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BenP

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I finally finished my bow rack. I've had this beetle kill pine sitting around in my garage for about 8 years. SO glad to have it up on the wall.

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I still have a few pieces of the pine left, but they are smaller so they don't take up too much space. Might try to turn something on the lathe.
I like how you matched the knots on the two vertical pieces. A lot of people wouldn't have taken the time to do that.
 

TheBenHoyle

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I like how you matched the knots on the two vertical pieces. A lot of people wouldn't have taken the time to do that.
I nearly messed that up. I was laying them out to mark up the holes for the pegs and it didn't look right, but I couldn't figure out why. I spent a long time trying to figure out what was wrong. I'm glad I didn't just push past the thought and start drilling.
 

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Nothing in comparison to what’s happening on this thread but we were putting our house on the market last year and wife really thought that barn doors on the 50 year old built-ins would spruce them up. Problem was they were a weird size and nothing factory would fit. Found a “heavy cabinet” set of hardware that I was able to modify to work and bought a stack of tongue and groove siding with a nickel gap that saved a lot of mill work. I’d do a couple things different if I made them again, but I only had to look at them a couple months and the new owner said it was one of her favorite things about the house along with the original stone fireplace.
 

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OntarioHunter

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The crappy old front door on my little 1929 home was always a wind tunnel. It had fifty coats of paint. No point in stripping it because it never was the right size to start with and had strips cobbled on the edges to make it fit. I priced new steel doors and almost soiled myself. So I made my own door from treated 2x6 and weathered boards stripped from walls of that porch when I remodeled. I used a biscuit jointer router bit and full length strips to join the boards together. I finished installing the screen door yesterday (recycled from the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store) and will finish stripping the interior door today. I'll hopefully get exterior stain on both sides of the outside door before leaving for Montana. 20221001_085417.jpg
Puppy is waiting for the black squirrel to make his morning appearance. 20221001_144713.jpg And there he is! (on the tree)
 
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The crappy old front door on my little 1929 home was always a wind tunnel. It had fifty coats of paint. No point in stripping it because it never was the right size to start with and had strips cobbled on the edges to make it fit. I priced new steel doors and almost soiled myself. So I made my own door from treated 2x6 and weathered boards stripped from walls of that porch when I remodeled. I used a biscuit jointer router bit and full length strips to join the boards together. I finished installing the screen door yesterday (recycled from the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store) and will finish stripping the interior door today. I'll hopefully get exterior stain on both sides of the outside door before leaving for Montana. View attachment 242259
Puppy is waiting for the black squirrel to make his morning appearance.
If you can get Man-O-War oil clear coat, about the best you can use for the money.
 

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OntarioHunter

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If you can get Man-O-War oil clear coat, about the best you can use for the money.
Thanks. Selection is very limited in my neck of the woods unfortunately. Of course I want to use the same finish and coats on both sides of the door or it will twist. Gotta be concerned about fumes.
 

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Thanks. Selection is very limited in my neck of the woods unfortunately. Of course I want to use the same finish and coats on both sides of the door or it will twist. Gotta be concerned about fumes.
We use M.L.Cambles pre cat for interior.
You might be able to order Man-O-War online.
 
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