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  • #31
    I've finished the walls. The next step is making the windows and doors.



    George
    The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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    • #32
      Cruisin' right along! The above 'strike' photo stll cracks me up.

      Jim
      Take the red pill

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      • #33
        Well done. The subtle variation in paint from board to board is very effective.

        Mike
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        Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin

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        • #34
          George, your "Harmony Ice" painted sign and walls look cool already!

          Greg Shinnie

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          • #35
            George,

            Like the siding guide and sign making process. Thanks for showing us step by step.

            I'll keep the sign technique in mind.

            Scott

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            • #36
              Jim, Mike, Greg and Scott, thanks for the nice comments and for following along.

              George
              The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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              • #37
                More cutting on the Cricut. The doors in the left of the picture are three pieces. The blue frame and the two white door layers. The windows are also three layers, the blue frame, the white muntins and the clear window pane. The muntins are white vinyl, cut on the Cricut the same as the stencil for the sign, and are permanently applied to 0.015” clear styrene. By the way, the horizontal center muntins on the windows are 2” wide.

                I'm holding one of the window panes with tweezers to show the refection of the light off the clear styrene.



                George
                The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                • #38
                  The walls are done. I changed the design of the windows and added window sills. The door hardware won't be added till after the building is assembled because of all the handling.



                  The wall in the lower right is being painted and will have a painter on a ladder doing the work. If a business wants to look prosperous, it shouldn't look run down. I may have someone also working on the blue paint.

                  Now to figure out how this all goes together....

                  George
                  The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                  • #39
                    I glued the walls together today. Plenty of room on my workbench.



                    I braced the corners with a heavy cardstock. Cut rectangles with good 90° corners and do a diagonal cut through them and you have a corner brace. I'll be adding a set to the top of the walls before I put the roof on.



                    I still have more interior bracing to do. This is where it stands now.



                    George
                    The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                    • #40
                      George,

                      That is looking good! I see you like the Altoids tins as well. I am thinking of using the Circut in the future, how do you like it?

                      How thick is the material you're cutting?

                      Scott

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                      • #41
                        Thanks, Scott. I need those tins to hold little stuff that I'm always loosing, however I still loose things.

                        I like my Cricut and have used it for a number of projects, everything from cutting materials to making jigs. I have a Cricut Explore. The latest model is the Maker and I'd go for that since it cuts thicker materials and handles corners better. One caution, you need to use CAD to do more than the simplest task on the Cricut.

                        I'm cutting card stock here, and Cricut handles it well. I bought it at Michael's and it's more dense or harder than normal cardstock like an index card. You can easily cut 0.020" styrene. Cutting thicker styrene becomes difficult, but I don't fight it. I just let the machine score the styrene and then I snap the piece along the scored line. It does a great job of accurately replicating your drawing on the styrene.

                        George
                        The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                        • #42
                          Coming right along George! Do you ever put the styrene in the freezer before 'snapping it'? Snaps a lot cleaner, than at room temperature. This is a good looking building.

                          Jim
                          Take the red pill

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                          • #43
                            Thanks, Jim. I never heard of the freezer tip. I'll have to try it.

                            George
                            The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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                            • #44
                              Very very nice. You’re doing a great job.
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                              • #45
                                Thanks, Mike.

                                George
                                The sky is not my limit, it's my playground.

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