There is no doubt, I have clearly jumped down a rabbit hole.
It started with door knockers, so I built a door to display one of them.
And then... another day, another knocker!
Apparently, knockers with hand motifs are very popular. The Google search found 7,700,000 results
It was easy enough to make this arched door. And hang the knocker.
This project was a little bit different than the last one, I had some size constraints to work within, so the framework around it is a little smaller than I wanted.
The last door jam project I worked on utilized MilkPaint, but I wanted this one to be different. More wood!
So I decided to make miniature cedar shingles , otherwise called shakes. Now there are a ton of doll houses out there that use shakes, but I couldn't really find any info about making them. But - they're really nothing more than small shims, and I've made buttloads of those.
So I trimmed some boards to the rough size I needed the shakes, and did a little experimenting.
The trick for mass-producing shims is pretty slick.
Just set a stop and flip the board over for each cut.
The area that I needed to apply shakes to was about 17 inches long, and I laid out a line of shims to test my spacing.
Once I figured it out, I started applying them. Using the 1-2-3 Block made quick work of it, and I had one side done in no time. The second side went much easier. And a block plane helped me trim a few of the pieces that overhung too far.
I’m not the only woodworker out there who makes a disaster out of their workspace, right? My shop was completely trashed - it took me longer to clean up than it did to shingle one of the sides.
A little milk paint added some much needed color,
I needed to start thinking about the casing around the door. The diameter was around 9 1/4", so I cut the curved trim with my laser - an easy solution for cutting a perfect semi-circle.