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, March 13, 2013

Coming together

The truck piecers were quickly cut on the router. I first mocked them up to get a good idea of how the piece would look as it was assembled. I liked what I saw.

The bigger pieces were put together with PB Bond-240 glue (Coastal Enterprises) a one part glue that is misted with water to activate. The smaller pieces were assembled with a two part epoxy. Now I'll quickly shape everything with my air powered die grinder. Then we can get to sculpting with some Abracadabra Sculpting epoxy.

 It won't be long until we begin the painting process. Stay tuned...