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    Here is a gate that i made for a past client of mine. He wanted me to attach a couple poles to the concrete in order to support a gate that i was to build, but i just didnt think it would look very good, so i came up with this idea. he was very pleased with it. And i guess i kinda surprised myself, i think it turned out pretty cool being my first time fabricating anything steel.
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    That looks really **** good. Nice work. Now you just need a wizard standing behind it shouting "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!"

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    • #3
      Thanks, Funny you say that , the home owner kinda looks like an old wizard .
      It does have a kinda spooky look to it.
      They Liked it enough that they had me build a garden bench with the same kinda look, The branches are supporting a .big piece of Blue Stone.

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      • #4
        The website here is giving me a fit. Won't load pictures, postings are all out of order...strange. Probably interference from the wizard.
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        Last edited by ryanjones2150; 08-19-2015, 06:52 AM.

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        • #5
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          What I have been attempting to post is this...by the looks of your gate, I'd like to see more of your work. It's not just good work, it's really freakin cool! I don't even think on an artsy wave length like that. But I did put a new handle on a friend's old crappy pocket knife last night, ass seen in the out of order pictures. Not even close to as artisan as the gate.

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          • #6
            Nice job on the knife, Looks better than it did before ...or is that after? *joke*

            Anyway, thank you very much. As for seeing other work I've done is there any type of thing you had in mind... Ive got thousands of pictures of my work. most of them wouldn't fit in too well on this site though. As I'm a Carpenter/General Contractor by trade. but this client I've had the pleasure of working for for the past 10 years. Single handed rebuilt/remodeled his entire House/property every single room every single square inch of his home inside and out. plus most of it i got to design as well. That Gate was one of the most resent projects that i did for him. The stone wall that the gate is on was one of my favorite projects. took me like a month and a half. Its about 250' total length with two stairways , flush mount Mail boxesccent lighting on the stairs hidden behind stones, lighted address. Anyways.. i digress. Ill post a couple pics of the matching Garden bench and see what you think of that. I like the gate better but well you'll see..

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            • #7
              Nice job on the knife, Looks better than it did before ...or is that after? *joke*

              Anyway, thank you very much. As for seeing other work I've done is there any type of thing you had in mind... Ive got thousands of pictures of my work. most of them wouldn't fit in too well on this site though. As I'm a Carpenter/General Contractor by trade. but this client I've had the pleasure of working for for the past 10 years. Single handed rebuilt/remodeled his entire House/property every single room every single square inch of his home inside and out. plus most of it i got to design as well. That Gate was one of the most resent projects that i did for him. The stone wall that the gate is on was one of my favorite projects. took me like a month and a half. Its about 250' total length with two stairways , flush mount Mail boxesccent lighting on the stairs hidden behind stones, lighted address. Anyways.. i digress. Ill post a couple pics of the matching Garden bench and see what you think of that. I like the gate better but well you'll see..

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              • #8
                Incredibly cool. What is finish? How to deal with rust issues?

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                • #9
                  the finish on the tree parts is rust accelerated with Mara tic acid . and the Gate is sprayed with a pre cat Lacquer shot with my HVLP. the branches of the tree are attached to small stand offs separating them from the gate. to act as a buffer I didn't do the stand offs on the upper vine part of the gate because the way its built when the gates come to the closed position the vines butt up to one another and stop the gate from swinging past the closed position. so i wanted the contact to be solid for years to come. and with the gates closed they cannot be lifted off there hinges. I kinda over thought that part.. LOL

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                  • #10
                    Over-engineer-er.

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                    • #11
                      What is pre cat lacquer?

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                      • #12
                        It's a clear finish that must be mixed with a catalyst for the chemical drying process to occur. Generally a much better product than your run of the mill rattle can spray lacquer.

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                        • #13
                          And it will allow you to keep a rusted finish on metal, that will survive exterior weather? That would be very cool. I have been using linseed oil once per year on some metal railings i did. Would be nice to have a more permanent finish.

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