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    Default Companionway Hatch Doors

    One of this winters projects was to build companionway doors for the boat (Mary Ellen). I'm hoping my measurements taken in the fall were accurate :-) There's a screen that slides in to replace the lexan as needed. (thats a chandelier in the reflection). All the stainless finally arrived, and installed, I'm calling it done.

    CompanionWayDoorFront.jpg
    CompanionWayDoorBack.jpg
    TZ
    "One can say with certainty that he is not with us at present. It is worth adding, however, that he himself did not always understand what time ought to be considered the present." - Laurus, Eugene Vodolazkin.

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    Default Re: Companionway Hatch Doors

    They look great.

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    Default Re: Companionway Hatch Doors

    Nice work

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    Default Re: Companionway Hatch Doors

    Very nice. What did you use to cut the slots for the louvers?
    Steve

    Boats, like whiskey, are all good.
    R.D Culler

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    Default Re: Companionway Hatch Doors

    For the slots I used a dado blade on the radial arm saw. Using a template of two slots stationed in front.
    position 1st slot against first template-slot and cut
    position 1st slot in 2nd template-slot and stick a board in the slots to join them
    Continue to walk along the template in this manner for all the remaining slots.
    TZ
    "One can say with certainty that he is not with us at present. It is worth adding, however, that he himself did not always understand what time ought to be considered the present." - Laurus, Eugene Vodolazkin.

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    Default Re: Companionway Hatch Doors

    Very nice work!
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Default Re: Companionway Hatch Doors

    I reckon the chandelier is overkill. But the doors are nice.

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