Still working on the engraving on the brewery stuff. I did have time between each file run to work a little on our seagull sign. I spent most of the day sanding the styrospray coating that was on the water portion. Not an easy task, as each file only takes about 4 min. Sand-stop and change the part on the Techno cnc-load a new one-start the file-sand for 4 min-stop. That was my day today. I did stay a bit longer to get the primer on the rock portions, and get the first coat of blue on the water.
We soon have to start a small production run of custom cruiser bar tables for a large Canadian brewery event, so I guess our sign will sit for a bit longer. The next couple of weeks are clogging up our Techno cnc so this should be interesting....................
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.