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Project by KelSnake posted 11-01-2017 01:54 AM 1453 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ahhh, what woodworker hasn’t taken the time to craft something hand hewn in wood all in the name of Love?

My mini-quest to strike a balance between amour whilst keeping from looking tacky brought me to an idea to build a little fairy door, now, search that on pintrest and you will see a bazillion ideas. There are a pair of rare earth magnets on the back side of the door and in the back of the fairy door assembly. To remove the door from the assembly you must remove the Fairy Door Assembly from the wall and poke the back side through the hole and the door will remove. Inside is a Love Intention expressed the old fashionedby carving/burning it into wood.

I used up little bits from my off cut bins for exotic wood and a couple of whimzical touches to make this fun project.

The first place to start was the door itself. I searched around for a small bit of barnboard that I could prep down to 1/4” thick. The approxinate width of the door was about 2 1/2”, witth the height about 4”.

The metal center piece on the door was a random find at a craft store.

The 1/4” plywood piece that makes up the back is approximately 1/2” bigger then the door around the sides and top. The bottom extends about 5/16” below the bottom of the door.

I started wiith making the Keystone at the top of the door first. The Holly piece was about 3/8” thick, 7/8” wide x 1 1/4” long. After taking the time to shape each piece just right and glue them down I sanded the outside edge.

A couple coats of finish and it was looking pretty good.
On to the next project!

Sorry for the sideways pics.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca





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htl

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 01:58 AM

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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richardchaos

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#2 posted 11-01-2017 08:18 AM

I have seen some cute interesting MOUSE DOORS in some house I will have to make one. With lights and stuff included!

-- β€œIn a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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mikeacg

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#3 posted 11-01-2017 01:09 PM

Kel,

How many steps does it take to open that door?

Love the mixed wood colors and the texture on the door!

Mike

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 11-01-2017 05:30 PM

This is a very whimsical project and is turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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KelSnake

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#5 posted 11-02-2017 11:41 AM

Hi mikeacg, There are only two step to opening this door, one to remove it to the wall and a second move to poke it open from the back. I do forsee a more complex puzzle coming down the pipe though, working on this has given me a few ideas on how to make it more elaborate.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ http://www.woodlockplans.ca

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Upgrayedd

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#6 posted 11-02-2017 02:48 PM


Ahhh, what woodworker hasn t taken the time to craft something hand hewn in wood all in the name of Love?

The answer is very few! In the name of love I ask my wife to leave me alone!

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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