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French screen doors #1: Starting with embedded framing squares?

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 04-04-2012 12:08 AM 3630 reads 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A set of hard to get screen doors for Anderson exterior french doors. This ‘beginning’ shows the production of the rails and styles with embedded metal to brace the doors to help with any possible sagging. The unusual thing about it is that as I was going to weld up some flat bar into an L shape, I instead found some $2 framing squares which looked exactly like what I would have made. View the short video of the start of these doors. The video begins after I have cut up and straightened the pine that will be used.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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sandhill

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#1 posted 04-04-2012 12:57 AM

Great idea, I just bought a house in VA and have 3 French doors I need to make screens for. Let me know how it turns out I may try one if my wife can hold out until my shop is done.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 04-04-2012 01:17 AM

Where did you find a $2 framing square? Probably not a Starret, huh?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 04-04-2012 04:36 AM

gfadvm:
A local store called Mardens. They buy up stores that have been in flood damage, bankruptcy, etc. Then sell it at a discount. Same place I bought the 99 cent Bessey clamps in a previous forum topic I did. I cruise the isles once a week for deals and miss-pricing. Some neat things come up sometimes. I have a very nice 48” Stanley Level. One of those kyellow fat max ones, for $4.99 that I found there last year. Right now they’ve got a huge shelf of 16 and 18 gauge and pin nails of various sizes for a couple bucks a box. I stocked up. You never know what you’ll find.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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ellen35

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#4 posted 04-04-2012 10:25 AM

Dan,
What an ingenious idea to strengthen the doors. And it was cheap too!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 04-05-2012 12:33 AM

Thanks for the reply. Wish we had that store here!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 04-13-2012 01:14 PM

Dan, What’s the name of the piano music???

-- Rodman

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 04-13-2012 02:23 PM

Rod, I don’t think it has a name. I just drop all my picts into imovie and choose music from either itunes or a public domain set of sounds/music in imovie provided by Apple. In his case it’s the provided music. The program itself is a cinch to use. I can put this together in a few minutes.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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