Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Meanwhile, Down the Basement . . .

The last of the wood filler.  I hope.
Paint stirrer to the rescue
I'm making progress on tarting up with reclaimed screen door.  Except for a couple of places I discovered when I (thought I) was finishing up the sanding, both the door and its insert are both filled and sanded.  The patches in the old hinge mortises are dry, planed, filled, and sanded.  (I confess it-- I used pieces of clean paint stirrers).  Of course I had to make extra work for myself and put a dent in the moulding of the stile when pipe-clamped those mortise filler strips a few days ago.  Oh, well.  Yesterday I put the travel iron and a wet washcloth to work, and the squished place popped back up, good as new.

Note idiot clamp dent on near side.

A little steam should revive it.

Good as new.  (Under the circumstances)

Note vet tape in lieu of clamps.  Now I remember what I should use!



Cut the new pegs this afternoon.  2-3/8" each.  Not sure why, but I'd looked forward to/dreaded that task as some kind of mile stone.  Like maybe it means this thing is actually going to get done, for realz.  And maybe now that's true.

(Hope I don't have to fiddle around with cutting them shorter.  I mean, didn't I spend enough time drilling out those holes?)

2 comments:

Shasha Kidd said...

That "free" screen door has sure been a labor of love.

Kate H. said...

But still cheaper than buying an historically-styled one new. Appalling how much they run. And the "authentic" new ones I look at all have the aluminium inserts with the rubber gasket, not the wood held in by the cams. I comfort myself with the thought.