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Forum topic by RussellAP posted 09-27-2012 06:49 PM 1059 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RussellAP

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09-27-2012 06:49 PM

I was fooling around the other day making some panels out of cedar fencing and got the idea to make a new mailbox and delivery box. We are always getting packages.

This wasn’t planned out or anything and I still have a little bit of work to do, (as you can see), but it combined a couple of things I wanted some practice at, gluing panels and bending wood.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.


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#1 posted 09-27-2012 06:54 PM

Looks great. A new mailbox for the same reasons (I get a lot of packages) has been on my list for a while now. I may finally get to it this month.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 09-27-2012 06:57 PM

for outdoor use, I decided that the cedar panels would work great. I’m using dutch oil and then spar. Should last a lifetime.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 12:45 PM

It looks good.

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 01:12 PM

It’s a good looking piece, but I worry about that cantilever up top sagging over time or possibly snapping right off. In my experience with cedar furniture outdoors, it becomes pretty brittle after a few years.

-- -=Pride is not a sin=-

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#5 posted 09-28-2012 05:28 PM

Ingenious idea. Wait ‘til it’s finished!

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 05:35 PM

grfrazee- These bent pieces are made from a single cedar 4×4 post which was cut to 1/8th inch strips. 6 of them were glued together and put in a press overnight which gave them their shape. The press has two compound curves which provide almost any curve needed. After the wood is bent, I cut it to specs on the band saw and sand. They are amazingly strong.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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#7 posted 09-28-2012 06:32 PM

Lots of work and just an outstanding result! But is it USPS certified??! (just kidding)

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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