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    Since everyone likes pics.........

    I added a second set of stairs to the deck so the dogs have direct access
    to the back yard. We are refinishing the deck also. At times the dogs need
    to stay off the deck so I made a new gate. I have a Three Chows security system.

    Notice in the close up the ends of the scrolls. These are heated in a forge and hammered to the tip shape rather than being square ended. I think this approach makes a much nicer looking scroll.

    WHO PUT THE DOGS OUT........
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  • #2
    That is a nice looking gate. I just wonder if it is strong enough for that dog - looks like he is looking at it and laughing to me
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    • #3
      good looking gate

      monte, nice job on the gates, dog looks like he's thinking "I promise to be good, just let me in, please, please, please"... Dave
      If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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      • #4
        great looking gate. did you make the rings also or just the scrolls ??
        nice looking puppies.
        i think the gate is a mental thing more than an actual stopping force, if they are anything like my dogs they would go over it in a sec. if they wanted too. must be well behaved to stay on the other side.......and not eat the gate.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #5
          Hey guys.........don't you know a girl when you see them?(the darker one)
          The shy white one is a boy that we rescued from Huntsville Alabama in October 2004,...700 miles away. Of course all you can see is his ears. Before I went to get my camera, all 3 were pressed against the gate which would have made a good pic. Why is it they do all their cute stuff when the camera is not in hand. I think they heard my wife tell me to get the camera and then I heard a bark which means "RUN". I'm not sure but can only assume.

          The scrolls are 1/2" and so are the pickets.........

          Yes, I made the rings which are 1/2 " also......I have a picket twister I made about 5 years ago and if I put a 3" mandrel on it with a catch dog, I can start a 20' piece of round or square and have it roll up like a coil spring, then cut off rings as I need them, close them in a vise and weld them.

          The dogs are well behaved unless you bring them into the house but the play
          is still in the dogs. They should have a PLAY METER on them.
          Thanks for the looking.
          Nick
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          • #6
            Our Chow Babies

            Some other pictures of our Chows that ducked out when I tried to take pictures of the gate with our Chows peering through. The picture of the black dog is a picture of a picture because he chose to stay inside while I was taking pictures. We rescued him also in 2004 from a local Rescue; a few months prior to adopting the white Chow from Huntsville, Alabama. which we rescued in Oct, 2004.
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            Nick
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            DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
            Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
            20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
            Propane Forge
            60" X 60" router/plasma table

            www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
            Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
            and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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            • #7
              Boy, I'd love to see your bending setup for those pieces. I have to make some ranch-ways this winter for some folks back in TN and I need some ideas on making the decorative pieces like that.

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              • #8
                OK .......I'll bite..........what is a ranch way?
                Nick
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                • #9
                  Looks great

                  You had me with the three chows
                  They are beautiful..
                  And the gate very nice, let me ask.. How much would you charge a customer for that.

                  Dave.

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                  • #10
                    Monte, beautiful looking kids you got there, look mighty happy and healthy. Glad to hear you took on the responsibility of rescuing these fine animals. Dave
                    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

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                    • #11
                      hey monte nice work on your gates.its nice to seethe art of blacksmithing is still alive .many people would just buy the pieces premade and glue them togeather with the welder.(im guilty of this) especially on quoted jobs, not all clients want to pay the money for custom work.Did you hammer them out on an anvil?Nice dogs also. heres a pic of a gate i did for a customer last year.what kind of bender do you use?
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                      • #12
                        Man of Steel,
                        Now that is what I call a gate. Beautiful work. What adds to its beauty is the fact is matches the architecture around it. Do you remember how long it took to build it and what you charged for it, if you don't mind me asking.

                        I have saved a picture of it to my desk top to serve as an inspiration to me in my quest to learn how to weld.

                        Again Beautiful work
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                        If I had know I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.

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                        • #13
                          Monte- Nice lookng gate and dogs. Glad to see there are others out there that still care to house homeless animals.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by weldone View Post
                            You had me with the three chows
                            They are beautiful..
                            And the gate very nice, let me ask.. How much would you charge a customer for that.

                            Dave.
                            Thanks
                            I don't make scrolls very often so I'm not the quickest. I had these left over from another job. I had to cut them apart, shorten them and reweld. The horz channels are punched on my press. The top is a fancy mold steel cap.
                            I didn't keep track of time but I think I would have to charge at least $300-
                            $350 and more if I have to go out to measure and back to install. After all of that you'll have probably a day in it. If you can't make at least that in a day,
                            why bother. It also depends on how busy you are. If you can do it when you're not busy, you could do it for less. Only you know what your time is worth. As the old saying goes "Don't let a dime hold up a dollar"
                            Nick
                            Miller 252 Mig
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                            Millermatic 150 Mig
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                            2-O/A outfits
                            Jet Lathe and Mill
                            Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                            DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                            Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                            20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                            Propane Forge
                            60" X 60" router/plasma table

                            www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                            Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                            and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by man of steel View Post
                              hey monte nice work on your gates.its nice to seethe art of blacksmithing is still alive .many people would just buy the pieces premade and glue them togeather with the welder.(im guilty of this) especially on quoted jobs, not all clients want to pay the money for custom work.Did you hammer them out on an anvil?Nice dogs also. heres a pic of a gate i did for a customer last year.what kind of bender do you use?
                              I heated the scrolls in a forge and shaped the tips on an anvil. Reheated them again and while red hot, pull them around a scroll jig.

                              Your gate is very nice

                              My bender is a Hossfeld copy I made but I don't make scrolls on it.
                              If I had to do a lot, I'd probably order from Kings if they had what I wanted.
                              The shipping can get a little high on some steel orders.
                              Nick
                              Miller 252 Mig
                              Miller Cricket XL
                              Millermatic 150 Mig
                              Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
                              2-O/A outfits
                              Jet Lathe and Mill
                              Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
                              DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
                              Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
                              20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
                              Propane Forge
                              60" X 60" router/plasma table

                              www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
                              Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
                              and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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