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Friday, March 11, 2016

Here's the Door...

Come on in!. 

I am doing the door the lazy way.  No muss. No fuss. No bother.

I grabbed two pieces of molding.  Some glue.  Some scissors. 

The first thing I did was cut three pieces of the wider molding the width of the door.
Then with the chair rail, I cut four.  They were jus a hair longer than the width between the wider molding.

The pieces will be sanded or shaved to fit.
 I have passed this tip on before, but I will keep doing it, because someone may have missed it.

When working with strip wood, I always use dots of glue, rather than glue all along the piece.  This keeps the piece straight and it doesn't warp.  Someone showed me this 30 years ago and I will never go back to using a long line of glue on any strip wood.

Here, you can see that I used clothespins for clamps.  These work especially well with rounded pieces like chair molding.  No crushing.

After all of this dries and I have sanded and trimmed, I will turn the whole thing over and start again for the inside finish.
I put Tessie and Zar in charge of watching the glue dry.  They couldn't wait to see how it looked on the front of the Weaver's Workshop.

They have it propped up in front of the door hole.

While they were holding the door up, I went and made banana bread.  It just came out of the oven and the whole house smells good.

The worst part of making banana bread is waiting ten minutes for it to cool, so it will come out of the pan. 

I am going to go watch it cool now.  As soon as it is touchable, it is out of the pan and cut.

See you tomorrow!


Phyllisa said...

Hi Casey. So glad you set Tessie and Zar to watch the door glue dry. That left you
to watch the banana bread to cool! Much more fun! And better smell. I approve! And
you get something good to eat too.

Caseymini said...

Phyllisa, it tasted good too. And Tessie and Zar didn't get the first pieces, like they usually do!

Silly people! Watching glue dry is definitely not an option for me! I'm on my second piece.

MiniaturePerspectives said...

Good tip on dotting glue on strip wood,I always get frustrated when the pieces slide around or warp. Thank you!

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
Awesome door. It looks beautiful. Now I want banana bread!!!
Big hug

Caseymini said...

Giac, do what I did. Bring work to a halt and go bake some. It's worth the work!