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Old 12-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #21
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Give me 3/4 of an hour......

Transit....


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Maybe Warner or Jack can lend you some machines if the door won't fit in your 18" DeWalt planer.
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I'm with Brian on this one.. Some things are worth trimming the bottom line a little bit for. Like time, expertise, warranty, etc..

I have a job bid out for adding a commercial overhead door. I could source the door and do the install myself, or sub that part to an overhead door company and let them handle any warranty issues.

I'm going with the latter
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I'm with Brian on this one.. Some things are worth trimming the bottom line a little bit for. Like time, expertise, warranty, etc..

I have a job bid out for adding a commercial overhead door. I could source the door and do the install myself, or sub that part to an overhead door company and let them handle any warranty issues.

I'm going with the latter
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I have seen about 8-10 $10k doors, if something is wrong with them they usually don't get fixed they get replaced. If a panel cracks they want the whole door replaced, not just the panel to be replaced or crack to be glued.

The risk of a small problem causing a big headache is not worth the trouble. Too much money riding on 1 item.
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It's not a Dewalt....ask Leo what I have........





This reminds me of the cabinets built on site topic........



Not ridiculing,...but that is no way to profit,...that is unless your shop is designed and built around pumping some serious material through your machinery,,,,,,,,

It's all about numbers......

Jeld- Wen,,,,,,,....forget it... did you look at the opulent doors from the hyperlink.....


Come on guys....

I would love to extrapolate on this but there is no way it is happening in this room......







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It's not a Dewalt....ask Leo what I have........





This reminds me of the cabinets built on site topic........


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I was just trying to yank your chain...I'm sure you have some turn of the century monster in your shop.
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Yes I do,.....they all. Have "BALL BEARINGS".., are green and most have OLIVER.tags.....


That should piss Darcy off ......





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No flat belts and babbitt bearings?
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I like oliver parts.
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Your a pimp as far as Oliver is concerned ........






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These guys are about 2 miles from my shop.

I have not done business with them but they are widely known, in this area at least, for making a very good door.

http://www.libertyvalleydoors.com/custom_doors.php
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Thank you Guss,...

So,

What I would like to know is why some of you think it would be better to make it myself,- if I had the machinery.........





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never heard of them... most of the doors i deal with are Peter Kohler doors. the occasional Norwood or Anderson

the only issue ive seen with the kohler doors were on a 42" solid cherry entry door,, issue being the guys at the plant didnt use the correct size drill bit to predrill for the hinge screws.. the door jamb split because of it. no one noticed it until well after it was installed because the door had side lights.. on high end doors we inspect them as they come off the truck for damage but no one picked up on it as we would have had to open the door before it was installed...

big wigs from the plant came and inspected it do to the high price tag on it. if memory serves correct they sent out a technician who could only inject epoxy into the cracked jamb and they gave the h.o a rebate
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What I would like to know is why some of you think it would be better to make it myself,- if I had the machinery
Don't put me in that camp.

Unless you can build laminated stiles and rails and veneer them, why bother taking the conversation any further?

No way would I want the warranty issues involved with a solid wood entry door.

Its hard enough to make money building custom items once, impossible building the second one for free.
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Don't put me in that camp. Unless you can build laminated stiles and rails and veneer them, why bother taking the conversation any further? No way would I want the warranty issues involved with a solid wood entry door. Its hard enough to make money building custom items once, impossible building the second one for free.
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And what is so hard abiut that? Lamination takes some time, but at least you are giving a quality product, plus the 1/4 veneers we use are then grain matched, unlike so many production doors
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I know your intentions are well intended and I appreciate the input ,-but I think you may want to look at the hyperlink in my post.





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Thank you Guss,...

So,

What I would like to know is why some of you think it would be better to make it myself,- if I had the machinery.........

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Because I thought you were a wood worker...
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I am, I am also a business man......


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