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bobay

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09-14-2019 02:29 PM

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I acquired a solid wood entry door for the house from a friend. It appears to be a pretty well made door. It was included with the house a friend bought recently but has not been installed. It sat under a dry covered area but looks to have consumed a little bit of moisture over a period of time. It has a few dark spots which i am assuming would be a little bit of mold starting on the surface, and a slight bow that has started in a corner of the door. Anyways, They had no use for it and handed it down to me. I have just started to put sand paper to it to clean it up a little and i came across a marking on the bottom of the door. It says ‘HandCrafted by Shaun T. Ragland’. I have searched online for any information on this person for any background history. Location, Company, Business, Etc. but i cannot pull up anything affiliated with him or this door. I was hoping maybe someone with the experience and knowledge might be able to help me shed some light on this.? I am new to this site and did not know exactly where i should turn to as in for category to post this in. I hope i turned to the right one.? If anyone can help, I would like to thank them in advance for their time. Have a great day.


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corelz125

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#1 posted 09-14-2019 04:15 PM

There’s a good chance it could be a guy like many on here who don’t have a business but make things for local people.

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#2 posted 09-14-2019 05:29 PM

Most likely someone local to your area. Worst case is he was just a guy and might no longer be with us depending on the age of the door.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#3 posted 09-14-2019 06:00 PM

It is common practice for woodworkers to “sign” their work even if thy are not operating a business. I do it just for posterity.

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John Smith

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#4 posted 09-14-2019 06:28 PM

if you could post a photo or two, it may stir some memories
as to the style. also, what part of the country you live in.

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-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#5 posted 09-15-2019 06:18 AM

Never heard of the name. BUT:

When I search for Shaun Ragland wood working, I get this profile here in LumberJocks:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/Ragland
If the door is from CA/WA, might be same person. Have you sent him a PM?
He has an extensive profile on LinkedIn also:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/shaun-ragland-2aa51874

My search chi also finds:
Shaun Ragland that works for H. Arnold Wood Turning in NY.
Ragland Constuction LLC in Huntsville, AL

Simple to unleash the power in WWW, once you figure the tricks.

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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