|Project by Roz||posted 01-14-2013 03:38 AM||3010 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I built two of these as gifts this Christmas 2012. One cart is painted red/black and the other in yellow/black. They were built from kits I found through Rockler wood working. When I ordered the kits they were sent to an address in another state which otherwise matched my own address. I had to pay postage twice in order to get the kits I bought. The company would not send them otherwise.
I followed the plans provided exactly. I found much of the layout and details difficult to interpret. All the wooden pieces are of White Oak and finished in enamel paint. These toys will be used, left in the rain and hopefully enjoyed for several years.
Once all the wooden pieces were made and the holes pre-drilled, I discovered they did not exactly fit. Some pieces did not even come close to fitting. I had to improvise solutions to make it all work as it should. It appears that no one checked the plan details before creating the kits. The hardware items in the kits were good quality and complete. I think the recipients will enjoy the Mail Carts, and I will never buy those kits again.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."