There's an article in a relatively recent Fine Homebuilding on fitting
and hanging doors that has some real useful tips. I'd suggest getting
it and reading it and showing it to your buddy.
As far as I'm concerned, if somebody wants me to do something, he can
either accept my techniques and skills as I see fit or they can sponge
off another "friend"... :)
Bottom line: It went fine. I crosscut the bottoms using the old "slab
of foam insulation on the floor" technique. For the rips I used a
roller stand on the infeed and my router table as an outfeed table. I
built the router table at just the right height to serve as an outfeed
table. I fed the pine doors standing in front of and to the right of
the fence, with a constant force in toward the fence. My friend guided
them at the outfeed end.
Before we cut the doors we practiced with an old hollow-core door that
I had around.
"If you don't practice on scrap, you're practicing on your project," as
Thanks to all for the various kinds of advice.
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