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, 10 June 2011

George Lloyd

 George Lloyd 1952-2011

 Today I wanted to take a moment to pay tribute to a man that I have been blessed to have known for almost 20 years. This was a man who I got to know one small step at a time. Over the the years, he became a man I could trust and count on, without judgement, regardless of the circumstances. Everyone has 1 or 2 people in their lives that are more than just acquaintances- they are the people you admire and respect. Maybe they would hold a flashlight in the rain if you needed, or would drive all night to make sure you were ok. George was this man to me. He always had a smile for me, and would be truly interested in whatever it was I had to say. Over the last year and a half, I felt closer to him than ever, both through conversation, and seeing how he affected the people around him. I am grateful to be able to say that I have no regrets, and no unfinished business in his and ours relationship. I would have loved to have been able to spend another 20 years of my life knowing George, but that is not meant be. This is why I will never forget the years I did get to spend with him. George will never be just my Father in Law, he will always be my friend.


1 comment:

  1. He will be missed by all whom he graced with the honor of knowing him. My family sends their condolences out to your family.