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

Saturday, September 23, 2017

North Star assembly

We tool pathed the North Star sign and then sent it off to the MultiCam. We routed it from 30 lb Precision Board.

There was still a little work to do in EnRoute. The piece below was cut from 0.1 steel plate. It would be the ring around the star and also act as structure between it and the front piece. To do this we needed to route a pocket for it.

Once we routed it this is how it went together.

Once we glued up the pieces we did a little hand work with the die grinder and added some small details with Sculpting Epoxy including the rivets and barnacles.

We then painted on three coats of paint before layering on further blends and glazes to bring the sign to life.