This morning a giant eighteen wheeler pulled up in front of our drive. We had been excitedly waiting for it! Tied to the deck was our brand new MultiCam CNC plasma cutter! It didn't take long to untie and pull the tarp off. I then gingerly poked the tangs of the forklift into the bottom and removed the heavy machine from the deck. It was a four hundred foot journey to the back of the shop where we lifted it into position in the new addition and lowered it into it's new home - a metal building still in progress at the rear of our property. Peter insisted we leave it wrapped until tomorrow when the electrician is coming to hook things up. It's like waiting for Christmas morning!
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