Divided Light doors #1: Divided light doors

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Blog entry by Les Hastings posted 10-24-2008 04:18 AM 2720 reads 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The bow front vanity that I just posted has an upper portion with tall glass doors on each side with a curved bonnett going between them. I’ve been making the parts for the doors for a couple of days or so now. Finally getting started putting some of the muttins together.

Sorry I’m going to blog how I go about this, it would be kinda tuff to explain I think. There is a lot to it. I just thought I would share some pictures of some of it with you all. There will be two doors like this one and then two others that are a little different, they go over the linen cabinet base.

Remember you can click on the picture to see to get the full view.








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

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#1 posted 10-24-2008 04:21 AM

WOW! I can’t wait to read the blog on this!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 10-24-2008 04:46 AM

very nice your skills realy shine in the percision it takes to make it all fit realy nice

-- Gee ,Florida

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#3 posted 10-24-2008 06:06 AM

Awesome! It’s a bummer you’re not going to blog this one. You’ve got my attention.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#4 posted 10-24-2008 01:19 PM

Wow is right. your level of craftsmanship truly amazes me

thanks bud


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#5 posted 10-24-2008 04:10 PM

Simply amazing. Les, where do you get all your inspirations for these projects? Like I said before, tou are truell\y a mastercraftsman. Keep up the great work. I want to see the final project.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 10-24-2008 05:05 PM

That looks really easy… ;-)

-- 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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#7 posted 10-24-2008 10:22 PM

Les, know you don’t have the time to blog it, but one question…are you hand cutting the muttons or machine cutting them?

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Les Hastings

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#8 posted 10-25-2008 12:03 AM

Jim, Most of them are hand cut. The rest(the easy ones) are done on a disk sander.

Thanks everybody for your comments!

I’ll post some pictures as I can.

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

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#9 posted 10-25-2008 03:48 AM

You make everything look so easy, with such perfect results. I know better :>). I followed your excellent instruction for cutting curves for the window arches I made for my kitchen (someday I’ll post them) and I really had a hard time of it even with all your fine guidance . . . and there’s nothing to them compared to what you show here. I absolutely love looking at your work and the steps you take to accomplish it.

You are really blessed that I don’t live around the corner from you because I’d be in your way all the time, hanging out in your shop, trying to learn . . . and I’ve been told that I ask WAY TOO MANY questions.

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Les Hastings

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#10 posted 10-25-2008 04:13 AM

Thanks lightweightladyleftie, but I do my share of head scratching, I have on these doors. Once you get it to it though and come up with a system that works well, its not so bad. You’d be welcome anytime around the corner or not. DaytonB paid me a visit a few months ago with a friend, had a great visit. Check out his stuff, he is a fantastic builder. Your questions are welcome anytime, I may not get them answered right away, but I will as soon as I can. Thanks again!

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

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#11 posted 10-26-2008 12:56 AM


And I thought I was always getting myself into trouble bitting off more than I could chew. Looks like your the king. It’ll be succesful though!

Charlie M (the other)

-- God makes the wood beautiful--I simply rearrange it to make it more useful, hopefully.

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#12 posted 11-15-2008 04:32 PM

You are something else, my friend.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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