Door for porch

April 2, 2016

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Over a periode of 2 years I worked on this porch in different stages, first I made a new big window and big sil on the front house elevation, and this time I made a new door and window also renovated the pillars and framework and made new features for frame and pillars.

 

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Kitchen Countertop

January 31, 2016

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Beautiful beech from Wales full of character.

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After planing them all ‘ dead straight’ which is not an easy task with such long length 3.25 metre, I started gluing them with domino joints, one at the time so I could give it my full attention, I was very pleased with  the result.

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The beautiful grain of the wood after a bit of sanding to 120 grit.

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I added a piece of cross wood to the end grain, that prevents the board from splitting, just better.

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Routing the opening for the Belfast sink.

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Routing the drainage, I also cut a water drip under the drainage to stop water drips from staying under the countertop.

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I sanded the countertop back to 0000 steel wool in the end, added 6 layers of finishing oil with in between  smoothly going with steel wool with the direction of the grain. I applied 2 coats of boat lacquer on the underside.

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Big arched gate

July 18, 2015

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Making A template for the arched top.

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Using douglass fir, I made the top out of two pieces join them together by a hammer headed key and two cross tongues.

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If you look carefully you can see four oak wedges; by tapping those in the joint pulls together tight.astriddegroot

Screwed the template onto the douglass fir top and started routing.


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To join the top to the sides I used countertop bolts, I had to drill big holes and hand saw the space for it.

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Without gluing it yet I am trying the fit with the bolt in and the two cross tongues.astriddegroot

Chamfer the edges and sand everything.astriddegroot

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Fill and sand. astriddegroot

The hinges are hand-made by a blacksmith. astriddegroot And adjustable .

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Ellipse window

January 25, 2015

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I made this device based on the Archimedes Trammel, with my router on the end. Useful jig for making templates  for oval and circular shapes. Archimedes_Trammelastriddegroot astriddegroot astriddegroot astriddegroot astriddegroot astriddegroot astriddegroot

Cedar shutters

January 21, 2015

Made 8 outside shutters for 4 pair french doors.

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Two sashes

August 18, 2014

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Kitchen countertop

September 29, 2013

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Spalted beech for countertop, can’t wait to see what I have here.

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The counter top finish is 4 times finishing oil followed by wax. At this point cabinets and countertop fitted, still need to fit the doors and the back-splash.

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