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Project by littlecope posted 12-18-2011 02:13 AM 1260 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we made the “Big Move” last month, one of my first tasks (and the first to roll out of the new Shop), was a fast and dirty mail box stand.
The second picture was it’s first location… The Mailman said it was too far from the road…
So I dug it up again and placed it on the other side of the driveway… I also added an “Arm” to it, so the Mailman wouldn’t have to get out of his truck…
I was ready to make it shorter next as this one is a little higher than spec, but he’s delivering Mail… Now the bills can find us again… Hallelujah…
Construction was with Circular Saw and spikes, and I used some 2” X material that was kicking around the basement…New Shop location...
I figured I’d put a shelf below the box, not only for strength, but we’ll be able to put a plant there or some-such… The rest will be buried anyway…First Project...
The Excavation was done with a trusty old spade and I gotta tell you, it’s Bony around these parts, Rocks Everywhere!!
This of course is a quick fix, out of necessity, and I’ll be surprised if it lasts the plows of winter… Next year, I’ll look into some P.T. lumber, and sink it in cement the right way, but for the time being it’ll do… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.





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Bob Kollman

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#1 posted 12-18-2011 02:30 AM

Where’s the picture of your new car next to the mail box?????
Looks good, stick a red flag on the mail box and I’m sure the
plows will get a direct hit!!!!....:)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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littlecope

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#2 posted 12-18-2011 03:14 AM

Bob, the car is parked by the house, which is up a not-so-gentle rise about a hundred feet upwards… Winter is going to be lots of fun here…
That Mailbox will be buried and have to be dug out of the snow in about a month…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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lew

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#3 posted 12-18-2011 03:20 AM

Nice solution, Mike!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Porchfish

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#4 posted 12-18-2011 04:01 AM

Glad to see you working ! Sorry you’ve had so many trials my friend, but it appears you are a fighter ! I am proud to know you, and wish I could offer something besides good wishes ! Please have a good holiday season, and remember you have friends !

Take care of yourself, your north florida friend, Don S.

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 12-18-2011 05:16 AM

It might receive bills, but it’ll also collect Christmas cards!
Depends on your outlook, and yours has always been good.
Better days are coming.

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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BritBoxmaker

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#6 posted 12-18-2011 01:43 PM

Looks like the mail should be able to do ‘drive by’ posting now, Mike.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 12-18-2011 02:14 PM

How to keep rolling Mike.

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ellen35

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#8 posted 12-18-2011 02:29 PM

Necessity is the mother of invention, Mike. Hopefully, that mail box will be filled with good wishes soon!
I still like the old days when the post office delivered to your front door… but I guess that is a thing of the past… no more saying hello to the post person (in those days a post man) every day!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-18-2011 03:20 PM

I’m glad that you were able to make the mail man happy, Mike. It looks like you came up with a good solution for a job that needed to be done quickly. Have a nice Christmas season.

helluvawreck
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bob Kollman

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#10 posted 12-18-2011 05:24 PM

Mike,

I am hoping this is the winter without snow, we’ve had 4 bad Wi winters in a row.
Last year we had a storm where 2 of my freinds were snowed in at work over night.
Luckly, I have a 1 foot rule, one foot of snow I don’t go to work.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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moonls

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#11 posted 12-18-2011 11:53 PM

Glad to hear that you’re settling in and even getting mail Mike! The Post Office is pretty fussy about location and also shoveling snow to provide them clear access to the box. Merry Christmas and best wishes to you in the new year too!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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