It is hard to believe that it was almost ten years ago I witnessed a CNC router in action for the very first time. I was fascinated and simply had to have one! Although I had been in the creative end of the three dimensional sign business for most of my life I didn't really know what I would do with one of these machines - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Along with the CNC router I discovered the wonderful material called Precision Board and the glues, primers and other companion products they offer. Since then we have gone through many tons of the material using it in most signs and projects we tackle. This journal will chronicle our many adventures both past, present and future. I'll talk from the perspective of someone who pushes these products to the creative limit on a daily basis. I'll be adding to the stories two or three times each week. -dan

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Painting the trim on the house

Our university students are with us a few more days before they head back to their studies. Next week I'll be back in my shop once more and things will get back to normal after a busy summer on the house.

We've been busy starting to install the routed trim and then painting it up in it's final colors. The large round window was the first to be completed. The routed Precision Board trim received three coats of base color and then four layers of ever darker glazes.

The outside of the house is coming together quickly. We've routed hundreds of feet of trim that is yet to go up. That will happen as soon as the windows go in.

The trim for the inside of the house is now in the planning stages. I'll be posting screen captures, pictures and how-to's of that as we begin that work in the next weeks. Stay tuned...