Todays shop time.

KubotainNH

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Cool bird bigtiller. I enjoy making things out of metal. I finished up a pair of gates Saturday, they are made of old futon metal. We have what we call a dog chute off our deck that allows the pooches into the back yard to play. Issue is it blocks the way to get around the house on that side. These gates attach to the fence posts with simple pinned hinges. So far I'm very happy with them.

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Big Barn

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Cool bird bigtiller. I enjoy making things out of metal. I finished up a pair of gates Saturday, they are made of old futon metal. We have what we call a dog chute off our deck that allows the pooches into the back yard to play. Issue is it blocks the way to get around the house on that side. These gates attach to the fence posts with simple pinned hinges. So far I'm very happy with them.

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Nice job on the gates. I like the curved top!
 

KubotainNH

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Your in a different league than me, looks good!

Nice job on the gates. I like the curved top!

Thank you. I thought the curved top would look neat and it gave me a little extra height to discourage my German Shepherd from jumping it. The lower vertical pieces I had on hand were only a bit longer than they are on the gate. BTW, I love that Everlast welder you can see in the picture. :)
 

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How did you bend the rectangular tubing for the top?
 

KubotainNH

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Here's a picture of my pooch looking out one of the gates. A bit of a glare and they are only held closed with bungies until I get the real latches on. Now on to someone else's shop time post. :D

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I’ve been working on refurbishing this old Ellis and saw off and on for the last month. Pretty much done. Built new in and outfeed roller tables, ditched the wheel kit and raised the table height to 32” so I wouldn’t have to bend over so far. (Getting old SUCKS)

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Clipboard mount seeing as how I have difficulty remembering measurements....
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My version of “micro adjust” stop for material cut length.

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I’m trying an old toothbrush for blade cleaning and it seems to work but looks kind of hoaky. Might have to rig up a small rotary brush.
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Kyle_in_Tex

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A rotary brush at a slight angle is a good blade cleaner. Still a mess no matter what though.
 
 
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