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Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

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Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

Postby Simko » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 am

I cut a railing insert for a friend using a wilderness scene that I found online and made a bunch of changes such as adding the mountains, adjusting trees to comply with the 4" space code, eliminating sharp corners, etc. The plan is to use barn wood for the newel posts and weld 1.5x1.5 tubing top and bottom for mounting.

The small piece is 35x33 and the large piece is 82x33.

The small one took about 15 minutes and the large one took about 45 minutes (16,500 lines of code). I am sure that I can get those times lower because my safety plunge height is around 2", so on every pierce the z-axis moves down slowly from 2" above the metal.

I was not able to cut them both at the same time, I just put them on the table after both were cut to get a picture. 8-)

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Re: Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

Postby rons » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:05 am

Looks great, if your looking for your ratchet its still on the leg adjusting bolt.... haha
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Re: Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

Postby Scratch » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 pm

rons wrote:Looks great, if your looking for your ratchet its still on the leg adjusting bolt.... haha

LOL's!!


Nice railing insert too!
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Re: Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

Postby SeanP » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:59 pm

Good job, nice design that..
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Re: Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

Postby Capstone » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:28 pm

Nice job. Looks great.
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Re: Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

Postby Granite » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:56 pm

Nice work. Did you use 12 gauge sheets for this? I have been wanting to make some of these to span the columns around my carport. Is 16 gauge too thin?

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Re: Railing insert.. cut my largest piece to date

Postby Simko » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:44 pm

rons wrote:Looks great, if your looking for your ratchet its still on the leg adjusting bolt.... haha

:lol:

Granite wrote:Nice work. Did you use 12 gauge sheets for this? I have been wanting to make some of these to span the columns around my carport. Is 16 gauge too thin?


I would say that 16ga is too thin for an insert. These were cut with 13ga and I don't think I would want to go any thinner. The tree on the far left of the little insert is a little too wobbly for my liking, I saved the piece from in between so that I could cut a small chunk to extend one of the pine branches into the tree next to it with a little welding and grinding.

For an outdoor application, I might even consider 1/8" or 3/16".
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