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, November 1, 2015

That's a box!

With all the pieces perfectly cut on the MultiCam CNC plasma it was a snap to fit them together, tack everything in place to align all the pieces and then weld things up solid.

Once everything was welded it was time for some serious grinding and polishing. It is now a serious and heavy duty box.

Once the grinding was done and the lid was fit I sprayed on the reacting acid and watched the rust begin to form instantly. A few hours later the whole piece had a beautiful patina. Now it is time to begin the fun stuff that fits inside!