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Gabions and fences

Posted by dykio on 30 Aug 2009, 20:44

Hiya Paul,

I'm really gonna use this for my celtic/gauls houses... thx for sharing

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Posted by Peter on 30 Aug 2009, 20:47

I like the idea Paul, it's a cheap one. But now you have set that figure in front, I have my doubts about the proportions. Aren't they a bit to thick?

Just a thought.

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Posted by Paul on 31 Aug 2009, 15:34

Peter wrote:I like the idea Paul, it's a cheap one. But now you have set that figure in front, I have my doubts about the proportions. Aren't they a bit to thick?

Just a thought.

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NO way!! His legs are perfectly in proportion. Too thick indeed, I´ll tell him that... ;-) ;-) :joker:

No seriously, I noticed that after I´d posted the pic and found out that by Pressing the pine needles down they compress to about 2/3rds the height and therefore the width. I´ll get a photo of the "new improved Pinus mugo " fence up soon.
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Posted by dutchboyinohio on 31 Aug 2009, 21:22

Great how-to article. How can you not try this out!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 01 Sep 2009, 21:00

Show us Paul!

Did you tell the figure about his legs? How did he take it? Didn't he hurt you to much? :mrgreen: :lol:

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Posted by Paul on 02 Sep 2009, 15:29

No, but Achmir, his big brother has been given a few days off from Tompkins and lord Brashford and at this very moment in time he´s on a steam boat heading to Belgium. ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 02 Sep 2009, 17:46

Paul wrote:No, but Achmir, his big brother has been given a few days off from Tompkins and lord Brashford and at this very moment in time he´s on a steam boat heading to Belgium. ;-)


So I can show him the way to Dortmund? ;-) :lol:

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Posted by Pat on 04 Sep 2009, 16:27

They look really good Paul. I am going to try this today as well. Maybe a nice addition to my exercise dio:

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Posted by Paul on 10 Sep 2009, 16:19

Paul wrote:
For the gabion it HAS to be an un-even number of pins, because later when "weaving" an even number means that instead of the wire giong alternatively in and out, it will always come in or out at the same place.

It isn´t that much different to the tutorial, except for fishing wire ;-)
(and yours are much neater :thumbup: )
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Posted by Pat on 10 Sep 2009, 16:33

I see you have uneven pins as well. On old plates (gravures) i counted even standers so my first attempt i made with an even number of pins and got the problem you described. I should have read your tut better ;)

Anyway. thanks for putting this tut up. I really enjoy making the gabions. I wonder how the edges are usually finished on those things. I have to glue the last row now to keep it together.
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Posted by Paul on 10 Sep 2009, 16:39

The last row has to be glued, it´s the only way apart from a very difficult act of "threading" the end of the wire under the second to last row but that can become a bit like a spring and push other rows up with it. With fishing wire this might not happen though :scratch: if I had some I´d experiment with "threading" it. See if it works pat and tell us. :thumbup:
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Posted by Pat on 10 Sep 2009, 16:53

I will, I am already looking for patterns that where used...
i'll post if i have satisfying results
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Posted by Paul on 10 Sep 2009, 18:06

Found a couple of line drawings of gabions
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Posted by Peter on 10 Sep 2009, 21:31

Nice technical drawings on this subject Paul. I like them :thumbup:

@Pat: Tut :? Do you mean a "fopspeen"? This is Dutch for what little children (babies) have in there mouth ;-) :lol: Just teasing you Pat ;-)

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Posted by Paul on 11 Sep 2009, 13:52

here´s a good link about everything to do with trench warfare in the 17th + century. Loads of pics of tools. methods etc. Only in german, but the pics speak for themselves.
: www.jugendheim-gersbach.de/Schanzwerkzeuge.html
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Posted by Pat on 11 Sep 2009, 21:48

Nice link Paul. The site is very 'Gruendlich' ;)
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Posted by Paul on 11 Sep 2009, 21:58

Thanks Pat. Apart from the historical stuff I like the dioramas. It looks like a really good youthhostel (Jugendheim)Probably well worth a visit.
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