Metal cap for gate
  Re: Metal cap for gate by CEPenworks (This is the the seco...)
Thanks for the suggestions. This gives me some places to start looking.
  Re: RE: Metal cap for gate by DaveR1 (And copper flashing ...)
(12-14-2020, 02:37 PM)DaveR1 Wrote: And copper flashing could look cool.

and use the wooden rail,as a buck to shape it.
  Re: RE: Metal cap for gate by Woodworm! ([quote='DaveR1' pid=...)
(12-15-2020, 11:39 PM)Woodworm! Wrote: and use the wooden rail,as a buck to shape it.

Most copper flashing I've seen is thin enough and soft enough to form by hand.  Use a hammer just to get sharp corners.  And use copper nails.
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  Re: RE: Metal cap for gate by brianwelch (wish I could find th...)
(12-14-2020, 02:58 PM)brianwelch Wrote: wish I could find the video...saw one where a jig or scroll saw was used to cut a kerf in a piece of lumber/plywood in the profile (cross section) of the desired sheetmetal. The flat sheetmental was pulled thru the kerf, in essence acting like a break...the overall length of the kerf needed to be the same, within reason, as the width of the flat stock...sure seemed simple...

Found it...
  Re: Metal cap for gate by CEPenworks (This is the the seco...)
(12-14-2020, 02:29 PM)CEPenworks Wrote: This is the the second time I have had to make this 10' gate. The first one a horse cribbed on it exposing the wood and it rotted. I do not want that to happen again, that hose also no longer resides at our house. This is a 10' long gate 3" wide. It is made by laminating milled 2x lumber to size and painted. My thought is to run a metal cap along the top and have it fold down the sides 1-2". I am thinking my only option is to see if a metal fabricator can do this. I am not sure where I would even start trying to find a 10' length of sheet metal. Does anyone have any ideas on how to make this cap?
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  Re: Metal cap for gate by CEPenworks (This is the the seco...)
Lowes has 10" wide 10' long for $12.60 and it is in stock at the store near me. I wold like 6" or 8" better but I can make 10" work. I liked the video of the guy pulling it through a piece of plywood. I was going to try the downspout but I was not thrilled how the wavy texture would look.
  Re: Metal cap for gate by CEPenworks (This is the the seco...)
Well it is done. Shaping flashing is not as easy as the video makes it look. I also had noted he didn't show himself getting it completely started. Mine didn't always pull staring and created some buckles so it isn't perfectly straight. Not a problem is you were just using it as flashing but as you can see form the the second pic it buckles along the bottom. Wife says it is OK but not what I would have liked.
Well something is wrong and it won't let me select the pics to post. I guess you have to take my word for it that it is done.

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