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, December 18, 2011

Two of a kind - almost.

The two Harold Fine Wines signs were polished off on Friday. It is not often we do multiple signs in our shop, most are one - offs. On the occasion we do multiples I really appreciate the functions of EnRoute and our MultiCam router. In this case the two signs were slightly different sizes. After the routing files are finished in EnRoute it is a simple matter to resize them, accomplished in mere seconds. 
In the old days when we did everything by hand it would have meant making new patterns and basically building two completely different signs. The only savings on multiple projects would be the time realized as we paint both projects at the same time.

It has been decided the smaller of the two signs will hang in the Fox and Hounds Pub on one of the London rooftop beams. The other will be presented to the owner of Harold's contracting, a token of our appreciation for his crew's efforts in helping us do our work at the pub. The grand opening celebration is scheduled for sometime in January.

Now it is time to go back to work, for there are a few more signs to make before then.