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Old 02-08-2008, 05:05 PM
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Attachments here show my door in progress. The first pic shows the handles turnded to the side which will let me slant the door slightly back for small fires in the oven and the second pic shows the handles spun upright which will keep the door upright and should give a snug fit to dome entrance for baking bread etc. I plan to add a section similar to whats shown here at the front of door to the back side of whats here. This will make the door about twice a thich as what we see now. I plan to fill the cavity with my left over insulating blankets and vermic concret. I will try to design it so the back half is welded to the front half in just a few places and away from the handle areas so heat wont transfer too much from the back side of the door to the outside and the handles. Then vermic concret and what not to fill in and insulate. I will post more pictures as I go. As allways I appretiate any ideas any one might have for improvements on design. ...wayne
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:15 PM
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Cool design, what was the original use of those giant eye bolts? I could have had a dozen of those lying around and never thought of using them as handles. It still amazes me the creativity of all the members here.

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Now THAT'S a door!
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Hey RT. I have no idea what they are originally made for. Thanks for the encouragement though. ...wayne
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I forgot to ask my original question. I am thinking of coating steel with a vegy oil or something so its wont rust. On the front side I would like to maybee paint an Italian flag or something but not sure about what kind of paint to use because of being around food. Not sure if my normal trimclad treatment woudl be a good idea or not. Any one have any ideas?...wayne
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Good job, Wayne Do I understand you will make another similar 'shell' piece for the back? Otherwise the big nuts might be difficult to insulate, and the 'handles' could get hot...

Have you/anyone an idea of how to cut thermal glass? I have a couple of doors from old electric ovens in my shed that have twin panes of glass, with air in between. If I could cut down two pieces to a smaller size, I could use them in a metal frame of my own.

But I suppose the glass will shatter easily on attempting to cut, and anyway, it mightn't be strong enough to withstand the higher oven temps...

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My neighbor that made my iron door painted it with a high temp paint rated at 1200 degrees. It's held up to the heat so far.
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Hi Carioca....yes a second half like the front with a 1/4 " space inbetween. The joining of the two will be a few pieces of flat bar welded away from the handles. Should keep the heat to the inside of the oven half of the door I hope...wayne
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Have you/anyone an idea of how to cut thermal glass? I have a couple of doors from old electric ovens in my shed that have twin panes of glass, with air in between. If I could cut down two pieces to a smaller size, I could use them in a metal frame of my own.

But I suppose the glass will shatter easily on attempting to cut, and anyway, it mightn't be strong enough to withstand the higher oven temps...

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Hi Carioca...........I think the glass in your oven doors are two seperate sheets. You should be able to cut them and join them together using high temp silicone adhesive.

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Door is coming along. Back half of fabrication,insulation and black high heat paint to go. The copper has taken on a nice patina with the heat from the torch giving some of the outer copper areas kind of a rainbow magenta cast. The hammered look came from placing a piece of rubber under the copper and beating it with a ball peanned hammer. Happy so far with this, hope the insulation will keep the door handles cool to the touch and I also hope the lay back positon of the door will work for keeping small fires in the oven and retaining heat....wayne

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