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Project by GoodwithWood posted 05-26-2017 05:02 AM 1401 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hand planning the jamb for a compound radius entry door. This project was one of the most difficult I’ve ever done. This is made of Russian olive that was salvaged from the very property that this home was being built upon. Try constructing a curved door with a radius top out of a little stinking wood like Russian olive, it was a bitch but I got it done, using a router with crazy concaved and convexted Jiga-things that that old Porter Cable router would mount too.
That jamb was a bitch too. It had lots of scarf joints and was quite the bending project. Like I said it wasn’t an easy one at all. Some of the other hundreds of entryways I’ve built over the years too.


-- "what a ya mean I don't believe in god, I talk to him every day.” Dave Mustiane.

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#1 posted 05-26-2017 09:14 AM

Great work, some real beauty’s

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 10:43 AM

Woo, those are some beautiful doors, Dave. I can imagine how hard it is to fit the compound radius of the door to the frame!!. How big did the pieces of olive wood come? Did it have to laminated a lot?

I’ll bet the curved glass to go in the circle cost a buck and half too!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 05-26-2017 12:43 PM

You have a lot more patience than I do. Great work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 05-26-2017 01:51 PM

These are all very attractive entry ways. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-26-2017 03:11 PM

Amazing work.

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#6 posted 05-26-2017 10:32 PM

you make some incredible doors,very beautiful work.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 05-27-2017 01:19 AM

Living up to your name Dave! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#8 posted 05-27-2017 01:54 AM

Jim, the land/home owner had this wood kiln dried and it was short the widths were small but ok. The longest boards were used for the stiles and they weren’t even as long as the door is tall but as you can see they didn’t need to be. Yes I laminated ¼” leafs with a poplar core to bend the panels and rails. The jam, which is an exterior jam with a weather stripping groove in it, has a Russian olive face to it and hickory to back it up. (this is only because hickory was the longest stuff I had around the shop) was about 1/8 to 3/16 thick.

-- "what a ya mean I don't believe in god, I talk to him every day.” Dave Mustiane.

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