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, April 1, 2012

Drawing with invisible ink

I've shown many drawings here of the concept drawings we do to show our customers the things I have in mind. While the first sketches are almost always done in a sketchbook with an old fashioned pen, the finished art is done using a digital drawing tablet. I've been using a digital tablet since 1998 and couldn't imagine doing my art any other way.

I also acquired some new screen capture software today and for my first attempt at a screencast movie I thought I'd show just how easy it is to use this amazing tool - once you get past the learning curve.