Mid Week Fence Building

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I have sort of a bad taste in my mouth from last weekends racing. I really shouldn’t. I couldn’t of asked for better training. Saturday’s Road Race was nearly motor pacing. Alot of times I looked down on my computer and it said over 35 mph. Sometimes more. The Ouch guys were rolling the downhills and on the flats. Anyway, I find it kind of mentally relaxing to sometimes “accomplish” something or check something off the mental to-do list when I’m in a mild, bicycle racing, funk.

So, I decided to rip down a rickety fence that keeps getting blown down in the storms and put a new one up. It’s only 60 linear feet, so it isn’t too much. I’m pretty good at fence building. I like it. I like manual labor. I like the progression and methodology of construction in general. And, it not such a big project that it wastes you too much.

I usually rent a power auger, but was only digging 10 holes, so decided to do it manually. I have a couple different tools that dig fence holes. I find that the screw type one works best, especially if you’re running into any gravel of small rocks. Picture below. My arms are a bit torqued.

Okay. Nothing much else to say. I’m almost done. It looks pretty good. Treated posts and rails, cedar pickets. The wood nowadays stinks, but that is nothing new.

Original rickety fence.

Original rickety fence.

Post hole tools.

Post hole tools.

Posts and rails.

Posts and rails.

Finished look.

Finished look.


Lot of gates.  I'm never sure the best way to construct them.

Lot of gates. I'm never sure the best way to construct them.


Pre work meal.

Pre work meal.