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

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

In and out

As we get into the final days of welding on the last Viking ship the focus  of the crew is quickly shifting. In the shop they are putting the last paint on the giant masts. Out in the yard we are still keeping three welders going pretty steady. There are sections of ship strewn through the parking lot in preparation for loading. They look random but there is a definite method and system to the layout. Space is tight. We are keeping our hired trucker busy with trips in and out of the city to take pieces of the ships to the galvanizers. We loaded the truck first thing this morning with half of one level of the ship. He was back in the afternoon with a load we had sent last week.

With newly galvanized pieces now at the ready, the crew can begin attaching the lath and soon we can begin sculpting the Viking ships - something we have been looking forward to for a long, long time!