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, January 15, 2017

Sign Invitational Challenge 2017 - Part twelve

In the last few days I did my best to do a little more on the challenge project than usual. I'll be out of town for ten days and so have to set this thing aside during that time. I had Grant, a newbie, mix sculpt for me as I wanted to tackle some larger areas. It turns out he is a very prolific mixer and we made rapid progress in only a couple of hours. I managed to sculpt all four tall wooden timbers plus much of the rock bluff. The hand sculpted textures changed the piece in a dramatic fashion! It is now looking pretty cool. I can hardly wait to get to all of the bracing on the trestle along with the greenery on the bluff. The angle from low by the floor allows a spectacular view of the piece.