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Old 04-19-2008, 12:36 PM
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I just finished a new set of gates for the archway of a customers courtyard. I did a sawcut bend for the french curve top in the 1 1/2" tubing. I forged all the scrolls and also made the handles and latch mechanism. The customer was firm in her desire for acanthus leaves even though I tried to talk her out of it. I decided to order a handful of leaves from king and now regret not forging them as well, so the dern leaves are the only thing on it I did not make. I painted it last night so it is now a copper color and I will likley antique it a bit with a rubbed on black finish as well.
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:44 PM
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Downright purdy! I almost wish I had a courtyard so I would have a reason to build a set myself....
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Old 04-19-2008, 12:44 PM
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Very nice, Andy.
I would like to see a detail of the latch and then later some pictures of the completed installation.
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Really good lookin' work, Walker. I'd love to see pics of it when installed.

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Old 04-19-2008, 01:23 PM
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VERY VERY nice job.

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Old 04-19-2008, 01:38 PM
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Very good job Andy,

When you welded the scrolls to the top and bottom did you weld it inside, or on the outside edges. I tried enlarging the picture but I still can't see the welds.

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Old 04-19-2008, 02:38 PM
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That's beautiful!
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:52 PM
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Yup Yup that be a nice gate!!
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:30 PM
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very nice!
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:44 PM
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Nice job. follow up pics would be nice. Good looking gates. I like how the outermost pic dies off on the scrollwork.
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