I have tried to stick to the "A little here, a little there" adage on our Institute sign for the competition we're involved in, but sadly there isn't any time left in the day for me anymore. And I'm a huge believer in doing what you love, and I know that if I'm not enjoying doing the Institute sign, then I shouldn't be doing it. I will finish the sign, but the competition will be long over. It kind of stinks a little, but I really am running out of time, on all of our projects! The vacuum former was a bit of an unplanned event, I was hoping to tackle it in the slower winter months.
So sadly I have to shelf our sign for the time being, but I will start it again soon, as it's way too cool no to finish!!!
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.