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  • ORDuckFan commented on NelsonTreehouse's instructable Deck Railing With Hogwire Panels9 months ago
    Deck Railing With Hogwire Panels

    The fence is in Eugene, OR - so it gets plenty wet for six months of the year, and cold for about three, but nothing like the heat and humidity you would get in the south. Cedar is naturally rot and insect resistant - I find if you take the time to seal it with a stain, particularly the end grains, it stands up well. I ultimately did post my designs, you can see them here: https://www.instructables.com/id/HogSheep-Panel-Fe...The lighting is regular 5m spools of 5050 RGB LED lights that you can get online. We ran a heavy duty transformer to power most of the runs of lights (no more than 2 x strands per run) and a wireless controller which had better range and allowed us to hide the controller box. We just tacked the lights up under the rails with the little plastic clips and SS screw...

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    The fence is in Eugene, OR - so it gets plenty wet for six months of the year, and cold for about three, but nothing like the heat and humidity you would get in the south. Cedar is naturally rot and insect resistant - I find if you take the time to seal it with a stain, particularly the end grains, it stands up well. I ultimately did post my designs, you can see them here: https://www.instructables.com/id/HogSheep-Panel-Fe...The lighting is regular 5m spools of 5050 RGB LED lights that you can get online. We ran a heavy duty transformer to power most of the runs of lights (no more than 2 x strands per run) and a wireless controller which had better range and allowed us to hide the controller box. We just tacked the lights up under the rails with the little plastic clips and SS screws you can also buy online.

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

    WOW! That is awesome. I love the furry body and the extra long legs (with pointy feet). I bet it moves around a lot in the wind.

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

    Awesome! I love the color coordination with the rest of your decorations. I also like the fang things under its mouth :)

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  • ORDuckFan commented on ORDuckFan's instructable Hog/Sheep Panel Fence1 year ago
    Hog/Sheep Panel Fence

    Thanks. I wondered about that at the time (being "ladderable") but when the inspector came out to approve my deck stairs (completely different design for balusters in the railing) he did not say anything about the panels in the deck railing itself. Good point though.

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  • ORDuckFan commented on NelsonTreehouse's instructable Deck Railing With Hogwire Panels2 years 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...

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    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 Spider2 years 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...

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    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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