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

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Mantle ready for paint

Today I snuck out into the shop and spent a little more time with the die grinder on the mantle for the Fox and Hounds Restaurant. As I outlined in my last post I was adding the flat grain on the top and bottom. The gentle curves, thick and thin from end to end both front and bottom are pleasing to the eye. Things really flow nicely. It will get primer and base coat now but the final finishes will wait until everything around it is ready for paint.