Historic renovation.

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Project by Bearpaw posted 12-21-2011 09:05 PM 1572 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Where I live there was a fire in the historic part of the town. The one building that was saved is being rebuilt and it has to go back to match the original design. These are side lights for an office entrance on the second floor.

This post is not about the end product, but how I got there. The material had to be 1 5/8” thick yellow pine. To get that I had to glue up two 1×6’s with a 1/4” plywood in the middle. Now I had to get a good straight edge, but only have a 4” joiner. That does not work on material 84” long. I let the plywood extend out to give me a straight edge to use when ripping. Worked great.

I did not have profile bits for the door, but I was able to make it using standard router bits. All of the pieces are mortised and tendon together and they were hand cut.

Sometimes you just have to think outside the box.

To all of the Lumberjocks community I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We had our fifth grandchild born last week, so I have my Christmas gift.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 10:31 PM

Congratulations on your new grandchild. It looks like it was an interesting project and that you solved some problems that someone else might not have been able to. Good work.


-- 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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#2 posted 12-22-2011 01:30 AM

Congrats on your new grandchild, thats some nice work so far.

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#3 posted 12-22-2011 03:35 AM

Very nice work,they look good.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 02:17 PM

This is great. I am going to favorite this for your little plywood trick/technique. I have to imagine you get a more stable end product than if it was completely hardwood. Very cool.

-- Steve

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