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

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Major project announcement for 2013

As 2012 rapidly winds down we find ourselves beginning the planning for 2013. It looks to be a busy year without a doubt. I'll be busy with all kinds of wonderful projects. Work in the new house, especially for the router is really just beginning. In the next few weeks I'll be building lots of files and the MultiCam will be kept busy. I'll document that process here of course.

But the shop will also be busy with customer projects with one very large one to start in the first few days of the year. We are building an adventure golf for a customer in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada. It is a little more than two hours drive from us. The design is done and everything is ready to go. Here's a sneak peek at the drawings.

Some aspects of the project like the signs will be largely done on the router of course.

One of the largest pieces for the project will require a lot of design in EnRoute. Much of the geared logging locomotive will be routed from 30 lb Precision Board on the MultiCam and then assembled over a welded steel framework. It will be entirely prefabricated in the shop and then transported and lifted into place on site.

The truck will be largely sculpted in concrete but the sign on the log will be routed .

There will be plenty to show many step by steps of the process in the next couple of months.


Stay tuned for a very busy year!