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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Go ahead... put your feet up!

We've always been pretty informal at our house but I've been in plenty of places where I didn't dare put my feet up on the coffee table. I didn't want to get yelled at.

When it came time to design the office furniture for the Sean's MultiCam office I wanted to make sure it was a comfortable setting. I wanted it to be classy but warm and inviting and informal enough that I could sit there and put my feet up too if I felt the need. Most of all it had to show off the capabilities of the CNC plasma cutters they sold.

Sean's desk was shown in an earlier post. Now it was time to do a matching theme coffee table. It had to be low and simple. I decided I would go with the Jurassic bones once more, but not a complete skeleton this time. I'm not at all sure what kind of beast it was but it was definitely a good size. The rib cage measures 20" x 28" x 17" tall. I've sprayed the steel structure with acid and the rust is just beginning to form. The 3/4" glass top is yet to be put on.

It's welded solid and it's plenty heavy - perfect for putting one's feet up when relaxing after making a deal on a new CNC machine. I can hardly wait to see it in Sean's shiny new office!