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

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Knarly old vine.

I love to put detail in our projects. But each time I seem to get carried away. A good looking idea on paper often proves to be a whole lot of work.

For the grape vine that winds around the brick arch is proving to be just such a project. It didn't take long to weld the steel frame. The electrician quickly has the challenge if his life to thread the thick conduit for the necessary cables to power the monitor for the bar servers that will attach to the end. One the electrician had wormed in the conduit and threaded the cables it was time for us to work out magic.

Applying the galvanized mesh skin proved to be a tough challenge - one of our toughest yet. Now we begin the sculpting process before going on to paint.

Stay tuned...