Elevator Doors For A Production Set - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Elevator Doors for a production set


Hey I need to make a frame with 2 ,30 inch wooden doors that open like elevator doors. It will be used a lot during the production. I bought a sliding door track to use. I would like to be able to pull one door and the other door open equally using a pulley system. Any ideas. Please Help!

Advertisement

jdonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 01:05 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 488
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Elevator Doors for a production set


Quote:
Originally Posted by jdonald View Post
Hey I need to make a frame with 2 ,30 inch wooden doors that open like elevator doors. It will be used a lot during the production. I bought a sliding door track to use. I would like to be able to pull one door and the other door open equally using a pulley system. Any ideas. Please Help!


The simplest would be to attach the rope to the inside top of one door and run threw a pulley past the farthest opening of the opposing door and to the outside edge. This will make the one pull away at the same time. This would also have to be done for the other door so it would not matter witch door you pull open or closed. the trick will be keeping the ropes or cables from running into each other. I would suggest making some brackets off the backside so you have more room to attach. I would suggest hang to door on the same long track and make unit work before fixing into your set. Also maybe use a rubber pad or gradge door bottom wether stripping to help soften the closing
Attached Thumbnails
Elevator Doors for a production set-pulley-example.jpg  

Advertisement

__________________
Mgmopar
MgMopar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 12:51 PM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 2
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Elevator Doors for a production set


Thanks so much I can't wait to build it.
jdonald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 02:04 PM   #4
Old School
 
Willie T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, FL Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond them.
Posts: 3,634
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Elevator Doors for a production set


Interesting.

Last edited by Willie T; 05-28-2009 at 02:28 PM.
Willie T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 02:47 PM   #5
Dorf dude...
 
shumakerscott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Grafenwoehr Germany
Posts: 1,761
Rewards Points: 1,038
Default

Elevator Doors for a production set


Is this for a follow up Star Trek series? You would need air actuator to make them open and close fast!! Dorf dude...
__________________
Today is only yesterdays tomorrow, Now get to work!
shumakerscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
elevator doors , please help , pulley genius


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts