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, October 2, 2012

More Sunshine

The Sunshine Homes sign is coming along nicely. Today I sourced a 12" x 12" x 4" waterproof electrical box to house the transformer for the low voltage LED wiring. It was fastened to the back of the sign frame. Then I started welding up the pencil rod frame to which we will attach the galvanized lath and then sculpt the fiberglass reinforced concrete rock work. I welded up a grid with the bars spaced about four inches apart - plenty strong for this project. It is all braced back to the heavy structural frame.

It is my hope that I will be able to create the routing files for the lettering tomorrow. Then I'll glue them up over some heavy rods which will permanently hold them in place on top of the sign. 

Stay tuned...