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, 26 August 2011

I think I need the U.N.

I think I need the U.N. Not for peace keeping, but for cleaning up the aftermath of the LG nuclear weapon that seems to have detonated in the middle of the shop. It seems the carnage has spread to the unit we rented next door as well. This is going to be a VERY long day. I try to keep the shop clean as we go, but it never totally works out for me. We have a multitude of jobs lined up in the queue. Some of these are going to be really awesome (for me anyways). I am most excited about 2 in particular. One is a large model from an older kids game, and the other is 21 architectural style buildings for a billboard ad. The buildings will vary in scale as each one represents something different. I know I am being a little vague, but I'm not sure how much I can say at this point. Throw in a couple of chair molds for Disney, and a small tradeshow booth, and BAM, the shop will probably need the U.N. again. I think I am blogging at the moment to put off the the fact that I'm sitting at ground zero right now. I just hope that my call to the clean-up fairies got through.



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