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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've no idea where to get such resins; not in an ordinary shop, I'm sure. The manufacturers nameplate on some equipment might give a clue about where to look. What about the kind of coatings used below the waterline on wooden boats?
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Antifoul on boats slowly dissolves away so that wouldn't work. The rubber paint idea seems best at the moment. Have to price the tins, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moongates are magical. I am bias but I would save up for a stone one. I would defiantly not go for fibreglass would look very artificial and also very expensive. Another option could be steel?
Attached is a picture of a moongate I built into an outdoor classroom project last year.



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That is really lovely, Sunny....I wonder what it is about the circle that makes the structure so special. If that was a rectangular opening it just wouldn't have the same appeal.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful, beautiful stone work Sunny. Fabulous.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Moon Gates than you could shake a stick at.

http://www.pinterest.com/ewgreiff/moon-gates/

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have no shortage of inspiration there KS, you may go with the stonework. Sell a boat!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely job. Lucky school students to have an outside classroom like that.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another one.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely! So, what are your plans, moongate-wise?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jury is still out but I may do a variation on one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KS, is this really that difficult? As a builder I'd make a good traffic warden but it seems to me that, if you use the old saying 'By the inch it's a cynch, By the yard it's hard', you could gradually form your arch?

Using two 7m lengths of red electric cable piping, made into circles by inserting pieces of wood to join them, you'd need to lay the path stone (? a paving slab), tie your two circles to pieces of pallet board to keep them equidistant apart, and prop them up in the desired position with a few bits of 2 x 1. Taking care not to move the circles, you could then source and lay your material up each side, leaving each to dry before continuing the process. I'm assuming you'll cement the stones in place?

If, by any chance, you hear farmers breaking rock to create grazing land - loads of it round here - they'd probably be only too glad for you to take larger bits and leave them the small stuff for reinforcing tracks and gateways on their farms.

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