We signed a very exciting new project today that will keep both our MultiCam plasma and routers busy along with plenty of fun hand work as well. We have been contracted to add a theme to a fifty-two lane bowling alley. The work will include the side walls as well.
To withstand the force of stray bowling balls the bottom sections are plasma cut steel. The rockwork, brick, plaster and faux wood will all be hand sculpted fibreglass-reinforced-concrete over a plywood and steel frame. The shields and number plates will be routed from 30 lb Precision Board. The tree and hill cutouts will be router cut from MDF and layered to allow indirect LED lighting between them. The ceiling panels will be router cut from a porous dona-cona to absorb sound.
It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated with what I saw 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 and LOTS of hands-on practice I quickly found out that my MultiCam router was capable of just about anything imaginable.This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as I continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful tool... -dan