Rolling Door Ideas

A recent conversation on HSM board about rolling doors prompted me to run up to Brooklyn CT and visit Sigfridson Wood Products.

At school we used to machine the groove in the perimeter of the wheels for them as seen here.

The HSM board conversation can be seen here:


DSC07274.JPG (273740 bytes)  DSC07275.JPG (273961 bytes)  DSC07276.JPG (243189 bytes)  DSC07284.JPG (228820 bytes)  This door which is about 16 feet wide by 10 feet tall rolls on two of the wheels seen in the photos.  There is a track made of angle iron that is welded to a piece of flat stock.  The flat stock is then bolted to the floor.  The track pictured is embedded into the floor so that there is no "bump' going in and out of the door. This large door pushed easily with one hand.  Sigfridson purchases these wheels from and industrial supplier named Oxford Casters. 

The bracket that mounts the wheels is locally made of 3/8" flat stock, plasma cut and welded.


I took a few minutes to wander (with permission) around the barn and took some photos of the wood working machinery.


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DSC07279.JPG (305645 bytes)  DSC07280.JPG (288942 bytes)  DSC07281.JPG (302884 bytes)  DSC07283.JPG (186171 bytes)  This is a very serious re-sawing bandsaw complete with power power stock feed.

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DSC07287.JPG (238083 bytes)  DSC07288.JPG (264078 bytes)  Very large moulding heads.


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