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, February 8, 2012

A few more things off the list

This morning I loaded the front seat, back seat and box of the truck with completed signs, materials and tools I would need and then headed to the Fox & Hounds Pub.  The dart board was the first piece, then the cooler (CELLAR) door. Above it I finished sculpting the fittings and taps onto the purposely exposed telephone conduits. When I added the rich copper paint and then the aging it instantly became one more magical area that makes this place so special. 

I replaced the temporary signs with the faux copper ones we had fashioned.

I also added the 'licensed' plaque to both sides of the restaurant sign. 

These many small details add so much to the overall feel of the pub. It is looking better each day and at the same time my to-do list gets ever smaller.