r ranson wrote:That looks great. Love the picture. Makes total sense.
What sort of wood would be good? I'm thinking four feet high would be about the right size for my sheep. I love the idea of a portable fence that looks nice.
Post Today 2:01:12 AM Subject: How do I make this fence?
I notice you are using what looks like milled off cuts. Here in the UK, where these fences are used a lot, the wood is typically split chestnut. Splitting is quick and I believe is supposed to give longer lasting product because the fibers are left intact.
I do love your gearing mechanism though. Quite ingenious!
Post Today 5:53:54 AM Subject: How do I make this fence?
That machine is brilliant!
Abe Coley wrote:
However, I get those mill scraps delivered for free via dump trailer to my house every week, so time-wise i don't think it's going to be any faster or less work to go out and harvest wood myself.
Sunny Baba wrote:Hay folks...… there is a much easier way to make a very similar fence..... we have made many of them to keep goats in and deer out...……… buy a 150 ft roll of 48" high, woven wire field fence.... (sold at most feed stores and building supply stores) $146 for a roll...………….. then weave in sticks, branches, grape stakes, or any type of long thin piece of wood...… weave it into each section of the woven wire fence AFTER you have put it up on fence posts (wood or steel)….. about 4"to 6" apart...…. looks just the same as your photos there... but you let the fence company do all the wire twisting.... you just install the sticks.... they don't need to touch the ground.... it also keeps rabbit and chickens in.... hope this helps.... it has worked well for us for many years on several homesteads....
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