We are down to the final details on the house project. Through the construction we did over 200 routing files and created thousands of pieces. Now we are down to the last few at last.
If I were asked for the single most reason for our success I would have say our samples. Samples alone weren’t the reason but they play a very important, I would say critical role. Samples do many things for us. First they provide an opportunity for us to learn new things. Back when we got our MultiCam and EnRoute software I could do little more than open the program or turn on the router
The entire plan for the large project in Trinidad is now approved. There will undoubtably some small changes and revisions as we go but the final plans are now being engineered. It was a long design process, with nine versions of the master plan drawn and considered before things were settled. Attractions and rides were changed and moved through the process and many things changed size along the way. The plan as accepted includes a train ride, bumper boats, a wild adventure golf, a climbing wall and daring free fall jump, a kids play area, a wave swing ride, a pendulum ride, a spinning drop ride and a spinning coaster.
We’ve kept the MultiCam busy of late with the fancy house trim around the front and back doors. With the trim install the front door became much more welcoming. The patio door and posts also got the full trim treatment That leaves only the big front window. -dan
The routed pieces were mitered and then fastened in place. We then used sculpting epoxy to fill the holes and seams before painting. The pieces will get three coats of base color and then three layers of glaze. The hearts will be then painted pink to match the corner block trim on the rest of the house like in the background of the photo. Today the last of the trim was painted for around the circular windows and doors
We’ve created more than 200 routing files for the trim on the house and routed thousands of pieces over the last two years. In the last three weeks we’ve been working hard to finish the outside and this includes creating even more routing files and then routing a bunch more pieces. Thankfully there aren’t many areas left to do. The trim around the front and patio doors was routed yesterday and assembled today. This afternoon I created the routing files for the decorative bands around the patio posts
Marketing our business is an important key to success. Marketing can take many forms and the more creative marketing is the more memorable it will be. In our case we have a home based business. Our shop is three hundred and fifty feet off of the road while our house is next to the road
I often get asked how we became successful in our business. The answer to that question isn’t short but if I had to answer concisely I would say the biggest reason would be the samples we display. While some of our samples are smaller copies of three-dimensional work we have done for customers, the bulk of the things you see on display are custom made – just for that purpose. I have difficulty describing what we do but showing a sample of our wonderful 3D creations work like a charm.