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#1 posted 10-18-2012 04:19 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 04:52 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 04:59 AM

Hi all

I am a novice who has been following this site for quite sometime. I finally signed up since I needed to ask all you experts a question which is causing much tension at home…

I decided to take the plunge a year ago bought a few basic machines from Grizzly, an HF dust collector, some pipe clamps on craigslist some 4/4 Ash lumber from CR Mutterspaw & started making some sawdust. The goal was a interior (hanging) sliding door (which my wife rough sketched see attached jpg)

The door dims are 48” wide x 83” tall x 1.5” thick (including frame thickness)

Following the advice on this site, I let the lumber adjust to my garage, jointed and planed it and let is sit some more. Then planed it to final dims.

I built the door frame (see attached door.jpg rear side) using mortise & tenon joinery for all joints… it was quite an experience. Checked for squareness and did the glue-up

Then I did an edge to edge glue-up of all the panels (18 horizontal panels) and joined it to the frame using #10 screws, countersunk them. I learned about cauls too late & had to touch up a few misaligned glue joints with a low angle block plane & a brand new handheld orbital sander … as you can imagine the $$ are adding up and still no door :-).. but who is questioning anyway

Finally door was completed, i primed & painted it (ours is not to question why..) per request. The inlay panel which you can see in the pictures were stained and finished with some Varathane protectant.

The door was heavy (of course) but in decent shape. I attached the hardware and hung it. Within a couple of days the door has bowed making it a sore topic….There cannot be that much difference in humidity since this was assembled in our 2-car attached garage.

Please see the side-view of the door…..

What can I do to salvage this? Can it be salvaged? What did I do to screw this up? Any advice would be huge

thanks all

-- With ambitions always far exceeding my skill

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 12:25 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

Please try posting your question in one of the main forums. You will get more responses there.
Good luck !!

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 10-18-2012 03:43 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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