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 with what I saw 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 - but I just knew it could do fantastic stuff.

Through extensive research and LOTS of hands-on practice I quickly found out that my MultiCam router was capable of just about anything imaginable.This journal will chronicle that journey to date and continue each week with two or three entries as I continue to explore just what is possible with this wonderful tool... -dan

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Painting the routed 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...