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

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Site progress

Last week, with the arrival of unseasonably warm weather, we spent the bulk of our time up at the worksite. We are making great progress on the welding and meshing of the many armatures for the sculpted concrete. The front half of the park are largely complete. As soon as it gets a little warmer we will begin the concrete work in a big way. The bumper boat island only needs the edge timber frame welded to finish that task. Then we are on to the mesh and soon the sculpted concrete too. We begin welding the mountain frame to hide the building the coming week.

If you look close you can se how the detailed timbers will look overloaded, broken and ready to come tumbling down. This is going to be a fun sculpt!

The Wilderness Adventure area is taking shape nicely. We installed the first swinging bridge tower this week. For little kids this is going to be fabulous for it seems very high! The walk through log is now in place. It weighed in at a whopping 5,800 lbs!

We welded in more than a mile of pencil rod in a few days!

Behind us the wiring crew was busy attaching the galvanized lath. It won;t be long until we get to sculpting the concrete in a big way.

The water tower got its weather vane this week. One more small detail to help tell the story of the gold panning attraction.

On the western side of the park the crew is racing to put in the footings and foundations for the work we will begin there soon. 

This coming week most of our crew are back in the shop so things will get rolling once more - including firing up the MultiCam once more. Stay tuned...