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, 6 July 2011

Dive sign continues-ish

I decided late last night that the dive sign would be better if the dive helmet wasn't a 'relief' as Aspire would have it. So I re-worked the helmet model to allow me to still have it 'squashed' on the Z, but it WILL have the undercuts making the helmet visually 'jump' out of the sign. Quite a bit more work, but the final product will be 10 times better than the increased work. I will also machine the caged glass parts as 4 separate models and apply them, instead of machining the whole thing as one lump.

Tomorrow we start on the toy commercial sets, This will be fun for sure. The deadline is on the 13th, so we will be working fairly long hours, but there should be lots of neat things to post!


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