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Wooden Mail Box, with Carved Letters, & Rose-malling

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Project by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 08-14-2007 12:25 AM 7971 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of our members asked if anyone has ever built a wall hanging mail box.

I made this one a few years ago for my Son’s house.

I used the dimensions of a manufactured metal hopper type, that I have on my house

It’s made from some Swedish Pine, I’d bought at Home Depot.

I used a Norwegian Style Rose-malling for the carved flowers.

The carvings are starting to show up better now with the aging process

A couple of coats of Lacquer, & Spar wax.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1





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Diane

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#1 posted 08-14-2007 12:36 AM

Very nice.

Diane

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#2 posted 08-14-2007 12:51 AM

Looks good Dick! Some pines are rather hard to carve, was this one of the hard ones?

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#3 posted 08-14-2007 01:04 AM

Really nice work Dick. Home Depot call it Swedish Pine so they could charge more? I haven’t seen it at ours here in Southern Indiana.

Columbus Indiana home of Tony Stewart!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#4 posted 08-14-2007 01:22 AM

another masterpiece Dick.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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#5 posted 08-14-2007 01:33 AM

Cool. What makes the pine, Swedish? (being part Swede myself It be cool to get my hands on some)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 08-14-2007 01:44 AM

Very nice work Dick. It looks great

-- John in Belgrave (Website) http://www.extremebirdhouse.com , http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=112698715866

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#7 posted 08-14-2007 03:01 AM

Great personalized mailbox, Dick!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#8 posted 08-14-2007 04:10 AM

Thanks to all of you.
I’m not sure if it’s Pine, it could be Spruce but each board had a imported from Sweden tag stuck on the ends. HD didn’t have any special advertisement for it. It reminded me of lodgepole Pine from out West. I bought a bunch of 1×6’s fairly reasonable.
I carved real nice though.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#9 posted 08-14-2007 04:30 AM

You and Carver Rog are part of my inspiration.

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#10 posted 08-14-2007 04:33 AM

Great stuff as usual Dick.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#11 posted 08-14-2007 05:53 AM

Dick;

Fine work. sometimes small projects are fun, as they don’t take forever to finish.
One of the things I like about turning.

In no time at all, you can have something beautiful.

Lee

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#12 posted 08-14-2007 01:00 PM

gorgeous. We don’t get mail delivered to the door.. but I want one of these at my back door! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#13 posted 08-14-2007 01:05 PM

Maybe it could be converted into a two family birdhouse! ;)

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#14 posted 08-14-2007 09:41 PM

Very nice job, Dick. So we know where the Cain goes, but where do you put the mail?

Lar

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 08-14-2007 09:58 PM

The junk mail goes in the waste basket, & I let my Son take care of the bills. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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