April 24, 2010

Mystery Shawls and Gorgeous Gates

Clue 1 of the GKMS10 is up and I've finished it. Took a little longer than it should have due to stupidity and the fact that I apparently forgot how to read... But! It's done and now I can't wait for next week. I'm also about 3/4 done with Clue 4 from the MS9.

Now, I have some more husband bragging to do. Hold on to your seats for this one. It's amazing.
This is the gate that we used to have on the side of our house. I think it's the original 1985 gate. Old, worn and ugly. Ben decided about a month or two ago that he wanted a tubing bender in order to make arches on gates. To buy one new would be almost $1000. So he decided to make one. And he did so, very successfully. Engineered it and designed it all himself.

And about 2 seconds after he was done, he grabbed a piece of square tubing to try it out. It made a very nice arch and he decided to use that arch to make a new gate... He used leftovers of metal that he has accumulated from the last few projects, got some hinges and some redwood and created this...
Amazing masterpiece of a gate. This picture does not do it justice. It really should be seen in person. When he was all done and I went out to look at it all I could say was "Damn.... damn.... That's a sexy lookin' gate" over and over. And it is. I can't believe how beautiful it looks. Actually, I can believe it. Because my husband has an amazing eye for design and everything he creates is incredible.

And I think the coolest part is he created it by using a tool he made himself. Pretty freakin' awesome. Also, it has a lock on it, which makes us both happier knowing that any random person can't just walk into our backyard. I'm so blessed to have such an amazing, talented man all to myself. :D


Farm Girl said...

Your Shawl looks beautiful or what ever it is, the gate is so gorgeous.I bet you are very proud of him, I know I am, I can't wait to come over and see it.

NetRaptor said...

That gate is really awesome! When we get a house, we'll have to commission Ben to make awesome gates for us. Heck, he could have a side business doing it. :-)

Meg said...

He actually does have a side business doing it... So if you know anyone who wants work done... ;)

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