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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Knock Knock

A short while back we designed and cut the mock window shapes. Today we assembled the fist window buck thick combined four windows and one door into one large piece. We first welded up a heavy duty steel frame. We lined the steel with plywood and then fastened in the plywood window shapes. The plywood buck was built around this combined shape. This large buck will be placed in the wall. The ICF forma will be built around it. Once the concrete is poured the plywood window shapes will be removed, making room for the actual windows. The bucks will remain permanently fastened in the walls.

Soon I'll be designing and routing the trim and panels for the door and window trim. Stay tuned as more of this project comes together...

-grampa dan