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.

Monday, 19 December 2011


I got the second sign the we are going to run through the flatbed printer routed today. The small version came out pretty good I think, I'll post pictures tomorrow. I have started designing another 2 signs as well. The first one is for a lawyer and will grace the yard in front of his business, and the other we will display in our office when it get's finished. We are gearing up for moving to a new shop in the new year. I am very excited! It has a second story mezzanine which we are going to convert into an office/ design studio. This is gonna be cool. I have always wanted space that I could do a cool theme in, and this is gonna be it. I'm thinking a captain Nemo/ steampunk theme that fits with the website theme. I also was able to get the paint on the Shelby sign while our Techno cnc was carving away. I went with black and silver, with blue behind the text. It's moving along pretty quickly, which is good because I have to deliver it by Tuesday at 5 pm. This will look pretty nice hanging in his shop!


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