Mahogany Gate

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Mahogany Gate

Postby SteveM » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:44 pm

I used Aspire to create the sculptured part of this solid mahogany gate. For the coral and fishes, I purchased the Design and Make 3D models. I modeled the mermaid myself. The mermaid is the symbol for our city and I have used the same model in different projects in my house scaling it to whatever project I am working on.

This was my first two sided project and the sculpture you see is version 3.0. The first version came out a bit thin and fragile. For the second version, I increased the base height by a decent amount. I edited the design a few times and forgot to copy one of the edits to the other side so it came out flat when I machined it. I figured it out for version 3 and it turned out nice.

The gate is designed so that I can replace the sculpture if needed. The arch is fastened to the stiles using Festool domino connectors and the sculpture is held in place with a tenon that runs around the edge.
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby dwilli9013 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:48 pm

Very Nice work. Gives me inspiration for a pool gate I am getting ready to build myself. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby gkas » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:28 pm

Really nice...
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby highpockets » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:30 pm

Beautiful work!!!

What are you using to protect it from the elements?

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby SteveM » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:59 pm

highpockets wrote:Beautiful work!!!

What are you using to protect it from the elements?

Thanks for sharing.


For the base coat, I brushed on clear penetrating epoxy sealer. I followed that up with spraying 2 coats of Waterlox marine sealer and 2 coats of Waterlox marine finish.
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby RebeccaJ » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:29 am

Hey Steve!
This is great - love your mermaid model and how you've constructed it all together!
I think it's very clever of you to make the sculpture part interchangeable - very cool!
And finally I love your will to not give up! Haha!

Thanks for Sharing!
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby SteveM » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:23 am

RebeccaJ wrote:Hey Steve!
This is great - love your mermaid model and how you've constructed it all together!
I think it's very clever of you to make the sculpture part interchangeable - very cool!
And finally I love your will to not give up! Haha!

Thanks for Sharing!


Thanks Rebecca, I wasn't going to give up but I may have run out of mahogany for version 4 :D
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby Creation in Wood » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:37 pm

Great job
Thank You
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby SteveM » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:34 pm

Creation in Wood wrote:Great job

Thank you
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby mezalick » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:46 pm

Nice work Steve, Very creative..
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Re: Mahogany Gate

Postby SteveM » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:45 pm

mezalick wrote:Nice work Steve, Very creative..
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