100 thoughts on “Building a 15′ Metal Property Gate

  • August 13, 2018 at 8:12 pm
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    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

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  • August 13, 2018 at 10:13 pm
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    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.

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  • August 14, 2018 at 1:47 am
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    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.

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  • August 14, 2018 at 7:09 pm
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    You are fantastic;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;………………….:)

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  • August 15, 2018 at 2:48 am
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    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.

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  • August 16, 2018 at 12:04 am
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    Great job keep up great work

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  • August 16, 2018 at 2:18 am
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    Love your stuff, how about a simple ring around your tree?

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  • August 16, 2018 at 8:30 am
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    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:)

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  • August 16, 2018 at 3:49 pm
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    Nice good job

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  • August 16, 2018 at 5:31 pm
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    How are you going to latch the gate?

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  • August 16, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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    Dang, April… you are amazing. I pretty much think you could tackle anything you decide to.

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  • August 17, 2018 at 1:39 am
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    i loved!! <3

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  • August 17, 2018 at 8:00 am
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    How does your gate open and close? I never did get to see that part.

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  • August 17, 2018 at 11:38 am
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    Great work as usual April

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  • August 17, 2018 at 9:18 pm
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    is it actually that easy… or does she just make it look that easy

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  • August 18, 2018 at 11:01 am
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    now do the fence ;p

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  • August 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    very cool

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  • August 18, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

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  • August 19, 2018 at 12:11 pm
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    Very good woman
    It's strong woman
    I'm ask you have family????

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  • August 19, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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    This is my first comment in your channel.. were you in military service???

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  • August 19, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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    You're totally amazing. I am so impressed with what you have done. I'm so glad I subscribed to your Channel.

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:08 pm
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    Where did you get the metal from

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  • August 19, 2018 at 10:11 pm
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    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

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  • August 20, 2018 at 2:47 am
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    Very well made! Hi from Santa Cruz, Ca. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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  • August 20, 2018 at 5:08 am
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    Well done!

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  • August 20, 2018 at 5:15 am
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    Omg, i love you girl! Amazing!

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  • August 21, 2018 at 12:43 am
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    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.

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  • August 21, 2018 at 12:08 pm
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    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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  • August 21, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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    Came for thumbnail. Not disappointed.

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  • August 22, 2018 at 1:45 am
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  • August 22, 2018 at 10:00 am
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    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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  • August 23, 2018 at 2:27 pm
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    Girl! You rock! Girl power

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  • August 25, 2018 at 10:44 am
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  • August 26, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    We love your channel by the way. Just moved back to DFW and we might go use that fencing company you used!

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  • August 26, 2018 at 4:22 pm
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    Incredible! Great work!๐Ÿ‘

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  • August 27, 2018 at 12:03 pm
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    Good Job !

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  • August 30, 2018 at 4:40 am
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    I am Elektishan

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  • August 30, 2018 at 8:27 pm
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    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!

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  • September 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm
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    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™‚

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  • September 4, 2018 at 12:26 pm
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    Love the gate april and you uploaded the video on my birthday

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  • September 11, 2018 at 5:29 pm
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    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

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  • September 12, 2018 at 12:21 am
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    The A frame of the table in the back at 7:05 would make for a nice symbol on the gate lol

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  • September 12, 2018 at 12:26 am
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    Also time to get a plasma CNC!

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  • September 14, 2018 at 12:14 am
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    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.

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  • September 24, 2018 at 3:39 am
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    You're my kind of a woman!!!

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  • September 25, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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    Nice job. Thanks.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 3:18 am
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    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

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  • October 2, 2018 at 1:10 pm
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    Concrete floor is underrated tool

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  • October 10, 2018 at 2:23 am
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    aggressive, beautiful, nice to look at, and the gate is nice also :o)

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  • October 16, 2018 at 10:34 am
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    Looks great,a job well done ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • October 21, 2018 at 3:30 pm
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    Great ideas on your channel. You are very creative. Subed!

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  • October 29, 2018 at 3:59 am
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    why the thumbs down? girl you rock

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  • November 14, 2018 at 3:34 am
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    Is that Triple S Steel on Jensen Drive? I go there for sheet metal and they rock!

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  • November 19, 2018 at 4:41 am
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    April u are the best

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  • November 28, 2018 at 11:36 am
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    Your awesome ๐Ÿค˜

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  • November 30, 2018 at 2:45 pm
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    We have a gate just like this

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  • December 12, 2018 at 2:48 pm
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    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.

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  • December 20, 2018 at 2:55 am
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    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‘

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  • January 8, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    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..

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  • January 9, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    April, the gate looks amazing! Love your work! How about putting your logo on the gate?

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  • January 15, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    And now a plasma cutter? You have some very cool toys!

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  • February 3, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    Can you make a video on:
    Building a State of art Chicken Coop, ten feet wide by thirty feet long.

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  • February 8, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    super jaws are awesome

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  • February 8, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    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!

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  • February 18, 2019 at 4:54 am
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    why does every video have 300 dislikes average? they are subbed to you i bet..

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  • February 19, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    The craftsmanship is spot on, well done, 14gage is the thickest you should really go, using a 2×4 bottom rail also helps 1000%.

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  • February 23, 2019 at 2:57 pm
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    the gate is brilliant you did an outstanding job

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  • February 25, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    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

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  • March 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm
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    Good job from the lady

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  • March 12, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    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.

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  • April 16, 2019 at 7:00 am
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    Weld chain hooks on the end of your bucket

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  • April 16, 2019 at 7:23 am
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    What degree bend do you have on the top pieces?

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  • April 20, 2019 at 3:36 am
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    You go girl!

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  • April 20, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    Bloody awesone job madam… serious skills

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  • April 21, 2019 at 12:52 pm
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    Important: Please wear protective masks , glasses and goves while welding and painting etc Thank you

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  • April 23, 2019 at 1:07 am
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    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?

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  • April 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Awesome video not to long and still in depth
    I'm jealous of that shop

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  • April 25, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    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

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  • May 3, 2019 at 8:32 pm
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    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

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  • May 7, 2019 at 12:06 am
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    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

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  • May 12, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    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.

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  • May 13, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    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?

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  • May 14, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    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

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  • May 16, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    You do amazing work. Art… I think you made the right choice leaving that tree off of the gate.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 5:30 am
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    Canโ€™t ppl just drive around the gate ?

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  • June 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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    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.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    You are so talented. Wow great work.
    Please wear a mask when painting. Protect your lungs.
    God bless you always.

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  • June 23, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    That is a great job!

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  • July 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    Really good.

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

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  • July 14, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    Great video. Thank you. Damn I wish I had your work shop lol

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  • July 15, 2019 at 6:17 am
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    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.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 12:44 pm
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    Love the gate.Need to build some myself.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    Your a badass

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  • August 1, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    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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  • August 2, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    PPE please…….by the way I love your job๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  • August 12, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    BS D
    Everything you touch becomes GOLD @ DIAMOND

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  • August 21, 2019 at 5:42 am
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    I think you did a fantastic job!

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  • August 24, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    Please share the measurements with us and show how the gate functions!

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