Carolina CNC - Case Study
Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2009
In May we got an email from a customer called Jon Gardner in South Carolina which read as follows: “I wanted to alert you to a video that I posted on YouTube that documents my recent use of your Green Man relief. I purchased and downloaded the relief because I knew it would be perfect for a project that we were about to start. Indeed, it was perfect and I thought you may find the video of interest.”
After watching Jon’s video we thought this was such a nice use of the Green Man model and also an interesting overview of the process that we would use it for this month’s case study. Below you can read a brief overview of how Jon ended up in CNC programming and find the link to the video.
In 2007, Jon Gardner left behind a career spanning over 20 years as an application developer and project manager for high-tech companies such as Intel Corporation. He and his wife Valerie sold their California home and moved to sleepy little [Jon’s words] Lyman, South Carolina, where he was determined to ply his skills in a new direction – CNC programming. Jon jumped at the opportunity to operate and create program’s for a Thermwood (Model 45) CNC router that was about to be acquired by his brother-in-law Allyn Moseley for his thriving business – Heirloom Stair and Iron.
After helping Heirloom integrate the CNC into their business and achieve new levels of efficiency and precision, Jon has launched a new venture – Carolina CNC Programming and Consulting. In addition to continuing to handle the CNC work at Heirloom, Jon is taking on difficult projects for other CNC shop owners who have the technology, but not the know-how to tackle jobs with more complex programming requirements. You can reach him at CarolinaCNC@hotmail.com
The video was created when Heirloom Stair and Iron had a requirement for a wood carving to fit into a rustic garden theme, Jon chose our Green Man relief to depict the essence of the project, and at the same time decided to document the CNC production process with a video. This is a great overview of how the project was approached which describes the material, tooling and also a novel way to glue up material to get more depth in the carved part of the job.
We would like to thank Jon for his help with information in this article and the production of this excellent video. If you would like to be considered for a case study please drop us an email: email@example.com