Barn Door Wheels

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Project by RJ2 posted 10-17-2014 01:23 PM 2990 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Starting on a couple more sliding barn door projects. The new doors are much larger 30” single doors, and had to come up with a larger wheel . I decided to use the Purpleheart and the spoked look. tried them out on a previous door and am very satisfied . Needed another router so I would not have to change bits
PS.. Forgot to mention on doors there always has to be a way to “PLUM PLUM INSTEAD OF PLUM SOME” . In that respect , I made the 3/4 ” axles
With a concentric hole , off center, that could be rotated with pin to raise and lower either side of door. Worked out very well.


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#1 posted 10-17-2014 06:49 PM

dig the lady silhouette way cool, what are the doors made of they look like they could be plastic they are so flowing.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 10-17-2014 08:31 PM

I would be very interested in knowing more about the build of the wheels

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 08:53 PM

The wheels and the “perkys” add real appeal….................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 11:24 AM

Did not really keep track of making these wheels , here is some jigs i used . Making some
new wheels for some large doors , and will take more pics. I have had several comments on the door finish and what wood? Started out going to use african mahogany, and the wifey did not want anymore dark wood . Intended ,to be painted a purple color but the white prime job looked nice so I left it white . I knew I was going to attack it with a chainsaw and paint so I used ….7-2X6 Spruce , Depot, studs


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#5 posted 11-22-2014 01:57 PM

Actually enjoying making the new generation wheel . I switched to a two roller bearing design . Now making the wheels in one solid 8/4 piece. On my fourth generation of jigs and different tools to facilitate the process . Knocked the time down considerably , happy with the purple heart , but sure dulls the knives, and Do not like the PH dust , bothers me worse than MDF dust, has a way of sneaking out of the collectors.


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#6 posted 11-23-2014 01:36 PM

Redoing my cam axles to adjust height and plumb doors easier.


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#7 posted 11-23-2014 02:12 PM

Nice touch ….

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