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.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
It's been very busy for me the last 4 days. I got the heads all made for the stone. We also got the various texture coats on the sculpture as well.
Due to the various washes and glazes, there was a fair amount of dry time before we could start the next steps. The whole thing looks great! You almost have to see it in person to see all the little texture elements that would be in carved stone. Finally today we were able to wrap up the sculpture as done. Which is good, as tomorrow is the delivery date I promised.