Well, if you hadn't guessed, we haven't moved yet :( The new place STILL isn't divided into a new spot for us. We are continuing to rent where we are for another month. I have been moving less used tools and supplies to my garage at home. Which is O.K. I guess. I do find that I bring stuff home, then bring it back again, then bring it home. It's a little exhaustive, and frustrating, but we just keep dealing with each day. The bigger tools are organized and ready to go, as soon as we need to get the truck. I am concerned that this might be a huge inconvenience for a lot longer than I would like.
We have, however, been making headway on the design space area. Doing bits here and there in the evenings, or around other projects during the day.
I also got the 3 portholes that go on the one wall all drawn up, and will be cutting those tomorrow first thing out of MDF. The wall that these are going into backs onto the shop side, so with the light coming through the blue/teal acrylic, it should feel very underwater from inside the studio.
I wish I could just keep going on the space until it gets done, but work on other jobs needs to keep progressing, so this will definitely be a work in progress for a bit!
We got the go-ahead today for a silly little job that's gonna require some thinking, that's for sure! It's a miniature inflatable sky-dancer that has to actually dance. This is for a car commercial. He will only be 18" tall. I know that we won't be able to just scale the real one down, as gravity, air and material thickness don't scale accordingly. We will probably use a cable collapse system, along with air assist to achieve the results. It's gonna be a wild ride, that's for sure!!!!
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.