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Project by davetruman posted 03-03-2013 08:02 PM 1054 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our house sits off a bend in the road and about every 5 years someone accidently hits our mailbox and takes it out. But, we live in a community with an association that has very distinct restrictions for mailboxes. Basically, they all must be a standard shape, black and mounted on a basic post. So we wanted something a little different but yet distinctive.

Utilizing my CNC Router I created a couple different programs with a few different techniques and duplicated the pattern on both sides of the post.

1. I wanted to increase the visibility of the mailbox so I created 4 pockets to recess the reflectors about a 1/8” and just slightly oversize.

2. Our street numbers have to be reflective so I cut out the letters and painted them with a white glass bead reflective paint. Then I created a 1/8” inlayed tool path with enough pocket allowance so the numbers fit snugly.

3. Then to give the post some distinction I created a simple design for the Mail & Stars pattern utilizing a v-carve tool pattern and limiting the cut depth to ¼”.

After we completed the installation we drilled a hole to accommodate an American Flag for those special occasions. Overall the project was fairly simple.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 03-03-2013 08:34 PM

That’s a nice looking mail receptacle , The Red White and Blue look great and with the reflectors no one should have trouble see it.

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#2 posted 03-04-2013 03:35 AM

Very Cool

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 03-06-2013 03:56 PM

Handsome mail box! Like the additions on the paint and the reflectors, make it more interesting.

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