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12-06-2010 10:45 PM

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I wrote a raised panel door calculator using Excel. I included detailed graphics and calculations. I have been told by my woodworking friends that it is an EXCELLENT spreadsheet that is very clear and simple to use. This raised panel door calculator is a Microsoft Excel file that will take any size cabinet opening and automatically calculate the overall door size, all individual door part sizes and the required board feet. It calculates three types of doors, single doors, single doors with double panels and double doors.

I would like to share my work with the forum but I am unclear as to how I can do this? I do not want to give out my e-mail address to folks I do not know. Any suggestions?


-- Jerry - Roseville, CA

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#1 posted 12-07-2010 12:05 AM

I for one would love to have a copy of it, but I understand your reluctance to pass your email addy around. Maybe you could open a gmail email account to use for incoming inquiries. If you post it, be sure to use dot instead of ., c o m instead of com, etc. to thwart the spammers.

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#2 posted 12-07-2010 01:50 AM

you could host in on google documents and share the link they give for the document. That shouldn’t share your email address with those viewing it, and you can make it so others can view the document, but not save it. If they want, they could save it to their computer as well.

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#3 posted 12-07-2010 02:47 AM

Sounds interesting, could you post it using Google documents?

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#4 posted 12-07-2010 02:57 AM

“Sounds interesting, could you post it using Google documents?”

I will look into that soon. Jerry

-- Jerry - Roseville, CA

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#5 posted 12-07-2010 03:08 AM

There is also a service called Box Net. You get 5G of free storage.

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#6 posted 12-07-2010 03:29 AM

i did the same thing. wrote an excell sheet that tells you all the dimensions needed to make raised panels and it works to a tee! i just told people to send me an email and i would send it back to them. Worked out nicely.

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#7 posted 12-07-2010 04:56 AM

If you want the spreadsheet send me a private message with your e-mail address and I will send it to you.

-- Jerry - Roseville, CA

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#8 posted 12-07-2010 05:23 AM

Todd and Jerry, I’m sending you both a pm with my email address. I’ll host them both and share the link for everyone if you would like. If either of you have gmail, I will set it up so you have the ability to edit the documents as well.

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#9 posted 12-07-2010 05:56 AM

Ok, here is a link to the file that Jerry made. It can’t be used online as it doesn’t convert over, but you are able to download it to your computer to use it from there. Jerry, if at any time you update it and want me to update the version, just let me know. Thanks for sharing your work

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#10 posted 12-07-2010 06:23 AM

I just tried your “Google link”
and got the following message:
Sorry, the page (or document) you have requested is not available.
Please check the address and try again.

Am I doing something wrong?
I really would like a copy of that spreadsheet.
Jim Davenport

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#11 posted 12-07-2010 06:46 AM

Sorry about that Jim. Hopefully this link works. Let me know if you have any further problems and I’ll try to fix it. Thanks

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#12 posted 12-07-2010 09:52 AM

I tried the link – you need to be a registered googlehead in order to download it. OK for me, but not, I suspect, for everyone.
When I want to share documents rather than pictures I use…
Oh, and
would let you make that massive massive url into a small one – one that you can remember even!

(Ah, and the instructions say “A5 & B5” – should be “A6 & B6”)

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#13 posted 12-07-2010 11:30 AM

Thanks Jerry.

Thanks Pawky

Got it in one. I’m on Google.


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#14 posted 12-07-2010 12:48 PM

That is really nice of you guys to do that. Too bad I don’t make raised panel doors. Maybe now that you have all the work done, maybe I shouid start planning something that needs them ;-)) i’m going to favorite this just in case.

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#15 posted 12-07-2010 01:21 PM

“(Ah, and the instructions say “A5 & B5” – should be “A6 & B6”)”

OK, I fixed that. If anyone else finds errors please let me know. I will send Pakwy the revision.


-- Jerry - Roseville, CA

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