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12-23-2014 12:11 AM

new to all this, don’t know why it took me so long ,,since i have always thought it was cool,anyways like the title says i need good info ,,,starting with terminology, tools ,hand and power and which ones to get first.,i need a new gate in the yard i want to do it myself ,,not sure which forum to add this to…..sorry in advance


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#1 posted 12-23-2014 12:18 AM

You can start by taking some accurate measurements and make a sketch of what you want to build. Check out You
tube. Just about anything you want to do has been done before and documented.

Search for “how to build a gate”.

Good luck.
Mike

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 12:18 AM

Welcome to the forum.

Knowledge and tool requirements are determined by the nature of the work you wish to do. Since you mentioned the need for a gate, that’s a good place to start. I’d suggest elaborating some on that project and we’ll be able to determine the skills and tools you need to build it.

That’s the starting point. From there, it’s possible to keep adding new tools and skills as they’re needed.

If you intend to get really serious about woodworking there is one book recommendation. Bruce Hoadley’s Understanding Wood provides the basic knowledge any woodworker should have. A woodworker needs to really understand the medium of the craft and that is wood.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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#3 posted 12-23-2014 06:05 AM

WOW thank you guys for such a quick reply..i have looked at youtube and it has helped a bit and i will look into the book thank you MT_Stringer and JAAune i really do appreciate the response about the gate..heres the situation on one side is the fence (wooden) and on the other is my house (stucco finish),58 inches between the two and the ground is concrete ,i want the gate to match the fence and would like it 6ft high..i want to get good at this,, well i need to so i can fix my house and and teach my sons,,i wish i was taught when i was younger now I’m an old dog trying to learn something new,,,, anyways thanks again and would really appreciate and any info

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 06:09 AM

JAAune i saw your wrk wow is what comes to mind

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#5 posted 12-23-2014 06:15 AM

In my opinion making a gate is more on the carpentry side of woodworking ,
There’s some step by step stuff online,like these.

http://www.buildeazy.com/house_property_makeover/basic-fence-gate-1.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Wooden-Gate

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 12-23-2014 06:22 AM

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#7 posted 12-23-2014 04:50 PM

Thank you Jim

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#8 posted 12-23-2014 05:07 PM

Always glad to help.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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