Tall gate continue
November 17, 2012
It’s about a year ago that I made the ‘tall gate’ for Jackie Morris, in the mean while Tamsin Abbott has been working very hard on all the glass pieces to fill the open spaces in the gate and the wall parts, still a few to come. For me about time to finally finish it all start with the frames and get it out there.
Start with the top of the door frame, make strong keys to join the four part together that would form the rounded shape.
Drill the square mortices
Checking the fit on the door
Frame parts for wall pieces, the pieces will sit between vertical framework.
Boss Tilly is watching me closely
The sill that sits on the wall is sloping to both sides for rain water to flow of with waterdrip on the undersides.
The wall parts went to Tamsin and are back in my workshop with all the glass work in, one by one I am getting them in place on the sill.
Have to be very careful handling them
Checking out the wonky wall a day before coming with all the framework that means one sleepless night thinking how!?
Ffion helps me out.
Good luck with all the screws we put in
We just needed a few points where wood touch stone put screws in there, the rest gets filled up with stone and cement. It feels really strong all together very firm , happy with that.
Jackie also happy and excited.
Ffion is rendering the spaces between frame and wall, lead connects and protects the top of the wall parts.
The hinges are hand made by a blacksmith, there are still a few glass works to come from Tamsin.