The barrel file for the MultiCam was easy to create in EnRoute. Vectors of a simple arc and vertical line was the first order of business. Then I used the revolve contours command to create a mesh object.
I then deleted the mesh and resized the relief vertically to be 6" tall in he front view. This would give me the oval shaped barrel I wanted (when looked at the end view).
Once I had everything sized I used the slice command to slice the barrel into four 1.5" thick slices.
Then I positioned the slices to make one routing file. I would duplicate these pieces to create two halves of a barrel.
In the next installment I'll show how things glued up and we started in on creating the barrel staves. Stay tuned...