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    Attached are photos of a custom mailbox I did for a residence a while back.
    That's 1/2" stainless steel.
    A smaller project, but one of my favourites nonetheless.

    Thanks for looking.
    Attached Files
    Maxstar 200DX
    Maxstar 300DX
    Dynasty 200DX
    Passport
    Spectrum 701
    LMSW-52 spot welder

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    The clean look! Sweet!!!
    at home:
    2012 325 Trailblazer EFI with Excel power
    2007 302 Trailblazer with the Robin SOLD
    2008 Suitcase 12RC
    Spoolmatic 30A
    WC-24
    2009 Dynasty 200DX
    2000 XMT 304
    2008 Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Sold:MM130XP
    Sold:MM 251
    Sold:CST 280

    at work:
    Invision 350MP
    Dynasty 350
    Millermatic 350P
    Retired:Shopmaster 300 with a HF-251

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    • #3
      How's your back doing Chis?
      Syncrowave 250DX
      Invison 354MP
      XR Control and 30A

      Airco MED20 feeder
      Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
      Smith O/A rig
      And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at

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      • #4
        Glad to see a fellow San Diegan is producing quality work, no less than metal sculpture IMHO. How long ago and how does the mail door/slot open?
        Miller XMT-350 CC/CV
        Miller S-22A wirefeeder
        Bernard 400A "Q" gun
        Miller 30-A Spoolmatic w/WC-24
        CK 210 & WP-18 GTAW torches
        Hypertherm Powermax 30
        O/A Rig, Enco 4x6 bandsaw, etc.

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        • #5
          That is art, nice work.

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          • #6
            Nice work Chris, as always.

            I want to see the grimlins try wacking that one with a baseball bat.
            Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
            Dynasty 200 DX
            Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
            Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
            Hobart HH187
            Dialarc 250 AC/DC
            Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
            Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
            PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
            Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
            Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
            More grinders than hands

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SundownIII View Post
              Nice work Chris, as always.

              I want to see the grimlins try wacking that one with a baseball bat.
              Times have changed- they don't use Bats- they just take the entire SS mailbox and sell it for scrap
              Ed Conley
              http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
              MM252
              MM211
              Passport Plus w/Spool Gun
              TA185
              Miller 125c Plasma 120v
              O/A set
              SO 2020 Bender
              You can call me Bacchus

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
                Times have changed- they don't use Bats- they just take the entire SS mailbox and sell it for scrap
                Buck-a-pound.
                Do the math.

                I did this project before prices really, really shot up.
                Maxstar 200DX
                Maxstar 300DX
                Dynasty 200DX
                Passport
                Spectrum 701
                LMSW-52 spot welder

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dmaxer View Post
                  Glad to see a fellow San Diegan is producing quality work, no less than metal sculpture IMHO. How long ago and how does the mail door/slot open?
                  Thanks to all for the kind words. Luckily, I didn't have to roll any rings for this project.

                  I did this mailbox about... (insert lack of memory/brain-damaged expression here) ... four or five years ago. It was for a residence up in Beverly... Hills, that is. Swimming pools... movie staahs...

                  On the front, you can see a small stainless pull for the carbon fibre door that is hinged on the right side. It has a magnetic catch and opens outward. Water tight.

                  Heavy metal.

                  A good portion of my work these days is straight-up fab work with a little of my own twist. When I'm lucky, I get to do a project like this that is 100% my own design without any compromise. I wish they could all be this way.
                  Last edited by chrisgay@sbcglo; 09-06-2008, 05:20 PM. Reason: why not
                  Maxstar 200DX
                  Maxstar 300DX
                  Dynasty 200DX
                  Passport
                  Spectrum 701
                  LMSW-52 spot welder

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                  • #10
                    Chris,

                    Were the numbers laser engraved or were they applied to the surface?

                    Looking good.

                    Good to hear our movie stars are spreading the wealth with us "little guys".

                    Speaking of SS pricing. Buddy of mine had three sheets of 3/8" 316 (8'x20') delivered the other day for a vat he's making for a local paper mill. $10,000 per sheet. Helping them roll that was quite an experience. Raymond, the owner wouldn't tell me how much he was charging for the job.

                    His dad, who used to own Atlantic Steel in Richmond, and I were really close. I used to do a lot of consulting for them. Had ongoing maintenance contracts with Burlington, Dan River Mills, etc. Quite a money maker. When they'd shut down, Ray would throw a couple of hundred people in the plant and do a total refurb. They weren't too concerned with the price, just could he get them back on line when vacations were over. Know one job was a little over 8 Mil.

                    Anyway, keep up the great work and keep posting those photos. Gives us hacks something to aspire to.
                    Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
                    Dynasty 200 DX
                    Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
                    Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
                    Hobart HH187
                    Dialarc 250 AC/DC
                    Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
                    Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
                    PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
                    Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
                    Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
                    More grinders than hands

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                    • #11
                      Nice Work As Always , I Like Your Style , I Am Going In That Direction , Doing Custom Work , But For Now I Practice By Doing Stuff For Me , Anyway Keep The Pictures Coming .

                      Bobby
                      FABRICATION-CRÉATION K ZEN

                      MILLERMATIC 210
                      SPOOLMATE 3035
                      SYNCROWAVE 200
                      HYPERTHERM 360

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                      • #12
                        Nice Work

                        Great Job!
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                        Miller 140 w A/S
                        HF 90 Amp Flux Core
                        Dewalt Chop Saw
                        Smith O/A Torch
                        Ryobi, HF grinders

                        Harley Electra Glide Classic

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                        • #13
                          Thanks all.

                          Jay, the numbers were applied to the surface. Nothing too fancy.

                          KZEN, hone your style and technique on your own stuff then bust butt and get your work out there. YOU GOTTA GET YOUR WORK OUT THERE for people to see. Work begets work.

                          I'll look forward to more pics from you as well.
                          Maxstar 200DX
                          Maxstar 300DX
                          Dynasty 200DX
                          Passport
                          Spectrum 701
                          LMSW-52 spot welder

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                          • #14
                            Wow that is really cool. I really like the design of it.
                            Millermatic 180 Auto Set

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