Fixing a Mailbox... with Hand Tools...

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  1. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Well, I did use a miter saw. But my drill battery lasted all of about 3 seconds (literally) so I ended up using a screwdriver and a little elbow grease. I even got to bust out some of my hatchet skills!
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    Solid again!
     
  2. JohnP

    JohnP No more half measures Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Solid as rock. Ready for Uncle Sam’s henchmen to stuff with bills and junk mail. Good job on that. I’m lost without my power tools.

    JohnP
     
  3. Youcantreadinthedark

    Youcantreadinthedark Amphibian. Supporter Bushclass I

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    Did you do the drive-by bat test yet? :4:
     
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    There ya go!
     
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    Way to go Hannah!
     
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    Fantastic job making that 2x4 look like a post......:rolleyes:
     
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    NO. NO. NO. It's all wrong! There's no bullet holes in it. :p jk

    Nice work!:)
     
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    Red Yeti Mostly Harmless Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I Bushclass II

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    Nicely done!

    Got to mark those little victories in life!

    :38:
     
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    I'd say that classifies for bushcraft practice, ya done well lass. joe
     
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    BTW, nice job. :dblthumb:
     
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    HannahT Firebug Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Thanks everybody! The poor thing was really suffering. The piece of plywood that the mailbox was sitting on was so rotten that I could just lift the whole thing off the post...

    I'm sure I looked hilarious standing there in the front yard hacking on a 2x6 with a hatchet and putting screws in by hand ;) I was afraid somebody was gonna stop and try to help! I've been accused before of being too independent :D
     
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    When I was a young kid, circa 1960, this was a common use of a hatchet. I think most carpenters kept one and used it to hew wood to fit. If need be, they would use a plane to smooth out the final appearance, but usually they did just fine without.

    We have chickens and I have tried to discipline myself to use limbs or saplings for their perches and other "chicken furniture." Cheaper, no worry about chemicals and the bark tends to make good grip for their feet. Not really a comparison to your nice work, but I salute in your direction.
     

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