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, 25 September 2012

The desk is done!

We've been cutting the bike lane stencils for the township, as well as working slowly on the desk. I've also been in the process of transferring all of my files to a new PC. This has been a little slow for me.
I decided to move into 2013 with a new laptop running win7. I know, I know. I was using xp right up until now. Rock solid it was, and as 90% of my software is stuck in the 32 bit lifestyle, there wasn't much point in jumping on 7. However, I did want to take advantage of multithreading, plus the new machine has 3 gb of dedicated video ram! so now was the time. 7 still feels weird to me, but I'll survive!

 We've been doing the final bits and pieces on the desk when there's time here and there.

I guess I'll have to get rid of the leftover Coor's cans. They look a little um......alcoholic-ish!
Now the desk is done, I've started some of the single shelves for the walls. Who knows when they'll be finished, soon I hope.
An associate stopped by and remarked about the desk: "Must be nice to have all this free time to build a big desk" I had to laugh a little!