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.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
The cinema was to have an oversized popcorn container, the bakery a cupcake, and the candystore a gumball machine. Non of this is an off the shelf purchase, with the exception of the popcorn container!
The Dollar Store can be a treasure trove of parts for this kind of thing! I did find some plastic ice cream bowls, and a kids ladybug lantern!
At first you may say "Whaaaaat?"
The lantern I hacked strictly for the globe around the LED light. This will become the glass for the gumball machine.
The grass berms were hot-wire cut foam, then sanded smoothly into an undulating surface, ready to be flocked for grass.