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.

Thursday, 13 September 2012

A bigger desk soon

Our reception desk is coming along quickly now! I got the actual desk surfaces fabricated and coated with our texture coating.
We tinted the compound with some dark grey acrylic paint we had. This won't be the final colour, but if it get dinged up at all, it will just be dark, and not the white colour it usually is. There's a total of 5 counter sections, so we had to work fairly quickly before the compound set off. I also had to tape off the portion where the upper brackets mount, so the bracket heights would change, causing trouble mounting the upper counter portion.

 The rivet strips got all there base colours on, and so did the upper counter mounts.
We did start to get the pieces all together, so far it's been a giant snap together project. The exception being the crazy uneven floor. But everything was made adjustable to allow for small variances. So far so good.
I'm hoping to pick up the textured green acrylic tomorrow. We're going to edge light the acrylic so it will glow a weird green colour at night.
I'm hoping we have time to build the matching shelves for the wall before the next few projects come in.
Tomorrow we'll get the silver on the counters and then it can dry all weekend!

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