Today, after completing the grinding and polishing of the flutterbye we housed it into position on the tree branch. We will attach the expanded lath around the bottom and then apply and sculpt the concrete before removing it once more. The giant bug will then be powder coated. After it comes back fro the powder coater we'll sculpt the body and finish the paint work.
With the fluttery perched on top the scale of the piece was truly evident. Once we complete the sculpting and painting of the tree this piece will be truly memorable. Tomorrow we will route and assemble the sign.
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