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, September 2, 2011

Roof is on!

Yesterday we got busy up in the attic space putting the 'slate' roof on the London rooftops. They were actually pieces of 3/8" MDF randomly cut and painted to look like slate. The colors are a bit off in these shots because of the minimal lighting but they looked fabulous and colorful - amazingly like the real thing. We were short a few pieces on one end. They will go up first thing on Tuesday to complete this portion of the project. The temporary floor staging comes down Wednesday morning. 

I will be building a barrel on the router in the next couple of days which will hang from the beam that protrudes from one of the gable ends. On the other piece we will hang the 'Harold Fine Wine' sign. The pressure is on to get it done. Stay tuned...