May 17, 2015
Big ellipse window with door fitted into the oval cove at Theatre Gwaun in Fishguard.
Selected this beautiful french oak for this project.
This took me a while, 8 pieces with perfect fit in this stage not glued just hold tight together with a band-strap.
I screwed the template onto the oak and start to router the inside of the ellipse.
Leaving a rebate.
Cut pieces for the door frame; make them fit in the ellipse, the ellipse still not glued.
After locating the exact points of the joints I drill the mortices for the door frame.
With the frame parts in place it’s time to glue the whole piece.
After glue had dried I router out the outside.
Made a new template for the door.
Decide on how to divide glass and paneling.
Use the underside of the door as template to router the panels.
To get a nice fit.
I glue the door and use the frame itself for clamping, I will be sure of a fit perfect fit.
Fitted bronze hinges, lock, made little doorknob, water drip above the paneling few coats of Osmo oil, and green glass arrived as well.
Ones there was a clock in this oval space.
You can see the door was needed to give access to the satellite dish.