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Old 24th March 2017, 20:39
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Originally Posted by doggonemess View Post
Thanks for the reply!

I do have access to a 50 lb Little Giant hammer, so I'm good there. I do not have a six-foot wrought iron bar (seven, actually, counting the ends). I'm thinking of doing what you said with mild steel, but I want it to look like the existing poles. Maybe rough it up a little in the forge?

Also, the wooden posts aren't original, they were added during one of the restorations. I'm assuming the iron bars were rusted or otherwise compromised. The area they were located was exposed to the elements for a long time.
Go along the length with the ball peen might do the trick.
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