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    Pet Gate - in process

    I have been thinking about making a pet gate for a while. More than 10 years.

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    Well, My Niki and Chewey both passed and there was no longer a need. My Niki (American Eskimo) still brings me to my knees in tears and sobbing. It is with great pleasure that we are blessed with these friends, even if for too short a time. Niki had the most gentle and loving personality - EVERYBODY - loved her.

    So now, I have 2 new babies. Chip and Dale.

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    NOW - the pet gate is to keep them out of the bedrooms. If I had MY way - they would sleep in bed with us, BUT, I cannot have it MY way - so I need a gate.


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    It's a ways from being done, but I am done for this weekend and the next couple of weekends are family gatherings.

    I am going to make "something" for the window, but I don't know what yet.

    The wood is from a tree I had cut down a couple of years ago and had cut into boards. They were stickered and dried for a few years. I dyed the window frame and braces with Black Transtint - the boards are v-grooved and splined.

    I have not yet put and finish coating. I will do Satin Poly.

    I had Friday off, and it was a low key quiet 4 day weekend. Some family gathering, but I got some nice quality shop time.

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    Great looking gate Leo, good looking pups too.
    Darren

    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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    Those puppies are really cute and the gate is top notch. Nice job!!

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    Great looking pups and gate, Leo!!!

    Have you thought about putting a piece of glass or acrylic in the "window"? Pups could see through without being able to get through.
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member
    Member of Mensa
    Live every day like it's your last, but don't forget to stop and smell the roses.

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