Tuesday, April 22, 2014

door making

 A door project I have been working on in the shop:


Custom door, alder, wood, carving, huisman, ely, MN
Here are the styles and rails, shaped and ready to assemble. It is a double door so, of course, twice as many pieces.


Rustic, alder, panels, custom, door, knotty alder, huisman
Here I have the panels assembled and have put the first coat of finish on them. I always pre-finish the panels so that I can get the back and the edges sealed well.

Rustic, alder, panels, custom, door, knotty alder, huisman
Here the doors is assembled except for the upper panels which, in this case, will be glass with a carved insert.

Rustic, alder, panels, custom, door, wolf, carving, huisman, ely, minnesota
The carving will appear both inside and outside the door so I have to make mirrored copies of the carving. Here they are blocked out and ready to start.


Rustic, alder, panels, custom, door, wolf, carving, huisman
...and the carving has begun...


Rustic, alder, panels, custom, door, wolf, carving, huisman
...and continues...


Rustic, alder, panels, custom, door, wolf, carving, huisman
Shaping the wolf.

Rustic, alder, panels, custom, door, wolf, carving, huisman
The idea is, in the end, it will look something like this.



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Going for a walk this past Sunday, a perfect spring day, sunny sky, snow melting all around, you could hear water rushing in places in the woods, coming down of the higher rocks and finding it's way into the swamps and lakes.
I got a good shot of an immature Bald Eagle in a tree... a very perfect blue sky as a backdrop.
immature, bald, eagle, ely, Minneosta, john huisman

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