JANUARY 2011 Click on (most) images for a larger view.
“We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives.
We must take charge of our own destinies,
|milling threshold takes 2 cuts||sanding threshold cuts||achieving a flat slant||true in all directions|
|hand sanding to finish||Laura does some plumbing||mill for threshold splice||use countersunk screws|
|to clamp the splice||and glue a plywood spine||to strengthen the splice||Installing weather stripping|
|checking plans one more time||before assembling the side light||final sanding touchup||stops insure good fit|
|gluing the layers using plywood to prevent warping and finishing it off with vertical gain Douglas Fir salvaged from a clear 2x6|
|There are some places where a brad nailer can be used safely. Mockups and jigs and are critical to accurate assembly.|
|Gluing the Jam to the sidelight using our water based construction adhesive means that we need two days fro the glue to set completely.|
|In the meantime we mill some brick moulding|
|check plans||and turn our attention to plumbing the water heater|
|These in wall essentials needed to be plumed before the shear wall sheathing is put in place.|
|final chance to insulate pipe for heat loss and sound||before sealing the cavity||Framing our "water tower"|
|8 inch centers create a strong platform for the hot water tank in it's home at the highest point in the house.|
|Once the platform was in place a thin wall created the home of R2D2 as we called him.|
|Before staining, one last look at the transformation of scrap into finish mill work.|
|With the sidelight dry it was time to dry fit the rest of the door jamb.|
|One slight modification to make the threshold fit tight.|
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