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.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Death cometh fast

I know, another riveting title! I WILL NEVER get tired of the Death references. Well we started making headway with the jumble of un-named parts today. We were able to start assembling the upper portion, as well as the "metal" leg supports.
 It did take me a while to sort out some of the support edges, but I got it finally.. We also had to remake one side of the harrow, as I put the laminated plate on backwards, and as it was 1/4" MDF it gave up the struggle with a "snap". I also got all the column bases cut out as well.
 All in all it was a very productive day. I am quite excited about starting up again in the morning. I am very fortunate that I get to work on all kinds of neat projects for a living. It keeps it interesting, especially because I get bored so easily. Tomorrow, we will work on parging the compound 90 onto the column bases, transforming them from MDF into cast concrete.


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