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JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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It's not being paranoid when they actually ARE after you.
Only one thing better than what you have there, and that is to line the tinny box with plate steel so that when those wiseacres come by with their baseball bats, they get a big surprise. I used to live in the country, and lost a couple of mailboxes. Then I lined a new shiny one with 3/8" plate, and I'd get about one new ding a year. I figured it was someone else turning 16 and getting a driver's license. I never saw them do it, but would have given a days pay to see that.
Man, that's gotta hurt.
Steve
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Wed, Sep 13, 2006, 8:56pm (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@zydeco.net (SteveB) doth wisely sayeth: <snip> Then I lined a new shiny one with 3/8" plate, <snip> Man, that's gotta hurt.
Heh heh. You've GOT to check the archives for the "mailbox" thread. You're the type of guy that'd enjoy that.
By the way, before someone check the archives then starts whining about "you can't do a mailbox like that", or "but that'd hurt some poor innocent kid", I checked with the post office - all they require is it be at the proper height, at the proper distance from the roat, and an approved style box. Basically, if it's made out of structural steel, and is the right height, and distance from the road, and looks right, it's good. Then if some destructive idiot bonks it with a baseball bat and the bat bounces back and gets him between the eyes, it's the kid's own fault. I know damn well if I'd ever tried something like that, and hurt myself, that MY parents wouldn't be out blaming the homewoener, they'd be telling me it served me right.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:
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Hey, the mailbox thread. Just how long ago was that? That was about the first extended flame war thread I remember when I started lurking here. Ahh, the good old days.
PDX David
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(J T) wrote:

That was about 10 yr's or so ago. I think . Some time around the two Bennett's wars. LOL
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Half that, at most.

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Thu, Sep 14, 2006, 9:37am (EDT-3) snipped-for-privacy@spiritone.com (Jane&David) doth sayeth Hey, the mailbox thread. <snip> That was about the first extended flame war thread I remember <snip>
Flame war? I remember it as a pleasent intellectual discussion and exchange of techniques and thoughts.
I ran over my own mailbox something like 20 years ago - flattening it - and have gotten my mail at the post office ever since. It gets me out of the house every day and also lets me get my mail several hours sooner than home delivery would.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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Flame war? I remember it as a pleasent intellectual discussion and exchange of techniques and thoughts.
Like hell it was, It was a damned flame war and you know it. Who appointed you the mailbox expert anyway? The cabal kicked your ass out of the mailbox industry because of your one sided opinionated ideas on how a mailbox should be constructed. It is people like you always causing trouble every frigging time we try to have a thoughtful exchange of ideas, even if everyone else is wrong and I'm the only one that is right. Next thing you know, you'll be going "postal" in this otherwise pleasant thread.
And one more thing. The only yellow tools I have came from DeWalt. So there!
Sheese, the nerve of some people.
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Fri, Sep 15, 2006, 7:48pm (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@snet.net (EdwinPawlowski) doth vilelly accuseth: Like hell it was, It was a damned flame war and you know it. Who appointed you the mailbox expert anyway? The cabal kicked your ass out of the mailbox industry because of your one sided opinionated ideas on how a mailbox should be constructed. It is people like you always causing trouble every frigging time we try to have a thoughtful exchange of ideas, even if everyone else is wrong and I'm the only one that is right. Next thing you know, you'll be going "postal" in this otherwise pleasant thread. And one more thing. The only yellow tools I have came from DeWalt. So there! Sheese, the nerve of some people.
Hmph! Was so an intellectual debate. Nyah. And the Cabel did not kick me out, so there. Besides, there IS no Cabal. And you'd damn well better believe the Cabal will hear about your behaviour too. I'll have you know I'm a pacifist, I am. And to provie it, if I were to have another mailbox, I'd be thinking of something like a nine foot section of well casing, with about three feet sticking out of the ground, filled with concrete, then the mail box armoured with say half inch plate. Let some weenie idoot bang that with a baseball bat, or try to run over it, and that'll pacify the little sucker in a heartbeat. I'm a people person I am.
To close I'll have you know I have a ed welder in my shop, and my planer is gray. However the planer does have some yellow highlight now. Besides, the yellow brightens things up. I picked up a dented pint of Buttercup Yellow for $1.50 the other day at Wally-World, just in case. Heheheh.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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On Fri, 15 Sep 2006 19:58:14 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote:

Heh, heh. Your post gave me a pleasant flashback memory.
About 15 years ago, the village of Coolville, Ohio had a major problem at their major intersection, which was a Y in the road. (Coolville pop. `200, no traffic lights, 3 stop signs at the time) This Y was situated between the 3 carry-outs in the town. Every Friday night some ass would drive over the sign, the village would drive a new post, reset the sign, and some one would drive over it the next Friday.
A new mayor obtained a 10 foot section of 10 inch I-beam, buried it 7 feet in the ground, poured concrete, then welded a section of regular signpost material to it, painted it dark green and rehung the stop sign. The following Monday I stopped for gas on the way into work. The paint on the I beam had scratch marks, and the ground was littered with broken glass, automotive grill fragments, a light bezel, and various other souvenirs of combat. The mayor touched up the paint on the I beam, and I don't think there has been an assault on that stop sign since. Somewhere around here I have a picture of SWMBO standing next to the contraption.
Regards, Roy
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Sat, Sep 16, 2006, 2:13am (EDT+4) snipped-for-privacy@houston.rr.com (Roy) doth inspirationally posteth: Heh, heh. Your post gave me a pleasant flashback memory.<snip>
Excellent.
JOAT I am not paranoid. I do not "think" people are after me. I "know" damn well they're after me.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net (J T) wrote in (SteveB)

I remember that thread. It had fuzz on it when we redid our mailbox, about 5 or 6 years ago.
Our mailbox got out of hand. The foundation is 18" deep (I live in California, near Oakland - frost isn't a problem). The pillar is concrete blocks, 24" across, poured and filled with concrete. The pillar is veneered with fieldstone. The mailbox is brass, and there's a cast stone cap on top. Looks beautiful! Cost more than my Unisaw.
But the post doesn't rot out. It doesn't need painting. And none of the kids mess with it. Maybe it's the big, honking rose bush growing around it all.
It should need replacing sometime early next century. ;-)
Patriarch
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Steve B wrote:

About 10 years ago in rural Ohio, I put in one of those Rubbermaid ones. You could whale on it with a baseball bat, and it would just make your hands and arms numb.
Then one night the temperature got down to someteen-below-zero, and somebody came along and teed off on it, and it shattered like cheap glass.
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Oh no, mailboxes.

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Hey kids, take a whack at this one...
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