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  • #16
    A Ranch Way is the thing that goes over the entrance to the ranch that has the name and brand of the ranch on it. Many are arched steel, but some people just use telephone polls. Here in Colorado many people use large cedar poles and they look good too. I have to do one for "South of the Border" and one for "Hill Top", both in TN.

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    • #17
      monte

      hey monte did u do those in your propane forge?Did you buy it (the forge) or make it yourself?Id luv to get my hands on one just to try my hand at making some cool mideival armor and helmets.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by monte55 View Post
        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 or is it Monte? I saw Nick on your signature line. I like your gates, but I like your dogs more. My family is hooked on dogs. We have three Cairns and they are a part of our family. Can you post how your picket twister is able to make rings, and some photos? Nice work!
        Thanks,
        Nick

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        • #19
          Originally posted by man of steel View Post
          hey monte did u do those in your propane forge?Did you buy it (the forge) or make it yourself?Id luv to get my hands on one just to try my hand at making some cool mideival armor and helmets.
          I purchased the forge from a guy used but in perfect shape about 6 years ago for $300. It's from Centaur Forge, thinks thats the name, and yes, it uses propane and propane accessoriesNew ones are $500-$600.
          I'm not sure but I think the model is something like Wisper Daddy. My catalogue is in the shop and I'm not now.
          Last edited by monte55; 09-15-2007, 12:38 PM.
          Nick
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          • #20
            Hey Monte,
            I wondered if you missed my post on the picket twister, and the ability to fabricate rings.
            Thanks,
            Nick

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            • #21
              Originally posted by kiwi View Post
              Hey Monte,
              I wondered if you missed my post on the picket twister, and the ability to fabricate rings.
              Thanks,
              Nick
              Sorry, been a bit busy. First chance I get. I'll take some pics of the twister.
              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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              • #22
                Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                Sorry, been a bit busy. First chance I get. I'll take some pics of the twister.
                Thanks,
                Nick

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                  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.
                  Nice looking Dogs - gates look good too! Glad there are people like you to rescue these animals

                  Never trust a man who doesnt own a dog!

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                  • #24
                    One thing about adopting a dog. If they start to misbehave, you can always threaten them saying they'll go back to the home if they don't straighten up. Idle threats, I might add.
                    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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                    • #25
                      Kiwi, Pics I promised for you and others if interested..

                      Originally posted by kiwi View Post
                      Hey Monte,
                      I wondered if you missed my post on the picket twister, and the ability to fabricate rings.
                      Thanks,
                      Nick

                      Here are some pics of the twister. The gear box is a 41 to 1 ratio running a
                      1/2 hp 1725 rpm 120 volt mtr. The base is an I Beam which works well for clamping and is very rigid. When we first made this, we had marks on the gears, and started and stopped the machine manually. If you had a good day and your timing was good; no problems. But, under twisting or over twisting is a real pain. So I ended up making a micro switch assembly so once I turn on the power I push a button once for one revolution. If I want a double twist, I hit it twice, etc. The mandrel that the pickets slide into is a
                      half inch drive socket welded onto a tube, which as you will see in the picture, has different stops for various lengths of pickets.
                      Below are some stills of the machine and rings that have been made. The size of the rings obviously depend on the size of your mandrel. Also, I am supplying links to a couple videos of the machine in action.
                      Don't complain about the quality of the video and pics as these were done in a hurry but I think you will get the idea.

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9l4mgE-MDY

                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0W1J7XIaRs
                      Attached Files
                      Last edited by monte55; 09-15-2007, 02:02 PM.
                      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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                      • #26
                        Hey Monte, I know we're being a pain, but can you give us a list of materials for the machine?

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                        • #27
                          Monte,
                          video was cool, nothing wrong with that!!!!!!!!!!
                          thanks, you make some cool tools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                          I'm not late...
                          I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by monte55 View Post
                            If they start to misbehave, you can always threaten them saying they'll go back to the home if they don't straighten up.
                            Tried that with my wife one time but it didn't work
                            Ken

                            What else is there besides welding and riding. Besides that

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                            • #29
                              that twister is great. do you have it set up to do 1 rotation and stop or run cont. or did it stop after 1 turn for some other reason??
                              you must make a lot of stuff to put that kind of tool together, but man it must be nice to have now.
                              thanks for the help
                              ......or..........
                              hope i helped
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                              • #30
                                It's turns off after i revolution. If I hold the button in, it will continue to run.
                                And yes, it has twisted many pickets.
                                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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