Table of Contents
Marking, cutting and trenching the members
Note: This example explains how these particular gates were made to a specific size for a specific job.
Chances are, your gates will need be a different width and probably open over a different ground contour. Therefore, use this example as a guide only and make any necessary adjustments.
The plans and Any of the three linear measurements, length, breadth and depth. for these gates can be seen Page 1.
The members marked, cut and trenched (grooved)
Marking the curved top and bottom rails
The gate top and bottom rails were cut out of 240mm x 45mm (1 1/2″ x 9 1/2″) stock. Refer to the plans (Page 1) for dimensions and drawings showing the curved shape.
A strip of thin Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees was bent in a curve and used to mark the cutting line.
Cutting the curved top and bottom rails
Because the curve cut was gradual (not too sharp), it could be cut using a circular saw.
Note: The circular saw blade was How much the teeth are angled out on a circular saw blade. to a depth just slightly more than the thickness of the Any of the framing wood. and the cutting blade had reasonably big teeth.
Marking for the second cut
A scriber (just a stick with a guiding A short nail with a large flat head used for securing roofing felt, plasterboard, sheet metal to wood etc. in it) was used to mark a line Being of equal distance from each other at all points. to the first cut.
The second cut was also made using a circular saw.
Making the trench (grove)
A 20mm (3/4) deep trench was made with a router in the bottom edge of the top The top and bottom frame member of a door or window (not the jamb). Cross member of panel doors or of a sash. Also the upper and lower member of a balustrade or staircase extending from one vertical support, such as a post, to another. The horizontal member of a fence., the top edge of the bottom rail, both edges of the A middle horizontal support piece of wood. and one edge of each Plumb, upright. A vertical side member of a sash..
The width of the trenches was slightly wider than the thickness of the tongue and grove and Framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal. A framework of crossed wood or metal strips. respectively.