IRON Fence Jig

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  1. Apr 16, 2015 #1

    retroweld

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    Hey guys, I weld as a hobby and I made my dad an iron fence in my garage last summer. I wanted to share it with you in case anyone is looking to build their own iron fence (DIY). I made a jig to help ensure the fence panels were welded straight and square. I have a video of the jig in case anyone could benefit from such a contraption. Everyone could use one of these....right? Ha! [​IMG]


    see it at www.retroweld.com

    Let me know if anyone has any questions. I try to answer and help anyone as best that I can.

    Thanks everyone.
    Douglas

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    Shouldn't the points on top be sharp to discourage anyone from trying to climb over?
     
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    NICE ! As a wood guy, I find the world of welding fascinating. Those spear points are very cool. A lot of work for a hobby and for family. Hope you got something in return. :D
     
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    Thanks everyone. It is fun but I'm looking to learn more about wood working as well.
     
  6. Apr 25, 2015 #6

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    The latest fad around So CAL is to combine a hand built iron fence with dark stained redwood 1" x 6" boards running vertically through it. I'm going to try my luck fabbing up something similar, but using a Trex type of wood, which will never rot. Do you have any ideas for me?
     
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    I have a friend that built a little machine out of a hollow bore gear box he found to twist wrought iron. It is pretty simple and something any welder could build. Your work looks nice. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    The fence looks great!! It's always rewarding to work on something like that then be able to sit back and look at your finished product.
     
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    Douglas... I'd love to watch your video, but I continue to get an error message that the IP address cannot be found.
    Rick
     
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    This thread is 5 years old.
     
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