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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.
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
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.
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.
You are fantastic;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;………………….:)
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.
Great job keep up great work
Love your stuff, how about a simple ring around your tree?
Dammm girl I want to be like you 🙂 my dad works like you . And I have always liked construction 🔨 but you make me love it seriously your my inspiration . I’m a nurse but i would totally change my profesión for this live it so much thanks you for showing that women can do this too:)
Nice good job
How are you going to latch the gate?
Dang, April… you are amazing. I pretty much think you could tackle anything you decide to.
i loved!! <3
How does your gate open and close? I never did get to see that part.
Great work as usual April
is it actually that easy… or does she just make it look that easy
now do the fence ;p
Very good womanIt's strong womanI'm ask you have family????
This is my first comment in your channel.. were you in military service???
You're totally amazing. I am so impressed with what you have done. I'm so glad I subscribed to your Channel.
Where did you get the metal from
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
Very well made! Hi from Santa Cruz, Ca. 👋🏻
Omg, i love you girl! Amazing!
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.
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.
Came for thumbnail. Not disappointed.
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.
Girl! You rock! Girl power
We love your channel by the way. Just moved back to DFW and we might go use that fencing company you used!
Incredible! Great work!👍
Good Job !
I am Elektishan
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!
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. 🙂
Love the gate april and you uploaded the video on my birthday
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
The A frame of the table in the back at 7:05 would make for a nice symbol on the gate lol
Also time to get a plasma CNC!
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.
You're my kind of a woman!!!
Nice job. Thanks.
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
Concrete floor is underrated tool
aggressive, beautiful, nice to look at, and the gate is nice also :o)
Looks great,a job well done 🙂
Great ideas on your channel. You are very creative. Subed!
why the thumbs down? girl you rock
Is that Triple S Steel on Jensen Drive? I go there for sheet metal and they rock!
April u are the best
Your awesome 🤘
We have a gate just like this
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.
I put a similar entrance gate on our property , it’s 15ft span with 4×4 8ft posts when I originally hung the gate the hinge post flexed when it opened lucky I hadn’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 👍
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..
April, the gate looks amazing! Love your work! How about putting your logo on the gate?
And now a plasma cutter? You have some very cool toys!
Can you make a video on: Building a State of art Chicken Coop, ten feet wide by thirty feet long.
super jaws are awesome
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!
why does every video have 300 dislikes average? they are subbed to you i bet..
The craftsmanship is spot on, well done, 14gage is the thickest you should really go, using a 2×4 bottom rail also helps 1000%.
the gate is brilliant you did an outstanding job
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
Good job from the lady
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.
Weld chain hooks on the end of your bucket
What degree bend do you have on the top pieces?
You go girl!
Bloody awesone job madam… serious skills
Important: Please wear protective masks , glasses and goves while welding and painting etc Thank you
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?
Awesome video not to long and still in depthI'm jealous of that shop
Anyone noticed that the bandsaw doesn’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 it’s just a comment
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
Madam I salute you! 👍🇬🇧 that was a fantastic job you done there, loved every bit of it , thank you , you could make metal weapons for the Avengers! I’m sure Thor needs a new hammer ❤️👍👌🇬🇧
great looking gate, just a fyi, never assume your slab is perfectly flat when you were putting spacers underneath to weld your pickets. Slabs typically have low and high spots.
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?
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.🇲🇽🇺🇸
You do amazing work. Art… I think you made the right choice leaving that tree off of the gate.
Can’t ppl just drive around the gate ?
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.
You are so talented. Wow great work. Please wear a mask when painting. Protect your lungs. God bless you always.
That is a great job!
Hope you've given it a proper coat with something to protect it as that aerosol business won't last.
Great video. Thank you. Damn I wish I had your work shop lol
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.
Love the gate.Need to build some myself.
Your a badass
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!
PPE please…….by the way I love your job👏👏👏👏
BS D Everything you touch becomes GOLD @ DIAMOND
I think you did a fantastic job!
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