The Mailbox Post IV

The mold for the mail box post is complete and ready for cement. Most of my projects are made with mortar, but, this is being made with concrete. It may have to withstand more abuse than a project in the back yard. The concrete colors the same as mortar, so, will still look good.

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I’ll be pouring it from the bottom using the workbench ( moved into the garage ) to help with stability and using a plunger type device to insure getting all the nooks and crannies filled. About an hour after pouring I’ll be inserting a couple of lag-bolts into the arm so the prepared piece of oak the mailbox will sit on can be attached. I’ll be honest … this turned out to be more of a project than I initially thought. And, it’s almost done except for the pour and digging the post hole !

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~ by Ed B on June 28, 2009.

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