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    Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    So I do a lot of "wrought iron" railings, fencing and gates, so I figure I'll share my work, for anyone interested.

    Questions, comments and criticisms are all welcome.

    So I'll start with some projects I did last year, and keep updating as I do more work.

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    So here's a pool fence I did in greenwich, lovely property.






    Last edited by MetalMan23; 02-02-2016 at 08:46 PM.

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Here's a topper fence along a curved stone wall





    I bent the horizontal rails with the HF hydraulic tubing bender with some custom dies I made

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    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

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    You killed it on that curved one. They all look really nice and are all money makers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    You killed it on that curved one. They all look really nice and are all money makers.
    Thanks! I love doing stuff like that, it's rewarding.

    yeah I definitely made some money on the curved one, it was about 75 linear ft total.


    I made some radius railings a couple years ago, I'll see if I can find the pics

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Nice job, matches the homes .

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Nice job, matches the homes .
    Thanks BD1

    yeah these people got money$$

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    I like your work - nicely done
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    Nice work. Nice curves. Plastic is great in right situation and fast and fits well and doesn't rust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaDave View Post
    I like your work - nicely done
    Thank you sir

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    Mick120, tapwelder, thanks

    I'll have some more pics tomorrow.

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    You are working in the right part of the state.

    Nice work.
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    nice. i tell customers, theres a difference between a "welder that makes a fence, and a fence man that welds". around where i live, it is industry standard for fence co's, to not weld the underside of the bottom tube rail. the co i once worked for, it was also noted in there contracts in sorta fine print. its a almost guaranteed rott out in time, especially on fences running through grass w/ sprinklers. i try to avoid fence work these days, other than repairs, or small jobs when i get roped into it for somebody i know. i feel i done enough to last me the rest of my natural life. back in the early aughts, when marlboro and all the other tabaccoo companies got sued, or settled out, the public schools got a chunk of that, and it seemed every public school was replacing there chain link fences w/ ornamental iron panels that were powder coated over galvanized tubing. i could get into living in that house

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Hey Metalman,
    The curved rail looks great!
    What material are you using to anchor in stone?
    Thanks,
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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    I bent the horizontal rails with the HF hydraulic tubing bender with some custom dies I made[.

    You took what usually is a boring looking everyday railing and turned it into something very attractive with those curves! Well done!!!

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    123weld, thanks that's a good point, I'm a welder who makes fencing. I try to make the best quality I can.

    d110pickup,
    i use anchoring cement, comes in 1 gallon buckets, it's a type of hydraulic cement, expanding slightly as it cures, which only takes about 45 min. Now I've neen using a blend of anchoring cement and water stop cement, it hardens in about 10 min, and cures in about 45 min.


    BrianC,
    thanks! I love it when someone is willing to pay for radius/ curved stuff, it's definitely a challenge that I enjoy. and it really adds a level of quality to the job.

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Ok so I found some pics of the radius stuff, this house had 2 porches off the back of the second floor.





    And here's some pics in summer when I came back to touch up the paint





    This job was fun to do, my first real radius job. I took a template with a price of plywood, and again I used the HF tubing bender with custom dies to bend the caprail the hard way.

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    Here's something I'm working on today.

    Still have to drill and tap for hinges, and paint

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    My pleasure,


    Here's a couple more Gates:






    And here's some interior gates, I did 3 inside this customers house, to help keep dogs out of certain rooms



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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    Did you use the HF bender or roller for your radii?

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    I use the their regular bender for the easier stuff, and for the hard stuff, like tubing or cap rail the hard way, I use their hydraulic tubing bender,

    Here's a pic of my cap rail dies in the bender:




    And here's the bender set up with my square tubing dies:







    I really should be using a roller for the tubing, but I don't have 2" dies for my pyramid roller. So this works.

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    Re: Some everyday railings (and other cool stuff)

    If the piece o steel I'm bending is not too heavy I'll just stick it between 2 slats of my old table, and pull/jump on it to get the bend. I've done a lot of bending like that, irregular curves and such.

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    Damn Nice Work!
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