Sandblasting fun

Before we can begin the painting and glazing of the doors for the Hazelnut Inn we had to do a little sandblasting. Peter had previously used our CNC router to cut in some intricate patterns but everything was perfectly symmetrical and smooth. To tell our story properly the door needed to look like it was more than a hundred years old. Our skilled painters can accomplish a lot but we needed texture as well. The doors are made from edge grain fir and we knew from experience that a little sandblasting would raise the grain beautifully and add a whole lot of character at the same time. Peter donned his dust mask and safety gear and suited up to do the job nobody enjoys. In a couple of hours the door and jamb were perfectly aged and ready for paint.

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