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    Cellar door finished, 1st installment.

    Hi Guys.

    A year ago I posted this http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ght=small+lock and I told you that I started making a door to substitute this one.

    Well this year I have finished it and installed, and here there are the first pics.
    I kept them unposted because I didn't know when I was going to be able to finish it.
    So here you have them, the door is made out of oak, the board where roughly planed at the lumber store by some stupid seller. I wasn't there so I could not choose neither the size of them nor the wood. As at my inlaws I have no tools and even less a planer I had to do my best with what hand tools I had.

    I joined the boards using a tongue and groove system that I made with my handheld router ( sorry no pics) you can see here them in first dry fit.
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    Then I routed two slots on a square pole and cut them into short pieces that would make the G&G accents on the door. I hope that Glenn and Rennie will indulge me for making such a free use of them That fly was there annoying me all the time until I let it appear on the pic
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    After that, with the aid of a rectangular template, I routed the recesses where the G&G accents where going to be inserted, as I wanted them to appear on both sides of the door this was the only way I thought I could do it.
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    Then I rounded all edges both of the board and of the accents with the router, ( now I would have done it differently) and with the aid of a chisel I carved the corner nicks. They do not show clearly here but you'll see them better later on.
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    to be continued tomorrow...

    comments, critics and suggestions welcome as always
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Cellar door finished 2nd. installment

    Here you have the second set of pics.

    With the aid of another template I routed out the trapezoidal holes on the top part of the door. Those holes were a request from the owner ( my wife's cousin) because wine needs ventilation when it is fermenting, as fermentation consumes oxigen, and generates CO2 if there is no air renovation the fermentation stops. The shape of the holes was my idea.
    Here you can see a partial dry fit.
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    This pic belongs to the previous post, it shows how the accents fit on the recesses by notching the tonge ang groove joint. You can see the notch on the top left.
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    Here are some pics of the door once installed and with teak oil applied and the original lock mounted.
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    This last pic is taken at the bottom of the cellar, and the guy is the happy owner of the door.
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    Tomorrow I post some pics of the cellar so you can see it better.
    Thanks for looking.
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    WOW.

    Sorry, words escape me. That is so impressive.
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    The door looks awesome, Toni. I really like the little carved corner details on the accent pieces. And to think you did it with just a router, a chisel, and a couple of templates.
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    nice , real nice! I know what a great mastercraftsman you are, and Im still patiently waiting on that dresser to see the finished product.
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    That looks really great. I bet that is one heavy door. Now a question for you. Are the candles on top of the wine barrels for light or something to do with the wine making?

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    very well done toni,,worth the wait for sure..and who cares about the candles lets have a toast or two
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    Well Toni it looks like he's set for atleast another 100 years. Well done !

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    Looking forward to the pictures of the cellar. Looks like it is made out of good sized limestone blocks. I was especially intrigued with the archway of the stairway.

    Loved the door and the accents that you crafted on to it, but really liked the old latch mechanism. If I remember correctly it is off the old door. I am not seeing any details of the hinge. Did you manage to take pictures of it or can you describe what you did?

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    Toni i think it looks fantastic. One of my childhood dreams was to hitchhike across europe, just to see all the great architecture. I know i talked to a number of people that were thumbing across the US when i was,and they always told me i should do it. Well i never got to but i wish i had.
    Steve

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