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In October 2020 I finished up this gate project with an automatic opening system, lights, the whole shebang. It was nerve racking that I couldn't stage anything before setting it in place. I made sure to measure everything thrice and rig up the anchors so they were in the right spot when the footings were poured. The leaves are made from old boiler pipe sections from an old industrial laundry factory that was in Durham, NC. It's been over 2 years since I last posted to the forum, so this is a long overdue update on what I've been up to.







A friction folder/hoof pick combo for a professional horseback rider



Some kitchen knives, I use the dowel construction method which makes it very easy to fit it up and get the composition I want.












San mai of 1095 and some sort of saw blade for the jacket



Blade forged from Pokemon corner cutter die, probably D2 or the like. Complete pain to forge




alloy banding







My favorite so far, called "Dino". 80CrV2






Cleavers made from leaf spring and phenolic handles.



Stainless clad 1095 and home made circuit board handle with carbon fiber pins




The circuit board handle material in question. I sold some to my friends and they did a better job finishing it than I did.




Silverthorn Knife & Tool's work




Leucadia custom knives work




Full tang in snakewood for a beekeeper



My Queen, may she rest in peace. Hopefully I'll learn from my mistakes and manage my colony better next time




Forging a piece of thermite excess from the process for fusing railroad track



Thermite steel turned out to spark high carbon and made a good knife





Pic says it all. The best power hammer attachment for making knives. It works like a Japanese die set with a larger flat die on bottom



This became mine. 2 tone cocobolo handle.




Big ol kukri thing, phenolic handle




Finally made sheaths for these two.


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Welcome back, and wow, you've been busy!  


Excellent job on the gate, you should be proud.  Heck, excellent work on it all!  Be proud!  B)


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Good your back and thanks for updating everyone. Wouldn’t have a clue how to build a gate, let alone design it!

The handle on the “Dino” caught my eye, really different.

"I Never Met A Knife I Didn't Like", (Will Rogers)

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I built a railing once, and once was plenty.  The gate is a wonderful piece.  Thanks for sharing




"The worst day smithing is better than the best day working for someone else."


I said that.


If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.

- - -G. K. Chesterton


So, just for the record: the fact that it does work still should not be taken as definitive proof that you are not crazy.


Grant Sarver

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Nice work all around. That gate is magnificent.

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  





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Great work all round, especially like the idea of the circuit board handles!

Where I live we unfortunately need to build the prisons we live in, high walls, electric fencing, alarms etc etc.....


Your gate is wonderful, but it doesn't look like it could keep anything in.......or out! :lol:


Anywhere people have gates like that must be a good place to live! 

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