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Project by deermann posted 1588 days ago 1631 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, www.mitchellfinefurniture.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1588 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1588 days ago

excellence!
Amazing design—very powerful from the distant view.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#3 posted 1588 days ago

Very nice!

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 1587 days ago

Amazingly beautiful doors!

-- Lancaster, PA

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BTKS

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#5 posted 1587 days ago

GREAT JOB, BTKS

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

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Mike Auclair

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#6 posted 1587 days ago

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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Karson

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#7 posted 1585 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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deermann

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#8 posted 1584 days ago

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

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana, www.mitchellfinefurniture.com

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Karson

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#9 posted 1584 days ago

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 1352 days ago

Beautiful doors!

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#11 posted 1065 days ago

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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