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.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Most of today was bogged down with the shark 3D model for the theme park dispenser. Send it off, wait for a response, continue on.........for most of the day. I did get the gloss black on the institute sign lettering. Tomorrow I should be able to get the brass powder on them in the morning.

I also got the start of the paint on the fish portion. I decided for a copper fish. Largely because I really like copper, and it works well with the other colours on the sign.
I painted the other bits, like the props and housings their colours as well. I decided that the bow thruster cover and pectoral fin would get a chipped paint finish, exposing rust underneath. This may or may not be the way to go, but I can always re-paint if it tanks! I am really hoping to get most of it done before I leave on Friday for Mexico. We have a prop we quoted on, as well as a stylized chair mold to machine as soon as we get back, so it's gonna be frantic with the move. We will also have to finish the lawyer sign as well.
I'll probably need another vacation!