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

Friday, May 3, 2013

Logging truck sign

The Shay Steam train at WhistlePunk Hollow has a companion piece as well. For the seventh hole feature we sculpted a logging truck. Like the log car on the locomotive we fashioned the sign face on our MultiCam with 30 lb Precision Board. The file was created in EnRoute in the very same way as the logging railroad car. This time the wording was a little simpler (no adventure golf) as it is a secondary sign. The balance of the truck was created from welded steel and fiberglass reinforced concrete.

The golf green will go under the giant log and the ruck will also function as a photo opportunity. Who could resist climbing into the cab for a picture?

I'll be delivering this piece on the weekend. The shop parking lot is full of other pieces almost done as well. We still have a lot of routing to do for the project with another 29 secondary signs to come. Stay tuned...