in key areas to enhance the depth and wonderful shadow areas of the sign. Dimension looks even better if it is painted right.

I let things dry for a while and went out to the sunshine to mow the lawn and enjoy the spring weather. When I came back I found the sign needed a little more dark glaze in the crown molding and in the lower areas of the top portion of the sign. Then it was time to put on two quick coats of the cream color on the lettering. The sign came together in an instant with the focus on the correct elements - the lettering. It is a sign after all and needs to do it's job. 

Tomorrow the gilding of the primary copy will be the crowning touch.

Stay tuned...