Dimensional Cuts

The router is a great tool for creating dimensional low-relief cuts which can include a variety of textures, shapes and text. In this example, a drawing was created in EnRoute where it was given dimension and woodgrain texture. The piece was cut out of MDF in two passes, the first to clear out excess material and the second to cut the fine detail work. The MDF was then primed and painted to create a finished work.

Flat reliefs can be assembled together to create unique 3-dimensional objects.

The following are examples of signs created by Dan Sawatzky at the Imagination Corporation in Yarrow, B.C. Note that the text and textures are all done using the router, however the dimensional objects mounted to the signs are hand-sculptured with a 2-part epoxy putty.