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  • #16
    As a 30 year carrier letter carrier,you should ask the carrier
    First of all, I would like to say thanks for making the mail happen.

    The box is to be located at my Dads lake house, I am not sure but I think with my Dads diet, that the mail carrier probably gets more smacks then good old Dad. He plans on asking the next time they see the carrier. Its pretty laid back down there so it shouldn't be a problem.

    One of the reasons for making the new box is that they receive there meds in the mail mostly, and a standard box just isn't big enough sometimes. Hopefully this will make it so all the mail fits and the carrier does not have to leave a note or ring the bell. Without going out and checking I believe that I made it 13 wide and 20 deep by 11 tall. That should fit lots of pills.

    Maybe you can tell me if this is true or not, I heard it from a friend.

    That the carrier's job is to deliver the mail, and that mail pickup (outgoing ) mail is a courtesy of the carrier.

    Thanks
    Tom

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    • #17
      If you mean outgoing mail(like your bills,catalog orders,correspondence mail),it's not a courtesy,as long as you have your flag up it's required we take your outgoing mail.

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      • #18
        way cool mail box, i gotta look into making one.
        thanks for the help
        ......or..........
        hope i helped
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        • #19
          Very nice i bet your going to have the coolest box in the neighborhood.What do you bet the orders will be coming in from your neighbors real soon.Unfortunately i live so far out in the sticks if i make a mail box it will have to be armored.
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          • #20
            Thank You oiw.

            Yes I agree it will be the coolest mailbox on the block. I have No intension of making this mailbox for anyone, other then this one as a gift.

            1. The idea belongs to Zann. I respect that, and would not take another's ideas and profit from it.

            2. Its a cool conversation piece, If I was to make them for all the neighbors it wouldn't be cool anymore.

            Now if someone wants to sketch up there own crazy idea, then I would be glad to work out a deal of some sort.

            See I have this disease called brain block. You want me to draw it ur sh!t out of luck. You show me an idea and I can make it, well most of the time anyways. I may not know how to do it but I will give it one he!! of a shot. Right now I weld for fun. If the day comes that I could retire and have a small shop doing small odds and ends then that would be great. But for now I do it because I can and I enjoy doing it.

            Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
            Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
            Clarke 180 EN Just in case
            Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
            O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
            Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
            4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
            Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
            Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
            I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


            Projects and Misc Albums
            http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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            • #21
              Originally posted by tom37 View Post
              Thank You oiw.

              Yes I agree it will be the coolest mailbox on the block. I have No intension of making this mailbox for anyone, other then this one as a gift.

              1. The idea belongs to Zann. I respect that, and would not take another's ideas and profit from it.

              2. Its a cool conversation piece, If I was to make them for all the neighbors it wouldn't be cool anymore.

              Now if someone wants to sketch up there own crazy idea, then I would be glad to work out a deal of some sort.

              See I have this disease called brain block. You want me to draw it ur sh!t out of luck. You show me an idea and I can make it, well most of the time anyways. I may not know how to do it but I will give it one he!! of a shot. Right now I weld for fun. If the day comes that I could retire and have a small shop doing small odds and ends then that would be great. But for now I do it because I can and I enjoy doing it.
              Right there's the reason for doing it .... because you can. The best thing about welding, as a forum member on another forum said, "If you can dream it, you can build it." That's going to get cut into a sheet of metal and hung up in my garage .....

              Great work on the box so far ... please keep us updated on the build.

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              • #22
                I would like to clarify one thing. I hate to sound petty but I don't want someone to quote me and throw it back in my face later.

                1. The idea belongs to Zann. I respect that, and would not take another's ideas and profit from it.


                I should have said I would not take another's idea and profit from it when that person sells or makes money from said idea.

                There is tons of ideas here that are shared and borrowed. We all do that.

                What I was trying to say was that if Zann or any other person takes the time to build a site and post there stuff for others to view, we should respect that. I greatly appreciate the fact that he has a site that the public can view and download material.

                Like I said I just didn't want to be taken word for word down the road.

                Thanks to all for taking the time to check out my project.

                Tom

                Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
                Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
                Clarke 180 EN Just in case
                Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
                O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
                Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
                4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
                Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
                Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
                I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


                Projects and Misc Albums
                http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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                • #23
                  No, no, no, you misunderstood what I was saying ..... I understand that you're not trying to make a profit off someone else's idea. Got that loud and clear. All I was posting was that part where you said you weld for fun because you can, and you enjoy it. THAT'S what matters .... because you can and enjoy doing it, watching something growing under your hands, and being proud that no one else has anything like it, because it was something that you yourself built.

                  I've always wanted to weld, ever since I was 20. I never had a chance to go to a school and learn, or go hang out at some of the auto shops or metal fabrication shops, and it always was in the back of my mind ... something I'd missed .... something I'd regretted. I regretted not knowing how to weld for over 20 years. Finally, after talking about it with a lot of people over several months, I saw an ad for a cheap Harbor Freight 110v MIG welder, and decided that I wasn't getting any younger, and the time for regretting "what might have been" was over. After a lot of time, practice, and plenty of errors, I'm finally welding. My welds may not be the greatest or prettiest, but I'm still learning, still practicing to make them better. No schooling for me - anything I've learned, I've done all on my own ... from reading these forums and asking lots of questions.

                  I totally respect the fact that you're giving the credit due to Zann - after all, it WAS his design - but don't put down your own abilities, either. What I've seen so far that you've built has been impressive. I've been thinking about doing something like that, except with a roadrunner or lizard.

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                  • #24
                    Last year I decided to share the artwork that I had made over the years. I had fun making it and hopefully other people will too. Seeing Tomís own version of the mailbox was fun, and receiving recognition from another welder was great. It would be nice if someone does not mass produce them since it will reduce the fun knowing you can buy them all ready pre-made.

                    With Christmas just around the corner, feel free to make anything you like. I am sure friends or family would appreciate having something that is homemade and not available to anyone else.

                    I personally like making new things so I do not plan on making a business out of selling my artwork. Actually it is a compliment when someone likes my artwork well enough that they make their own version. Of course if you like my artwork, a link to my web site www.zannjones.com would be nice.

                    I am currently trying to come up with a new ideal using the steel that I ordered from King Architectural Metals (www.kingmetals.com). It is a slow process, but it is what I enjoy doing. I plan to post some more pictures on the forum when I am further along. (Hopefully I am successful posting the picture)

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                    Happy Welding
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                    • #25
                      Thanks Zann.

                      Hey this thing looks like a pig that visited the Willy Wonka candy factory and got all swelled up.

                      Miller 211 A.S. and Spoolmate 100
                      Stickmate LX 235 AC / 160 DC.
                      Clarke 180 EN Just in case
                      Spectrum 375 X-Treme.
                      O/A Medium Radnor Torch, Large Victor Torch.
                      Milwaukee 14" Chop Saw.
                      4 x 6 Horizontal Band Saw.
                      Rockworth 80 Gallon 2 Stage 16 SCFM @ 175 PSI , 15 SCFM @ 90 PSI.
                      Jackson Passive shade #5 for the plasma.
                      I almost forgot the Hobart XVP AD Hood.


                      Projects and Misc Albums
                      http://picasaweb.google.com/keesfriend Feel Free to Have a Look ( Just keep in mind I am an amateur )

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