Hardwood front doors, Banham locks, how much did it all cost?
welcome back to the channel thanks for joining me and thanks to everyone who subscribed recently and if you're not a subscriber maybe now's the time to do it i'm robin clevit and my channel is all about carpentry and building you also see me over on skill builder where we do some really interesting stuff so my channel is a little bit different i film everything with my mobile phone sorry about that if people comment about the sound i don't have all the equipment but it's more about the content and the message that i'd like to get across to you i really encourage people to watch and learn and try and i think that sharing knowledge sharing knowledge is enriching and i think that we should all do it and this medium of youtube is perfect for it so if you've been following me making my
doorsi'm nearly there now you can see them behind me they're swinging the polishing has been finished now they look absolutely amazing so thanks gavin for doing the polishing really nice job and i've just got to put the
locksback in so in this video i'm going to fit the
locksback in i'm not going to film too
muchof that but i am going to talk about the
locksthe type of
locksthat i've used and also at the end of this video i'd like to sort of tell you just what these
costas a carpenter now i think that's quite important it provides a bit of context and people always asking me you know where did you get the timber how did...
you make them so hopefully i will instill a bit of that knowledge into you as well now part of the job today i've got to put my knobs on these are sort of handles they're a decorative feature and i'll put a bit of footage in here about how i made these basically with a router and other tools excuse the cat running in and then we've got a special little device that i've created um and what this does it's a secret fixing for this knob or this handle because what i don't want to do is face fix and backfix because there's one on either side like dovetailed plate connection and it's really quite nice and so it simply is that one section will be fixed back to the door or the handle and the other one will be slid over and i'll slide that over just with some adhesive oh it says dropping it just with some adhesive now so this is just some of the this is how we made them this for example is one of the strips of cladding we mounted that on the cnc and then it produced the part now that's actually three parts you've got the dovetail section that slides in you've got a plate here now i won't open this up but actually there's two b
lockshere which are down together and that was all part of the cnc process to make it um you have to sort of think with cnc how the the drill is going to enter or the router's going to enter take the bits out so it comes up with these wonderful sort of shapes you can see where believe it or not came...
from there for example the dovetail piece so they're um it's a bit of an experiment and i'm sure they're going to look amazing i'm also going to have a quick chat about how the simon's work hinges adjust they're the hinges called the tactus and their super hinges super strong and i really really do like them so keep tuned so the operation of the
doorsis super smooth and one of the comments in the previous video someone said we want the wind to catch those
doorsbut to be fair being that they're about 108 kilos per door um the wind would need to be seriously strong to actually blow them i mean i've had windy days here where they've been unlocked and open and they just stay exactly where they are but it's a good comment now and i really appreciate that type of engagement as well so let me just talk to you a little bit about the simon's works texas hinge and its adjustment so you can see that the hinge is a fully recessed hinge which is where all of the strength comes from for example even though it has these retaining screws which in my case go into the frame through the frame and into my timber frame behind so it's really strong the actual gravity all the weight is actually being held by the fact that the hard housing is absolutely perfect so what do we do if we want to adjust the
doorsnow we can adjust the
doorsup we can adjust the
doorsin and out so to adjust the gap in the middle and we can also throw them as well so...
we can move them in and out of the rebate as well so here we have the top section of screws here is the compression clamping screws i undo those and then if i want to raise the door i do it by tightening this and loosening here so loosen here tighten here and what it effectively does is inside it's beveled and as you tighten it it drives its way up the bevel now these are quite heavy these
doorsi need to put them on packers and my airbags actually enable that to happen because they are so heavy and then the second adjustment we've got for example if i want to close up the gap the closing gap on the rebate i do that on this section of the hinge here and it's just a matter of winding in or out these two here which actually bring the hinge in and out so and the last adjustment is obviously here which throws the door sort of laterally if you like so they are really really nice and the beauty of this is i can go back to these every year fine tune them and you know it's a perfect technology so that's the texas hinge and i'd really really recommend using these for anything like this now i decided to use a decent lock of course i've got two mortise
lockstop and bottom and i've got a night latch as well and i'm using
locksby a company called
banhamthey're very big in london they're a very old company well established really good at security and i just thought to myself i wanted something which was really nice looking has a good pedigree...
and so that's partly why i chose bannon now i'm using a mortise lock it looks like a typical mortar slot quite heavy quite nicely made and it has a euro type cylinder this is a phantom euro type cylinder now because my
doorsare extra thick these all had to be sort of made especially and also we have these really nice escutcheon plates that go over the top and even the bolts had to be longer for example now i did have a bit of a problem one of these plates actually had no thread inside the bottom of that ferrule here and that was a bit of a pain i'm not sure why that is it's just a manufacturer problem i suppose it was like a blind feral that was in there and i tried and tried and my eyesight's getting a bit tired now that was really frustrating it wasn't until i got my proper reading glasses on i looked inside and i said there's no thread in there i'm never gonna screw that in um so that was a bit of a faff and i called them up and i said oh this is a problem and they were like um oh my god they just wouldn't change it i had to go back to my supplier and supplied the
lockshe had to get in touch with them so that was a bit of a pain banner if you end up watching this video then you know i didn't particularly like that bit of customer service there but i've got a replacement now didn't obviously
costme anything but um two things there for
banhamcheck your you know production and make sure if you get these blind ones you can...
welcome to it back if you want to have a look at it as well just get in touch with me but anyway i'm going to get back on fix this back in um just to say it's a typical mortar stock there's a lot more cutting and to allow for the cylinder for example you know there's a particular amount of tolerance you want to give for that the inside's different from the outside so there's a lot of drill bits i'll include a little bit now a video showing you how to go about that i've got three
doorsand i've had to have these especially made because of the thickness of the
doorsso i've got two mortise
lockswhich have got rebate kits which are something like this i have got a night latch an automatic deadlock in night latch as well and that's the keep for this and if anyone's fixed
locksbefore or made other kinds of work which involves lots of setting out lots of precision drilling with sharp drill bits you know that there isn't a lot of room for error or tolerances and also i spent a lot of time making these
doorsand i want to get it right first time i think what i want to get across the message i want to get across is make sure you've got the right kit make sure you read the instructions and take your time uh yes i often like to use just a hand screwdriver for anything like this i don't believe in using a battery drill i just think that it should be put in by hand so once the lock's inserted you have to...
put in the euro cylinder you need a key for this just to line up the actual device here so slot it through just check it then it has a retaining screw which goes through the mortise lock into the cylinder now i would leave your screws just there about for tight just to make sure it all operates well then i'll put in my escutcheons which fits from the back that's the escutcheon secured then what i'd like to do is at this point tighten up the four end fixing screws check the operation then we have the cover plate which goes over fits the mortises exactly and this is held by a couple of tiny screws perfect thank you so so that's it i have finished the
doorsand i'm well pleased they were enjoyable to do as you know i love carpentry joinery and what a better way to do it than to do your own
doorsas a carpenter this is a carpenter's house i have to have carpenters
doorsi did consider having them made but lockdown came and there was no way i could find the right manufacturer and all the rest of it and i just actually got the skills and i had the time so i thought i'd do it so at the beginning of this video i told you a little bit about the fact i was gonna tell you what they
costme okay so here's a little running list now the
doorsconsist of door blanks they're solid cord door blanks and that's what creates the structure of the
doorsthey come in large sizes if you look to the videos i reduced them in size then i edged them and...
then i began to effectively veneer them in the solid sapele that you see here so the door blanks were 300 pounds the raw material the sapili which was machined up was 1 400 pounds the hinges from simon's works were 800 pounds they sound expensive but they're the business the