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    Making some door molding...

    I finally caved in and am taking care of some door trim that has been missing since we had a minor termite issue. Ripped the trim off quite some time ago and never did anything about replacing it.

    Well, the Mrs. finally had enough of a bee in her bonnet to do something about the room. Eventually, this existing room will be completely gutted and be converted into our kitchen - this will be happening some time later - probably in the next couple of years. For now, this is our living/family room.

    We recently got new chairs and have some new tables that have been in storage for nearly 7 years - awaiting the time when our kids won't totally destroy our furniture. (Still need glass tops for them though). New carpet comes tomorrow, so I need to get cracking.

    All the trim was repainted gloss white yesterday and the walls get painted today. It will be a nice change - we'll see how the kids adjust to not eating in this room....

    I'm not overly concerned with matching the trim exactly, but I want it to be similar. Here's a couple of shots of the existing molding. Not exactly crisp since there is likely 20 coats of paint on it...





    Here's what I came up with:



    I'll fudge the numbers slightly...

    Tools for making the profile will include only a table saw and router (with guide). I will use a small v-groove bit, a 3/8 round nose, a 15 deg chamfer, and 3/8 round over.

    To fit the molding around the door, I'll use a miter saw and probably a biscuit joiner - not sure if the frame is square - will need to check that out.
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    Re: Making some door molding...

    Small change in plans. I don't have a 3/8 round nose bit, so it will be 1/2" now. Looks closer to the original anyway, I'll also be backing off on the depth of the v-groove.
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    Re: Making some door molding...

    Made some other changes along the way to further matchup what I was attempting to duplicate (and work with the tooling I had - discovered the chamber bit doesn't fit through the base of my router...), but got all the machining done...

    Here's a revised drawing of what I came up with:


    I forgot how much fun routing is. Man I just love it. Gotta have decent tools though. I did all of the machining with my PC handheld fixed base router and the awesome 42700 guide

    Sorry, no pics of the actual work - everytime I reached for my camera, I discovered my memory stick wasn't in the camera..

    Here's the end result - mounting it up today...
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    Re: Making some door molding...

    Cebby: Looking good. I love woodworking and using a router. I have over 60 bits and have not gotten to use all of them. What I did do was take a piece of wood and use each bit to make about a 1" mark and then drilled a hole behind it to store the bit in. That way fi and when I need to use one I can look at the wood and see what is does. I just finished reding my bathroom. Had to tear out all the walls,restud,drywall,plumbing,elect,tile and paint. Never do another one again.

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    Re: Making some door molding...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cebby View Post
    I finally caved in and am taking care of some door trim that has been missing since we had a minor termite issue. Ripped the trim off quite some time ago and never did anything about replacing it.

    Well, the Mrs. finally had enough of a bee in her bonnet to do something about the room. Eventually, this existing room will be completely gutted and be converted into our kitchen - this will be happening some time later - probably in the next couple of years. For now, this is our living/family room.

    We recently got new chairs and have some new tables that have been in storage for nearly 7 years - awaiting the time when our kids won't totally destroy our furniture. (Still need glass tops for them though). New carpet comes tomorrow, so I need to get cracking.

    All the trim was repainted gloss white yesterday and the walls get painted today. It will be a nice change - we'll see how the kids adjust to not eating in this room....

    I'm not overly concerned with matching the trim exactly, but I want it to be similar. Here's a couple of shots of the existing molding. Not exactly crisp since there is likely 20 coats of paint on it...





    Here's what I came upp with:



    I'll fudge the numbers slightly...

    Tools for making the profile will include only a table saw and router (with guide). I will use a small v-groove bit, a 3/8 round nose, a 15 deg chamfer, and 3/8 round over.

    To fit the molding around the door, I'll use a miter saw and probably a biscuit joiner - not sure if the frame is square - will need to check that out.
    That is such some cool couple of shots of the existing molding.





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    Re: Making some door molding...

    Crap, my pics are missing...

    EDIT: Pics attached to first post.

    Here's how the woodworking went. I'll snap some pics of the finished product (don't have any for some reason)
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    Re: Making some door molding...

    That's pretty neat

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