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

Monday, June 6, 2011

I can do two things at once!

One of my favorite things about owning a MultiCam is that I can do two things at once. While we were at the Fox & Hounds Pub the CNC router at home was busy churning out a masterpiece - unattended. We made great progress today. The two ladies were busy stapling wire onto the wood armatures I was tying the lath to the pencil rod frames.

When I got home the file had finished on the MultiCam. There were three layers to the Tortoise Beer sign. I used compressed air to blow off the dust and then used PB Bond 240 to glue them up.  Just before gluing I used the die grinder to whip them to rough shape. I also glued a 1/2" steel rod for the neck. Chances are he will get a little handing from time to time as the signs are at touching level.

While I was in the gluing mood I glued up the G Street sign as well.

Tomorrow we'll finish up the lath at the Pub. Then we are ready for the sculpting process. When we aren't there we'll continue work on these signs.