Thought I might post some woodworking. I took this job over the summer, figuring things would be slow in my other (unnamed) venture. Also liked the challenge and the fact that I was going to do the whole thing on my CNC (a Shopbot). They are the main entrance doors for a temple... 9 feet tall and 42 inches wide and 1 3/4" thick. Logs. They wanted solid wood this time, wouldn't budge.
These are the originals I was to replace. The veneer is peeling, from years of taking on water... the acrylic is fogged out and you can't even tell that there is stained glass in there.
My plan was to bring my laptop on vacation and sit on the beach and write the program...then once back in the shop edge glue some edge jointed rough 8/4 african mahogany into huge slabs that the Shopbot would surface for me... then mill the pockets for the stained glass (no two of the curves are the same)... then cut out the final shape. All while I was busy doing other things.
All in all pretty happy with them, and the customer is thrilled. The green jamb gets painted.
Many thanks to Tod for his wealth of information.