Door to the blacksmith workshop


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   Quite a long time, I was working in the blacksmith workshop, which is located in a building workshops of Suzdal Art - Restoration School. In this workshop worked Vyacheslav Ivanovich Basov - the first person in the USSR, which began in the late 70's experiments with damask and wootz steel.
   Building of art school was built in 1834  on donations of merchant Blokhin and it housed a poorhouse. Workshops building was built later, in the Soviet era.
     Suzdal certainly not Siberia, but not Florida. After the first winter, it became clear that  needs to replace the front door of the workshop. Just at that time began renovation of the school and  the double doors of the warehouse  where was stored products for poorhouse were replaced with new ones. Old doors were thrown out as garbage. The doors were in good condition, despite the fact that it has been over 170 years. Originally installed strap hinges and bolt are well preserved. It was decided to use one of the door wings, as well as the bolt and  strap hinges. Unnecessary slots and holes on the doors were sealed. After that, the door was covered with several layers of lacquer. For strap hinges were made additional decorative elements and fasteners. New made elements are indicated by arrows (photo 6). About half of the old bolts and nuts after removal of corrosion products became possible to use again. Extras were made new bolts and nuts authentic old. Thread on the nuts and bolts made by forging. (photo15 ). As well was made the new door handle - knocker. (photo10 ). On the back side of the door installed  handle  of Damascus steel, made by students  V.I. Basov. (photo 11 ).
   The door was installed and left for better times. A year later, was made and installed dragon - protector on the door handle . There were also manufactured and installed additional decorative elements for strap hinges.
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Door handle-knocker . Last variant.
The door to the blacksmith workshop. First variant.
Nut.
Fragment of strap hinge.
Forged bolts and nuts.
Blacksmith workshop. Inside view. Forge.
Blacksmith workshop. Inside view.
Suzdal Art- Restoration School
 The door to the blacksmith workshop. Rear view.Handle of Damascus steel.
Bottom strap hinge. Last variant.
Fragment of door handle.
Blacksmith workshop. Inside view. Anvil.
The door to the blacksmith workshop.
Fragment of strap hinge.
Door handle - knocker and bolt.
Fragment of door handle.
Blacksmith workshop. Inside view.
Door handle - knocker .
The door to the blacksmith workshop. Rear view.
Top strap hinge. Last variant.
 The door to the blacksmith workshop. Last variant.
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Strap hinge. First variant.