Shop made door holder

Old 08-30-04, 12:04 AM
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Shop made door holder

I need to make a door holder to hold doors on edge for planing. are there any plans available? I've looked everywhere and can only find 2 that are made of metal. please help! I've been looking for 3 hours straight!!!
Old 08-30-04, 05:05 AM
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I'll take a look today some time, I have a friend that owns a Co and all he does is work on door hardware, he fabed a ton of jigs and door holders, door skates ect. I use to have his website until I changed computers.

I'm laid up due to back surgery so I can't just go out and find him, but might be able to make some calls.

Sorry I just read the rules here on Advertisements Allowed and his website is not allowed.

But it wouldn't be hard to make 1.
example: take with of door + 1/2 "for carpeting to protect surface" this would be the size of the track the door edge would lay in, add 4 1x4 slats of wood 24" tall to the track ( straight up front and back both sides = 4 pieces ) add legs straight out ( 4 of them to stabilize track ) or screw track to a good hard piece of wood approximately 3 feet wide. Carpet the track and pieces standing up. If you wanted to you could build 1 with wheels for easy transport from point A to point B. ( without the bottom stabilizer ) Hope you understand this and hope it helps.

I recommend building 1 out of scrap wood first, Trial run, then build 1 out of oak or another hard wood so it last a long time.

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Old 08-30-04, 12:00 PM
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I worked in a shop where we made a simple, yet effective door holder.

Used two sections of 1/2" pipe and wrapped with padding and duct tape, to protect the doors.
Drilled two holes in the 4 x 4 legs of the workbench, to allow these pipes to slide into. Each would support one end of the door, placing the upper edge of the door above the workbench surface.

Our workbench happened to be the correctl length, so we would just place a clamp at the top section of the door to hold it against the bench. Using clamps with cushions to protect the door.

The only drawback to this is you had to remember to remove the pipe once you were done. Usually one time of you hitting your shines on them was enough!

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