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

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Sign Invitational Challenge 2017 - Part ten

We will be showing the Sign Challenge pieces at the MultiCam booth at the International Sign Association EXPO in a little more than three months. I prefer not to cramp my time as the deadline approaches and this means there is a steady push to work on the piece now.

In the last few days we have managed a few hours to work on it, between the many other larger projects on the go. I got a start on the engine cab and with a little help from my crew we now have the first coat of epoxy on the sign background and base of the display. From here on it is final detailed coats of sculpting epoxy.

Current work involves hooking up the hidden piping to have smoke and steam effects from the locomotive. Then it is back to the small details on the locomotive. I am looking forward to sculpting the trestle as well. Stay tuned...