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    I fabricated this in 2004. It's constructed out of square tubing and was welded together using a Lincoln SP135 Plus with 0.35" flux core wire. This was a real challenge to keep aligned. If I thought I had enough clamps, I added more. The door-to-frame had 4 barrel hinges. All this was done in the back yard of our home in Long Beach, CA. Probably my best work yet...
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  • #2
    nice job on the door. Bet you got lots of compliments for your work on that one.


    • #3
      Good looking door..

      if you do not mind, what material was the door made from?

      thanks, Geezer


      • #4
        Geezer, I do have a materials list somewhere. When I find it, I'll post it.

        This project took a great deal of time to complete. I looked at security doors at various 'home centers' and was not impressed at what I saw.

        I posted this to give folks an idea of what kinds of projects can be accomplished.

        Thanks for the compliments...


        • #5
          Attached is a list of materials, in Word format.

          The scrolls were hand made with a scroll machine I have.

          I don't have to tell anyone that the price of steel has gone up considerably since this project.
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          • #6
            Nice job, John.

            Reminds me some of my old steel door project. A bud gave me two 3-0 doors, but both of my exterior doors turned out to be 2-8!

            Well, shhot. I got this here MM135....

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            • #7
              Nice job on your door, Hank! Ain't it great to be a welder? If ya need it and don't have it- ya make it! I need another project...


              • #8
                Thanks for posting the material list. Both doors look great. I have a small project for a door and will probably adopt some of the style you both used. Its on the list when the trailers get finished.

                I am assuming when you used Flux it was E71t-1?


                • #9
                  It was E71T-11...Lincoln Innershield NR-211-MP


                  • #10
                    where did you get the pice the knobs and lock go in ?? or did you make it to ?? i want to make one for my soon to be new back door, but have not seen a lock set pice.


                    • #11
                      I forgot to put that 'lock box' on the material list, sorry. You can find one of those at a steel supply house.


                      • #12
                        The Door

                        Very nice! I can't believe how cheap all the fence parts are. Like the spear ends are about 50 cents. Home owners love to pay welders for custom stuff!


                        • #13
                          Nice work. I do quite a few security doors, as I don't think the ones from HD are worth very much. I don't like using the wire mesh though and try to use screen instead. I have been playing around with designs that don't use the lock box so I don't have to split the screens into three pieces.
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                          • #14
                            Here are a few more I have done this year.
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                            • #15
                              Very nice doors! Did you use stainless in one door?


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