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Project by 2Panther posted 11-03-2017 11:11 AM 1040 views 3 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a few pics of a project I finished up last summer.

A set of Solid 12/4 Western Red Cedar Garage doors. These were crated for a client who wanted something to make the front of his lodge stand out.

Finish was rubbed on with a Walnut Danish Oil and several top coats of Man O’ War Spar in Satin.
Also, supplied him with 3/4HP whisper drive wi-fi controlled motors & hardware. (I guess other quotes he received had everything as an “up-charge).
Surprisingly, each panel with hardware only weighed on average 86#, so not too far off of a good set of manufactured insulated doors.
All in all, turned out pretty well and lots of interest in my making sets for others.
Especially with the 5 yr warranty provided ;-)

One of the reasons the CNC investment came into play, as all the pieces were routed, mortise and tenon by hand; along with the T&G work; I was looking for a way to cut some of my labor time down. And rest assured, it has…saving me about 25%+ on man hrs.

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!





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2Panther

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#1 posted 11-03-2017 11:12 AM

BTW, before any comments on the Gutters….I had nothing to do with those ;-)

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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#2 posted 11-03-2017 02:09 PM

Looks fantastic!

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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#3 posted 11-03-2017 02:23 PM

These garage doors look great. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 11-03-2017 02:42 PM

Wow. Those look amazing. Impressive work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 11-03-2017 02:42 PM

Thanks Charles & UpgrayeDD!
BTW, hope I’m replying the correct way; kinda (well really) new at this blogging thing.

If I’m not, please correct me and let me know which direction I should be going in.

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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#6 posted 11-03-2017 02:48 PM

Thanks swirt! You’ve got a couple of nice tables there yourself!!
I do like the creativity that live edge work makes available to us! Although making doors, be it garage or entry does help pay the bills too.

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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WhereDidIPutThat

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#7 posted 11-03-2017 09:12 PM

Nice job. I always wanted to do this for my garage but wasn’t sure how much the doors will weigh in the end. 90lbs per panel seem about right.

-- palette wood connoisseur

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#8 posted 11-04-2017 12:18 AM

Can’t see the rest of the cabin, but they really do stand out. Beautiful. Nice craftsmanship. Very well done!

-- Dave Smith - If our phones fall, we panic. If our friends fall, we laugh.

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swirt

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#9 posted 11-04-2017 01:44 AM

Thanks 2Panther

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#10 posted 11-04-2017 02:44 AM

Wow. Looks amazing

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#11 posted 11-04-2017 10:35 AM

Absolutely beautiful.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#12 posted 11-04-2017 03:58 PM

Well done and new tools too boot, sweet.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#13 posted 11-05-2017 02:52 AM

Nice work, been redoing my shop doors but nothing on this scale or quality..

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#14 posted 11-05-2017 04:12 AM

Thank you All for the kind words.
One of the main reasons I do this, to make things for others enjoyment (be it sight, or use & touch).

The MAIN reason above all else however; I truly enjoy what I do!
It’s not work if one can enjoy what they spend their time with. Although it is my source of income, the day I stop enjoying it, is the day I find something else to do!!

-- AAW, Montana (AKA Steve) -- Start by doing what's Necessary, Then move on to the Possible, Next thing you know; You're doing the Impossible!!

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#15 posted 11-05-2017 03:02 PM

Nice work.

-- Jeff NJ

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