Building a gate

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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 08-17-2012 05:30 PM 4689 reads 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Not really a woodworking project, but it might be useful. I’ve never built a gate before; it was actually very easy.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#1 posted 08-17-2012 05:51 PM

Easy project.

The making of the video itself was what I was really interested in. You are so good at being totally honest about all the things that don’t go excatly right, which makes your videos so watchable.

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#2 posted 08-17-2012 06:07 PM

I’d say it qualifies as a woodworking project. Your videos are always fun to watch. They always show what’s pertinent and interesting.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 08-17-2012 06:16 PM

Nice gate. I wish I had seen this 20 years ago when I “built” a gate for my yard. Ah, well. Now, it’s time for the yard. I hear Yard Crashers might be in the NoCal area soon ;>).

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#4 posted 08-17-2012 07:01 PM

looks like a woodworking project to me…

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#5 posted 08-17-2012 10:02 PM

Nice fix. Nice gate. Nice video, as always.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 08-18-2012 12:26 AM

Yep that’s wood and saws and screws and drills and adhesives. I think that would be a project.
Good stuff Steve, we like gates to.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 08-18-2012 01:23 AM

Fun vid Steve…....................My guess is that you are not a mason in your spare time! LOL

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo.

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#8 posted 08-18-2012 03:19 PM

I used an Adjust-A-Gate steel frame kit to build my gate. The kit worked, but the design came up a little short in my opinion.

If I was going to do it again, I would weld a steel gate frame from scratch, and then face it with cedar pickets.

Here is my blog article about the Adjust-A-Gate kit…

Adjust-A-Gate Review


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#9 posted 08-18-2012 05:55 PM

I think you should claberate (sp?) with Mystery Guitar Man and do a song with your Cahones~ about “Haters”~~~stop hating…about what your project is, what shoes you wear, the fact you let Safety Baby play with scissors ~~~~and everything else the haters hate on….
Let folks know that if they want a particular video, they are free to do one themselves!!!!

-- Ride hard or go home~

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#10 posted 08-19-2012 05:16 AM

Fine Job Steve. Reminds of a woman we knew who called one day asking me to bring my saw over to cut some boards for her. When I got there, she asked me to cut the pile so she could build a gate to surprise her husband. No idea of what she wanted it to look like or how high, just cut them to make a gate ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 10:30 PM

Great job! Keep up the good work!

Thanks for sharing!

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#12 posted 08-21-2012 12:30 AM

Nice job on the gate. I liked your solution for installing the new posts, that’s a new one to me. It sure beats cutting the concrete out or trying dig out the remnants of the old posts through the original hole.

Thanks for the tip!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#13 posted 08-26-2012 05:02 PM

Looks great Steve, made out of wood, I think it’s a woodworking project and I am sure it will help a lot people when they need to build a gate . I had a double wooden gate and using Thompson’s Water Seal really helped when it rained, keeps the gate from soaking up the rain and that keeps the gate from getting heaver with the water wieght.

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#14 posted 09-12-2012 04:06 PM

Great video Steve, as for as it be a wood related project, I think it fits in LJ’s just perfect.

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#15 posted 09-14-2012 01:20 PM

What SuperDav said….wood, screws, etc…looks like a woodworking project, sounds like a woodworking project, feels like a woodworking project, tastes like a woodworking project….glad I didn’t step in it….

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