Saturday, July 20, 2013

How to Repair a Double Mailbox - Part 6 of 16 - Beveling Post Ends

Fig.1: Mailbox repair
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Battery pack charger 18-volt
Brushes, chip, 1-1/2, 2-inch  
Carpentry pencil
Gloves heavy-duty 
Kilz white primer 
Paint tray with plastic liners 
Paint roller 4-inch
Paint stick
Saw, cordless 
Saw horses (2)
Screwdriver flat tip 
Square yellow 
Tape measure large print 
Tarps and paper 

Mrs. Escarole wanted a new mailbox, the post office had refused to deliver her mail and she was desperate. She lives in a rural town called Creekside, California. 

This post shows the eight steps to beveling post ends.

Step 1: Above right fig.1 shows the old mailbox that needs to be replaced. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows a one inch line draw from the edge of each post with a carpenters pencil.
Fig.2 Draw the line to be cut
Step 3: Fig.3 below shows a yellow square used to draw the line on all 3-posts.

Fig.3 Use a square to keep it straight
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the Ryobi cordless saw set between 45 degrees.

Fig.4 Set the radial saw
Step 5: Fig.5 shows a Ryobi cordless saw that will be used to cut the ends of all three posts. This is a detail that the association wanted for all the mailboxes.

Fig.5 Place the radial saw sideways
Step 6: Fig.6 shows the first pass on the first horizontal bar. Fig.7 shows the second pass on the pencil line.
Fig.6 First cut
Fig.7 Best cut

Step 7: Fig.8 shows another angle of the edges being cut by the Ryobi cordless saw. Cordless saw uses up the battery very fast, that why a battery charger with multiples batteries are needed if a lot of cutting is going to be done. The other choice is to go electrical, the cordless saw is much lighter and easier to use than an electric counterpart.
Fig.8 Side view
Step 8: Fig.9 shows all three posts on all 4-sides of each post.
Fig.9 Job done

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