|Project by Jamie Speirs||posted 978 days ago||1218 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Well thanks for the kind wishes. Had my Scan and got the door finished. I’m not having to hang it, phew!
It is seven foot high and four foot wide, it is all one inch timber. Weighs about 180lbs or 85kgs 13st.
I said before that it was green Oak, that is not true. It was cut into slabs about this time last year.
I got the 3” slabs which are by no means dry (steam coming out when you cut) as I’ve not heard of Abduls secret grease box, as it is a Dane secret. :) Perhaps Mad’s could enlighten me?
Kelly thanks for the un-Rain Dance. It did not rain at all. Although on Monday the Scotch mist was so thick I could not see the end of the door. The water was dripping off myself and my tools.
There is no finish on it, so the sea air of Arran (it’s final destination) will change it’s appearance fairly quickly.
I did cheat and put a coat of Danish (yes Mad’s) on the Sun & Moon. So I’m hoping that when installed into the stone wall it will look outstanding.
The frame I just did with some 3×3 and did bridle joints for the arch and on the tops of the stiles.
They will get offset drilled and an oak peg to draw and hold it up.
It was a great opportunity for my young trainee Jon, to see how to make a very simple door. No real skill but handy to know if your a stranded Fedex Delivery person. :)
This shows the Scotch Mist on the door.
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