The house is coming together quickly. The carpenters are busy sheeting the roof. While they are up there we busy working on the lower walls. The tree armatures are welded and the expanded diamond lath is in place. Now at last it is time for us to get working on the trim. Today the first pieces came off the router. From now on the router will be busy.
The first project was the trim around the front door.
Then I used the offset tool to create the there panels inside the boards.
I positioned the hearts through the panel. The panels were made into flat reliefs .3" tall. Then I selected various hearts that did not connect or touch through the panel. These were made into a relief 0.8" tall. These were then merged (highest) to the flat relief.
Once the first batch was merged I deleted them. Then I selected the next batch of hearts and created new reliefs that were 0.8" tall. These were then merged (highest) to the base relief.
This was tool pathed using a 3/8" bit to rough things out. A final pass (with an 80% overlap) was done with a 1/8" ball nose bit. The final step was to cut the pieces out using an offset cut.
Tomorrow I'll cut the last piece and we'll be fastening them into place. I can hardly wait to se them up!