stainless steel doors

by:ChangZeng     2020-07-05
So in this note I will show you how to make a stainless steel door.
So it\'s definitely not a new idea to make doors in stainless steel, but the difference is that I\'m going to build it without tig or MIG welding, not because of the challenge, but actually, I really don\'t have those machines.
But I personally think that in order to build something with limited tools, the only thing you need is determination, which I think is enough in my body.
So I did this project with stick welding and it was really a challenge for me.
Because they are usually not thick enough to carry out adhesive welding.
In most cases, it is possible to have metal warping and air holes, but if you are going to do a stitch Weld then you will get a better result than a long weld.
If you think any of my statements do not have the weight I think you have to make an attempt at the stainless steel project and try to weld it with a stick.
I have been working with these metals for almost two years and although there is no visible slag on my project, I am not perfect in welding stainless steel with rods and the joints still lack finish.
Although they shine as much as they must, I personally think there is still a lot to learn about stainless steel welding.
I have done several projects in the past and over time I have seen a slight improvement in my build.
I think this is called an experience that can only be achieved with some time.
So that\'s all about this build, and if you like this build, make sure to leave your feedback in the comments section below.
If you want to share your experiences, leave them as well and I\'m absolutely interested in them.
In addition to this project, I also used all the basic safety equipment needed to build this project, and if I missed something, then I didn\'t have it.
To cut the material most of the time I use the chop saw, but I think you can do all of this with the angle grinder and its most versatile manufacturing tool, but you have to be careful about that.
I did not use it with the guards but it is not recommended for you to do so.
When using power tools, be sure to use the appropriate safety equipment.
For this material, I use ss202 because these doors are kept in the shade and I think they have very little contact with rain water, which is why I chose ss20.
I have selected 3 different sizes of material but it is entirely up to your requirements.
I don\'t want these sizes to be too heavy, which is why I use the 1 \"size on the pipe thickness and the width changes as needed.
For the host, I use the 1 \"x3\" pipe, for the intermediate design, I use the 1 \"x2\" section, for the support structure of the sheet, I use the 1/2-square pipe.
The paper cut into a custom shape with the help of a Angle grinder depends on your design.
The main frame is welded together with the but joint, and all square pipes with an internal 1/2 are connected with the Mitter joint.
I use the Brazilian apwood.
I want to do CNC plug-in, but my machine gave up at the time of this build.
Although it is planned to make a V engraving mosaic and fill it with dark resin, in the end, it does not have the tools to be used :-
Here is a list of the tools I use in this build.
Tools may change depending on your needs. 1.
Angle grinder 4 inch Bosch grinding wheel cutting wheel Bosch cutting saw weld cleaning gel (Pickling gel)
Polishing compound of polishing wheel steel
S welding rod welding helmet high-
Speed drill head group heavy-duty C-clamp electric welder hand drill rig chisel hammer welding brush quick lock welding fixture heavy-duty welding magnet cordless drilling respirator mask is a disadvantage of using cutting
Off wheel is that it produces sharp edges and you have to remove burrs at all ends in order to make a better joint.
Because the height of the door is around 7ft, my hitchhiking is very convenient.
I have plywood and I made an 8-foot table with it.
Then I put my stuff on the workbench.
I clipped one side to the table because I didn\'t have a large deep fixture, so I decided to make the fixture and fix the part in the right position so that if any warping occurs during the welding process, prevent warping.
After that check, we checked with the help of square, because if this goes wrong, it is difficult to correct this error, unlike the wooden door, we can make it easy with the help of a planing bed or some people but in stainless steel pipes it is not possible.
So always keep a certain profit when making metal doors.
Then I nail all the corners first and then check the square of the frame and everything looks good.
Then I started working on the square with my inserts on it.
Here, I prefer the Mitter joint to make it look cleaner and smoother.
I also did not do complete welding on these squares.
I then put the parts into the main frame of the door to make them square to the side and start the sticky welding process.
I flip the frame to the other side and weld it from the back.
Once the sticky welding is done on both sides of the frame, I check the square of the frame and then stop the welding.
One thing to note at this point, if you weld thin metal, then never use a continuous weld because if you do, then you may produce a hole in the material welded with a stick.
In general, the stainless steel workpiece is welded using tig because I don\'t have it, which is why I use stick welding.
For welding, I used the stitching welding technique, in which I did a positioning, stopped for a second, then positioned again, and so on.
So what this thing does is, when you take a break after each nail, then it will give the metal some time to cool down, there will be no problem with the next nail.
I follow this technique on all the joints and finish the welding work.
You can see in the picture how these sticky welds are done.
Because I had two door requirements, I did the same thing with both doors.
After the basic frame is finished, I start the work of decorating the part.
I measured the dimensions of the top plus sign and then transferred them to the steel plate with a thickness of 1mm and then cut with the help of the angle mill.
I placed some scrap wood blocks during the cutting so they don\'t damage the marble surface.
For cutting paper, I would like to suggest that you do not line on the surface, it is not a good idea, but that you have to cut from one side in full and then follow your marking line.
In this way, there are fewer opportunities for the grinder to slip.
I narrowed down the sheets a little so that there would be no problem when nailing them to the door.
In order to provide structural support for the plates, I cut some half-inch square tubes along the outline I was going to weld these plates.
For visible areas, I decided to select areas of mitre joints and invisible joints, and I prefer simple but invisible joints.
After cutting the material, I will remove the edge burrs and start the welding process.
In order to weld the sheet, I had to weld the support first, and for that I decided to do some sticky welding instead of continuous welding for a long time.
On one of the doors, I decided to weld some Square pipes in a way that looked pleasant, instead of installing sheets.
This thing also makes it ventilated.
In the middle of the door, I decided to twist a piece of EPU wood as its largest cave wood, so there was no water impact since it was rainforest wood.
The original plan was to do a v engraving design inside and then fill it with resin, which I think will definitely add to the aesthetic feeling of this door.
But unfortunately when my CNC started skipping the steps it had some issues and it also broke my precious v bit so I decided to leave this section.
In the second door I welded the sheets to the lower part because I had to install it in the room and I didn\'t want the dust to enter the room.
Until this time, I decided not to remove the protective cover from the sheet because it was easy to scratch due to the mirror surface.
Even if I intend to use a new polishing wheel with compound on the surface, it will produce fine scratches on the surface.
Once the support bracket was welded to the outside of the door design, I also nailed the sheet from the back and then removed it from the camera, I blew it on the sheet, to check whether it is support or not, but the material is not changing, it is a good sign that everything is good and strong.
Because I am using stick welding, that is why the weld is not so good compared to tig welding, and also because of the temperature and material thickness, the joint is slightly wobbly.
In order to remove most of the material, I chose the flexible grinding disc, which can remove most of the heavy welds.
From my last stair railing project, I was advised not to use these aggressive grinding discs on stainless steel, and I would not recommend using them on stainless steel, but in my building, I don\'t usually do it with too much aggression, just let it run on the joint for a while.
Then, with the help of a 120 sand flap disc, remove the scratches from the previous disc.
After that, I switched to the Scottish Brite wheel to maintain good standing until it reduced the scratches caused by the flap.
Once the scratch is removed, I switch the wheel to the polished wheel, and with the help of a green composite buffer, all the surfaces are polished.
Although I didn\'t install the factory on some joints like finish, at the end, they weren\'t obvious from a distance of more than 1 foot.
Polishing parts is one of the most time-consuming processes in stainless steel manufacturing.
No matter how careful you are with the welding process, the scratches appear on the surface and in the end you have to remove all the scratches to make it look cleaner.
As far as I am concerned, it took me two days to complete these two doors, which is definitely a challenging task.
Sometimes it looks like it\'s done and then the scratch becomes visible somewhere and then I have to move to remove it as well.
In the final finishing work, I welded 4 hinges, each with a pitch of about 5 inch and then welded with one side of the door so that it would hang on the door frame.
I also welded the latch to lock the door.
I only weld them to one side.
The handles are also welded on them, making it easy to open and close the door.
That is not possible, here are some areas of grinding to remove slag, in that area I remove it with acid lotion, but don\'t save it for a long time when it corrupts the metal.
The installation of the doors is the simplest part of the building.
In my opinion, this seems to be the most difficult part of the door construction, but when I installed the 6 doors in my home, I fully mastered the technology and the same technology I used to install these doors
I decided to use self-instead of permanently welding the hinge to the door frametapping screws.
First I placed a pitch under the door and fixed a screw to the top hinge, a screw to the bottom hinge, then I took off the gasket under the door and swung it
Once I am happy with the alignment, I also tighten the rest of the screw and the result is in front of you.
Once the door installation is complete, I install the wooden plug-in on it and it\'s ready to use now.
The last job is in front of you.
If you have any suggestions for this, please make sure to leave them in the comments section below.
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