I got most of the Institute sign machined up today. It's amazing the drive I have when the projects fun. Weird.
Our I carver machined the the tail rudder on the mechanical fish today as well. I was hoping to have all of my files on this sign ready to cut, but regular work seems to get in the way sometimes.
For the bow thruster covers to fit, I selected all the edges around the base of the thruster assembly to give me the exact size I needed. Then I simply extruded them out to the thickness I needed, closed the shape, then chamfered the edges to give a rounded edge.
I better get around to cutting these and the porthole eyes tomorrow! Jody and I are headed to Mexico for a week coming up, and when we get back I have to start moving the shop to the new location. Boy the Techno looks heavy........
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.