|Forum topic by Jerry||posted 04-19-2012 01:52 AM||1304 views||0 times favorited||11 replies|
04-19-2012 01:52 AM
I have avoided building arched doors for any customers so far. A few jobs we have bought doors from other shops when arches are requested. Typically we build all of our doors. In the future it may get to a point where out sourcing our doors will be for the best but at this time we have more time then money.
So our current customer is being difficult with me and has placed me in a difficult position. The job is large and all complete except for the upper doors, which are to be arched. The customer has an 8000.00 balance with me but tells me to finish and they will pay the balance. So I find myself in a tight spot trying to get these arched doors built. I plan to purchase the frame and panel master from Woodcraft and build the doors ourselves.
Any advice on the best and most efficient process to build these arched doors.
My plan of action at this time will be to:
1. do everything as normal regarding our door process except
2. using patter, trace out arch
3. bandsaw proud of cutout
4. using panel and frame master, use pattern bit I will finish trim to exact dimension
5. Then run my panels and arched rails using starting pin and panel and frame master clamp.
Any quick and efficient suggestions anyone can add. Thanks, Jerry
-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net