After making good looking barbed wire fences it was time to tackle Concertina wire barriers. I looked at various ways of making it, from multi strand twisted wire, clipped and shaped to two strands wrapped together with a heavier wire and thinner wire. They just didn't quite satisfy. So time to experiment and get some sort of fast production method.
This was a picture of a wire entanglement type that I saw at Terragenesis web site, lots of good stuff there, everyone should visit it! Even painted it looks sort of PG rated as far as dangerous looking. Sturdiness of such thin wire for this project was going to require it be mounted on bases and stored / transported in strong containers. But it needs pointy bits!
Basic materials are pictured on the left. Very thin floral wire and plastic screen window mesh. The mesh has Really strong fibers in it, trimming off long single strands was a really pain, slow tedious cutting. Have to work on how to cut it faster but the over view of the plastic mesh is that its not perfectly laid out during manufacture and is a tiny bit wavy, though not enough to see with the eye, but put a straight edge on it and its apparent.
Picture on the right shows single strands cut, shorter pieces can be used, but longer is way better for the construction process I'll cover. Picture on the right, not the best but the strand is Hot Glued to the end of the wire. I smeared about half an inch together with a glob on the end, it can be cut off later.
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