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Project by studie posted 1653 days ago 4660 views 12 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built an addition to my house to use as a shop and I just had to make a statement as one comes to see my shop. The doors are made of Mahogany with teak plywood lower panels for stability. The glass is tempered & lets in lots of light. I made two sets of doors so as to be able to drive thru the shop to the back where I do a lot of cutting, planing ect as the sawdust can blow free away from the inside of the shop. Mortice & tenon joints make for a strong door. The hinges I made from weld on hinges (no screw holes) then added the spear plates to connect the stiles & rails therefore controlling sag. I put plates on the inside of the doors as well. Finished with Sikkens inside and out 4 coats, they were built in 2002 and still look great with no sign of wear or failure. I still need to come up with a proper latch system. I have many designs in mind & will fabricate them from steel. OK OK the inside of my shop, WHAT A Mess! As always some work in progress. See the back doors next to the 1968 Powermatic 66 table saw, Delta shaper The panel saw is in a garage on the other side of my house. I have to park the 1987 BMW 635 outside when working in the shop, Sob Sob. A friend of mine & I made the buoy wood stove some 28 years ago heats the whole house as we speak! The other stove I built 20 years ago for the upstairs with a steel hearth & mantle of steel and IPE. I made the hinges & latch from 1/2×2” flat bar, when open just about 1/2” the flames dance on the ceiling! 53 studie hot rod, & Maggie shop dog. 47 IHC KB5 2 ton

-- $tudie





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1653 days ago

Great work wonderful doors

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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cstrang

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#2 posted 1653 days ago

Very nice, they look brand new, when I heard they were built in 2002 i was surprised. Great work!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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patron

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#3 posted 1653 days ago

well done ,
multi-faceted you are .
thanks for the share !

-- 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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littlecope

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#4 posted 1653 days ago

Ah, Man!! We don’t get to look inside?! :)
You really made a Grand Entrance there, Scott, Beautiful Job and Work!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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charlie48

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#5 posted 1653 days ago

Beautiful doors!!
Nicely done

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1653 days ago

Beautiful doors.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ericandcandi

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#7 posted 1653 days ago

Are you kidding? these doors blew me away…good job

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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ShakerBoxMaker

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#8 posted 1653 days ago

You neglected to point out the Delta Super 900 RAS tucked in the shop too!

-- -- Mark in Fort Wayne, IN

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johnnymo

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#9 posted 1653 days ago

beautiful doors! Don’t worry about the mess. I think everybody’s shop has some kind of mess in it.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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AJJ

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#10 posted 1653 days ago

Great doors, but your heater scares me!

-- AJJ, Eugene OR

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studie

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#11 posted 1653 days ago

They don’t call it a super 900 for nothing, the most accurate saw in my shop! The wood stove has been faithful for almost 30 years but I want to make a new one soon as I can make one more beautiful & with afterburners, catalyzer & more artful design. Oh yeah the first wood stove I built only lasted for one fire! (Maybe I shouldn’t have made it out of oak)

-- $tudie

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1653 days ago

You have a God given talent working with wood and metal. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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stefang

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#13 posted 1652 days ago

Great looking shop doors, nice work. I have double glass doors on one side of my shop, but they sure aren’t as nice as yours! I liked your unique shop-made stove too, first class metal working. I wish I knew more about metal work. The problem is that I have to give my full attention just to learn anything about woodworking. You mentioned the spirituality of woodworking and I feel that too. When I go out to the shop I almost feel like I am entering a shrine (at least when it’s clean and everything is put away). Welcome to LJ. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Splinterman

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#14 posted 1652 days ago

Being multi-skilled can be a real blessing…...well done all round $tudie.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 1652 days ago

Hi $tudie;

Great set of doors.

I bet those stoves were fun to make.

Too bad about the beamer, but it’s for a good cause you leave it outside!

Lee

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

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