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In the grumpy corner as I am so very pi$$ed off at myself! ::b

Made 4 doors (well half doors, two per opening) for a client....and made them, each, 3mm too small in the width!
So each double door set has a central gap of 8mm instead of 2mm! ffs :cb

Fitted them and just looked at them in dismay.

Felt like this

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Have offered to remake the doors at my expense....what else could I do?

bloody fu%&ing Dam Sh8T mother Fu££in% basT!*D


Will say that I have also just been told that I have cataracts in both eyes and my right eye is actually stuffed....been refereed to an eye hospital ........and that is 3 months for an appointment!?!?!?!?

October ffs
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I feel for you. It is a b*stard. I hope you get your cataracts sorted. :thumbright:

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lake wrote:

Have offered to remake the doors at my expense....what else could I do?
Plant on a rebate, (after reducing the stile a bit more)?

Find some hinges with a large gape? (and then you can still gain a bit more by feathering the hinges in).
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i would be looking for other solutions assuming they are unpainted timber
i would be looking to add say 8mm to one edge then a v groove to give a bead effect on all the styles :lol:
do you have a picture for other ideas :cb
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I'm with Ayjay. Somewhere there is a cabinet door, with a piece of saw cut "thick veneer" carefully glued onto the edge with lots of cramps, and a strong backing piece planed slightly convex along the length to make sure it was pressed down. Cut it out of the same timber, and laid the piece with the grain the same way as it was on the door, so that they reflect the same from the cut grain.
You more or less couldn't see it.
But don't ask me about the oak drawer linings that I cut too narrow, or the other things. :oops: :lol:
Hope you get your eyes fixed OK.

I just saw your post b-a. I like that!
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Thanks guys....just needed to vent, in some way! ::b

I cant make it right, in my mind, by adding some thing or adapting some thing else.... I will have to re-make the doors.

I am waiting on the clients call back after speaking to them and telling them that it is wrong and it is my fault. (they did notice it and chatted about it)
They are nice folk....and may 'live' with the 8mm motorway between their doors?
Not sure I can though?? :?
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are these cupboard or door doors ??
i could make a welsh dresser in the time it takes to make 4 mxt doors
i would offer a half price dresser as that solution would be far more satisfying to both parties :lol:
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They are 'door doors' big-all....as in you walk through them.
Funny though mate, maybe if I made a welsh dresser I wouldn't make it 3mm too fu*&ing small?

3mm

3mm

3mm

f^(k£ng 3mm

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Just be happy you aren't working imperial and made them 3 INCHES too small.
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Take the facing(architrave) off one side of the frame and cut through the top of the door frame and bring it in to narrow the clearance.
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lake wrote:They are 'door doors' big-all....as in you walk through them.
Funny though mate, maybe if I made a welsh dresser I wouldn't make it 3mm too fu*&ing small?

3mm

3mm

3mm

f^(k£ng 3mm

::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b ::b
i was making a radiator cover i used the old 4"100mm trick with a tape where you distrust the hook and measure from 100mm and deduct the 100mm
i managed to not only make the cover 100mm to long as the distance was a door frame to a wall it was also 100mm short in height :shock: :shock:
my thoughts are your regular timber instead off being 95mm is coming out at perhaps 94mm-94.5mm
if you are like me you dont have to think timber sizes you just take overall size minus 2xstyles ect
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as an aside i make hundreds off bits off country style pine furniture all the same way from 2x1" planed pine frames with v groove txg panels
the frames are depth required say 400mm -87[2x2 43.5]styles =313mm
i then add the txg width as in 313+2x7mm rebate=327mm divided by 88mm the txg width =3.71 planks
all these are from an individual plan i draw or another altered to match so its easy to get 3mm out so often measure pair up styles if width accuracy is crucial so the accurate rails give accurate widths
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Most of my mistakes come from reading the tape or rule upside down :oops:
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Grendel wrote:Most of my mistakes come from reading the tape or rule upside down :oops:
I've been known have a little knobhead moment every now and again when a tape is upside down: say I want a measurement of 54-5/8", I'll go to 54" and instead of then moving on another 5/8 and marking it, I go backwards instead and end up with 53- 3/8". :oops:

Other than that I'm perfect of course. :mrgreen:
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I am glad I am not the only one who still reads off in Imperial.

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