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, August 27, 2017

Rail truck test run video

The little rail truck is still a work in progress but it is gratifying to at last do a successful test run. Here's the video of the first test run.

Today it was back in the shop for the little truck for some tweaks, adjustments and additions. I installed new heavy duty cable controls which made everything fool proof and much smoother. I also designed all of the brackets for a hand brake. I'll throw some steel plate on the MultiCam plasma cutter tomorrow and cut them out. Then it will be time for a little grinding and welding before I bolt it into place. It won't be long until it is time for some painting and aging.