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Fairy Doors #1: #9 in Progress

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 08-19-2008 01:54 PM 967 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Aug 19, 2008

Warning: NO PICTURES attached. (So if you “NEED” pictures you will just have to wait until I’m finished the project!)

Fairy Door #9 is for my #1 grand-daughter who will be turning 6 next month!

This door, of course will have to be special and that means that it will be more than just a door. Yes, the door is going to open. Well, that’s the plan anyway. I had a heck of a time trying to figure out the hinges with the door only being 1/4” thick (well, I’ve never really measured it -not really sure how thick it is. I just know that “it isn’t”. —thick that is!)

My baby hinges that I have are too big. So that’s out.
Backup plan #2, #3, and #4 also didn’t work.

I was down to two options: a clasp that I had bought for my leather work and a piece of leather. Now, the leather would work if this was going to be a rustic looking door. But it’s not… so that option was out, leaving the clasp as my only option at this point. I have glued it in place and now I just have to wait for it to dry. The “hold your breath” moment will be to see if the clasp stays together and will function as a hinge or will it continually come apart letting the door fall off.

I don’t have all of the interior area designed yet, but the walls are my brilliant, sunshiny yellow that I used in my bathroom.

The hinges aren’t the only plans that have changed so far. I had the doorway complete when I decided to take the plunge and have it open. I had to then remove the step I had made for it, lowering the door which then meant I had to shorten the door frame.

But, I think it is all working out fine. We’ll know more this afternoon after the glue dries. I won’t be holding my breath til then though… but I’m sure the project will be crossing my mind throughout the morning!
“Stay focused Debbie.. stay focused…”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)



6 comments so far

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-19-2008 02:15 PM

Hi Ms. Debbie;

As Karson says, “no pictures, didn’t happen”!

Just kidding. On a serious note, how can you do that to us?

Now, all day long, I’ll be wondering what you’re up to.

It just aint right, I tell you!

You should be in marketing. I’m sitting here wondering what it is.

Oh well, I guess I can wait till I get home this evening to check. Or maybe I can sneak back at lunch time to see if you’ve posted this mystery yet.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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PaBull

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#2 posted 08-19-2008 04:40 PM

Debbie, if you do not want us to help and you do not want us to see a picture of your project, you are acting like a wise monkey…

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 08-19-2008 05:40 PM

I’ll be waiting for the pictures.

A great family picture there, PaBull! ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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lew

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#4 posted 08-19-2008 06:04 PM

Without pictures, how can I provide a smart a** remark??

Just Kidding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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MsDebbieP

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#5 posted 08-19-2008 06:08 PM

hey.. if I have to endure the wait.. you can just sit here patiently as well.
Just got home. Haven’t checked on the door yet… first things first, you know—have to check the LJ Site :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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PaBull

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#6 posted 08-19-2008 10:41 PM

Thanks, Dick.
It was hard to have them all sit still long enough for the picture.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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