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.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

It's Becoming Very Tropical in Here!

The tree's were the main focus again today, some of the sets got changed a little, so Jody and Anna just worked away on palm fronds.
The craft paper got bulk painted, this will get torn into strips and wrapped around the sticks we're using for tree trunks.
Their thumbs are lookin pretty rough from using the scissors all day. I'm glad I'm the king and rule with an iron fist, making the peasants work for my ultimate gain. Muu Haa Haa Haa!

I was stuck prepping what drawings I could for our Techno cnc. Trying to figure out the best ways to eliminate seems in the 8 foot X 12 foot sets.

On the bright side, our 12 pcs of 4X8 X6" thick styrofoam sheets arrived this morning! Woo Hoo!

That's about all that happened today. They added a couple more things to the NDA tv show, so I worked on finishing that today as well.
Soon we're going to be 'Full Steam Ahead'. The Art Director Allen Fellows is coming to the shop tomorrow, so we'll nail down the last bit of stuff then.
Wow Monday is coming quick!


  1. "King with an Iron Fist" ??? I thought you were a Pirate Captain! -MB

  2. Well, to tell you the truth, it really depends on what day of the week it is!