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, October 6, 2012

The sun is up!

Today was a busy day as I textured up the letters and sun and welded everything securely in place. The top parts of the sign are now ready for paint.

Now that the routed parts are in place I can finish the welding and we can add all of the galvanized mesh. Once that is in place we can begin sculpting the fiberglass reinforced concrete rock work. The sign is quickly coming together.