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 23, 2013

Sub started

The thing I love most about our MultiCam is that I can set it up to run in a few minutes and then go away and do something else while the machine turns out the most wonderful pieces and do it more accurately and faster than I ever could.

Today I tool pathed the fish submarine and then worked on other things and even took a little time off and visited some friends. When I poked into the shop the pieces were cut perfectly and ready for gluing. I couldn't resist mixing up a little five minute epoxy and putting it together. I wasn't super fussy about how things went together for this is merely the base shape. I'll be applying and sculpting a detailed layer of sculpting epoxy over this shape. You can bet there will be lots of fun surprises as that process happens. But for now here's some pictures of the progress so far...

I've been getting a whole bunch of emails asking me to post links to Doug Haffner's blog and Jamie Oxenham's so they can see how the other subs are coming along. The truth is I'd be happy to do just that, and will hopefully soon, but sadly to date Jamie and Doug haven't made any progress or are simply afraid to post any pictures of their efforts. I'm not sure what is going on in their workshops but I am still hopeful they will work up the courage to participate in our little challenge. :)