Paul Callahan

My process for creating work is the culmination of my research from the last fourteen years. This process begins with a Rhino drawing. Depending on the requirements of the project, I transform this drawing into a physical object by combining digital technology, such as CNC milling, laser cutting and 3D printing with analoge hand-forming skills. The resulting object is often used to create molds for casting clay and other materials. I am constantly trying to discover new ways to utilize CNC and 3D fabrication technology in my work and to share this knowledge with my students. Since graduate school, I have spent my time designing and building custom furniture commissions and continuing my research with digital fabrication tools. This research encopasses mastering more complex CNC milling operations using RhinoCAM, for 3 and 4 axis milling with the use of a rotary table attachment. I have also spent considerable time embedding this information into my course content at LSU. This includes written tutorials on these topics which are available to my students here on my website.