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Thread: The gates are hanging

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Woking, Great Britain

    The gates are hanging

    This weekend, I found some time to weld the shoe to the bottom hinge, the shoe is a 1 ˝ foot long piece of U profile that will fit around the bottom joist of the gate

    DSC_2518 by mcluma, on Flickr

    The hinge above is the wall plate which is going to be the top hinge
    I will admit I am not the world’s best welder, but was not disappointed with the final result (of course I ran out of welding wire, and had to get some new one, (I just got a bit crazy and didn’t now I was using that much wire)
    Below you see the shoe fitted to the bottom of the gate, 6 screws will hold the gate in the shoe, the bottom got painted before fitting

    DSC_2552 by mcluma, on Flickr

    And here you see the final result of all the hard work, the gates are finally fitted

    DSC_2557 by mcluma, on Flickr
    This is the back of the gate with only one coat of paint on

    DSC_2566 by mcluma, on Flickr
    Really happy with the final result, the opening between the gates is 12mm, i had calculated for 10mm, so all in all really happy
    What remains to be done is:
    Electrics / Intercom / lights / wooden gate styles / etc

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Good job there Chris. You been hard at work again i see. Those gates a beautys.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Looking good Chris
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you don’t know what tool to buy next, then you probably don’t need it yet.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Are you at Cynthia's house???

    Looks good Chris, quite a project you got going.

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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