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, 8 October 2014
Nuit Blanche continues!
Because these are going to be in the fountain, in about 8" of water, I put 10 lb weights into each leg, and drilled a few holes to allow the water in and out. These got a couple of coats of red oxide primer, which is how the reference images we were supplied, seemed to look.
The painting went very well. We used an exterior matt latex, which did the job, but it took nothing to scratch it back to the poly. BUT......it did hold for the duration of the event. Jody painted the bottoms of the tanks, while I perched precariously from the top of a Genie lift, slowly manuvering around. The total painting time was around 3 hours for the pair!