This post does not feature Precision Board or Coastal Enterprises product. But read on for they will certainly be a part of this project before we are done!
When we bought our MultiCam router I was determined not to use it just as a jigsaw. Over the last five years the CNC has been used for dimensional work almost exclusively. Today for the first time I put flat stock MDF on the table and cut shapes exclusively on multiple sheets. While the end result will be a very dimensional project the bulk of the room is to be made up of flat panels cut to shape and then glued up and assembled later.
As always I built the files in Enroute. This was one of the few times where every measurement was critical in order to fit perfectly into a room already built. Our material arrived late in the day but I threw sheet after sheet onto the router and let the machine do it's magic. I had hoped I could assemble the pieces as they came off the machine. Fat chance of that! I was working up a pretty good sweat just keeping the machine fed as it churned out the intricate pieces. I was cutting out 3/4" MDF - heavy stuff!
When the last piece was cut I had only managed to put together three of the fifteen beams needed. I had churned through 12 sheets of 3/4" MDF. I was tempted to continue but it was suppertime and I needed a shower. Tomorrow is another day!