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

Monday, January 2, 2017

Gluing up the horse shoe sign

With the Spring Horse Farm pieces routed and the base pole sculpted it was time to begin assembly of the sign portion. I used the center section of the sign as a pattern to measure up, cut and weld up the structural steel. Once the welding was complete this steel was laminated into the center of the sign. I use Coastal Enterprises PB Bond 240 one part glue which is activated with a simple spritz of water. Rather than use clamps I instead use screws which will stay in place as an extra bit of insurance.

I'll let it all cure overnight before I begin the carving and sculpting process. Stay tuned...