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, 12 June 2012

Gettin swamped!

Since the sign camp in Indiana, I've been hammered with 3d modelling. That and a ton of engraving in brewery message boards. The board frames came to us assembled and black lacquered. There's HUNIDS of these things! The only finishing we have to do is put white paint into the carved portion. Not terribly exciting I'm afraid, but it certainly keeps our tools working. The logo was in vector format (a nice change) so it didn't take anytime at all to apply the simple toolpaths in Aspire, then let our Techno cnc do the work.

As our Techno cnc is carving these bad boys, I'm hoping to get to work on our sign for out front. I had forgotten how much was still left to do on. We'll get there I'm sure. I'm a little panicked on the next 2 job deadlines, their coming a liitle too fast, but we've never missed a deadline yet!

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