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Project by Joseph Garcia posted 09-17-2016 10:27 AM 1666 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started by measuring the limitations of the fence line.
Talked with the home owner to see how far from the drive way the fence was to be placed.
Took detailed notes and and made a quick sketch to work on it later at home.
Once I drew the fence to scale, I was able to figure out how many wooden pickets or planks to buy.
They happen to be on sale at Home Depot for only $1.50 each.
Bought:
50 wooden pickets or planks (Any that were left over can be returned for refund)
12 – 4’ wooden stakes 1/2” x 2”
10 – Sets of L-brackets – 2 per pack
8 – 8’ pressure treated 2×4s
4 bags of Ready Mix concrete. One for each pole.
2 – 8’ pressure treated poles
1 – 5 pound box of 2” wood screws
1 – Line level string
1 – Line level
1 – chalk line

Dug 4 – 18” holes, cutting through huge tree roots from nearby trees.
The holes had to be wide enough to have some room to bring them all exactly 6” from the driveway.
Placed 2 level lines on wooden stakes beyond the fence line to line up the poles.
For the upper and lower part of the poles to be lined up with.
Placed the poles into the holes.
Brought the poles to the fence lines or level lines.
Hammered in 2 – 4’ wooden stakes on two sides of each pole to get them level to hold in place.
Poured the concrete in the holes.
Checked on the alignment.
Let the concrete solidify for at least 4 hours so I left and returned the next day.
Added the pressure treated 2×4s in between the poles.
Secured them by using L-brackets.
Positioned two more line levels. One for the tops of the wood pickets/planks. Another for the bottoms.
The tops were level.
The bottoms were 4 inches from the ground.
Sloped at a 4 degree tilt in grade level following the slope of the driveway.
I cut the pieces to touch the ground.
I also placed them 4 inches apart from each other as requested by the home owner.
I did the same thing on the other side so that they were overlapped.
I ended up using about 46 pieces since the they came in 6’ lengths.
The first 10 were 36 inches or less, then after that I could only get one from each piece.
I also used a level once I screwed in the first screw to make sure each one was perfect vertical to the center of the earth hahahaaa . . .
A few mistakes were made along the way, but we dealt with them as they were discovered.
Snapped a chalk line 4 inches from the ground.
Cut the bottoms off.
Added the two side pieces.
Cleaned up.
Took photos of my work.

-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 09-17-2016 02:19 PM

Nice work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Joseph Garcia

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#2 posted 09-17-2016 03:04 PM

Thanks Ken!

-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer

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#3 posted 09-17-2016 03:20 PM

Great review. I like the “progressive pictures” and detailed written instructions- well done.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-17-2016 05:52 PM

Joseph, this is a fine looking fence. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#5 posted 09-17-2016 09:26 PM

A very well detailed post Joseph
The final result looks neat.
So the remaining unanswered question is
How many pailings did you use (it looks to be 42)

....and almost forgot speaking of 40’s where are the 40 Derby cars eh?!

-- Regards Robert

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Desert_Woodworker

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#6 posted 09-18-2016 12:22 AM



A very well detailed post Joseph
The final result looks neat.
So the remaining unanswered question is
How many pailings did you use (it looks to be 42)

....and almost forgot speaking of 40 s where are the 40 Derby cars eh?!

pal·ing (pā′lĭng)
I know about “palings” for those that don’t:
1. One of a row of upright pointed sticks forming a fence; a pale.

“Eh!” An interjection or prompt spoken by Canadians.
Equivalent to the American “huh?” or “right?”
Usually used to prompt a person to respond to what was said. or to indicate a lack of understanding.

As for the “Derby cars” are you refereing to this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c7S4o91X-w

-- Desert_Woodworker

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#7 posted 09-18-2016 03:12 AM

Thanks for all of the compliments fellas! . . .

Who owns their own wood shop? Wish I had one.

How did you know I cut about 40 pinewood derby cars? lol . . . I cut them each year at my son’s elementary school for the annual Pinewood Derby race.

-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer

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robscastle

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#8 posted 09-18-2016 03:35 AM

So all that remains now after the english lesson from Desert_Woodworker, (thanks for that) is the unanswered questions now re phrased

Of the original 50 wooden pickets or planks you had in your BOM how many did you use?
From your photos it looks to be about 42 leaving 8 to be returned, this number needs to be confirmed please.

Once we put question 1 to bed I will then persue Question 2, the whereabouts of the unposted 40 Derby cars, this question about the Derby Cars was prompted by the number 42.

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 09-18-2016 03:46 AM

Good night fellow woodworkers

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Joseph Garcia

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#10 posted 09-18-2016 12:43 PM

Here is a link to one of the first pinewood derby race cars I made for my son. Watch the video and look for the penguin with movable arms. I chose the shape since my son had just seen the movie Happy Feet.

https://youtu.be/h-Svp_XH0uE?t=22s

http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/happyfeet/images/b/b2/2006_happy_feet_041.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130814233128

-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer

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#11 posted 09-18-2016 12:50 PM

hahaha . . . I edited the post to include the number I ended up using: 46 (including 1 wrong cut that I had to put in the recycle scrap pile) Thanks for asking though. I created a drawing using Microsoft Excel to create a floor plan of it. Thinking that I could figure out how many I would need by drawing it to scale. That gave me a clue, but since there was a change in elevation due to the slope of the driveway the were all different sizes. With a gradual drop of 7 inches from the first one to the last one. Later I realized that I could create an elevation drawing to show the drop of 7 inches, but it was faster to buy more and return the unused ones than to draw it. They will probably get covered in dirt and or covered by placing plants along the fence so the bottom edge probably didn’t matter, so I did it for my own piece of mind in knowing that I did the best that I was capable of doing at the time.

-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#12 posted 09-19-2016 06:12 PM

Looks good. I’m not letting the wife see this post or she’ll remind me I promised to do something similar. :) Seriously, great work.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Joseph Garcia

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#13 posted 09-19-2016 11:17 PM

Lol! . . . My niece in Texas wants one too now hahahaa. . . .

-- Joseph Garcia - (323) 491-9471 - AtYourService.LosFeliz@Gmail.com - Finish Carpenter / Woodworker / Handyman / Draftsman / Designer

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