|Project by davetruman||posted 03-03-2013 08:02 PM||707 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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.