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Driven by the pleasure of working with wood, Bruno Pichon likes to provide others with know-how acquired over time. The realization of an arched door in solid wood allows him to win the first prize of the contest organized with our partner Triton worth € 2,000.
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Bruno Pichon - Triton Contest Winner - Woodworking

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In very bad condition the arched door of this garage can not be repaired. Its identical replacement is a perfect opportunity for Bruno Pichon, who can finally tackle an important work.

Debit the amounts

Debit the amounts

The uprights and crosspieces were cut with a table saw in 80mm thick oak trays. The rising blades and the cross, were cut into a 65mm thick plate, by cutting the width of the pieces in the thickness of the plate.

Correlation, establishment and tracing of parts

Correlation, establishment and tracing of parts

All the parts were wrought to the planer then to the planer. All pieces of wood are established to identify the siding and the type of room (amount, cross, intermediate amount...). The uprights and sleepers were traced by squeezing the same type of piece together, so that the pattern is the same on all the pieces

Sawing the hanger of the high cross

Sawing the hanger of the high cross

Sawing the hanger of the high cross is done with a band saw before making the tenons. A less practical technique for machining tenons but more economical in wood.

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The tenons are machined to the top with a tenoning carriage. The tenons of the rising blades are shaped then the double tenons on the sleepers in a single passage with three tenoning trays. The tenons are then rounded on each side to the rasp.

Routing of uprights, crosspieces and panels

Routing of uprights, crosspieces and panels

To accommodate the panel, the uprights and cross members are grooved and chamfered to the top. Panels for panels consist of a groove, tongue, chamfer and flint (like paneling).

The assembly of the door

The assembly of the door

The door is blanked a first time, to trace the location of the rising blades on the top rail, but also to control the ribs and squareness.

Notching of the high cross

Notching of the high cross

The high rails are notched to receive the rising blades. To make the cuts, the wood is cut with a radial saw every 5 mm. the tongues formed are then removed cleanly with a chisel.

Finishing parts

Finishing parts

After sanding the door parts are glazed (3 layers) before assembly.

Assembly, pegging the door

Assembly, pegging the door

The door is assembled using the method of pegging shot ie without glue. More durable in time, this method is to drill the amounts first, then present the tenon of the cross in the mortise by tightening the cross. Just mark with a forest the tenon. Then, remove the crossbar to drill it, making sure to offset the hole by a minimum of one millimeter towards the level of the crossbar, which allows you to pull the crossbar towards the upright. After drilling, the door is assembled and tightened with the clamp. The dowel can be made using Ø10 mm dowel.

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The rising blades are assembled after, then the notches of the high cross have been retouched if necessary. These blades are pegged in the bottom rail (non-pulling dowel), then screwed into the top rail (the screws will be hidden by the hinge). The cuts of ends were made after this step, with the circular saw.

The laying of the door

The laying of the door

The leaves of the door are presented in the frame. They are leveled using boin corner and held with a rafter fixed on the masonry. The location of the hardware is then resumed on the masonry and the wood. The leaves are deposited to be pierced.

Bruno Pichon - Triton Contest Winner - Woodworking: triton

Fitted fittings, the door is installed in its hinges. All that remains is to put the closing latches on the left door. The door is finally in place


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