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

Monday, February 20, 2012

Ultimate project?

They say the hardest project for any artist to do is one for themselves. I know it to be true through experience. But these projects also allow us the ultimate freedom to do what pleases us and have the potential to be out best work.

My wife and I have been dreaming of our dream house for almost twenty years. We've drawn plan after plan, we've considered thousands of ideas. As you can imagine we don't want our house to be 'normal' in any way. From the first day I spun up the MultiCam more than six years ago I knew it would play a huge role in the construction. We've played and experimented with materials and finishes. Now the time has come to put all that experience to the ultimate challenge... our new house.

As the time draws near to begin construction the pace has quickened. It is time to put the best of the best of the ideas down, figure out ways to make it all work together. The final plan has to be functional, build-able within a budget we can handle and at the same time has to be the most incredible showcase for our work.

The ideas I'm currently drawing are not final, some are little more than rough scribbles. All are subject to change and revision. Some will hit the cutting room floor. But they are getting close and finally are boiling down to what we like. This will be a routing extravaganza both inside and out! before we are done we will also use every technique and trick I can think of.

Stay tuned for the best project yet!