I am quite excited today. Like a little kid. Loopin Louie arrived at my doorstep courtesy of UPS this morning. Loopin Louie is a kids game from back in the day. I do believe it's getting a re-release, and we have been asked to make a large version of Louie piloting his little red plane. Our version will have a 3 foot wingspan! After we're done, he will be flying all the way to Dallas for display. I received the files for him today, but they were in DWG format. You guessed it, no 3d data, just outline vectors. So with a quick email sent, I should have the files from Hong Kong any time now. I love computers and the internet! This job is gonna be fun for sure. While we are waiting for that, we have started work on the Spinmaster showroom stuff we were awarded. The one section is pretty straight forward, but there is a table for another part of the showroom that has me pretty excited as well. It's kind of a giant mechanical looking piece. That's what I'm talking about.
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.