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Old 03-06-2017, 09:36 AM
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Backyard Engineering - What did you fabricate or create???..........Thread.

Welcome to the Backyard Engineering Thread.


Wanted to make this thread to share ideas, showcase or just do a little bragging on some backyard engineering ideas / creations that you have made or come up with to solve a problem, because you could not find/buy it or made something just because you wanted too.

Could be anything you made, Steel, wood, plastic, duct tape.....whatever!

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Old 03-06-2017, 09:50 AM
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I will start with my latest.....


Steel Square tube mail box....

My reason for this was, we live on a country road, mailbox is to close, has been hit by cars, snow plow twice, and whole street was baseball bated, missed mine though...

To move the mailbox back, there is a main gas line running below

So to avoid the all of the above,

I made a non penetrating mail box out of steel,

First dug down just below grade to pour a 2 x2 ft slab to have a solid level surface,


Welded up Mailbox. Total weight of mail box is 165 lbs. It will stand on its own, but made it so i could place a Large Stone on back to hold it secure.

If it does get hit by a car, the idea was it would just fall over.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:38 AM
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Here's a couple of my woodworking projects.
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Old 03-06-2017, 11:22 AM
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Ski dog those are great..

Love that mailbox..
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:09 PM
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Thought you would never ask. I did the mail box thing too, But only out of stainless steel lol. I will post pictures later.

I did this winter make my first snow making machine. Using a compressor and a pressure washer. I could have made it a lot bigger, but Mother Nature was not cooperating.



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Old 03-06-2017, 02:48 PM
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Love those benches Ski dog. Very Nice! and the mobile yard Bar

waterbuffalo that is awesome, my kids would definitely appreciate one of those.
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:57 PM
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how cold did it have to be for the snow machine to work? also why was the compressor needed for more aeration?
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:05 PM
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Plans for the snow maker? What size compressor was needed?
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I make stuffs.
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:35 PM
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