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, 30 December 2011

The institute part2

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.

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