Monday, August 13, 2012

Sprucin' Up

Ann Timberman, project leader here at Arapaho NWR, found out about Wallace's routing expertise, so she got together with him to find out what he needed to make a few signs around here.  It wasn't long until all the things he requested arrived.  A brand new router (it even lights up so you can see what you are routing), sign making templates, and a plastic type material (Colorcore) that comes in 4 by 8 sheets of varying thicknesses.  Now you can get it in brown and when it is routed, white letters appear.  Isn't that neat!!!  Now we don't have to paint the sheets and wait while it dries!!!

Here he is, hard at work!!!  He really enjoys doing this.  Following are a few of the signs that were requested.

You can see, we are slowly but surely helping to get the shop  cleaned up and organized.

This is Randy, maintenance foreman, painting the storage tanks that hold the diesel and gasoline for the refuge.  He has done a good job, they really look nice now.  Signs will be applied later.  

Wallace does all his routing in Randy's shop.  I told Randy we would be glad to help him clean up and organize.  I think that was the spark that started the flame as he has really gotten busy in there.  

After doing data entry in the am, I had some time left in the day to help in the shop.  This is only the beginning as more cleaning and organization will be taking place.

Until next time...


  1. You two sure are doing a variety of things there! Steve just got some more Colorcore for signs here at Aroostook.... guess he's going to make them since Wally's not at Moosehorn ;-)

  2. Wow, that's a lot of routing. I know the refuge appreciates it.

  3. That looks like a great project. Working on a variety of things keeps it interesting.