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Old 04-28-2013, 05:17 PM
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Holy cow that is a mailbox post? Are you anticipating a tank hitting it?

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Around here you never know.. I wanted to build a sturdy one..

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I've seen lighter duty joints on bulldozer blades. If a small car hits it the car will be totaled. Look out for ambulance chasers the towns had to make road sign posts that "Break Away" so if a car hits it, it won't launch the car into the air. That mail box will stop it in it's tracks.
Okay, okay.. Now I'm a little concerned since if they hit the post proper they will hit the telephone pole 4 feet away from it..

Besides that. The post itself will slide over the base and if I have to put snap off bolts then so be it..

Really at this point I just want to get it done and finished.. It's been a challenging project and from the stand point of showing welding skills it will pass the muster..

With no mailbox on the end of the arm it only takes about 1/4lbs to make it move..

Once the detent is made it will take about 10lbs to move it.. At least that is what the plan is..

The overall arm length from the pivot is going to be right around 50" the amount of force to make it move will be reasonable.

Of course getting it to move 50miles per hour in a fraction of a second will be a little bit more difficult..
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:11 PM
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Whooeeee, That is one heck of a mailbox post.

As far as the ambulance chasers go, look around in your neck of the woods and see if someone else has

1) Welded chain post
2) Crankshaft or camshaft post
3) Any decorative massive post of any kind
4) Implements or equipment as a post

I have seen quite a few crankshafts, camshafts, saguaros, welded chains, etc in my general neighborhood, and a blacksmith down the road has an old leg vise partially sunk in concrete. The gated communities, and there are a few of them around here, use stuccoed concrete block with the box set inside. Of course, we don't have cars slipping and sliding due to the snowy weather.

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:27 PM
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Whooeeee, That is one heck of a mailbox post.

As far as the ambulance chasers go, look around in your neck of the woods and see if someone else has

1) Welded chain post
2) Crankshaft or camshaft post
3) Any decorative massive post of any kind
4) Implements or equipment as a post

I have seen quite a few crankshafts, camshafts, saguaros, welded chains, etc in my general neighborhood, and a blacksmith down the road has an old leg vise partially sunk in concrete. The gated communities, and there are a few of them around here, use stuccoed concrete block with the box set inside. Of course, we don't have cars slipping and sliding due to the snowy weather.

Good Work.
Thanks..

we have all those as well.

I'm not concerned with anybody getting hung up on the box..


Like I said. If they are going to hit the post then they will have more to worry about since the telephone pole is literally just 50" away from the box.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:56 PM
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little more progress..

Inch by inch..

Here are the hinge bearing lifts and the holes for grease and zerks.

Also got the diagonal brace fully installed and welded up.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:01 PM
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Here is the other side of the bottom bracket.

And the starts of the detent pin.

The large bolt is 3/4" and the smaller is 5/8.

The detent is 7/16 pointed end, 9/16" large boss, and 5/16 shaft size.. The 9/16 and 5/16 corresponded with spring I had in stock from a SAAB Diff side load spring.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:37 PM
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Thats one sturdy looking mount, I thought it was for a big crane at first. ( Just Kidding. ) Small crane.

I built my pivoting mail box back in 2005 when I built my shop and I'm still waiting for them to hit it, My post is on one side of the ditch and the mail box hangs on about a 10' arm, On windy days its all over the place, I'll try to get a pic in a day or 2.
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Thats one sturdy looking mount, I thought it was for a big crane at first. ( Just Kidding. ) Small crane.

I built my pivoting mail box back in 2005 when I built my shop and I'm still waiting for them to hit it, My post is on one side of the ditch and the mail box hangs on about a 10' arm, On windy days its all over the place, I'll try to get a pic in a day or 2.
Awesome.. Love to see it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:46 PM
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Well guys.. This is just about coming to a close..


AHHHHH!!!!!


Here the post is put up, Mailbox attached and painted..

I still have to make the finial But all in all..


Oh, one of thing. I need to make lighter weights. Or find a smaller rotor..

The rotor was one I had hanging around from playing with the flywheel grinder and I figured I could weave the cables in without doing any permenant damage to the cables.
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If I defend myself I am attacked.

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My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability.

I'd like to think of something smart, but I don't want to hurt myself.

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:26 PM
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Damn fine job Jen. There's just a good feeling when it comes down to the last little bits of a job isn't there?

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Old 04-30-2013, 11:09 PM
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Jen that is one slick piece of design and execution! I think your worries are over unless they start running Abrams Tanks up and down your road.
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