I’ve always wanted to take an idea from a digital drawing to production on a computerized cutting machine, and last Thursday night I had my chance with Karl’s awesometastic CNC router.
For those who haven’t seen one, a CNC machine basically reads a series of shapes drawn on a computer, and cuts them out of wood, metal, plastic, etc. I’ve been thinking about a housing for a clock project I’m working on (details are to come), and discussed how the CNC could make it happen.
And then, we printed. Did it work? Video is worth a thousand blurry words!
I think so.