Friday, 2 March 2012

Twig

Choosing the 'right' kind of door fixtures for your modern home (or shed) can be such a nightmare. So much choice in materials these days; brass, stainless steel, aluminium, titanium even, marble? For me a large twig was the obvious choice. BP
UPDATE:
Seems like my engineering capacity has been called into question, so here is some cinematic evidence of the twig in service. BP

13 comments:

db said...

Nice

Mick P said...

Beautifully aligned screw heads, BP.

Sideburn Magazine said...

I ALWAYS align my flat-head screws Mick - but you're the first person who has ever noticed. I'm touched.
BP

Guy@GK said...

My kids' eyes would be out before you could say 'Stick man oh stick man where can you be...'.

YZ400BEN said...

Only me! Surely they snapped off when you shut the shed door-they're facing the wrong way. Just for the record, I'm not a hater or a troll.

Sideburn Magazine said...

Fear not Ben, these twigs were machined by west country elves to extremely high tolerances. Anyway it's an externally opening door, so there are no woody interference issues.
BP

JamesJ said...

Bushcrafting the gaff.

Nick said...

Nice kindling!!

db said...

Mr Part.  Not being picky and I'm sure that you are aware of the problem and will be sorting it this morning but you seem to have a Euro profile lock cylinder in an oval profile cut out. You could make a matching escutcheon to cover the gap from a slice through a small log, say 75mm dia. I would recommend brass or stainless screws if you are using oak. Keep up the good work. 

Sideburn Magazine said...

Dear db
Thank you for your concern. This door is a cheap Italian mass produced force-grown pine item. I could do with a giant mahogany escutcheon to cover the whole ugly affair. BP

shrew said...

I twigged the aligned screw heads straight away. You must be branching out from the writing as a designer. I should stick to my day job and not make tree jokes. I'll leaf it out now.

shrew said...

sorry, that joke was a-corny one

db said...

bp
Don't think I could manage a total door overlay but could knock out a couple of slices off a log with a hole in middle.
Wood preferance? Oak, birch or how about apple?
db