Last weekend Jody and I had a visit from Sandy Baird from Windwalker sign studio. Sandy was a fellow we met in Indiana at the sign camp we taught at. I can't believe I have to go to Indiana to make friends in Ontario! His work is first rate. Sandy came to the house and stayed, and it was brilliant! We all gelled really well. We talked about signs, business, future plans, etc. I wish he lived closer so we could hang out a bit more. After he headed home, we finished up some loose ends, and headed down to New York. The trip was awesome. The purpose was to visit the Techno cnc facilities where our cnc was made. It was great to meet everyone I had only previously spoken to on the phone. Mike in the tech support dept. Roy Valentine, sales manager extraordinaire, and George Klien, the president of Techno cnc. Of course in my mind, George is the king, ruler over the amazing "Kingdom of Techno" :)
I had stalked Techno cnc routers on Google Maps for some time now, so when the building first appeared in the distance, I was pretty excited! The facilities were quite impressive to say the least.
However, New York City rushour was something I could've easily lived without, but the buzz of our visit even made that easy to handle.
I want to thank everyone at Techno cnc for letting us come by and visit. The people, and the machinery, make us proud to use their routers
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.