I hadda go get something done!
I didn’t think I’d be out very long, so I got more styrofoam insulation cut & installed quick & then hauled the old door inside, figuring that would be more than enough.
But it was pretty warm inside the tinker’s wagon, so I decided to keep going.
Time to cut!
I got this far before I ran out of battery & also had to replace the blade because it was dull.
But then … it’s REALLY thick wood.
I decided that really was enough for one day & headed in, but you’ve met me, right? An hour or so later I was back outside with fresh battery & blade ready to go.
A really GOOD blade.
ANYWAY there was a lot of that for a while. It’s a pretty fiddly job, because the door is big, the doorway is MUCH smaller than usual, & it’s the kind of fancy door where the decorative panels are thinner than the rest of the wood. You don’t wanna just cut the door to the right height, because the edge will have those thin bits, it won’t look right, & it’ll be fragile as hell.
But I had a Plan!
The edges of the door were beat to hell anyway, so I cut an inch or so off the bottom. The top set of panels … just wasn’t gonna work, alas, because of the arch. So (as seen above) I cut that off too.
Which still left the door taller than it needed to be. I cut four more inches off the bottom, enough to include the bottom section of each panel, & then I cut the rest of the door down so that the four inch piece, when lined up with the rest, makes the door the right height.
& then I had at with the flap wheel for a while, because it was there.
Tomorrow (& possibly more than just tomorrow, because it’s gonna be Complicated) I’ll use more-or-less the same process to cut the whole thing to the right width. Then there’s gonna be SO MUCH SANDING, & eventually I get to glue the whole thing back together.
& THEN I get to nap!
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