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Blog entry by patron posted 12-08-2010 03:55 AM 1476 reads 7 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

lenny asked about the bathroom door panels i made
for my own bathroom and if they were decals
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/40732
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here is the jig and the process
this is a sliding tray for the 1/4”x2 1/2” slats
(mill 3/4” in half and save wood)
i leave them over sized in thickness by about 1/32”
it will be sanded to finish size later

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the router base i drilled a 1/16” hole in
and inserted a finish nail as a center pivot
cut the nail so it only goes into the top of tray snugly

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and did a center hole in the tray for it to pivot around

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slide the slat in and turn the router
with a straight bit set to say 3/32”
move the slat forward (random or equal spaced)
as you like and continue till the slat is to your liking

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here’s the hard part (LOL)
turn every other slat around !

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now i take a brush (1”) and swab the cuts with the finish
i will use for the finished door (lacquer in this case)
i used to spray but found that brushing seals better
to keep the paint from bleeding into the grain
and leaving a messy line

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now paint i use wal-mart hobby craft paint
(stay in the sealed part)
but just about anything will do
even fingernail polish ladies lol
be sure to dob it in good to paint the sides too
and when the brush gets drier
rub it through the cut to smooth it out good
(don’t want any clunks or pools)

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now sand the slats and i do the edges
with a 1/16th round over bit
they are slim and flex somewhat
so when i place them in the frame
i use ‘spaceballs’ to push them together
the finish ‘glues’ them that way
so make sure they are all in plane

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look at the panel parts from different angles
being sure they are all correct
and the colors not all bunched together
when you have them the way you want them
mark the ends with some code
to be sure to get them all correct
when you do the frame glue-up

i hope this explains the process well
if not i have more pictures
i just went to the important ones

ask if you need more info

happy working
be safe

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle



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Pawky

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#1 posted 12-08-2010 04:32 AM

“now i take a brush (1”) and swab the cuts with the finish
i will use for the finished door (lacquer in this case)”

So, that just prevents paint being left outside the groove after you are all done? Will sanding it not remove the paint if you don’t have a finish down? Thanks

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Lenny

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#2 posted 12-08-2010 05:08 AM

Wow, ask and thou shalt receive, huh? Thanks for the thorough response David. What a neat idea/process.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 12-08-2010 05:12 AM

WOW DAVID, YOU DO HAVE SOME IMAGINATION. WHERE IN HELL DO YOU GET YOUR IDEAS? DO THEY POP UP IN YOUR DREAMS OR DO YOU CHEW SOME PAIOTE sp BEFORE YOU START? I JUST CAN’T FATHOM WHERE YOU GET YOUR IDEAS. HELP AN OLD BUD WOULD YOU? I’M STILL LOOKING FOR YESTERDAYS SOCKS. LOL. M

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#4 posted 12-08-2010 05:29 AM

Cool David. You are always working out in left field.

Wait, outside the box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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lilredweldingrod

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#5 posted 12-08-2010 05:32 AM

Mercy! What a fertile mind.

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 12-08-2010 05:49 AM

JockMike,

He is a gifted artist that can see into the 4th dimension and then has the talent to make something of it. :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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lanwater

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#7 posted 12-08-2010 05:55 AM

Neat jig!

It definitely makes life easier.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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ND2ELK

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#8 posted 12-08-2010 05:58 AM

David, you cease to amaze me! What a God given talent you have, when it comes to woodworking. After doing woodworking for 40 + years, I always considered myself a pretty good wood worker, but compared to you buddy, I got a long ways to go. Thank you for teaching this old dog some new tricks. I truely enjoy seeing what you are going to come up with next.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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BarryW

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#9 posted 12-08-2010 06:04 AM

David, I read this and you are so smart and knowledgeable….swabbing the lines with lacquer to prevent bleeding….genius…I wouldn’t have thought of it…what an idea….that’s a lesson that will stick with me forever.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 12-08-2010 08:36 AM

Cool little set up!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#11 posted 12-08-2010 12:07 PM

Don’t forget to bring the jig with you David!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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ellen35

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#12 posted 12-08-2010 01:24 PM

David,
Not only are you clever and talented, but you can explain it so we all understand the process.
And… you are generous to a fault … you share so much knowledge with us.
You make it “look” easy… hmmmm!
Ellen

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

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patron

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#13 posted 12-08-2010 01:41 PM

ellen
.
universal truths
are
universal

the planets are in balance
a boat works in the universe
if it is in balance too

our lives work when in balance too

if something works somewhere
it can be transposed to work
somewhere else

confusion say
it’s OK

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 12-08-2010 03:41 PM

Patron, If you were an Indian, we’d call you ”Chief Kickin Booty”! Great explination and project!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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patron

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#15 posted 12-08-2010 03:53 PM

coz

that’s a step up from

hey you

that they usually call me

thanks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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