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Thread: First Door Done

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    First Door Done

    Well guys I got my heet back on in my shop so could hardly wait to get started on the actual building of a door.Oak is very expensive even at HD. So if I am going to spend around $25.00 I have to have a place for that door to be used. In my shop I have just the spot. It will be housing my trash can. I always like to have doors around that I have built to show some one so they can decide on style,intead of a picture. The fence and push block worked great as before.So after mitering all the corners,I put the tounges on all the left sides of each stile & rail.
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    Grooves are put on all right side of rails & stiles. I ave to then trim the tounges so they will fit properly.
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    And then dry fit to make sure all is OK
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    Next I made up a raised pannel (have done better) But into much of a hurry.
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    Now the Glue up. I inserted 2 small rubber pieces in each stile & rail to keep Pannel centered and also to stop any chance of a rattle.
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    Now a little sanding and then its ready to stain.
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    Put a coat of oil base stain on it to dry over night.
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    Will put a clear coat on it and the mount it to my trash bin.
    There is definatly a learning curve on this type of door construction. I used my miter saw for cutting the miters.... Think I will build a sled for the table saw for cuting the miters on the next one. Sled will have two runners and a
    A shaped 45 at the nose with a built in stop for repete cuts.
    First one was OK but much to slow, next one will go better
    Oh well nothing ventured ....Nothing gained.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Ron, I dont understand why you are so down on yourself about this one. I have not and dont think I could do it and the result looks really great. You mastered it all pretty well by the looks of things. I like the solid look.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 02-06-2009 at 03:26 PM.
    cheers

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    That looks great Ron, I think that would make a nice picture frame too.
    Aloha,

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    Looks good from here, Ron. Much nicer than the pine I've been working with.
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    hey ron how did you do the tongues on the frame clever idea for the strength factor of the mitres! nice progress shots as well
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    Great Work

    That came out very nice Ron. I hope I can do that well some day.
    Don Orr

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    Yes I agree with everyone else, Ron, that thing looks sweet! When making these doors, do you glue the panel in place also? ...or does it just kind of "free float"? Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    hey ron how did you do the tongues on the frame clever idea for the strength factor of the mitres! nice progress shots as well
    Larry : I use a tounge & groove set when I build cabinets (Groove is on the face frame and tounge is on the side of the carcass) I just put a smaller bearing on both of those cutters to use on the door cornners.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    I most always let it float free,so no chance of it spliting from climate change.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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    Thanks to all for the kind words. I may be one of the few with this type of door on my trash can.
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    I made up the miter sled today and It may help things go smoother.
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    A simple block and squeese clamp will insure that all pieces are the same.
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    Now on to the next project.....What ever it may be..
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

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