Our next, short run gig, is a small job for an associate I used to work with years ago on Zoom.
He has an install in a museum in Japan I believe.
Basically he just needs 3, 18"X18" sections of clear plastic that will represent the waters surface in a display.
This will be vac-formed for sure, and MDF fits the bill perfectly!
A couple of light coats of water based urethane was used to stop the MDF furries from rearing their ugly little heads, followed by a quick sanding. The mold was made oversized, and will get put back on our Techno to trim the pull to the right size.
I picked up the .125" PET-G that were going to use, so were ready to pull first thing in the AM. We don't have to do any scenic to the panels either, the client will do that part.
I'll do a test pull tomorrow morning, just to make sure I don't need any suction holes drilled through the low spots. But I think it'll be good!
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.