Screen Door

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davemartin88
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Screen Door

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Used an inexpensive wooden screen door from Lowes as the frame for a screen door for our house. Made a panel from cherry to fill the bottom section and then carved the image. The 3D model is familiar to those who post here and worked well, just did a bit of a tilt to ensure it fit the 3/4" thick blank. We live on 60 acres and pine trees and black bears are not uncommon!

Carving took 15 hours over 3 days- this was the first time I've ever done a run that was this long. I have a new CNC running WinCNC so was easy to start and stop as needed, I'm not comfortable with the machine running if I'm not in the shop. Carving is about 18" x 28". The cherry panel was inset to the existing door frame and I used pocket screws to hold it in place in hopes that it will help keep any curling or warping under control, time will tell. I added some cherry trim around the upper screen and will do the same on the inside of the door to cover the metal screen frame. Door is only setting in the frame right now, will try to get it mounted in the next few days and get the hardware added.
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Re: Screen Door

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that's got to be the best screen door in your state

nice job
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Re: Screen Door

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Beautiful job. Hope the bears like it as well.

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Re: Screen Door

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What a great idea!!! :lol: :D
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Re: Screen Door

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That's pretty cool, I did one for a friend with a butter fly in the bottom
with some redwood. His wife really likes butterflies.

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Re: Screen Door

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Thanks for the nice comments, looking forward to getting it mounted!

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Re: Screen Door

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Now that is better than your average door, great job.

I'm guilty of walking away from the machine all the time, been doing it for years and so far so good. I figure the worse that can happen is a bit breaks or material comes lose, neither can cause major damage if any.
I do know 1 poster here though that sucked a broken bit into the vac where it started a dust fire and melted part of his machine, so obviously yes you do take a chance walking away ,,, But to me that is part of the beauty of CNC, set it to do its task while you do other things. 15 hours is a long cut by my standards, I rarely if ever go even close to that.
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Re: Screen Door

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I have done projects that have taken 22-hours.
I just go to bed and it is completed in the morning.
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Re: Screen Door

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Just a word to the wise....
Here's what happened to me when I walked away....
15 minutes remaining on a 16 hour cutting.....

You can see I needed to start over...

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Ouch Mike, maybe you were the one I was thinking of ,,, Did you lose home position ??

Didn't Jim have a meltdown too captured on video ?
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What caused the fire? :cry:
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