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Old 11-26-2007, 07:55 PM #1
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News Perimeter Fence made easy!

Ok, how do you make this?:



Well........

Ok, how to make fencing! Well, you need the basics; Fence (chain Link), posts and Barbed or Concertina wire. I was in Home Depot and found this mesh:






It is 8 inches high by 25 feet long. Its pretty durable and stiff. Thats bad because it stays coiled and has the tendency to roll up while working on it! It also has sharp edges! (Ouch!) The good thing is when you bend a corner in it, it STAYS bent! And it is fairly easy to cut with regular scissors. You basically cut length you want.

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For posts, use basic dowel wood from a $8.99 bag of hobby wood from Michaels.



I Chose thicker posts for the ends and thinner ones for the center lengths.



Spray paint them primer gray;

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Old 11-26-2007, 07:57 PM #3
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Then Staple the posts every few inches onto the mesh. This takes a little practice. You have to make sure the staples will go THROUGH the mesh and not bend when it hits the mesh. Also, some of the posts are so hard they wont go in the wood. Use the softer ones you can find in the pack and try not to get frustrated when it takes 15 staples to get 3 good connections.



For the barbed/concertina topping, get 20 24 gauge wire (anything less than 20 is too thick and anything greater than 24 is like string!)
THIS GAUGE IS TOO THICK!!!!!



and coil it around a pole like a broomstick, snow shovel handle or the occasional Bow Staff you have laying around (that youre good with and a butt-load of gangs at your school want you to join cause of your skills!)

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The coiling should give it that realistic appearance;



The final step;
Set the coil over the length of your fence and Viola!



As an aside, I found out from a friend who does models, if you want to make rusty realistic barbed wire, use thin hemp twine and prick it every so often to make barbs then spray paint it silver and touch it up with rust and orange paints (Im gonna try this soon, so look out for another How-To).

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:14 PM #5
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wow, i saw the pic the other day and thought it was awesome, but also thought it to hard to make. thanx for the how to.
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:27 PM #6
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Originally Posted by lehsreh
wow, i saw the pic the other day and thought it was awesome, but also thought it to hard to make. thanx for the how to.



If I had known how easy it was, I would have done this a LONG time ago!
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