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

Monday, October 4, 2010

MultiCam TV

As I often do I mocked up the various bits and pieces of the TV surround as soon as they came off the MultiCam. Everything was routed from 30 lb Precision Board. I had also cut a 1" thick back piece that fit snugly around the TV. The front surround will fit over the face of the TV about 3/8" or so. The gages are cut in two pieces and will have a red LED inside to give them a neat glow. 

A friend of mine, Shawn Cherewick, phoned me today offering a cool way to have bubbles suspended in the green, glowing 'liquid' which will partially fill the tube. He suggested a special wax jell which we will heat, color and then pour into the tube. A green LED in the bottom will provide the glow.  I'll be looking for those supplies tomorrow.

I glued up all the bits today, leaving them to cure over night. Tomorrow we will start in on paint and the detailing. I can hardly wait to fit it into place around the TV. Stay tuned...