|Forum topic by GTEnginerd||posted 06-09-2014 03:16 PM||2212 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
06-09-2014 03:16 PM
Until now I’ve used this website as a resource for solving many woodworking problems over the last several years, and have been able to find solutions, ideas, etc. without having to post a specific question. Bad news, I couldn’t find what I was looking for today. Good news, it forced me to join the website to post my question. Hopefully I’ve put it in the right place under the correct category…
I’ve been working on French doors to enclose what was our formal living room that never got used and transform it into an office, since I’m working from home a good bit now. The doors were removed from my grandfathers circa 1906 home after he passed away. They weren’t standard heights or exactly square, but I’ve framed them in as best as I could and with the remaining space in the opening to the living room I’ve left room for sidelights and a transom. I had tempered glass cut for the sidelights, so that if one of my young boys ever decides to attempt to run through them they won’t be as badly injured…that was the thought at least.
Well, in my infinite wisdom, I gave the glass company the exact dimension s of the opening and now the glass doesn’t fit. Since its tempered it isn’t easy (maybe impossible) to trim, I need to open the frame about 1/32 of an inch. I was thinking a shoulder plane would be the best option, but have never used one and cringe at the thought of spending that kind of money on a nice tool and immediately using it on painted wood. Any other ideas or suggestions?
Thanks for any help,