Door Fitting Stand

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

  1. seen it all before

    seen it all before Active Member

    1 or 2 oak doors a month at £300+ each £40 pounds is peanuts, knowing the door is stuck solid and easy to work on.
    And as nice looking and we'll engineered as OP home made door holder I'd it would cost me more to make one of them and take longer to use. (No disrespect JT, very smart it is).
  2. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Just used the stands today for door fitting.

    Seem to work quite well, there is a Little play at the bottom as the wedge does not support all the way day. As the door is slightly off the ground, the latches (stops) can be lifted up and if any planing to the edge is necessary then this can be done whiles its held.
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Jit, it's known as ...'product development'! ;)
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  4. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    This is the best principal as the wedge has the same gradient as the block, which means that whatever sizer material is clamped it will be held in full surface area contact.

    Between pints A and B the surface are parallel. If the grove for the stand had been cutout with a matching taper wedge.
  5. sospan

    sospan Screwfix Select

    I use a Triton superjaws. Holds a door horizontall to trim and fit hinges then if its a awkward / heavy door use it to hold the door upright while I fix it in place
  6. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    What were you doing before? :)
  7. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    I was doing the same thing but less professionally.
  8. GoodwithWood

    GoodwithWood Active Member

    Talking of supporting doors these are great for hanging heavy/fire doors etc. on your own.

    Just pop one underneath, pump up with your foot till the hinge meets the mortice and screw in.
  9. mr moose

    mr moose Screwfix Select

    And also they are a bit of a faff, cos you have to shim them to protect the door.
  10. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    1 day to go :eek:
  11. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Been there twice myself Jit......24 years ago was the last time so abandoned being a company number and went self employed and never looked back. Don't let the bedsteads get you down.;)
  12. GoodwithWood

    GoodwithWood Active Member

    Found my door stand and put it back into use. Just checked and I made it back in 1989! :( Getting old.:confused:

    [​IMG][/IMG] door-clamp.jpg
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