For the last 2 days I have been prepping drawings, sending them off, tweaking them, sending them off, repeat, repeat, repeat.
I just wanna build!
We are building 2 identical miniature retail stores. These will be used as marketing models/ layout and design tools.
I delivered some small router work this morning, then started building the components that I'm convinced won't change :)
This will be team effort between traditional model making and full automation with our Techno routers. Out of everything we build, architectural models are my absolute favorite. They force you to work to pretty tight tolerances. The scale on this retail store is 1:24, which means a model inch is .041" in real life.
This will be a lot of fun, if the information keeps flowing!
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.