Farm Gate

welding farm gate pins
Reducing the risk of theft

One of the negatives in our neck of the woods is that there are people out there who will steal anything. So, part of the battle to reduce theft is to reduce the level of opportunity to steal. Our idea was to weld the pins onto the gate. The gate will still pivot, it just won’t be easy to simply lift the gate off its hinges.

2 more packages of vintage plans for my collection

Sorting through vintage project plans.
Vintage plan collecting.

This week was eventful because I received two parcels in the mail from recent purchases. Francie B. sent me the box of plans, 58 in total. Among them, 15 of them are new to me so they will go straight into my collection. The rest I will consider their condition and swap them with one’s currently in my collection.

 

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Post and Rail Log Fence

Peeling the logs.
Peeling the logs.

We’ve seen log fencing before, different types too, and we’ve always liked them. The idea is install a post and rail log fence down the left side of the driveway. The driveway runs about 170-180 ft and we want the log fencing to run pretty much the whole length.

 

 

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Pool Perimeter Custom Fence part 2

Custom fence panels.
Custom fence panels.

Yes, its been 10 days but the weather hasn’t always co-operated either. Then there’s weekends…all that’s left is the gate and to cut off the tops of the posts. Interestingly, the sound around the pool has changed. Its a lot more crisp and clear.

 

 

Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.

There were a couple days where it rained hard, thankfully we had the garage to work from to do all the cutting.

Lots and lots of cutting.
Lots and lots of cutting.
Close to the finish line.
Close to the finish line.
All done except to trim the tops.
All done except to trim the tops.
Just a few more nails :)
Just a few more nails 🙂

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Pool Perimeter Custom Fence

Pool needs a fence.
Pool needs a fence.

A friend asked for some help in building a custom fence around their pool. They found a fence design on the Internet that they wanted duplicated. The first three pictures here are where I came in to the project. The 6×6 posts were already installed. The posts average 8 ft apart, two sections between the house and the garage are 10ft apart. A couple section to the rear are 5 ft. And yes…that is one BIG German Shepherd dog!

 

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