It is hard to believe that it was only seven years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated 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 I quickly found out that with the relative simplicity of EnRoute, CNC routers were capable of just about anything imaginable. This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as we continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful software... -dan

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Furniture with a difference!

The MultiCam Technical Center project is coming along quickly. Every day materials are being ordered and delivered, and our MultiCam router is starting to get a workout of course. As the final engineering and paper work was making it's way through the system I started in on the steelwork for the boardroom.
The heavy steel was the first step. we ground all the primer off the large pipes, cut them and welded them together. The table will be 13 feet long when the dust settles. The feet of the table were next. I had imported the heavy duty adjusters from California. They were good for 20,000 lbs each - more than enough for this job!
While we were welding and grinding our MultiCam was whittling the nameplate for underneath from 30 lb Precision Board. It was done as two back to back pieces with some 1" material cut to fit around the structural steel in the middle. It won't be seen by everyone but it is the many small details that will reinforce the theme of the project and show just what a MultiCam CNC machine is capable of. There is a little more welding and grinding to come before we begin the process of making it all rust to perfection 0- the patina of choice for this project. Then we'll begin work on the top, complete with many more details of course like icing on the cake.
This afternoon more than 60 sheets of MDF arrive for the room details which should be a whole lot of fun! I've got all the files created in EnRoute, just waiting for the materials...