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Curved Doors; Raised panel & Six light glass #1: Finished product

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 07-01-2008 02:47 AM 7597 reads 32 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Let me start off by saying I’ve been absent a while from Lumberjocks, been really busy the last couple of months. Working seven days a week again, yeap its no fun! I’ve had a number of Lumberjocks ask me to do a blog on curved doors,,,,,,,,,Well here it is!

We’ve been building another kitchen in the shop, its just about complete. Lucky for you that are interested it has curved doors, two different kind of curved doors. A pair of rasied panel doors and one single six light glass door. I’ve taken lots of pictures while I was making the doors so I hope by the time I’m done with this series of blogs you will all be experts at making curved doors of any kind.

I’m posting pictures of the finished product first, so you can see where we’re headed. Then I will go through every step and set up from start to finish. I will cover all the jigs that were needed to complete each step. And hopefully make the process easy enough that all of will want to try your hand at curved doors of some kind in the near furture.

I’m still working sevens days a week right now,,,,,,so! It might take me a while to get through all this, but I’ll do the best I can.


Curved glass door

curved panel doors

I might add one other thing. I lost my old computer a few weeks ago,,,,it died. I'm still figuring out this new one and I seem to be having problems sizing pictures correctly, but I'll try and get that figured out soon too.

Thanks for having a look

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)



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Betsy

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#1 posted 07-01-2008 03:08 AM

Wow—- I’m really looking forward to following this blog.

Thanks in advance for the work I know you’ll be putting into this.

-- Like a bad penny, I keep coming back!

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 07-01-2008 05:21 AM

Hi Les;

Looks real good.

You’re doing a great job there.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#3 posted 07-01-2008 06:32 AM

I am looking forward to this blog..I just have to make sure that Jenn does not see it as the kitchen reno monster has raised it’s ugly head here recently :-)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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lightweightladylefty

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#4 posted 07-01-2008 06:57 AM

I’ve been waiting for this. I’m anxious to learn how you route the curved rails and raised panels. I’ve always wanted to make them but even if I don’t (can’t), at least it will satisfy my curiosity. I’m really looking forward to your future posts.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 07-01-2008 07:02 AM

:)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 07-01-2008 04:35 PM

OH YEAH!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#7 posted 07-01-2008 05:13 PM

Please keep on posting about the door…and other stuff too. Great post!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#8 posted 07-05-2008 06:33 PM

Les, thanks for taking the time to post this blog – we appreciate your consideration. Looking very nice

-- Phil in British Columbia

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Damian Penney

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#9 posted 07-18-2008 02:51 PM

Come on Les we want part 2 :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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CharlieM1958

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#10 posted 07-18-2008 03:34 PM

Amazing! Like everyone else, I’m anxious for more.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#11 posted 08-11-2008 05:39 PM

THAT IS AWESOME. I would love to try that.

How did cut the curved molding? Was the curved glass hard to source?

-- ~jtd

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#12 posted 09-08-2008 05:06 AM

This is very cool.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#13 posted 10-06-2009 09:35 PM

Man that’s talent

-- God Bless America

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#14 posted 04-30-2010 05:07 AM

This is by far my favorite blog, really learned a lot too. Love the work.

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