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, April 11, 2012

Top end work

Today we set up the scaffold so I could apply the last of the hand done texture over the background areas of the sign. It made working on the sign a whole lot more comfortable, safer and faster.

Here's a typical section with the hand done texture done with the air powered die grinder. The screw holes have yet to be filled with Abracadabra Sculpt. I'll be doing the fox head sculpt with the same material.

Tomorrow we hope to do the bulk of the sculpt with final details to be done on Friday. After that it is on to paint.

Stay tuned...