LumberJocks

Entry Closet Project #4: Project Moving Forward

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by Todd A. Clippinger posted 12-19-2007 06:30 AM 1650 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: Entry Closet Project Part 4 of Entry Closet Project series Part 5: OH, Baby It's Hot! »

Success-

I installed the big door today with a helping hand. The careful planning paid big dividends in an incredibly smooth and accurate install.

Before doing the veneer work, I installed and fitted the doors. The doors were then taken to the shop and finished. The hinges were numbered and went back into the same locations. This meant that the final install required no additional adjustment. This is what I call jobsite theory, and it worked out this time.

Doors Installed

Getting a handle on it…

Now it is time to fabricate the dual copper handles. They will be bent to follow the contour of the design in the doors. I made a bending jig with a pattern on the leading edge to measure the work against. The design is also drawn on the board and followed for the bending process.

Bending Handle

I do not consider myself a metal worker, but it has great potential to go with my wood designs. So I had to figure out how to bend the solid copper rods. The basic principals are not too hard to figure out. The most important one here is consistent and even support for the metal during the bending process. The finished product seemed to turn out good and held the shape quit well on its own.

Copper Handle

More work…

The clients love the doors and want to change the lighting in the ceiling to better show the work. The recessed cans were not placed with this project in mind. This was not part of the original plans when we built the house. So now I will be taking care of changing the lights.

To see the full progress click on “Cooper Closet” at this link http://gallery.mac.com/toddclippinger.

I have been posting everything in the .Mac gallery and on LJ’s but I need to get my website updated. It just goes to show how you guys rate!

I’m outta here-

Peace, Love, and Woodworking

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com



18 comments so far

View David's profile

David

1970 posts in 2862 days


#1 posted 12-19-2007 06:50 AM

Todd -

The door looks great! Very interesting to see how the copper rods are bent to form the handle. Copper is going to be a wonderful accent to the door and home.

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

View gbear's profile

gbear

406 posts in 2822 days


#2 posted 12-19-2007 07:07 AM

Beautiful Todd…they’re gorgeous. With the handles, this will be one slick project.

gbear

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

View Dorje's profile

Dorje

1763 posts in 2720 days


#3 posted 12-19-2007 08:44 AM

Pretty amazing Todd! Will you ever get to go home?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

View Jiri Parkman's profile

Jiri Parkman

950 posts in 2536 days


#4 posted 12-19-2007 11:54 AM

Veri nice.

-- Jiri

View rikkor's profile

rikkor

11295 posts in 2597 days


#5 posted 12-19-2007 12:10 PM

Jeez Todd, that is exquisite.

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2883 days


#6 posted 12-19-2007 12:19 PM

stunning.

almost done…. almost home?

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

View Russel's profile

Russel

2199 posts in 2662 days


#7 posted 12-19-2007 12:24 PM

Them is some doors! Remarkable work.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8791 posts in 2822 days


#8 posted 12-19-2007 02:20 PM

I am certain that I will not be home for Christmas but maybe for New Year’s. It seems the faster I run, the farther the finish line gets from me.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

View MsDebbieP's profile

MsDebbieP

18615 posts in 2883 days


#9 posted 12-19-2007 02:21 PM

then quit running!!!! :)

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

View mrtrim's profile

mrtrim

1696 posts in 2603 days


#10 posted 12-19-2007 02:34 PM

an elegant mixture of art and craftsmanship ! and that statement is a patch that dosent cover the hole . that is what makes you the american craftsman ! happy holidays to you and yours .

View Thos. Angle's profile

Thos. Angle

4438 posts in 2685 days


#11 posted 12-19-2007 03:52 PM

Todd,
This is beyond the call of duty and a very exceptional piece. Go home for Christmas, you deserve it. This can wait.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

View Greg Wurst's profile

Greg Wurst

782 posts in 2555 days


#12 posted 12-19-2007 04:33 PM

This house seems to be pretty-much full-time employment judging by all the jobs there you have done. The owners should just have you on retainer! :) As always, beautiful work that is inspiring to look at.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

View Damian Penney's profile

Damian Penney

1140 posts in 2714 days


#13 posted 12-19-2007 05:04 PM

Very, very nice indeed. Wish I had enough cash to hire you :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

View dalec's profile

dalec

613 posts in 2611 days


#14 posted 12-19-2007 05:07 PM

Todd, you are an Artist-Craftsman. I watched your photo record of your work on this particular project earlier today. It was an impressive show of skill, confidence, and art, congratulations on on bring it together on this significant piece of art.

Dalec

View Todd A. Clippinger's profile

Todd A. Clippinger

8791 posts in 2822 days


#15 posted 12-19-2007 07:49 PM

Thanks for all the comments. It has been intensely stressful at times. A screw up would be totally devastating to the work I have done and the very expensive materials that are involved.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

showing 1 through 15 of 18 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase