Making a Mailbox - Anyone Have Plans?

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Oilpatch197, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Oilpatch197

    Oilpatch197 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, they need to be appoved by the postmaster general, at least that is what mine says!

    My grandpa put his mailbox on a uncle sam wooden cut-out on both sides, so it appears uncle sam is holding your mailbox!
     
  2. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    Most of "custom" mailboxes around I've seen are just a decorative shell built around a standard plain jane box. That tends to satisfy everybody since the actual mailbox is still an 'approved' one and yet from outside it looks much more decorative.
     

  3. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    There are some plans in the Archive/Links forum under the woodworking sticky.
     
  4. mtnmanlou

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    Thanks for the great mailbox plans. Now I wanted to know if there was any way of making a 1/8" dado, 3/16" deep in a board 6" wide, without using a router (which I do not own.) Can I make it with handtools? Any ideas?

    Help!
     
  5. Gary in ohio

    Gary in ohio Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Dado's are cut with saw blades preferable a table saw but you can if your steady cut them with a hand saw and a guide edge.
     
  6. Oilpatch197

    Oilpatch197 Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget the detonator when it's being decimated by ........whatever.

    Absolutely just kidding!!!