Big Prison Doors

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Project by griph0n posted 02-25-2013 12:32 AM 1316 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Big logs in the log house need big interior doors. My freind was working as a pipefitter at the build of the new federal penitentiary and there was dimensional fir left over from the millwork, 2×6x10’s. Why mess about jointing and planing…machinery is just noisy, so handsaws and chisels and planes and…alot of sweat. A while later mortise and tennoned doors popped out. The panels are a full 1 1/2 thick. These doors are prison doors for sure, they are outrageously heavy. They’re all face grain so I hope they don’t twist, but a deal on wood is the best deal of all. Might be a little dangerous when his kids get older and start slammin them, but for now they’ll hardly be able to move them. (oh ya, a little noise from the sander in the end, face grain fir doesn’t like planes.)

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 12:43 AM

dang…those bad boys will still be hanging long after we are gone….lol
Nice Job sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 01:37 AM

Nice work

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 03:07 AM

They sure look nice. Fingers are crossed that they don’t twist. Seal em quick!

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 03:38 AM

Great work. Should last forever.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 03:54 PM

Magnificent doors! Great build on it. Surely will be used for hundred years more.

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