Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Quick CNC Project (Yet Another)

Lately, as you can see from some other entries on this blog, (More Custom CNC Work, Greene and Greene Style Inlay) we've been doing custom CNC work for other furnituremakers. The more we do, the more we do. Once people understand the machine's capabilities and how the process works, and how good my man Trevor is at taking care of their business, it seems like a pretty easy thing. Here's a project we did for local custom furnituremaker Bob Gasperetti. It involved 'crowning' headboard and footboard panels to give them curved faces. I'm not sure what would be a good way to do this operation without the cnc except maybe free hand with a hand or power plane .... We also cut curved 5/8" deep mortises in the footboard posts so the curved plank itself could disappear into them expand and contract. The headboard panel was 'floating' free of the posts and top rail ... It should look cool when it's done ...

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