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Project by Bob Babcock posted 03-28-2007 06:03 PM 7904 views 14 times favorited 65 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All,

I built these gates for my brothers vacation home on Maui. He lets me use it pretty much whenever I want so I figured I needed to show my appreciation. I really liked working with the Lyptus, easy to machine and a beautiful wood.

Regards,

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org





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scottb

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#1 posted 03-28-2007 06:10 PM

I like your profile picture, and I love those gates…. What a nice thank you to your brother.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Chip

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#2 posted 03-28-2007 06:12 PM

Just beautiful Bob. And the little lizard detail is terrific. These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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BassBully

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#3 posted 03-28-2007 06:19 PM

That’s very clever. Looks great too. I like how it doesn’t block off the path completely because you can see through the gate.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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CharlieM1958

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#4 posted 03-28-2007 07:12 PM

Great design and well executed! I think I need to see them in person though. ROAD TRIP!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#5 posted 03-28-2007 08:53 PM

WOW! Love the design!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#6 posted 03-28-2007 09:02 PM

they are WONDERFUL… \now.. where can I put some gates../?? hmmm

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 03-28-2007 09:24 PM

Beautiful, & all the above comments.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Branden

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#8 posted 03-28-2007 09:27 PM

Very sharp! Thanks for sharing!

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BassBully

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#9 posted 03-28-2007 10:11 PM

I’m with Charlie, I think they’d look better in person.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 03-28-2007 10:49 PM

Those twigs are all crooked…I’m pretty good with twigs…Take me a couple of weeks to fix…no problem..whats the address?
I really like the design. Good work.

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Sawdust

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#11 posted 03-28-2007 11:02 PM

Great looking gates. What kind of finish did you put on them?

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MsDebbieP

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#12 posted 03-28-2007 11:05 PM

yup.. just had another look—I have no walls outside to attach a gate to but I’ll think of something!!! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Karson

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#13 posted 03-29-2007 12:12 AM

Debbie how about to the basement stairs.

Great looking gates.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bob Babcock

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#14 posted 03-29-2007 03:01 AM

Thanks for the kind comments all. The finish is Cabot’s Australian timber oil. I built the 1st gate (the smaller one) about a year before the main gate. After shipping the main gates my brother asked if I would fly out and install them (tough duty I know). While I was out there I wiped down the 1st gate with the timber oil and it looked better than when I 1st completed it. Take a look at http://www.ponohouse.com/ and you’ll see where I got the inspiration for the raw cedar and copper. The house columns are all raw Ohia and all the gutters are copper.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Bob Babcock

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#15 posted 03-29-2007 03:09 AM

See the additional photo. You can see where the idea for the lizard detail came from…lots of these little guys roaming around.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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