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, April 17, 2013

Almost ready for the workshops

The spring workshops are now just around the corner with the first students due to arrive tomorrow. We've been busy getting ready! The samples the students will work on are all prepared, The name plaques are getting their final touches. The shop has been cleaned from top to bottom. We are almost ready.

We've stocked up on all the supplies we need and begun final preparations for the sculpting workshop as well which begins next week. Those preparations will be tucked away until just before the workshop starts. Today, Matt and I began welding the tree structures. The students will take the projects from this point, welding up the substructure, through to final sculpt.

We'll be taking lots of pictures through the workshops. I'll post a report or two along the way. Stay tuned...