Rustic job.

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Project by tjbier posted 10-28-2009 04:47 AM 1728 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello all!! I am still trying to figure out this site so bear with me. These are pics from a job I a still working on, but wanted to share. I made the doors from slabs of band sawn poplar and walnut. The poplar had bark on it still and I had to run them trough till they were straight…. biscut jointed them, put some 1/8” steel on top and bottom to help keep them stright. The handles I like the best, made them out of 1 1/2” walnut, beveled the ends and ran it through the tablesaw, having the blade 1” high, to dado out the slot for the bar latch. I used 1” poplar dowel for the handle pin, drilled one hole at closed and one at open, then used my colt router to connect the “dots”.

-- Tom.

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#1 posted 10-28-2009 05:04 AM

Really nice work. I really like the latch. The picture with the rustic latch and the light switch looks strange, kinda highlights the span of time and technology.

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#2 posted 10-28-2009 05:45 AM

If your having trouble with the site, you sure seem to have a good handle on it. They’re some really nice looking doors. I’m getting ready to start a door and matching sash window project myself. Thanks for some additional style to think about.

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#3 posted 10-28-2009 06:51 AM

Rustic and cool

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#4 posted 10-28-2009 06:52 AM

Very nice project.

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#5 posted 10-28-2009 08:27 AM

Sweet looking job.

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#6 posted 10-28-2009 09:13 AM

Looks good. most of the doors my dad made on the farm for barns ect. were made with a 1x brace on both sides of the ends. He never had any problems with them staying straight.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-28-2009 10:28 AM

Very rustic , Love the handles as well. Really sets it off!

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#8 posted 10-28-2009 02:39 PM

Nice work!

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