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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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    sigpic...John

    Dynasty 200DX
    Lincoln SP135 Plus
    Victor O/A outfit
    Dewalt chop saw

    US Navy '65-'69
    Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
    USS Intrepid '67

  • #2
    nice job on the door. Bet you got lots of compliments for your work on that one.

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    • #3
      Good looking door..

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

      thanks, Geezer
      Geezer
      Miller 175
      Power MIG 255c
      Ranger 8
      1974 Wisconsin 5K AC Only (Cherry)
      Spool Gun
      185 TIG
      Victor/Harris O/A

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      • #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...
        sigpic...John

        Dynasty 200DX
        Lincoln SP135 Plus
        Victor O/A outfit
        Dewalt chop saw

        US Navy '65-'69
        Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
        USS Intrepid '67

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        • #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.
          Attached Files
          sigpic...John

          Dynasty 200DX
          Lincoln SP135 Plus
          Victor O/A outfit
          Dewalt chop saw

          US Navy '65-'69
          Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
          USS Intrepid '67

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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....

            Hank
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            ...from the Gadget Garage
            Millermatic 210 w/3035, BWE
            Handler 210 w/DP3035
            TA185TSW
            Victor O/A "J" series, SuperRange

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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...
              sigpic...John

              Dynasty 200DX
              Lincoln SP135 Plus
              Victor O/A outfit
              Dewalt chop saw

              US Navy '65-'69
              Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
              USS Intrepid '67

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              • #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?
                Geezer
                Miller 175
                Power MIG 255c
                Ranger 8
                1974 Wisconsin 5K AC Only (Cherry)
                Spool Gun
                185 TIG
                Victor/Harris O/A

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

                  Dynasty 200DX
                  Lincoln SP135 Plus
                  Victor O/A outfit
                  Dewalt chop saw

                  US Navy '65-'69
                  Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
                  USS Intrepid '67

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                  • #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.
                    thanks for the help
                    ......or..........
                    hope i helped
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                    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
                    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
                    JAMES

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

                      Dynasty 200DX
                      Lincoln SP135 Plus
                      Victor O/A outfit
                      Dewalt chop saw

                      US Navy '65-'69
                      Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
                      USS Intrepid '67

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                      • #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!
                        Millermatic 210
                        Syncrowave 200
                        Spectrum 625 X-treme
                        Hobart Champion 16 W/
                        Miller 8VS Suitcase
                        Miller 3035 Spool Gun
                        Tons of Tools
                        Microwave
                        Laptop and Printer
                        Speakers in the Back for all to hear Sirius Radio!

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                        • #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?
                              sigpic...John

                              Dynasty 200DX
                              Lincoln SP135 Plus
                              Victor O/A outfit
                              Dewalt chop saw

                              US Navy '65-'69
                              Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club
                              USS Intrepid '67

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