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  1. #1
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    Default A cool mailbox inspired by Zann

    After checking out Zann's website I couldnt wait to try my hand at
    the duck mailbox. I ended up using 1/8" sheet for the box portion.
    3/16" sheet for the roof, and 1/4" for the duck cutouts. The first real
    leason that I relearned was how important it is to clean the plasma
    cut before welding. Shezzz, the welds on a not so clean plasma cut
    is worse then forgeting to turn the gas on.

    The box part of the mailbox.



    Box part put togather with the roof just sitting there.



    Plain duck no feathers.


    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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    Default Just a few more pics.

    The duck got feathers, a beak, and feathers too.



    The roof was a little tougher then it looked. I still have to work on the roof to get the front and rear gable for support, but its pretty close here. I spent about 3 hours yesterday and 6 or 7 today. Time flys when you are having fun.



    The waves should show up better when I get it painted. I should get it done tomorrow, then I have to find someone to sandblast it for me so the paint looks really good. My duck eyes should arrive tomorrow, the neighbor had to look thru a box and see what she has.

    I should have more tomorrow.

    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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    The duck looks great so far, Tom. Were those waves hard to cut out?

  4. #4
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    Thanks Spy.

    The waves were harder then I thought they would be but not to bad.
    I thought that I was just going to cut out the notch's between the
    waves and bend them into a curl like a breaking wave. But there was
    not enough material to do that so I cut the triangle shape piece out and
    then cut the curls and welded them to each wave. I still have some
    sanding and some brush paint to do yet but its close.




    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 )

  5. #5
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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Tom,

    I love how you flared the duck’s bills. It gives the duck more character. I definitely plan to flare my duck’s bills on my next project. Thanks for sharing your pictures. If people what to check out my other projects, my web site is http://www.zannjones.com/ . If you want to see pictures of my other mailboxes check out the pictures on Flickr ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/zannjones/ ).

    If you find something you like, it would be fun to see the pictures of your project. With Christmas just around the corner, people could use some inspiration what you can make using basic welding equipment.

    Also, if you like the web site, feel free to provide a link to it. Currently my web site is number 30 on Google search for the key word: “welding projects”. It would be great to move up on Google search engine.
    Zann

  6. #6
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    Well here it is, ready to start catching mail. There is a few little details but all in all its done. Thanks Zann, without your site I would have never thought of something like this. Here is the last pic.


    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 )

  7. #7
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    heck yeahh..

    that's pretty cool.

  8. #8
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    Default mailbox

    That is way cool! I love that duck. Actually, I love the whole theme! Nice job.
    Professional firefighter (retired). Amateur everything else I try to do...
    Oh yeah: GO BIG RED!

  9. #9
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    That is very C-O-O-L

  10. #10
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    Thanks guys, it really makes a guy feel good to hear great response. I cant take total credit tho, Zann is the one that made it happen. I got the idea from his website. http://www.zannjones.com/ He is a true artist.

    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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