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Very nice. They go well with the house.
 

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Very nice… and the Gecko in the third picture looks life-like what color of green paint is that?
 

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Lovely work, Bob.

I was unfamiliar with the term "Lyptus". It sounds like a contraction of Eucalyptus, and being from Australia where Eucalyptus is the dominant native species, I had to look it up. According to this site, it's a marketing trade name - a wood made from a hybrid of two species of Eucalyptus tree, Eucalyptus grandis and Eucalyptus urophylla.

I was particularly interested in the paragraph entitled "Criticism" and bring it to the attention of LJ's.
 

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very interesting Don!

"too limiting" haaa I wonder what that really means.
 

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Very interesting indeed. I hadn't heard of Aracruz's questionable practices before. Part of why I like working with Lyptus is the supposedly eco-friendly forest stewardship they promote. Makes you wonder how much of it is simply marketing BS.
 

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It's scary to think of all the "facts' out there are are phoooey. It sure makes it worth the while to do a little research.
 

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just saw these bob on the new format--great!!!! I really love these…
 

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That's one of the nicest projects I've seen. Very unique and as I tend to find pieces labeled as "unique," a bit of a strain to find a positive comment, I find myself staring at this one. It is very pleasing to the eye. I'm glad it made it back around.
 

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Thanks guys. I enjoyed making these.

Hehe….most of my work gets categorized as somewhat unigue Tom. I'm not sure if thats good or not. I'm not one for making exact reproductions. Everything usually has a twist to it. It's usually what ever comes out of my head. I really like marrying finished pieces with raw wood and my brother's house does that very well. The inspiration for these was the house itself and the beautiful raw koa columns.
 

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That's really nice stuff Bob.
The design just jumps out at me.
Did you build them in MA or on the island?

Bob
 

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I built them both in MA and shipped them. I had to build the shipping cases as well. Everything went very smooth. I rebuilt the frame on the front gate. During the install we found the beginnings of some termite damage. The original gates had been put on in a hurry and the frame was just KD fir. Termite food in Maui.

We put up some new PT framing, painted it to match the wall and installed the gate. It was fun to get a chance to do some work with my brother. My sister-n-law just found some hardware she liked (she's been looking for awhile) so he still needs to install that.

I did the small one 1st so they knew somewhat what to expect but I think my sister-in-law was nervous until she saw the big ones. I was really happy with how it came out. It's a big gate and looks heavy but it functions smoothly and fit perfectly. She used to leave the previous gates open because they were solid. Now she leaves them closed for effect.
 

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these are awesome !!
 

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You picked a good one with this project. Good Luck Bob
 

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Awesome Gates, Best of Luck.
 

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These are great gates. I missed them somehow when they were posted, but spotted them while looking at who to vote for.

Good work. That house is gorgeous.

Mark
 

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I'd let you stay in my house here in Columbus Indiana if you build me some gates like this!

Great job!
 

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Well deserved, Bob. Congratulations!
 

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Great job Bob! You really deserved it and congratulations!
 

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I knew when I first saw the photos that this work was a standout. Wonderful creativity and great creaftsmanship. Congrats Bob!
 

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Well done Bob. Congratulations.
 
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