Keeping my routing skills sharp.

The name plaques we create for our workshop guests are a great deal of fun. Some of the simplest looking can actually be the most complex to create. Because the workshop classes are largely about CNC routing I like to push the boundaries a little when it comes time to create the files for the plaques. Creating the plaques refreshes me on the complex program we use to design our routing flies. During the workshops I will get lots of questions and I need to know the answers. A review is always in order.

Kurt is from Pennsylvania. He visted our workshp back in 2006 when we hosted a Letterhead Workshop. I've bumped into him a few times since at international trade shows and spoken to him a few times on the phone as well. Kurt is a very creative guy, and full of passion for this craft. As I thought about his name plaque I thought about his recent projects - one of which had a Carribean theme. A pirate theme came to mind. Somehow it suited his name. So I decided a short dagger was just the ticket. The routing file proved to be much more complex than the finished plaque. It made me scratch my head - just  little. I had to make it a little stout to fit Kurt's name onto the blade but it turned out kinda cool. Bec will paint it up to make it shine I'm sure.

This stuff is way more fun than working!

-grampa dan