Replacing the sauna door before it falls off

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Blog series by Antti updated 02-04-2020 08:03 AM 2 parts 1128 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Just replicating everything I see on the old door, except the sagging joints

02-02-2020 05:09 PM by Antti | 0 comments »

Prior this session I had jointed, glued, jointed, planed & dimensioned same wood that the is in use in our sauna. So I started with sharp edged components, and - made a jig from mdf and routed the slots for the hinges. The jig came out too short, so I had to iteratively move it back and forth until the hinge fell into its place. Yeah. That is blood alright. - installed the hinges to the individual frame component, and hung it to the door-frame to make sure I had the hi...

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Part 2: Worthy opponent

02-04-2020 08:03 AM by Antti | 1 comment »

so it didn’t fit… I guess I have nobody else to blame but myself. I was working from tape-measure measurements. I should have made a story(?) stick to check the correct width. So after the trial run, I hand planed 1,5 mm off from the hinge-side, re-did the hinges, and of course also the round-overs. After which it fits: Another scandal was the silicone: peeling off the tape tore woodfibers. After letting the silicone cure for more than a day, I started to sand the affec...

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