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Offline Old Philosopher

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Rustic innovations
« on: February 19, 2012, 07:49:23 PM »
I don't particularly like to buy stuff I can make. That includes hardware.
I just think there is something nostalgic, and calming about crafted solutions to common needs.
Here's a couple of the latches I use. Nothing fancy, they just work.....

Main gate:



Greenhouse door:




Anybody else do this sort of thing?
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Offline Barbarossa Bushman

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Re: Rustic innovations
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 06:44:32 AM »
I love it, better than paying for a simple latch. I made an old 2x4 latch on an old shed years ago and it worked perfect and only cost a few screws.
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Offline Moe M.

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Re: Rustic innovations
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 07:41:05 AM »

  I sure do,  I enjoy solving problems that don't have to take me to the hardware store,  and I like the look of rustic or hand made things of that sort anyway.
  Your post reminds me of the series made about Dick Penokie's (sic) adventure in the wilds of Alaska,  building his home, including making the door hinges, fire place,  and other camp furniture and utensils out of wood harvested on his site.
  I love that series and watch it whenever it's aired.
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Re: Rustic innovations
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 10:12:44 AM »
I remember seeing that cabin. The wooden hinges were amazing. 100 years ago, probably a lot of folks knew how to make them, but like so many things it's become a lost art.
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