My Newest Project - Gun Room Door

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  1. a1abdj

    a1abdj Member

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    This customer wanted a lighter weight door that I did not have available. He found this one on his own, and shipped it to me.

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  2. texas bulldog

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    that's awesome. i totally want one.
     
  3. gunnutery

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    Nice job!
     
  4. hopperb

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    Beautiful work!
     
  5. 44Dave

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    Just bring it round to my back door. I'll let you in from there.
     
  6. Sam1911

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    Now that is classy. I'd sit and admire the safe door and ignore the guns, I think.

    Then again, if he's got a safe door that nice, his guns are probably pretty eye-catching, too.

    Gorgeous work!

    -Sam
     
  7. armoredman

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    Wow, very very nice! Some banks I used to deliver to would have been proud to display that one!
     
  8. N003k

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    Anyone else find it ironic that odds are the wall around a door like that would be easier to break through then the door itself? haha

    Seriously though...wish I had a door like that on a room I wish I had to keep my guns in....
     
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    That's mighty purty. Nice work.
     
  10. iyaoyas98

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    WOW.
     
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    Not to disagree, but shouldn't the hinges be on the inside for security?
     
  12. iyaoyas98

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    Unless the door is being used for access into a hardned steel vault, it would be easier to just bust in the side wall then come through that door.
     
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    Kooooooollllllll:d:d:d
     
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    I'm betting it's just for looks, to counter the negative replies.
     
  15. a1abdj

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    This door is a lighter door, but is going on a room that's mostly concrete. Doors like this usually weigh in excess of 6,000 pounds, so the room would need to be 12" to 18" of reinforced concrete just to safely support the weight of the door as it swings out.

    You are correct that going through a vault's wall is usually easier than going through the door. This isn't much different than most safes in general. However, it's not an easy task by far.

    Coring an 18" hole through a 12" reinforced vault usually takes about 5 to 6 hours. This is using a diamond core cutter mounted on a hydraulic "drill".

    Inside hinges are mostly a gun safe invention. There are a few foreign safes that use internal hinges. There are also a few foreign vault doors that are inswinging with internal hinges.

    I would estimate that 99.9% of all safes found in the US use external hinges. This does not affect the security because the hinges do not have anything do do with how the door locks. They also have several advantages over internal hinges.
     
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    I was just commenting on the strength of the of the door. I'd rather go in through the side than try and cut the locking lugs.
     
  17. Schofield3

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    Awesome! That came out beautiful...
     
  18. Dentite

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    That is really cool...awesome work! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    sweet!
     
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    I wish my gun budget was the SHIPPING for that beast. That is awesome work. You should be proud of yourself. So few craftsmen left today. Very very nice indeed.
     
  21. trickyasafox

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    amazing work
     
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    Wow, I bet the UPS man hated delivering that beast!
     
  23. pikid89

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    that door is prob worth more than all my guns lol
     
  24. Texas Gun Person

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    Beautiful door. :)
     
  25. Shung

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    Awesome ! I want one !
     
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