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, October 17, 2011

Building a horse

The horse head starts out as a simple cutout from 2" thick Precision Board. It is glued to the back piece with epoxy and a couple of long screws for good measure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

The I squeezed on a thin coat of Abracadabra Sculpting epoxy and then pressed on some crumpled, heavy duty tinfoil to bulk out the shape of the head. Tinfoil is a whole lot less expensive than sculpting epoxy.. I then pressed on a thin layer of sculpt to form a skin. This will be allowed to harden overnight before I start sculpting once more.

Before I was done I formed the eyeballs and nostrils and pressed them on.

 The fun part begins tomorrow.