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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

English Field Gate—Part II





























11 comments:

  1. Nicely made. Is it Douglas Fir?

    In this part of the world that pattern is known as a 'Horned Gate'. As well as providing an extended brace, the horn allows the gate to be opened and closed from horse-back if mounted opposite the hinge side.
    Not an agricultural gate any longer - metal has taken over, now more decorative than useful.

    In the UK there are metal versions to be seen on public bridle tracks with the horn extended and adapted to become part of a spring release - again for the use of riders.

    All best from Wales

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  2. What beautiful work. Looks great and very solid to boot!

    What are you using to seal the end grain and for adhesion? Some kind of urethane glue (primate variety) ?

    Cheers

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    1. What kind or brand of epoxy are you using? The epoxy I have been getting from Woodcraft looks to be a lot thicker than what you are using.

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  3. I see timber framing in your future!!

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  4. Timber framing, instruments, marquetry, bench hardware, vises of every kind!!! The Brothers Abraham are the real thing, true Renascence Men. All that and I hear that they're pretty nice guys as well.

    Michael

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    1. You've been sold some really bad info Michael. We farm everything out to body doubles.

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  5. Thanks always wondered about that "shepherds crook" and if there was any practical use.

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