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, October 4, 2012

First set glued

I had great plans to glue up a set of letters first thing in the morning using every available clamp I had. Then this afternoon I could remove the clamps and get a second set glued up. Yeah, right. Life isn't alway like that. At least not my life.

I would use Coastal Enterprises PB BOND-240 glue. It is similar to Gorilla glue, a one-part glue activated with a spritz of water but does not bubble up or expand as much making for a neater job.

I did manage to get the first set glued and clamped up but not until after supper.  :)

Tomorrow I'll remove this set of letters from the clamps, finish them off, weld them onto the sign and then start in on another six or seven letters. Stay tuned...