I just completed a simple, contemporary guard rail. It is made from a mild steel T-profile for the top rail, and square tubing for the posts. I will deliever it to the powdercoating company tomorrow. Here are the pictures to show the process!
Yesterday I was able to cut the top rail and weld it all together.
The guard rail will be mounted next to a ramped landing. This is why the rail has this drop to follow the ramp.
Here is one ot the ends of the top rail.
Today I used my plasma table to cut notches into the posts. It worked like a charm!
Here are the posts, ready for the next step.
the pieces to be welded to the tops of the posts.
Starting to weld the tops to the posts.
The posts after finish grinding.
Getting ready to weld to corner post.
A closeup to show the joint frmo top rail to post.
One of the end posts is clamped in place.
A closeup of the corner post after welding.
And another one. I like this detail!
The guard rail ready for powder coating.