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Offline dfuller

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Barn Doors with XL
« on: August 03, 2014, 09:05 PM »
I had some cedar beams, wanted some new barn doors, and have a new DF 700 barking and scratching to get out of it's systainer.  So here's what i did...

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Offline overanalyze

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2014, 09:09 PM »
Those are amazing!! Nice job.

Offline neilc

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 09:11 PM »
Those look fantastic.  Massive beams you cut down.  Did you have to sand down after the ripping with the bandsaw or did it give you a pretty good finish cut?

I'm curious what those weigh each!

Thanks for sharing -

neil

Offline bkharman

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2014, 09:45 PM »
Man those look sharp!  thanks for sharing.

cheers.  Bryan.
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Offline Don T

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2014, 11:00 PM »
Those are beautiful.
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Offline jaymon5

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 11:14 PM »
Those doors look amazing.  I have made a few sliding barn doors with the my domino 700 and am very pleased with it.  You have a great looking shop.

Offline gary in texas

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 12:55 AM »
Nice!!!  Nice doors, nice toys, nice shop!!!   ;D

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 04:03 AM »
What a great job you have made Mr Fuller.

I really like the detail of the joints at the brace ends. Did you use a domino in that joint at all? I did when I made a gate and one has to take care to assemble things in the right order.

What finish have you used?

Finally, it looks like the doors are inside out or is that the style in your area?

The DF 700 is a beautiful machine, an absolute joy to use and one of the 3 best tools in the World (well in my World).

Well done.

Peter

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 05:34 AM »
Great looking door you have there.

This might be a silly question, but is there a reason why the upper cross braces are kind of slanting the wrong way (top hinge side corner to middle centre rather than middle hinge side centre to top centre corner)? I've understood that the function of those cross braces is to support the door weight against the hinge wall to prevent sagging of the doors and the upper ones are kinda counter to that design principle?
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Offline dfuller

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 06:44 AM »
The diagonal members (braces) provide support in either direction.  One is in a state of compression (lower), one is in a state of tension (upper).  The tensile strength of wood is actually higher than its compression strength. However, the strength of the fastener has to be considered.  A compression brace (lower one on my doors) is sometimes considered superior as the fastener is less likely to move (it's in a state of compression). My use of the tension brace on the upper half of the doors was simply a vote of confidence for the Domino and Titebond wood glue. I like the way it looks and it's a common design in my area. Also consider that a wire door or gate brace is quite strong (and very common) but is only used in a state of tension for obvious reasons. 

Offline Mickfb

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 08:24 AM »
Was going to ask same question as Reiska but you have just answered it for me. Handsome doors.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 09:56 AM »
I like the way it looks and it's a common design in my area.

They do look very nice!
Tim

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2014, 10:16 AM »
I still am curious about the doors being inside out - usually the nice side is on the outside and the side with the bracing is on the inside.

Peter

Offline RKA

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2014, 10:36 AM »
Love the doors!  Well done!
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Offline dfuller

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2014, 10:44 AM »
Peter - I thought I did have the nice side facing out...  Historically, in the American West almost ever barn door was hung with braces of this type on the exterior. Its a classic style where I live. - Dave

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2014, 12:12 PM »
Peter - I thought I did have the nice side facing out...  Historically, in the American West almost ever barn door was hung with braces of this type on the exterior. Its a classic style where I live. - Dave

Hi Dave, I must watch a few more cowboy films. It is an interesting tradition. It would not work in the UK as the rain would find more little niches on the side with the braces.

Once again - a lovely bit of work. Well done.

Peter

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Offline Charlie Mac

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2014, 02:20 PM »
Sweet doors DFuller!

Offline NEW2FES

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2014, 02:27 PM »
They look 100% correct to me. You made them hang them anyway you want.

Back to the doors, I do not own a bandsaw is the finished cut that clean? Do you have to plane or recut? I wouldn't have a clue where to get a piece of lumber or timber like that.

Offline dfuller

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2014, 04:25 PM »
There's a little bandsaw drift so I run everything through the thickness planer (they are long pieces).  That way the domino can do it's thing and give me a perfect joint!

Offline amt

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2014, 06:12 PM »
BTW, which [Laguna] bandsaw is that?
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Offline blakjak220

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2014, 09:31 PM »
could be wrong but I think it's the 14" SUV.... just judging from the light mount and the foot brake...

Offline dfuller

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2014, 09:39 PM »
It's actually the 18" with a Resaw King Blade (blade is dedicated to the saw).  I looooooooooove that saw. I also have a 14" for curves and odd jobs.

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2014, 11:50 PM »
Just Incredible!
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Offline WoodWhisperer

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2014, 07:12 PM »
Awesome looking doors! I love the natural color of cedar.
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Offline Luzzy

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2014, 08:51 PM »
This was my first project with the XL as well. What a pleasure to use

Offline jacko9

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2014, 09:01 PM »
Excellent doors and I see that your grapes are doing very well.  I also noticed that you hung your previous resawing blade above the door [wink]

Jack

Offline dfuller

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2014, 07:11 AM »
I also noticed that you hung your previous resawing blade above the door [wink]

Jack

Resawing has come a long way, a 1" carbide-tip blade with a 3 horse motor beats the two-man saw every time.  And so has joinery, comparing Dominos to doweling is like comparing those two saws.

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2014, 08:01 AM »
That project is the perfect justification for the Domino XL if ever there was one. Nicely designed, nicely built, nicely finished - Nicely Done!
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Offline JSmith

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Re: Barn Doors with XL
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2021, 04:26 PM »
simply stunning  - love the natural finish!   Makes me want to get the XL