This will be a short post as it's past my bedtime! I have been sneaking in bits of time around my other modelling jobs to work on the Institute sign sample that will hang in the new shop. I re-arranged some of the gears and such to better accommodate 3 dimensions. I think I may put a fork in it now, as this turkey is done! I am looking forward to cutting it on Monday before we start the Lawyer sign. The fish is also ready to router. I will cut some of those pieces on the table-top I-Carver cnc we added to our roster on the last job. It's a small stepper based machine. Not nearly as fast as our beloved Techno, but he'll be busy with the large portions of the 2 signs.
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.