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.

Monday, 7 January 2013

Sign Install Finally Done!

We finished painting the last of the rocks on Friday morning, and did a final test fit of all the parts.
 I love the brown y -grey colour Jody got applied to the rocks. I could hardly wait to put the clear on the water.

Once the rocks had dried up enough to mask, I applied the 2 stage automotive urethane clear coat to the water portion. The smooth curves really made the water come to cartoony life. I love the clarity and shine to the clear.
 I was able to finagle a solar powered pathway light from a buddy of mine, and applied it to the top of the marker-buoy. Not very bright, but fit the bill perfectly!
All in all, it only took about 20 minutes to install, and fit like a glove! Not overly excited by the building behind the sign, but I do love our new sign.......................finally!

Now onto the other jobs we're starting!


  1. Amazing! Congrats on such a great sign, and thanks for taking the time to post them!!!!

  2. Thanks! It was a blast to work on. I'm glad I get to keep it!

  3. Let's hope your sign doesn't become as white washed by the gulls, as your dock.