It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated with what I saw 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 and LOTS of hands-on practice I quickly found out that my MultiCam router was capable of just about anything imaginable.This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as I continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful tool... -dan

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Final concept

The projects I build all start with a pen and ink concept drawing (now digital). This drawing is my way to work out many of the  challenges. Even so it is kept loose - all freehand in order to allow lots of 'wiggle room' to facilitate the addition of new and better ideas as the build begins. The Institute for Study of Mechanical Fish challenge sign is no different. Today I spent a little time woking up the final concept drawing. Even as I worked my ideas changed. Not everything was noted on the drawing for as I begin creating the files and then modelling the sign things will continue to change - right up to the final stroke of paint. There will be lots of fun surprises along the way.

Stay tuned for this fun project to come to life!