As I have been getting ready to posts some new projects we have been working on, it seems I left you hanging on the final Alberta job! So silly this guy!
So, let me wrap up the Stettler job tonight, for new stuff tomorrow!
Since finishing the job, I have heard from Dave, who was our contact in Alberta, and they had developed a pretty sweet scissor jack, that allows 1 person to raise and lower the train down into the heart. So now, this can travel with just one person, to all the major events in Alberta, promoting the sweet little town of Stettler!
A very memorable job, and even more memorable people!!
The owners were gracious enough to allow us full access to the train, while they were getting it ready for the up-coming season!
But before we left, we were able to make it to Drumheller. ever since I was a kid, I wanted to see the Badlands in Alberta, so this was one sweet trip for us!!
I was secretly hoping to unearth a dinosaur skeleton there, but I had no luck. Probably because my car keys were the only excavation tools I had with me!
All in all, we are certainly thankful to Dave Mccourt from Woodcraft by Dave,
the Town of Stettler,
Aubrey Brown from the Stettler Board of Trade,
and Stan Eichhorn, from the
Stettler P&H Elevator Preservation Society! All amazing people, who were so great to work with!
You guys make what we do even better!
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.