Death of the Ghetto Mailbox

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Project by Vodo posted 03-08-2013 09:53 PM 1945 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Full project and my first steps into to this expensive woodworking hobby here:

I had been wanting to get rid of my ghetto mailbox since I moved into this house in 2008. I have taken 1 wood shop in 7th grade, and I did 1 project about 10 years ago.

This was finished in August 2012. It’s March 2013 and several thousand dollars and hours later – I’m almost thinking my shop is ready to make something else.

-- AKA vodo. I belong in a blue state.

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 10:34 PM

Hmmm, I’m thinking that “several thousand dollars” is a bit of OVERBUILD... but HEY ,,, it looks GREAT! :-)

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 10:38 PM

It looks very nice, just want to see the “several thousand dollars workshop” ....

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#3 posted 03-09-2013 12:13 AM

That post deters right handed hitters but what about us south paws?

nice build

-- I cut it three times and it's still too short

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#4 posted 03-09-2013 02:04 AM

For those who want to see the shop – I have some pics up at the wood whisperer.


For some “Before” photos – here you go…

-- AKA vodo. I belong in a blue state.

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#5 posted 03-09-2013 03:04 AM

Nice build. The bottom flyer box is useful if folks actually put them in it. I would so like to get a different mailbox post and box but then the HOA police department will be knocking at my door. Oh well, just another Pleasant Valley Sunday.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#6 posted 03-09-2013 03:44 AM

Nice job.

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#7 posted 03-09-2013 06:12 AM

Looks like a school bus driven by a guy named Crankshaft hit your old postbox! Nice comeback Keesterman.

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#8 posted 03-09-2013 06:16 AM

Good looking mailbox, that’s for sure.

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#9 posted 03-09-2013 09:34 PM

From the looks of this fantastic Mail Box, I would say your shop is ready for a new project….

-- Syd Sellers Old woodturners never die, they just keep chipping away!

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