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

Friday, February 10, 2012

Horsing around with the die grinder

About 50 minutes with the die grinder got rid of all the seams, and allowed enough time to rough out the final shape. I also flattened out the bottom of the head on the giant disc sander and glued it onto the base plate. I'll study it a bit before I carve in the woodgrain and add a little more detail with some sculpting epoxy. We have to remember this is just the post topper. There is no sense in getting carried away and spending too much time going crazy with detail that would only be lost in the overall picture.

Stay tuned as I'll be back with a few more pics later today.  This thing is so fun I'm having trouble setting it down. But there is other work to be done today too.  :)