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Old 11-07-2007, 10:57 AM
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Default Some recent Pics of some doors

I have been building a lot of screen doors lately, as the weather has been great. I have attached some pictures. The tall black one was made to match the existing front door, which was 32"x 9', kind of an odd size, and painted to match the window frames. The plant looking one (Agave) is a clear coated lightly rusted finish in the middle with a bronze painted frame. The arched top one is a textured brown paint and has a piece of teak in the middle. I was verry happy with how this turned out, as I rolled the arches myself. I would have preffered to use a 1"x2" tubing, but can't roll arches out of that (yet!). I have one set of double doors to finish and it will be back to furniture for a while.
I also HAD to do a garden gong, it was either build something or go into town and shop for my Aunts birthday. I cut off the bottom of the small cylinder and put the cylinder in my gas forge. There I burned off the paint and then flared the bottom a wee bit. It didn't photograph real well, but I put some celtic designs in weld bead around the bottom, and some curlyQs near the top, as well as her initials. I also put some decorative beads on the inside from the clanger thing down to the bottom too.
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Old 11-07-2007, 11:24 AM
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That is some very nice work!! Inspires me to put forth some persperation toward something like that.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old 11-07-2007, 12:10 PM
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Walker, very nice work indeed. You mentioned rolling archs. Do you have something in mind? I'm also somewhat interested in being able to roll archs but not quite ready to lay out $500. I've seen threads on building them, but I don't have a lathe or much way to make the rollers.
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Old 11-07-2007, 12:53 PM
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ON the rolers think bearings if no lathe work can be traded .Come in all sizes and if spec ag bearing .
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:00 PM
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Jim, I have the chinese roller off e-bay that some people on this site have. I made a couple of rollers out of tubing to be able to roll the 1" tubing. I will need to make a bigger one and a couple of dies, or buy the feed along die for my Hossfeld bender to be able to roll 1x2 tubing.
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:06 PM
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Those surely are nice, Walker. Thanks for sharing.... and making me feel somewhat, ah..... nevermind.
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Old 11-07-2007, 08:31 PM
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cool doors!
I like!
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:56 AM
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Wow! Nice work there Walker. How did you get the grain effect on the Agave leaves?

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Old 11-08-2007, 02:16 AM
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Very nice doors.
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