Door Fitting Stand

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Jitender, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Jit. How d'ya stop the door sliding, and what is the cutout inside one bit for?

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
  2. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    The cut out is to knock a wedge in.
    All that work and didn't trim the mark off the base plate.
  3. TimberTech

    TimberTech Member


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  4. mr moose

    mr moose Screwfix Select

    That looks great TT , but it would never fit in my van !:D
  5. TimberTech

    TimberTech Member

    its only roughly 2 foot x 1 foot high
  6. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Awww. That looks more like some sort of medieval human nutcracker machine!

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
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  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Sorry to hear that news Jit
    Always a worry but some look at the positives and think of it as a new beginning

    Problem is most of us need an income to survive and some direction in life

    You always seem to be refurbing houses Jit - any way this could turn into a full time career ?
  8. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Still a little work left, mortises were hard to cut out as there were knots, should have kept the mortise the same width as more complicated. It's quite strong, was gonna put some braces - but wont need them. I'm going to fit 4 x pvc/rubber feet. About 2 hours work left to complete. Found a nice piece of hardwood for the wedge.
  9. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    You sure the wedge won't damage the door/s ?

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
  10. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    If it's a hollow door it will crush it.
  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    All the gear, no idea :):)
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  12. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    I will try them out tomorrow, the wedge is going to be tapped in lightly.

    Must be better then my first stand, always fell over, and if heavy planing the stand can work loose. Had to use cox clamps on them. but once the door is held the grip is good. As the stands work in opposite directions so no chance of toppling over.
  13. joinerjohn1

    joinerjohn1 Screwfix Select

    I'm with chippie on this one. A piece of 2" by 4" on edge with a bit cut out for the door to fit into with a wedge. wedge.png
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  14. One red wall

    One red wall New Member

  15. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Finished now.

    Some additions.

    A closable latch provides strength as well as a stop whilst planing.

    Hardwood wedge has M12 bolt, this acts as a carrying handle and the wedge can be stored after use (will replace with wing nut). the wedge is far easier to pull out by tapping the handle. Quite surprising how much friction is caused by just a gentle tap.

    The door stop feet will be replaced with a foam mat (garden centers or ASDA £1), as feet feel unstable.



    Last edited: Mar 22, 2016
  16. dwlondon

    dwlondon Active Member

    not bad. i would put a triangle support between the base and the clamping uprights.
    but where is it going to go when not in use?

    4x2 and wedge
  17. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Good idea!
  18. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    I know... :D

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  19. seen it all before

    seen it all before Active Member

  20. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    And are nearly £40 a pair, great if you are doing loads of doors but I would prefer not to do loads of doors.

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