|Gate Closing Mechanism|
|Closeup of Mattock Head|
The weight hangs from a cord that runs through a small pulley screwed into a horizontal 2 X 4 attached to the top of the gate post. From there the cord extends to the far side of the gate. The gate can be easily opened, and when the gate is released the counterweight slowly pulls the gate shut. It works great!
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of our island Post Office. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news042113.htm.