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, May 13, 2012

Mighty Moose sign assembly

The Mighty Moose Ice Cream sign needed to be assembled. The sign would be comprised of five layers. One layer of the sign would be cut around the steel framework. I clamped the second layer of the sign to the frame and marked out the area.

I used the layout on the back of the sign to create the small pieces I needed, cut from scraps of Precision Board high density urethane. 

Then the four layers of routed Precision Board were glued up around along with the small scraps I had cut to fit around the welded steel frame. Everything will be allowed to dry well before I use the die grinder to even things up and add the wood grain to the edges of the sign. Now we can weld up the framework for the ice-cream cone.

Stay tuned for more...