June 6, 2012
Since we installed the deer fence last year, we have been using pieces of fence tacked over the three openings where gates should be. Jay and Dave set about making a real gate for the front gateway just south of the cottage. This gate is 7 feet square and Jay created a yin-yang sun-moon design for it. Jay did most of the cutting and bending of the rebar while Dave did most of the welding. We used a fiberglass welding blanket to protect his legs so he could work from his wheelchair without setting himself on fire.
The photos below show the finished gate. The sun and moon are 13″ glass disks that we fused in our kiln.