Camilo Castro got nominated for the job, so we began by removing the door from the hinges and carrying it down to the shop. There, we removed the hinge pieces and ran the back of the door across the joiner a couple of times to reduce the width of the door. Then we re-cut the hinge mortises with a chisel and re-installed the door hinge halves.
|Camilo re-installing the door hinge half on the door|
We decided to replace the door lock on the door, as well. The original door lock is the type that remains locked from the outside at all times (typical on exterior doors in Colombia). That was manageable when the door didn't close easily - for years now it has rubbed against the frame so it could remain mostly closed, but still able to be opened from the outside. But since our goal was to make it shut easily and normally now, we needed to change the lock style to one that can be locked with the push of a button on the inside knob.
|Camilo assembling the new lock on the door.|
|Camilo re-installing the door|
|Camilo now satisfied with a job well done!|