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  • ORDuckFan commented on NelsonTreehouse's instructable Deck Railing With Hogwire Panels2 weeks ago
    Deck Railing With Hogwire Panels

    I was just about ready to start my own instructable on hogwire railings when I found yours. You did such a great job on the tips and construction details another version would just be a duplicate! Our design is a little different, but fundamentals are the same. I will include some photos and tips on where we differ.I love your design using offset dados to hold the wire panel. I don't have a table saw/dado blade, and instead used pre-made 1"x2" cedar lattice caps (many big box hardware stores carry them in 96" lengths). These have a slot about 3/8" wide which will accommodate the offset wires in the panels, with the downside that the overall fit is a bit looser.We also used a double rail design on top for a couple reasons: The double thickness allows for longer s...see more »I was just about ready to start my own instructable on hogwire railings when I found yours. You did such a great job on the tips and construction details another version would just be a duplicate! Our design is a little different, but fundamentals are the same. I will include some photos and tips on where we differ.I love your design using offset dados to hold the wire panel. I don't have a table saw/dado blade, and instead used pre-made 1"x2" cedar lattice caps (many big box hardware stores carry them in 96" lengths). These have a slot about 3/8" wide which will accommodate the offset wires in the panels, with the downside that the overall fit is a bit looser.We also used a double rail design on top for a couple reasons: The double thickness allows for longer spans between posts if you are looking for a more open design, and we wanted a recessed lip to run RGB LED Strip lighting.

    We use the regular galvanized steel panels and there have been no sign of rust. A landscaper in our area takes the panels to a local fab shop and gets them powder coated - I am not sure if the galvanized coating needs to be removed first, but the end result is fantastic (and I imagine $$$).

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  • ORDuckFan commented on ORDuckFan's instructable Giant Halloween Spider1 month ago
    Giant Halloween Spider

    Hi there! The photo of the big spider on the roof just has it resting there for scale. It is only attached when in the web. To make that attachment, we first attached the 'spine' (the thing with all the leg joints coming off it) to a small piece of 3/4 inch plywood while building it - from memory using U-clamps. Next, after the spider was built, we drilled into the plywood from the outside and installed an eye-bolt - this was either 5/16 or 3/8.Having the eye-bolt underneath then allows you to anchor it - in our case there was another eye-bolt screwed into the fascia board of the eaves, and a small rope suspended the spider from the fascia board. We let the extra rope continue up and over the roof (not attached to anything) so that it looks like a web strand.Note that the big spide...see more »Hi there! The photo of the big spider on the roof just has it resting there for scale. It is only attached when in the web. To make that attachment, we first attached the 'spine' (the thing with all the leg joints coming off it) to a small piece of 3/4 inch plywood while building it - from memory using U-clamps. Next, after the spider was built, we drilled into the plywood from the outside and installed an eye-bolt - this was either 5/16 or 3/8.Having the eye-bolt underneath then allows you to anchor it - in our case there was another eye-bolt screwed into the fascia board of the eaves, and a small rope suspended the spider from the fascia board. We let the extra rope continue up and over the roof (not attached to anything) so that it looks like a web strand.Note that the big spider sits flat, and does not 'stand up' - because there are only two leg joints.The big spider has long gone to the big web in the sky, but we still have kids coming around (now as teens/young adults) who tell us they never came to our front door because they were scared to walk under the spider :)

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