|Project by Karson||posted 10-06-2007 03:04 AM||2132 views||0 times favorited||13 comments|
I posted a project on making two windows for the restoration of the Delmar Caboose. The restoration committee asked our Mason – Dixon Woodworkers Club to make some of the items needed for the restoration of the caboose. I volunteered to make the items.
Now we are on to the building of a new door. The old door had had some vandals get friendly with it.
The door dimensions were 71” tall and 24” wide. Not the size that you would find at the big box stores.
The door stiles (sides) were made from popular and were 4 5/8” wide 1 3/8” thick.
I used a router set that I bought about 6-7 years ago figuring some day I’d use it. (See it worked out)
I first cut the ends of the rails with the matching router bits.
All of the rest of the door was made with pine.
They were all made with 2 X 8 to 2X 12 salvage materials less than 20” long that had been donated to the toy workshop.
Dry run of the door without the panels and the internal stiles.
The door panels were made with the same salvage wood. They were resawed into 3/4” thick slices and then planed to make them smooth. They ended up between 5/8 and 3/4” thick around 11/16” thick
I then cut the edging on both sides of the panels.
Gluing up with the panels and the internal rails in place.
The completed door.
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