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

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Overnight MAGIC

The old compressor is now repaired and working once more at last. It will be relegated to a standby spare as soon as we hook up the giant new one that has now arrived.

In the meantime the MultiCam is now busy churning out the pieces we need once more.

Last night I laid down a two inch thick piece of 30 lb Precision Board, set up the MultiCam and set it in motion. I peeked in a few times to make sure all was operating as it should and then went to bed and slept soundly. The machine worked through the night while I slept soundly. I even slept in a little. This morning when I came into the shop the MultiCam was almost done the large file and things were looking pretty cool. It was overnight MAGIC!

By lunch time the file will be done and I'll cut the middle section which will hold the welded steel frame and sign hanging eye bolts. Then I'll glue it up this afternoon and tomorrow we can begin the sculpting and painting process.