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 7, 2015

Lots of sculpting to finish off routed signs

The MultiCam has been idle for a few days as we did all the other work required to catch up to what has been routed. The golf sign (with the ship's wheel got it's hand sculpted wheel. Angie got the nod for that task and did a great job! We also started applying the sculpted concrete to the tree and will finish that tomorrow. I'll post pictures later of that. It too is looking fabulous!

Today we bit off a big bite and did the sculpted concrete 'bamboo' posts on all of the signs - twenty nine in all! The whole crew had to jump in and help with the sculpting as concrete waits for no one.

We also got some epoxy sculpting  done in the last couple of days and the KRAKEN is coming along nicely! The sculpting on this sign should be wrapped up tomorrow as well.

In another day or two I'll have time to sit at the design desk once more (with a brand new hot rod computer) and do up some more designs in EnRoute. Then a whole new batch of projects will be in the process of routing. Stay tuned...