With the final pieces of the Stettler job crated and shipped, we just basically had to wait for our partner in Stettler to let us know when they arrived. Dave McCourt, from Woodcraft by Dave, was the fellow that hired us to build this crazy job, and he would be our main contact once we arrived in Alberta.
Once we arrived, we were picked up by Jody's Uncle Aubrey. He lives in Stettler, and became an amazing tour guide/ chauffeur!
Stettler is about a 2-ish hour drive from Edmonton, so there was a lot of traveling by the time we got to our float/ mobile sign. And boy oh boy, the prairies are fl-a-a-at!
............or was there?
JK, we were asleep in 5 minutes max!
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.