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  • notreallydaedalus

    Wow, looks like not many people caught that diagonal bracing error. April, I hope you just misunderstood your metal experts, because diagonal bracing ALWAYS helps resist deflection. Take a look at roof trusses, or the space frames holding up highway signs — they're much longer than they are tall, and you'll never see one without diagonal bracing.

  • yard limit

    you did an excellent job, i like the video. your work is really good. you have a lot of skills. nice to see a girl doing this kind of stuff. the way you describe what you are doing is also very good and easy to listen too. you don't waste a lot of time talking about things that do not matter like a lot of others do. i see people saying why didn't you do this or that , instead of the way you did it. there are a hundred different ways of doing anything. they should make a video and see what people say about their work, GOOD JOB

  • College Richards

    Invest in a bandsaw the best 700-1500 you will ever spend. use the scrap to build a welding table. And grab a few boat screw jacks. makes welding and adjusting for level much better.. and a magnet ground clamp. Thats a great gate. both the shop gate and house gate.

  • Charles Hinton

    Having grown up on a small farm near Quinlan, TX I always like to see other Texans being successful.
    Good for you.
    I personally like the AW logo for the gate, but the tree is cool too.
    While the naysayers are correct in that triangles are more rigid than rectangles there comes a point when there's enough strength that it doesn't matter, I have welded a few things together on the farm and there's nothing wrong with the design and construction of your gate.
    Unless someone runs over it or steals it, which are both possibilities, it ain't going no where.
    Speaking of the possibility of theft, how are you going to lock the hinges in so some jack wagon can't come in and steal it ?
    Keep up the good work.

  • Rob Bowman

    Nice job on the fab. I would have done a different design. Cut the weight of the gate in half with the same opening by doing a double leaf design. You are using a very heavy gate on a single hinge post. I predict you will have sagging issues over time.

  • Tania Gonzalez

    Dammm girl I want to be like you ๐Ÿ™‚ my dad works like you . And I have always liked construction ๐Ÿ”จ but you make me love it seriously your my inspiration . Iโ€™m a nurse but i would totally change my profesiรณn for this live it so much thanks you for showing that women can do this too:)

  • Arnold Romppai

    oh god your make my back really hurt watching you, you need to build what i did many years ago, for building everything from trailers, gates, truck racks docks, pontoon boats, pontoon house boats and so much more, build a frame out of 2x4x1/8 tubing, put 2x3x1/8 cross-member across the under side, a 2x4x1/8 removable tong, using 2 pins. weld o 3 inch peace of hitch tubing seamless so 2" tubing fits in side, drill a 7/8 hole in the side of the 3" long peaces of tubing weld a stainless steel nut over the drilled holes put a 4/4" stainless steel bolt into the nut, weld these 3 peace that are 3" long seamless tubing to all 4 comers of the frame, cut 4 peaces of 2x2x1/8 tubing for the legs lock them in place with the ss bolt, get 2 spindles (4 bolt on) and wheels from a scrap yard frpm a small car, smaller the in the center of your fram weld on a drop tubing one on each side bolt spindles an wheels on, cut a 3rd 2x4x1/8 tubing to run the full length of the inside of your huge frame, this is used as you width jig beam, make sure when you weld this frame up it is 100% square, now roll in out side for storage after pain, drop the 4 legs an lock them, now you have a huge mobile jig table, make it long, make it wide, i made mine to fit a 102 wide trailer frame being that is max hwy width, i roll it in when needed roll out when not

  • palesia di patroclo

    Great job! I am curious about the tree, it was too little the proportion? Cause it was a nice shape and i would like to see a picture of a try on the gate.

  • Marc A Gagnon

    I being a welder for a long time (30 Years) I think you went too heavy with it! Light wall tubing is adequate for such a project. Nice job what was the cost? The structure of the gate would of supported itself with no bending. Personally I would of made two separate gates hinging in the center as it would be less strain on the attaching posts where you have the entire weight hanging to one side.

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  • H2Oskiaddict

    Great looking gate. On a side note, you can't wash mill scale off with soap and water. You either need to sand blast, grind, or used acid to remove it. However, you did get them clean.

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  • Tom Brown

    A quick equipment question as I am looking at getting into welding. Why did you opt for an abrasive chop saw instead of a carbide tooth chop saw (or even a mounted band saw). I am researching options. Great video as always!

  • RockStarVee

    Have you tried the little plastic trigger that Rustoleum sells? It slips over your paint can and lets you just trigger spray. It's about $3 and it's a little miracle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Seanโ€™s House of Crazy

    Your research and planning shows on every project! You explain clearly every part and what they are officially named, rather than I sparked the whichy-ma-thing to the doodle-whatsit! The fact that you ask people questions shows you are not arrogant or full of yourself? I am sure Cody and your parents, but most of all the dogs are extremely proud of you??? Congrats, beautiful job!!! Cheers, Sean

  • allotribus

    It would have been a bit easier if the gate was first installed before painting. Nevertheless, it'll stop a raging bull dead in its path.

  • Phantom 2040

    Try to cut your gate in half, more better and its not too heavy from yor load post. Well its your gate and your design

  • david mahoney

    DON'T EVER START A FIRE WITH GAS. YOU WERE LUCKY THIS TIME. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT YOU WILL GET BURNED IF YOU CONTINUE. I WOULD HATE TO KNOW THAT YOU GOT BURNED. Talk to local fire fighters about the way to start a fire safely please.

  • delineator

    I put a similar entrance gate on our property , itโ€™s 15ft span with 4×4 8ft posts when I originally hung the gate the hinge post flexed when it opened lucky I hadnโ€™t installed the latch post at this point so I dung another 4ft hole as before for the other post but this time bolted a 6×6 10ft pressure treated post to the metal post and installed it in the hole then simply flipped the gate around to hinge it on the reinforced post then just bolted another 6×6 timber post to the original hinge post ( just the grade level )which is now the latch post just to mirror the new hinge post
    After the gate was hung I fitted a lift master electric gate arm/opener. Oh also used the same paint on the gate as have been impressed with the finish. The gate has been on for over 2yrs now and works great ๐Ÿ‘

  • Doug Decuir

    so ya wanna know what i think of your gate… well…. i absolutely love it.. I'm actually on here looking at videos on how to build gates… i need an 18 foot gate but i might go with 2 9 foot gates.. if i go 18 i am going aluminum… only thing i saw on your gate that i would change is i would also cap off the bottom of the post to keep wasp out.. other than that and even thinking of that you gate is still perfect..

  • B Kris

    You said you were setting the sides and bottom flat to each other. This may or may not be of interest , but there's a word for that — coplanar. It's a good word to make people run to their dictionary or Google :-). You have a wonderful skill for presentation! That makes for great videos!

  • Tracy Daisley

    The craftsmanship is spot on, well done, 14gage is the thickest you should really go, using a 2×4 bottom rail also helps 1000%.

  • jeff wright

    Outstanding, one idea for the gate add your logo you would have to cut out a portion of the pickets since your logo is round. However, that would be easy enough, in addition, you could burn the logo into your shop gate but with what you have already might make the shop gate look too busy. you decide

  • Dewex Dewex

    Great work.

    I made some burglar bars for some windows recently. It occurred to me when I spray painted them with aerosol cans that some finer graffiti outlining nozzles would waste less paint when doing grills. I think half of the aerosol's paint ended up on the piece of carton I sprayed them on top of.

  • david frank

    Absolutely a great job. I really have no talent to think of anything like what you just built. I do have to ask how well did that helmet work out for you. Did you have any problems with it fogging up at all?

  • Luis Alvarez

    Anyone noticed that the bandsaw doesnโ€™t have a handlebar and no gloves while cutting @7:26 I think is a great idea and very good job but always be careful about your work itโ€™s just a comment

  • Andrรกs Balogh

    Hello April! What stand do you use for video at 6:45 and 8:35 ? Can anyone write a brand or type? Similar help would be. Thanks

  • MrMagsimus

    Madam I salute you! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง that was a fantastic job you done there, loved every bit of it , thank you , you could make metal weapons for the Avengers! Iโ€™m sure Thor needs a new hammer โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

  • WAYNE DESHOTEL

    great looking gate, just a fyi, never assume your slab is perfectly flat when you were putting spacers underneath to weld your pickets.ย  Slabs typically have low and high spots.

  • Jorge Sanchez

    Will a 10ft wide door sag if u put it on the post without bracing the post??? Like will it make the post lean towards the door because of the weight of it?

  • Hermilo Ocampo

    Hi april I like the gate nice job and by the way I like the shirt you're wearing thank you for sharing your video.bye april God bless you and your family.๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Check It Out

    Nice!…noticed the hinges are both in the same direction (load bearing) which means anyone can come by and lift the gate out of its hinges and get in. Add a third hinge flipped to prevent from removing.

  • Jason Williams

    You are so talented. Wow great work.
    Please wear a mask when painting. Protect your lungs.
    God bless you always.

  • Manic Mailman

    Really good.

    Hope you've given it a proper coat with something to protect it as that aerosol business won't last.

  • Rex Edwards

    WOW! You are awesome! That was a huge project. It turned out ao nice and clean looking. Great work. I just subscribed and am anxious to check out your other projects.

  • Brian Cullen

    What you do is incredible!. But do please wear a mask when you're spray painting…that stuff doesn't come back out of your lungs!

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