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Project by redryder posted 08-25-2014 04:56 AM 2178 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a gate I built for my daughter. Kind of a rustic approach.

All cedar. Mortise and tenon joints (glued and screwed). No finish to allow the cedar to age naturally like the tools. Stout hinges from the box store.

Most are old tools that I needed to retire and some were found at garage sales and antique shops. Hopefully the old tools can keep on working for a few more years…...................

-- mike...............





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 08-25-2014 08:18 AM

Great idea…see Ma there is a Heaven..

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 08-25-2014 09:18 AM

Really neat. True re-cycle. Bet it swings level in addition?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@outlook.com

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#3 posted 08-25-2014 01:05 PM

Very cool!

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#4 posted 08-25-2014 03:08 PM

This is so cool!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 08-25-2014 03:09 PM

No ONE can claim you can NOT find your tools! They are the gate!

I was wondering where my old hay hooks had gone?

I bet it get a few comments!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 08-25-2014 03:29 PM

Mike, that is very creative. I like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 08-25-2014 04:33 PM

COOL way to give more Life to the good old tools of yesteryear…

Nice collection of tools… I think I still have some of those… that I still use!

COOL work… and Idea!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 08-25-2014 11:08 PM

Great idea and well done

-- Norman

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#9 posted 08-26-2014 12:26 AM

Excellent! I love this!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Roger

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#10 posted 08-30-2014 08:43 PM

Now that is way too cool. What a fantastic idea.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#11 posted 10-04-2015 01:36 AM

Oh no! Another project I will have to try. Yours is just excellent. Thank you.

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