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, January 8, 2014

Big sculpting day

This week has been a busy one. Today I finally got a little time to put the finishing touches to the beaver sculpt. He looks pretty cool swinging in the center of the circle. Tomorrow we'll begin the painting process.

While I was in the sculpting mood I whipped out the prairie dog sculpt on the wagon wheel sign. He was a great deal of fun!

I've also started the hand carving if the woodgrain on the wagon wheel. It goes pretty quick with the air powered die grinder.

These two small projects are being done in between much larger pieces. Today our primary job was to sculpt the outside of a giant hollow log. It took nine of us the biggest part of the day to accomplish.

Stay tuned for more...