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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Quote Originally Posted by MetalMan23 View Post
    Ok here's a gate a made to match some existing stuff. Again this one's in greenwich ,

    The last one ^^^^^ was in greenwich too





    Lol a couple days before the install, after it was all painted, I realized that I had forgotten to put the knuckles in the middle of the pickets, so I ordered some snap on plastic ones, luckily they matched, and they blend in too
    If I can ask what you charged for this gate, installed? Trying to price my local market correct.
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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Quote Originally Posted by wagin View Post
    Damn Nice Work!
    Thanks!

    If I remember correctly, this gate was somewhere around $650-750 maybe a smidge higher or lower.

    I didn't charge enough back then.....

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    I see, when you said bender I thought you meant roller but hadn't considered that you were making increments and making slight bends, looks really nice! I bet the math for the spacing and bend degrees/figuring for springback was fun, haha. We use the HF roller for radiusing tubing, there's really not much of the original roller left though. Rather than do the add on wings we made new bigger sideplates for it and went with a bottle jack for the downfeed instead of the screw. Driven with a HF pipe threader we rolled 1/8" wall 2" square tube to a 7' radius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon Needles View Post
    I see, when you said bender I thought you meant roller but hadn't considered that you were making increments and making slight bends, looks really nice! I bet the math for the spacing and bend degrees/figuring for springback was fun, haha. We use the HF roller for radiusing tubing, there's really not much of the original roller left though. Rather than do the add on wings we made new bigger sideplates for it and went with a bottle jack for the downfeed instead of the screw. Driven with a HF pipe threader we rolled 1/8" wall 2" square tube to a 7' radius.
    Wow that's a tight radius for 11ga! How tight do you think you could get 14 or 16ga?

    I added wings to my roller, but I just need to buy some more dies from swag, I only have a 1.5" square tubing die, along with the stock dies

    And using the incremental bending, is more like guesswork than math.... Haha

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    The problem with 14ga is once you start trying to go that tight it starts to crinkle on the side that's trying to shrink. We were planning on using it for that project but had to go to 1/8" to roll without crinkling. We cobbled together some dies using the the existing HF ones, with a few add-ons. We have them pinned to the shaft with 5/16" roundbar but rolling stuff that tight will shear through the pin after a while.

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    Yeah that's a problem, that's why I use a section of pipe for my inner die, it crimps the inside of the tubing and prevents it from messing up the sides.

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Here's an arbor I made a couple months ago, using the same method of bending the curves:
    I did the arbor to match the existing pool fence











    This thing was heavy, I built the top curved section separate and assembled it on site. Had it powder coated too
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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Nice work Phil, the arbor look real nice

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    Awesome work. I've always want to do stuff like that. I oils like to try and do some scroll work.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry72 View Post
    Nice work Phil, the arbor look real nice
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaner View Post
    Awesome work. I've always want to do stuff like that. I oils like to try and do some scroll work.


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    Thanks, I usually buy pre-made scrolls and make them fit, but the gate I'm working on now I made all the scrolls from 1/4" round bar.

    I made a scroll bender jig, just for this job. I'll take some picture's of it tomorrow when I get to the shop.

    Here's the gate after I painted it today:



    I twisted the pickets too, I have a cool machine I use for twisting pickets, I'll take pics of that too

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    I would like to make some tools. ( when time permits) I was doing tool and die for 16 years now running a Cnc mill. I'm also a welder. My brother in law runs a haas Cnc lathe right beside me at work. We have access to a full fab shop with Cnc breaks and lasers. So I capable of making tooling just so busy! My brother in law and I would like to start our own shop some day soon. But the stuff you do is great and masterful and artistic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by beaner View Post
    I would like to make some tools. ( when time permits) I was doing tool and die for 16 years now running a Cnc mill. I'm also a welder. My brother in law runs a haas Cnc lathe right beside me at work. We have access to a full fab shop with Cnc breaks and lasers. So I capable of making tooling just so busy! My brother in law and I would like to start our own shop some day soon. But the stuff you do is great and masterful and artistic.


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    Thanks,
    Yes you have the equipment available to make some tools, I'm looking to buy a lathe, so I can make dies and stuff. It'll help me with my ornamental stuff.



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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Here's some fencing, with a matching gate, I never got a good picture of the gate.







    Here's some smaller miscellaneous jobs:







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    Oh yeah, check this out, it's an entertainment center. Steel frame, cherry shelves, and stainless cables and hardware:

    I used 1" square tubing 16ga for the frame, and 1/4"x2" for the vertical straps.

    Here's the frame hanging in my shop, after painting





    Mounted on the wall, with stainless hardware and wood shelves attached:






    And here it is with the TV and other stuff all set up:






    This was a pretty cool project, the interior designer basically gave me an idea, and I had to design and fabricate from scratch. Also adding a wood element really increased the difficulty.

    I wanted it to look like it was suspended from cables, kinda like a bridge.

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    I make a lot of custom strap hinges for a fence company I work with.



    I weld the 'badass' ball bearing hinges to the strap, to make hinges that are rated for like 1500-2000lbs

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    Here's a gate I put into a bluestone patio, after I anchored it in, the guy I was working for realized he told me the wrong location. Lol so I had to take it out after I took some pics,

    I told him his guys could re-drill the holes and anchor it, it was Friday and I was going to newfoundland the next morning.


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    So you guys can see I do a lot of railings, I'm finally figuring it out after being in business since late 2012

    Hope you enjoy the pics

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    Here's one of the most complicated railings I ever fabricated, just because the lack of a bottom rail, took me way longer than it should have,

    They wanted all the pickets drilled into the bluestone, and a radius to boot.



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    Don't look too closely at that last pic^^^ you might see that the posts aren't perfectly level. 😎

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    Wow,

    Brilliant work, dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Livingstone View Post
    Wow,

    Brilliant work, dude!
    Thank you sir, I'm just trying to make a living.

    But I like to work for the people that are willing to pay for my attention to detail, and the quality of work that I do. I hate doing the cheap simple stuff, it's not as rewarding.

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Nice work. How did you jig and transport that last rail. I find it difficult to fab and handle any rail without a lower horizontal rail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    Nice work. How did you jig and transport that last rail. I find it difficult to fab and handle any rail without a lower horizontal rail.
    I bent a piece of 1/2" square at the same radius as the top rail and rested the pickets on top while fabricating and just tacked them to it (a really small tack). So when I got to the job, I marked each picket hole, drilled, and then twisted the bar off with an adjustable wrench, and it slid into the holes.

    The top rail was just my normal 1"x1/2"x1/8" punched channel. Bent to a template.



    It was a pain to get all the pickets in at the same time though lol. But it definitely looked pretty cool when it was done.

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    great railings!

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