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Project by patron posted 496 days ago 1978 views 1 time favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well i finally got those arched louvered doors installed

(pic 1 shows the original bathroom door
and the new bedroom doors to each side
they are yet to be finished with some special stuff)
the arches are plastered adobe
all ruddy and coarse
which is part of the charm of southwestern homes

as my friends Al said (he has been adding to his adobe for years now)

‘oh …. adobe …a carpenters nightmare’

when i got the four part casing into the openings and found they were not plumb
and would swing open on their own plan ‘B’ was called for
the casings had their own scribe edge but as the openings were tilted and tapered front to back
i had to grind them new to get the doors as plumb as possible
and still have some casing left to carry the look needed
and found a need to make a separate scribe trim with reveal to seal of all the dips and hollows
(pics 4 &5 show the wonky scribe)
around the casings which were secured with deck screws and spray in foam sealant
which made them solid finally

as i have been having teeth problems for the last 3 months
and have had maybe 7 removed in that time once a month
with no pain pill prescriptions
i have been toughing it out on aspirin and aleve and ibuprophine
to overdose levels 24/7 and could not get to the job site to install
till recently

fortunately my good friend Alok that ordered them
(and built the house himself and the bathroom door)
knowing of my teeth problems
gave me leave to work on them when i could

still have 12 or so teeth to go before choppers
but the doors are done

thank you so much Alok !

i couldn’t have done this without your kind and encouraging help !

thanks for looking
be safe and enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 496 days ago

Nice job David.
They look nice.

-- Having fun...Eric

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amagineer

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#2 posted 496 days ago

David: Sorry to hear of the dental problems. There is nothing so small yet so painful then dealing with teeth. I do not know where to start when making arched door’s, especially in an adobe home. How do you attach the wood to the adobe?
-don

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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vonhagen

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#3 posted 496 days ago

nice job and i agree on the adobe, scribing nightmare

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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donjoe

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#4 posted 496 days ago

Wow David, Looks like a nightmare to scribe these doors. Turned out nice. Good luck with the dental problems. Have faced it myself.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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grizzman

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#5 posted 496 days ago

ahhhhhh so now i know where you have been, was it door number one, door number two or door number three…and you lost your way…....well im glad the right door was opened, to have a false set of teeth laying there chattering at me would have been a bit scary…...but now we know your safe and sound…..well safe…lol…....mighty fine…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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patron

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#6 posted 496 days ago

thank you all for the kind comments

as many of you know
i have been absent from LJ’s

nobody needs to hear a grumpy old man whining
about his teeth

my thanks to those bud’s that have sent me some PM’s
wondering if i am still breathing

drinking food
is not the same as eating
i have lost 30lb’s over this so far

don
i am so glad your operation went well
and you are able to do more shop work
take things slow for a bit
till you get up to speed

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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vonhagen

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#7 posted 496 days ago

i hope your teeth get fixed and your out of pain.

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 496 days ago

Doors look good. Hope your teeth come out ok!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

13001 posts in 1967 days


#9 posted 496 days ago

thanks von and bob

ciudad juares is down the hyway
thinking of going there and getting all pulled at once

waiting for my clinic to do 2 a month
is just to much to bear
especially with no prescription relief
(maybe they will give me a bag of goofy for that
need to see if i can cross the border with it) lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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LittlePaw

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#10 posted 496 days ago

I hope you get to feeling better real soon, David.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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patron

13001 posts in 1967 days


#11 posted 496 days ago

boy mention goofy
and here you are

thanks paul

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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JL7

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#12 posted 496 days ago

Hey David – you did an amazing job on those doors, I can’t imagine the amount of work to make them fit and actually swing…..

Sorry to hear about the teeth…..hang in there….this to shall pass…..

Nice to see you posting some projects and I’m sure you’re glad this one is done, and quite nicely….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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degoose

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#13 posted 496 days ago

Once you have the dental worries over with… you will have a new lease on life…
Nice work on the doors btw

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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William

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#14 posted 496 days ago

Great work as always David.
You never cease to amaze me with your talent.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Dave

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#15 posted 496 days ago

DAvid I hope all goes as you want it.
The project looks true and square
May you be well soon
Go get you a big ole jar of honey.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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