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

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Warm and Fuzzy

There is lots going on these days with projects in all phases of design and production. At the tail end of last month I showed how I built the routing file for the background of the wooly mammoth I had built at the Sculpture Magic Workshop. It will be a display piece for my studio. 

The ladies primed and painted the foist coats of base colors on the background panel and then I mounted the mammoth head. Once the head was firmly in place we gave the background one last base coat of paint.

We now can apply the glazes and then highlight the letters to finish it off.

I believe it to be so very important that we invest in ourselves by creating plenty of samples for our walls. These creative samples create atmosphere in our shop and act as great tools with which we can sell amazing projects in the future. How can we possibly explain the things we can do without display pieces that graphically show the things we are capable of. My personal goal is to create a new sample each month and raise the bar each time. It is a huge commitment but well worth the effort. 

The samples we have created in our shop over the last few years have changed the direction of our business. I'm a huge believer!

Stay tuned for more...