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Fairy Doors #2: #9 Part II

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Blog entry by MsDebbieP posted 08-19-2008 09:18 PM 1408 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good News / Bad News

Bad News
well, I’ve tried the fasteners as hinges on the Fairy Door #9 and it’s not going to work.
The door keeps falling off when opened. So.. I’ll either have to do some magic metal work to the hinge to keep them secure or… I’ll have to pry them off and find another alternative.

But the GOOD NEWS is …. I have pictures.

Side 1

I used my router plane to create a dado in the pillar (joining the brown section to the yellow wall)
Also, notice the teeny weeny door jam thingy to stop the door from swinging the wrong way

Side 2

I cut the stairs with the bandsaw (that was fun!)
I just don’t know what is on the other side of that little door!!! Oh the mysteries of the fairy world.
The mirror is a mini picture frame for scrapbooking (that I don’t do .. I just buy their products for my woodworking!) and some foil

Side 3 / Door

notice the inside of the “hinges”

Door

And there are the outside of the “hinges”

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



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PaBull

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#1 posted 08-19-2008 10:03 PM

Very nice, and THANKS FOR THE PICTURE

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 08-19-2008 11:32 PM

Thanks Debbie!

Maybe you could try drilling a small hole through the hinges, & screw them on.

They look like pretty nice hinges.

-- -** 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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Rustic

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#3 posted 08-19-2008 11:45 PM

Hey Debbie I thought that the doors are supposed to be “magical” and open only for the fairies?

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 08-19-2008 11:47 PM

i’ve considered that, Dick….

Rick: you are right. but this one is more for my granddaughter than for the fairies so they’ll just have to put up with the open door issue :)

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#5 posted 08-20-2008 12:03 AM

Only fairies can open the door at the top of the stairs, right?

-- -** 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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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 08-20-2008 12:14 AM

that is true…. that leads to fairy world that is off-limits to us humans.

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

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Callum Kendall

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#7 posted 08-20-2008 12:21 AM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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SawDustnSplinters

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#8 posted 08-20-2008 12:33 AM

Very creative and you have a good eye for color. You know going back to your part one where you mentioned leather hinges, I thought that might actually work. My stepdaughter and I have been experimenting with leather, cowhide, this summer. She was doing creative designs with the crystal rivets on belts and flip-flops. You know you can dye and stain leather any color, They sent me an email from Tandy yesterday where a guy did a nice picture using many colors, (check out the yellow) perhaps you could put a little hide/barge glue on a leather hinge on the back and also rivet it in place to the thin wood? On the inside in the thicker wood it could be screwed into the frame, Perhaps do some nice decoration on it with crystal or abalone rivets, With your creativity there is no telling what you and them fairies could do… :)

Good Job and Be Well

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/TEM/08-15-08Tand-E-mail.html

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/products.asp?dept=125

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 08-20-2008 12:44 AM

Thanks for the link Frank. I bookmarked it.

They used to have a store near us, but it closed.

-- -** 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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#10 posted 08-20-2008 01:09 AM

Ms. Debbie,

You wouldn’t have a metal ladies watch band from which you could sacrifice links, do you? Your hinges look as if they could be replaced with two links each and then gorilla glued in place.

Lew

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

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darryl

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#11 posted 08-20-2008 01:26 AM

debbie,
could you add a small metal rod to the top and bottom of the hinge side of the door so your door will still open and your hinges remain for decoration purposes?

can’t wait to see it finished!

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SawDustnSplinters

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#12 posted 08-20-2008 01:37 AM

Hey Deb, Lew has a good point …if you use Gorilla Glue with two dis-similar materials then you could enter it in the Gorilla Glue contest? :) ie…

You must use two materials, one must be wood and any other material of your choice. You must also include any gorilla glue product in your entry. And there are 16 prize packages!

PRIZES

Gorilla Glue will have 16 random winners of some very great prizes.

1 Grand Prize will consist of $200 plus 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt.
There will be 5 runner-up prizes; winners will receive 1 of each Gorilla Glue’s products and a Gorilla Glue t-shirt.
As well as 10 third place prizes of a Gorilla t-shirt
RULES

Your entry must be a creation for enjoying the great outdoors. (Ok so it has to be an outside fairy door)
One substrate must be wood
Plus any other substrate of the participants choice such as metal, stone, brick, glass, rubber, etc.
Any Gorilla product such as: Gorilla Glue, Gorilla Glue Precision Pen, Gorilla Super Glue, Gorilla Wood Glue, Gorilla Tape.

Be Well…

PS: 200 bucks would buy them fairies a whole workshop :)

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 08-20-2008 02:11 AM

Hi Ms Debbie;

Let me get this right. After waiting all day, biting my fingernails, on the edge of my seat;

The good news is you have pictures of the bad news?

It still aint right I tell you. lol

Leave it sit over night and maybe the fairies will fix it. I understand they’re pretty handy.

Lee

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

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MsDebbieP

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#14 posted 08-20-2008 12:27 PM

hahah Lee.. yes, you got it!!

and good advice: leave it over night .
so that’s what I’ve done and what do I get ???? A watch band idea presented here. NEVER thought of that. BRILLIANT. Thanks Lew.
I don’t know if I have one but a quick stop at a goodwill store should do the trick.

I’ve been thinking about putting a little bar at what I have to prevent the latch from coming apart. That might work,.
and the leather—definitely for a future door!

THANKS everyone for the support, the ideas, and the encouragement.

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

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