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this is a door made in collaboration with fellow LJ’er margy . http://lumberjocks.com/margy
the need for this was on a friday , i called margy on saturday morning and asked her to get some lumber for an external door and a casing , and to start an inlay for it .
i got back to new mexico on sunday night , and slept most of monday . tuesday i went to her shop to pick up the lumber , and she already had one side of the door cut , slightly oversize , and was working on the other side !
i went back to my shop ,with a stop at nmkidds , http://lumberjocks.com/nmkidd for some gabbing and tool talk , so didn’t get home till 5 p.m. .
i didn’t start the door , ( mortised and tenon , 3/4 ply insert ) until 8 p.m. , glue up at 10 p.m. .
back up to margys by 11 a.m. weds. and helped her glue in both sides of the door .
thurs. , she finnished it with maloff oil . we had heard about from bibb in denver , http://lumberjocks.com/bibb .
fri. as we didn’t hear any word from colorado , we assumed the week end event was cancelled .
margy came to my house to help me split some firewood , and didn’t bring the door , as she wanted to put more finish on it . at 3 oclock that day we got the call that things were still on .
she came up sat. morning , and i hung the door to the frame , and we drove 3 1/2 hours to aguilar colo.
and i hung the jamb with the door , and the planed event took place that night .
as daniel and his wife maria are excellent family/friends , and it was daniels 50 b’day , margy and i both gave him the door as a present , as he has always been the first to help us and others with any needs that arise .
thanks margy , for stepping up to the plate so fast , you did excellent work on this .
the 4th picture is where we were , at the base of spanish peaks , aguillar colo.
the 5th is some of margys work she gave to me as a present , lucky me !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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NBeener

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#1 posted 1741 days ago

Wow.

First, ... I’m going to HAVE to get to Spanish Peaks.

But more important: that collaboration reminds me of something so true in so many crafts: there is a measure of technique and a measure of artistry in the craft. Each project demands a certain measure of each. Each craftsman has a certain measure of each, generally, within him/her.

What a phenomenal example of both, but … the artistry—to me—is what is most striking … really, David, in EACH of the pieces that I’ve seen you post.

And to have the involvement of so many comrades, on this—bit by bit—really makes this one a standout.

Happy Half-Century, Daniel! Cheers to David and Margy for the accomplishment!!

-- -- Neil

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jim1953

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#2 posted 1741 days ago

Great Lookin Door

-- Jim, Kentucky

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 1741 days ago

Wow David
That’s a cool door ,I know you do great work but hadn’t seen Margy’s before she does amazing work also.
Congrats to you both for an amazing door. Hope you all had a great time at the show.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Occie gilliam

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#4 posted 1741 days ago

nice work David & margy

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you too-oc@hotmail.com mail.com

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studie

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#5 posted 1741 days ago

Door becomes furniture & art! It’s great to have friends that are so capable and inspiring. Margy is that kind of friend as her work is beautiful too. Your work is always awesome, a gift like that door will be remembered for a lifetime! Topamax (Bob), Mtnwild (Jack) & I went to a carving show today & I had such a great time sharing stories & tales of our craft. I feel lucky to have all the fine folks here at L Js as comrades. You all make a HUGE impact on the lot of us, Thank you!

-- $tudie

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1741 days ago

That is a door of doors!! Nice work. How did you get the rounded look on the inside? Wood burning?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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moshel

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#7 posted 1741 days ago

Thats a pretty door!!!!!!! is it internal or external door? what is this oil? will it protect it from the elements?

amazing that you can work together in harmony. it means that you both are really good natured…

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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Monty Queen

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#8 posted 1741 days ago

Awsome job, I love it. Brings back memories when i lived for 3 years in colorado springs colorado. One of the most beautifull places i have lived. Thanks

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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jack1

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#9 posted 1741 days ago

Is it my imagination or is the building 8 sided (Hogan)? Just asking cause the angles on the walls I can see look not 90° to each other…

Great door. Should be inside or at least well shielded from the elements. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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nmkidd

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#10 posted 1741 days ago

Great door…...the inlays are cool and add to the theme of the building. Can’t believe you two did that in less then a week. Kudos to both of you.
See you in a few days.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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pommy

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#11 posted 1741 days ago

Beautifull door Dave and lovely background

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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degoose

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#12 posted 1741 days ago

Well that proves you can work together… hey….super job on the door and great story too.,.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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studie

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#13 posted 1741 days ago

Door becomes furniture & art! It’s great to have friends that are so capable and inspiring. Your work is always awesome, a gift like that door will be remembered for a lifetime! Topamax (Bob), Mtnwild (Jack) & I went to a carving show today & I had such a great time sharing stories & tales of our craft. I feel lucky to have all the fine folks here at L Js as comrades. You all make a HUGE impact on the lot of us, Thank you! Is that a volcano?

-- $tudie

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stefang

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#14 posted 1741 days ago

Wonderfull work and a great gift. That fantastic door is in the perfect setting. Two artists working together. What could be better? I hope Margy is or will be an LJ member so we can see more of her work!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Bricofleur

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#15 posted 1741 days ago

Wow! Hat’s off to David and Margy,

This is an awesome door. Here we are really talking about imagination, creativity and patience (thumbstones found in David). Not everyone can see “through” a door as you did guys. Congrats. Does this technique called inlay, intarsia or marquettery?

Margy, I visited your profile page and I was amazed by your skills and your creativity. Great work!

Thanks for sharing the Spanish Peaks also.

Silly question: Did you used firewood to make the firepit ???

Best,

Serge

http://www.atelierdubricoleur.spaces.live.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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