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, 2 November 2011

This things never gonna fly today

Today was slow all around for the flying machine. A wooden desk mysteriously appeared last week on Thursday, and it needed to be refinished quickly for an upcoming project. That's where most of today went. I did manage to get some more ribs cut on our Techno cnc though. Again, our Techno flew through the parts without much complaining!
 I had some time to clean up a few pieces and dry fit them together. This plane is getting bigger by the minute. But that's because it's inside, on location it will look fairly small-exactly the look we want. We have a meeting tonight at 7 pm, and that should clear up any changes that are going to happen regarding the build. With 2/3 of the tail section dry fit and stretching to 8 feet, it's gonna be cool for sure.

Not the most flattering picture, but you get a sense of the bones of this machine. The whole back section of the tail will be open framed, adding to the look we want. This is gonna be great!


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