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Just finished hanging a set of French doors. The opening was an existing cased opening with a 46 5/8" width. Picked up a couple 2/0s and ripped 1/2" off each side only to find the inevitable, fingerjointed stiles. I made a jig out of (you guessed it) Azek, to plow out 5/16" to put in a solid filler.
 

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Here they are hanging.
 

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Nice rig! I don't think a lot of people realize the number of things that a router can do. Good work--MIKE--
Thanks Mike, I've been finding all kinds of new ways to use one.
 

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Btw LF, how was the cased opening for putting doors into? I did one like that a few years ago. The framing was cross-legged a bit and one of the jambs was out of plumb. Pulled the casing back and shimmed the jamb, but the cross-leg left one door a little proud of the other at the bottom.
 

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That looks like a jig I was trying to explain to Jason a few months back. Keep up the pictures,there are a lot of guys(and gals) who are learning a few new tricks here.
 

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It looks like the doors were painted. I like your trick to place a solid edge on the doors but why? If it gets paint anyway, wouldn't the finger joint stile be covered by paint?
 

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It looks like the doors were painted. I like your trick to place a solid edge on the doors but why? If it gets paint anyway, wouldn't the finger joint stile be covered by paint?
Some of 'em are pretty ugly.
 

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Btw LF, how was the cased opening for putting doors into? I did one like that a few years ago. The framing was cross-legged a bit and one of the jambs was out of plumb. Pulled the casing back and shimmed the jamb, but the cross-leg left one door a little proud of the other at the bottom.
Both jambs leaned back about 3/16" in the same direction, the width was a heavy 1/8" wider at the top and the head jamb was slightly out of level. I cheated the margins with the hinges and planed the tops to match the opening. By the time I got the all hardware set and cleaned up, I had 7 hours into the install. Mortising the hinges on the jambs was the killer, all hand work. The doors have dummy handles and ball catches, as well as a slide bolt in the stationary panel. I also had 5 hours into the shopwork.:rolleyes: Not exactly a moneymaker.:laughing:
 

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It looks like the doors were painted. I like your trick to place a solid edge on the doors but why? If it gets paint anyway, wouldn't the finger joint stile be covered by paint?
Some of 'em are pretty ugly.
The latter is the case, some areas were completely unacceptable even with paint. I figured it was the right thing to do.:rolleyes:
 
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The latter is the case, some areas were completely unacceptable even with paint. I figured it was the right thing to do.:rolleyes:
Pretty cool.
I've just glued a thin rip
on the strike side.
When the hinge side couldn't
be avoided I made a "V"
notch and filler.
This is cuter. :thumbsup:
 

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Pretty cool.
I've just glued a thin rip
on the strike side.
When the hinge side couldn't
be avoided I made a "V"
notch and filler.
This is cuter. :thumbsup:
I considered an edge-banding approach, but I had the poplar in the shop and you know I love to use the Azek scraps.:w00t:
 

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Most excellent display of carpentry skilz.:thumbsup:

Nice to see you going the extra mile even though the hours were not being fully compensated. That speaks volumes towards a man's character IMO.:notworthy:notworthy
 
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