David Kailey

20ft gate and 300ft of fence panels

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Rough sketch of the scroll panel design

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0ver 500 scrolls forged and ready to be trimmed and welded to form the panel

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All of the panels are ready to be welded into the fence panels

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Completed fence panel

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Mady now 15 years old spent 2 days forging points on the 500 pieces of 5/16" found bar so they could be forged into the scrolls we need.

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panels on the block wall

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Installing the 20ft gate

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5 ft personal gate

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Wow. That seems like a nightmare to keep track of all those scroll parts and organize the whole thing. 

Well done, sir!

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On 4/22/2019 at 6:32 AM, Cavpilot2k said:

Wow. That seems like a nightmare to keep track of all those scroll parts and organize the whole thing. 

Well done, sir!

About 1650 parts.

Took me about 50 hrs just to break the material down using my bandsaw and chop saw.

4 types of pickets: straight, single and double baskets, double twist

14 diffrent pattern scrolls forged using my scroll forms totaling over 650.

18 hand forged formed scrolls.

And about 700 hours.

 

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Looks good.

 

One of my customers made a few different items from tubing. He would take the entire bundle from the steel supplier and load it into his bandsaw still banded up, so he was making 100 cuts every time per set up.

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Nice work, David!  Patience and persistence made everything come together nicely!  Thanks for sharing.

 

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20 hours ago, BIGGUNDOCTOR said:

Looks good.

 

One of my customers made a few different items from tubing. He would take the entire bundle from the steel supplier and load it into his bandsaw still banded up, so he was making 100 cuts every time per set up.

Yep that's what I do. But I usually weld the ends together.

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I use hose clamps and connect more than one if it's a large bundle. Works well on sq. not so much on rnd. so I clamp at more than a couple points.

Frosty The Lucky.

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On 4/28/2019 at 2:18 PM, Frosty said:

I use hose clamps and connect more than one if it's a large bundle. Works well on sq. not so much on rnd. so I clamp at more than a couple points.

Frosty The Lucky.

Yah Frosty..... that round rod is a different animal. 

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It sure is, unless I have to cut a LOT I just stack them vertically in the vise so I don't have to worry about them rolling under the blade. I find halving a stick twice usually leaves the least drops. the vise is 7" so I can cut two sticks of 1/2" rnd. at a time that way. 

Slow feed speed makes a big difference too. What kills me is not being able to buy coarse enough blades, variable pitch is as close as I can find. <sigh>

Frosty The Lucky.

 

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I just took a quick glance at the site I don't see a list of available TPI/pitch but I haven't looked much. Seems they specialize in bimetal blades but monometal blades don't hold up like they used to. 

I'll see what they have. Thanks.

Frosty The Lucky.

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pickets are tube. less weight and cost. the baskets are $1.68 each so I just buy them to meet budget. I do forge them but i charge $ 12 each cause I can only forge 8 an hour. 

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