Big ellipse

May 17, 2015

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Big ellipse window with door fitted into the oval cove at Theatre Gwaun in Fishguard.

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Selected this beautiful french oak for this project.

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This took me a while, 8 pieces with perfect fit in this stage not glued just hold tight together with a band-strap.

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I screwed the template onto the oak and start to router the inside of the ellipse.

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Leaving a rebate.

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Cut pieces for the door frame; make them fit in the ellipse, the ellipse still not glued.

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After locating the exact points of the joints I drill the mortices for the door frame.

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With the frame parts in place it’s time to glue the whole piece.

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After glue had dried I router out the outside.

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Made a new template for the door.

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Decide on how to divide glass and paneling.

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Use the underside of the door as template to router the panels.

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To get a nice fit.

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I glue the door and use the frame itself for clamping, I will be sure of a perfect fit.

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All sanded.

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Fitted bronze hinges, lock, made little doorknob, water drip above the paneling few coats of Osmo oil, and green glass arrived as well.

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Ones there was a clock in this oval space.

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You can see the door was needed to give access to the satellite dish.

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One Response to “Big ellipse”

  1. James Says:

    Hi Astrid, I’ve been looking for wooden door handles and I came across the fantastic ones you pictured on your blog a while ago. I was wondering if you take commissions to make them? They look brilliant! Cheers James.

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