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I came up with this simple jig made with some 3/4" plywood and some 3/4x3/4 hardwood to paint doors. The 6" wide plywood enabled the door to lay flat and to be able to sand it between coats but was narrow enough it could be easily turned over with one hand. Name:  IMGP1098.jpg
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I added a 2x6x 18" to each end so I can stack them six high to dry.

Cut it twice, measure once and it's still too short.
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I used to use a T shaped board to hold the doors up off the horses but it took two people to turn it over. Since I'm working by myself now that was a real problem.
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I used to use a T shaped board to hold the doors up off the horses but it took two people to turn it over. Since I'm working by myself now that was a real problem.
You need a "rotisserie" set up that will help you turn them over by yourself.

Maybe some sort of dowel rod setup on 1 end and take a 2X4 and drill a hole in it and mount it so that you can then insert the dowel rod end through that hole and you can stand on the other side and turn it over by yourself, if that makes sense. I dont know, something simple......just thinking out loud!
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You need a "rotisserie" set up that will help you turn them over by yourself.

Maybe some sort of dowel rod setup on 1 end and take a 2X4 and drill a hole in it and mount it so that you can then insert the dowel rod end through that hole and you can stand on the other side and turn it over by yourself, if that makes sense. I dont know, something simple......just thinking out loud!
To use a dowel it would have to have some mechanism to lock it so you could do the between the coats sanding. The jig I made allowed this without any lock. It would have been better if I had made them in advance. I didn't let the glue dry before using them and one of them the joint started coming loose.

It might also be necessary to make one out of steel if the doors were very heavy. These doors were just 1 3/8" pine doors.
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To use a dowel it would have to have some mechanism to lock it so you could do the between the coats sanding. The jig I made allowed this without any lock. It would have been better if I had made them in advance. I didn't let the glue dry before using them and one of them the joint started coming loose.

It might also be necessary to make one out of steel if the doors were very heavy. These doors were just 1 3/8" pine doors.
True, I was just throwing something out there!

I always paint doors with vinyl paint and I add 15% acetone. That way I can spray a door, set it to the side and go to the next. On my 4th door, my first door is ready to spray on the other side as the vinyl will dry in about 5 minutes.
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True, I was just throwing something out there!

I always paint doors with vinyl paint and I add 15% acetone. That way I can spray a door, set it to the side and go to the next. On my 4th door, my first door is ready to spray on the other side as the vinyl will dry in about 5 minutes.
I don't have that kind of resources. In order to use a better paint I have to drive the color sample 50 miles to the paint store, wait four days for them to mix it and then go back and get the paint. Therefore I either use an alkyd enamel or latex.
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Great idea Steve...Thanks.
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