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Ant in the studio - #02

2nd September 2011

Ok folks, I've been slacking with posting duties so here comes a bombarding of wood based wizardry which I fully understand the mechanics of and can therefore confidently relay to anyone interested*.

Ok folks, I've been slacking with posting duties so here comes a bombarding of wood based wizardry which I fully understand the mechanics of and can therefore confidently relay to anyone interested*.

*not necessarily true.

This set of images show the innards of a highly complex section of the machine Tony has named the Turbilatron. I'm sure it'll be made clear why it's been called this, or maybe there's little more to it than he watched Transformers the night before he came in to the studio, but anyway.

I was shown how to use the CNC, a woodcutting machine rigged up to a computer which allows you to plot measurements and cut the wood to your exact design. It's a great tool for quickly making lots of the same pieces, which can then be pieced into bigger designs, in this case the huge cog I'm holding in the last photo.

Once assembled, I was filling any splits or cracks in the wood and