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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Substancial completion

Today we spent our last official day at the Fox and Hounds Pub. There are still bits of work to be done and some artwork to hang, but from now on it will be quick trips and without a crew to help me. It felt a bit like the end of summer camp as a kid. I was always glad to go home but I also knew it was the end of a special time with wonderful new friends.
The project has been a great one... and it turned out cool. Pictures don't do it justice, it's much better to see it in person. Enjoying the ambiance while enjoying a wonderful meal with good friends or family would be even better.
As always I didn't do the project alone. Janis did all the behind the scenes work in the office as per usual. My crew was all part timers on this project. In order of time on the job they were Sarah, Hailey, Annie, Becky, Rebecca, Peter, and Sabrina. All worked hard and added greatly to the artwork. The Harold's Contracting crew along with the many sub trades also helped us a great deal, providing us with what we needed when we needed it. A special thankyou to Colin, the site superintendant for his unfailing good humor - no matter how pressured or busy he was. A great deal of credit also deserved by the owners of the Fox and Hounds - Debbie and Jeff paul. They were a great source of inspiration and at the same time gave us enormous freedom to do what we love to do. The staff of the Fox and Hounds were also great to work with. in spite of us creating enormous amounts of dust, noise and other annoying disturbances. We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious meals provided by the kitchen staff every day. The Fox and Hounds regulars cheered us on through it all as well. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and experience.
Here's a few of the pictures that show just a teeny bit of what went into the project over the last six months...