The heat wave broke long enough for me to fire up the forge this week. I took the opportunity to forge some new latches for my wife’s family cemetery.

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They are forged from 1/4 inch square mild steel. I zapped them with a few coats of satin black paint. Don’t know how that will hold up during the Chestnut Mountain winters.

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One latch holds the gate closed. The other holds the gate open for vehicular traffic.

Thanks for looking…bart

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