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

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Horse head routed

Things were a little crazy in the shop while so much was going on but through it all the MultiCam was busy churning out creative work.

I sliced the horse's head in EnRoute, then tool patched it and sent it off to the MultiCam. It was routed in four layers of 1.5" 30 lb Precision Board.

The smaller bits and pieces were eliminated for I've found then easier to sculpt them in by hand later with sculpting epoxy, less work than trying to glue and carve them.

Here's the second layer laid on top of the first. Things lined up perfectly.

And here's the horse's head ready to glue up.

Tomorrow I'll route a base and then glue everything together. Stay tuned...