St. Francis Church Entry Doors

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Project by deermann posted 12-19-2009 12:51 AM 2258 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these doors for St. Francis Church in Muncie In. on the Ball State Campus. They are made of white oak with walnut onlays.

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#1 posted 12-19-2009 12:59 AM

Isaac great job as is all your work a unique design and well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 12-19-2009 01:14 AM

Amazing design—very powerful from the distant view.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 12-19-2009 01:58 AM

Very nice!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 12-19-2009 03:51 AM

Amazingly beautiful doors!

-- Lancaster, PA

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#5 posted 12-19-2009 10:07 PM


-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 12-19-2009 11:33 PM

Well, you knocked another one outa da park (I’m from Chicago ya know). Good job.

-- Measure it with a micrometer - Mark it with a piece of chalk - Cut it with an Axe

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#7 posted 12-21-2009 07:06 PM

A beautiful set of doors.

Not being critical but I would have liked to have the cross pieces more matched. It looks like the matching wood is on the other side of the door. So that the grain patterns of left and right door match it’s patterns in the cross piece.

Beautiful design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 11:31 PM

I would have liked to been able to do more with the walnut. Unfortunately, I was using customer supplied material, and only had 3 walnut boards to use. (the wood was harvested from campus property). I only had 1 board wide enough to use on the mid-rails (they are 12in. wide). That is why I had to do it the way it is done. I struggled with it at first, but sometimes you have to reside yourself to fact that only youself or other woodworkers will notice some things. Overall I am happy with them though. Thanks for the in-put. It is always nice to get opinions from fellow woodworkers.

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#9 posted 12-23-2009 12:33 AM

Isaac: I appreciate your comments and I’m glad that they were taken in the way that it was intended.

I took 4 years of drama in High School and the instructor drummed into us the visual and what is the first impression that someone sees.

Most people can’t tell the difference but they might say to themselves, I like that because of the visual warmth that it exudes.

Again a great job and it’s very impressive.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 08-11-2010 08:53 AM

Beautiful doors!

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#11 posted 05-25-2011 11:01 PM

My men’s choral group sang at Ball State, and I believe I have actually passed through these beautiful doors. Great workmanship.

-- Then, Than, Their, There, They're, To, Too, Two.....Pine, Maple, Walnut....We need to know the difference.....

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