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Fairy Door #7: Gorilla Tough!

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Project by MsDebbieP posted 08-15-2008 01:42 AM 2262 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aug 14, 2008

I’m on a roll with my Fairy Doors and the “Gorilla Tough” challenge came at the perfect time. This “stone” door idea was next on my list.

The Wood: Poplar

The Glue: Gorilla Glue

The Decor: rocks from my driveway, necklace wire (hinges), metal button (door handle)

Steps:
1. I started out by cutting the door from the piece of poplar, leaving the frame for attaching the rocks to
2. Using “Gorilla Glue” I attached rocks around the door frame and let it dry.
3. Again, using the “Gorilla Glue” I dabbed some glue into the holes between the rocks and sprinkled in some sand (tiny gravel) into the spaces, creating a rock and mortar look and I let this dry.
4. I then formed ant attached the metal hinges, again gluing in the ends with the Gorilla Glue
5. I then drilled a hole for the metal “button” and used a drop of Gorilla Glue to secure it in place.
6. I trimmed away any excess glue that had gathered at the back of the door.
7. I placed it on my front steps as my latest invitation to the garden fairies

The Gorilla Glue was a big help with attaching the stones as it formed around the different shapes making it very secure. I was also able to easily carve away the excess glue after it had dried. This was the first time I’d used Gorilla Glue and it won’t be my last.

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





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teenagewoodworker

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#1 posted 08-15-2008 02:00 AM

nice project for the gorilla glue challenge! thats gonna be hard to beat! :)

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 08-15-2008 02:05 AM

thanks! :)

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

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PaBull

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#3 posted 08-15-2008 02:09 AM

This is all wrong, how can you possibly be combining Gorilla glue with a fairy door???
Or is it the same contrast as “beauty and the beast”?

Thanks for sharing and reminding me to get going on it too.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 08-15-2008 02:14 AM

oh I like it… the new title for this door!!

Beauty and The Beast. Excellent.

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

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john

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#5 posted 08-15-2008 02:15 AM

Great job MsDebbie , i just bought some of that glue and it sure is sticky . I should glue all my cats together and make a rug :D

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 08-15-2008 02:24 AM

Okay,

I think everybody else should give up now.

Except John. I want to see how much trouble he gets into with that cat comment! lol

Nice job Ms. Debbie.

Be careful with the hinge design. I’m seeing something almost perverted there.

Lee

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

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SteveKorz

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#7 posted 08-15-2008 02:37 AM

john- I’ve gotta see that one right meow… lol…

MsDebbie- that door is excellent! that’ll be hard to beat…. great job.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 08-15-2008 02:38 AM

Nice job Debbie!
I’m voting for john to do a video of his gorilla glue project

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john

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#9 posted 08-15-2008 02:43 AM

Lee i saw the same thing in them hinges . lol

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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trifern

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#10 posted 08-15-2008 04:44 AM

And I didn’t know there were gorilla fairies. Nice door. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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griff

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#11 posted 08-15-2008 05:04 AM

Very nice door, and the rock wall looks great, looks like it would hold a gorilla.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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Dusty56

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#12 posted 08-15-2008 05:28 AM

beautiful project : ) Very thoughtful of you to create a door for the Fairies and then glue it shut…. LOL … Any pictures yet of the Cat gluing contest from John ? : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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GaryCN

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#13 posted 08-15-2008 07:17 AM

DeppieP
What are you doing, doing, all the fairies are heading to your house.
That’s not right.You are up to 5 or 6 doors now and I have a loose
tooth. My door is just drawn on a index card for now. No real fairie
will show up here when they are all hanging out at your place. And
then I’ll be out a silver dollar when they don’t claim the tooth under
my pillow. WHaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Don’t
make an old man cry.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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darryl

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#14 posted 08-15-2008 07:21 AM

ok, now I’m stumped… I thought the last door was the best one yet…

I like the carving detail in this door.
I do like the hinges your fairies have been using.
the rock detail is fantastic in this door!

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MsDebbieP

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#15 posted 08-15-2008 11:28 AM

my cheeks hurt from smiling so much! Thanks everyone :)

The hinges… sheesh guys… men!! Ok. I’ll change the design.. for the next ones

John: haha you have enough cats to do wall-to-wall carpeting for the entire house!

The door: Fairies don’t use doors like we do so they don’t really open. Fascinating, huh? I’ve done my research!

Gary: I’ll leave a note to tell them to come to your house next

Thanks Darryl. I’m not sure which one is my favourite either…. I look at one and say “oh yah, that one”.. and then I look at another one and say “oh.. but that one… I think that is my favourite” (and so on and so on)

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

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