Actually, I jumped the gun on the next step being paint. Next step..........sculpting the saddle!
The whole time I was working on the colored render sketch, I knew I was going to hand sculpt the saddle. I know alot of you thought for sure I would machine it, but I think a little hand crafted, not so perfect, was the order for this sign. I don't even mind it being a little lumpy and bumpy even, which is usually something I go to great lengths to avoid!
With the saddle done, the next step will be paint for sure!
But not till the epoxy sets up!
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.