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Forum topic by scottishbob posted 12-31-2012 04:25 PM 4297 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2012 04:25 PM

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Hi lads
Need a bit of help here ! this is a pic of a gate that i would like to make for my driveway
Now my drive way entrance is 14ft wide with 4ft high stone pillars each side , so i will be making 2 timber gates, appox 4ft x 7ft, in , now i am wondering how to go about making an arched brace , it is a large arch so how is it constructed? going on the pic i dont think its laminated using thin strips
Thanks Bob

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 08:39 PM

Band saw cut them out of a glue up. Use epoxy for your glue ups. Glue short pieces to a long piece to give you the size you need for the total shape, You could also band saw them out of plywood and bend a thin strip for edge banding so it would look like solid wood. It is a very nice looking gate.

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 09:13 PM

Take a look at the left arch and the lamination pattern should be obvious. It’s constructed of the wide faces of board. I’ve done a crude MS paint dissection. The light and dark regions are a dead giveaway.

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 11:31 PM

Make it bigger and you’ll have room to work it.
If I was doing this job I’d make a template and do the final shaping with a router using a 1/2” x 2” worktop trimming bit.

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#4 posted 01-01-2013 07:33 PM

thanks guys

-- Ireland, Galway .... fingers! "we dont sell them"

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