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This has been a father and son project. I'm the son at 57 years old. The wood is Western Red Cedar. Utilizing all mortise and tenon jointery, no mechanical fasteners. We used West System epoxy for assembly in place of glue. We tongue and grooved the inner panel boards ourselves, and they float in the frames and are held tight with Space-Balls. Thats the "black-dots" you see in the grooves. :) Dad :) Me
 

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Well done pmspirito :)

Just a note *** if you use alot of space balls you may want to take a look at
Unique Panalign Strip
http://www.sommerfeldtools.com/products.asp?id=18
They cost less (about 1/2 the price) and work just a bit easyer than the space balls.
1/4" x 1/4" about 3/4" long and they don't roll arcoss the work bench and then all over the floor. :)

Bj :)
 

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I can't begin to guess the number of hours. And the number wouldn't be a "real" number, something you could use for comparison. We took a loooooong time. Not counting finishing which Dad did later at his shop, (these photos are unfinished), we spent 1 day each weekend for at least 10 weeks. So thats 20-man days at 8 hours a day is 160 hours. Some things you just can't put a price on.
 

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It is amazing to see all of the intiricate and detailed projects on this forum. You definately have shown professional quality work in your pedestrian gate.

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Michael Haney
 

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Great job and I love the fact it was a father & son project. If you're the son (57) that has to put your Dad in his 70's. What a good son.
 

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What a beautiful piece! I love the final photograph of the installed gate.

Can you explain your process for the m&t joinery for a newbie?
 

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pmspirito said:
Yes, I am a good son, thank you. Here is a picture of Dad and he said to tell you he is 80 years old. And here is the finished and installed gate.

Beautifull Gate!!

Nice project... of a lifetime!

What kind of hinges did you use?
 
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