When I lent my services to a collegue who was working on a film about 12 years ago, I was introduced to the world of cnc. I remember watching this huge machining centre milling out a slab of mdf and turning it into a fantastic set of gears. I knew that it would have taken me hours to achieve the same thing with traditional power tools. I decided then that I would invest in a cnc router for my own business Oxenham Design. At that time I could turn on a computer, but even to check email seemed like a crazy set of operations. I persevered and learned every piece of relevant software I could get my hands on. I am now fortunate enough to be using Vectric's ASPIRE software, and Techno cnc routers, which has helped us to create some amazing projects, both in part, or in full. I thought that this blog would be a great place to share "behind the scenes" adventures with the software, materials and equipment we use, as well as the projects we build.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011


Welcome to my new venture! I am starting this blog in hopes that I could share some of the wild, wacky and sometimes larger than life projects that we accomplish here at Oxenham Design. Most of what I write about will
be geared toward using our Techno cnc router and software to help fabricate our various parts and pieces. Considering
how easy and complete Vectric's Aspire software is to use, we use it as our software of choice to power
our Techno. Hopefully I can inspire people to use their machines for more than just panel cutting.
I remember back when I bought my first machine, and all the questions I had! I poured myself into it, and haven't looked back. It has been an awesome journey, going from traditional tools and techniques to the amazing world of computer controlled routers.

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