I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday and New Years!
We actually worked through most of the holidays. Anymore than 3 days max, and I start to get shop-sick. It actually becomes almost a craving to make things again!
We have a few jobs already lined up, so I wanted to get to work on our own sign before the craziness started back up. Plus, I'm a little tired of working around all the pieces for the sign, and I don't really want them to get damaged. After all, we did start this sign last May, and try to work on it around other stuff.
I had decided that I wanted a small marker buoy on the left side of the sign, to add a small bit of drama to the scene.
I shot some video of our Techno lc3024 peacefully carving away:
I did a little work to it once it came off the machine by ways of a dremmel tool. Just to give the sides some woodgrain detail. The whole sign will end up being weathered wood. It's going to look pretty sweet fastened to the little buoy!
The feet were machined from pvc with the forethought that I would probably need to bend them at some point. I heated them up quickly with a propane torch, and bent them to the shape of the rock. I tack glued them with CA glue, then ran a 3" finishing screw up into the body.
Oooh, I'm getting excited now. Soon our sign will be ready to install, even though it's winter :(
Oh well, it'll be summer again at some point!
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.