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

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Trim ready for paint

The house project is still going full blast. The outside finishes are almost done, with the windows now being installed. Now it is time to begin putting up the trim - as soon as it is all painted and glazed. To make sure it all lasts for a long time we will apply three base coats of paint to the routed trim and then the three glazes. Today I detailed all the edges and blew off the dust in readiness of the paint. All the vertical pieces are routed. Tomorrow I'll fire up the MultiCam once more to begin routing the horizontal pieces we need.

Tomorrow I'll show how a typical piece of horizontal trim is designed, along with the dressmaker for the front of the house. Stay tuned...