First experience about wood working

Since my last post I went 2 times to a DIY store, because I had to buy more wood laths and new tools and and and …

And I’m sure it wont be my last visit there.

Before I started this project I knew exactly what I wanted …. on paper!!! I’m a  newbie with an idea and no experience. But everyone has startet off small lol

So I went to the store not exactly knowing what I could get to implement my plan.

I found many different wood laths varying in widths and depths.

The only thing I knew for sure I’ll need, has been the highs of wood lath for the doors. Everything else was dependent on what I would find.

I chosed some wood laths in different widths and depths and went home. At home I started with the first door and what can I say? It didnt look like I wanted it to be and I found out I had bought too less wood laths You know this feeling, too? You have a precise idea how something has to be?

In the meantime I searched for tips in the internet: what tools do I need, how to work with wood and so on.

I went back to the store, this time knowing exactly what I wanted ! So I bought more wood laths, glue, small nails and so on. All things you need when working with wood.

The internet is also very helpful for ordering tools. Sure I had already a saw, hammer, a drill and other tools. Who hasnt? But I needed a tacker, large and small clamps and so on. I spent a lot of money for this tools. First I wanted to save money and buy cheaper tools. But then I have seen how much fun I have working with my hands .At work I’m sitting most of the day on analysis devices or computer. I decided to buy better quality tools for later projects (I have no ideas so far, but I’m sure I will find new ones)

Here is the picture of the wood parts for ONE door.

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I got my large clamps today and started to glue the first frame. Guess what!! It has been crooked because I didnt made it on a table, I put it on the carpet. I have seen it early enough to save my work. Puuuuuh

NOTICE to me: never use the carpet again

Here my frame with the clamps on the table

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and the next problem appears ……

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see the edges or better the not anymore existing edges?

Next NOTICE to me: dont use an abrasive sponge at the cut edges anymore.

Because I prepared only this door, I can change my work with the rest of the doors.

Day 1 to learn about wood working has been very interesting.

Lets see, what will happen tomorrow 🙂

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