This is the latch Dave made for the gate. We’d been thinking it over for a few days. I still didn’t have any ideas. I was hung up on using the old gear that Dave found half-buried in the dirt near the old gin foundation. It just wanted to be a door/handle thing. Then we dug up this big old wrench (which we also found at HTF)- Started putting the two together …came up with this design. The wrench acts as a counterweight to keep the latch closed.
I drew the design on the metal using a sharpie. Dave used a plasma torch to cut it out. 1/2 Sun- 1/2 Moon and Stars.
Another design I drew out on some of the metal left-over from the topper…..kind of an organic scrolly thing-ma-bob.
Pictures of it painted will be in the future!