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

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Busy day!

The shop is full - wall to wall with routed pieces and concrete sculptures as well in all stages of completion. The painting process is well underway on both routed signs and concrete work.

As fast as the pieces are cut from Precision Board on the MultiCam and I can get them glued together we are also starting the sculpting of the fully dimensional elements. Peter finished the horse sculpt today and it is looking very fine!

In between all of my other tasks I managed to do the tortoise sculpt with lots of help from Sarah. The sign is now ready the head to the paint department.

 I also roughed out the snake sculpt for the Apothecary sign. Tomorrow he'll get his scales and other details.

It was a very productive day and tomorrow we'll pick up where we left off.