Hours volunteered to date: 213. Thanks, everyone!
(Hours include design, meetings, report writing.)
My Eagle project is made up of two parts:
To announce public events, Franklin Township wants a free-standing bulletin board. It's based on the Appalachian Trail plans but is scaled down. For instance, the Appalachian Trail uses 10" x 10" posts and this one uses 6" x 6". Even at that, working with heavy, pressure treated wood is difficult. The end-posts are 12' long with about 3.5' underground.
So that people can drop off letters after hours, the Township also wants a drop box. The first set of photos shows that being constructed.
Master carpenters at work.
Mail slot on, side door not.
Corner pieces needed.
Corner pieces added.
Door and hinges on, hasp needed.
Scouts are not allowed to use power tools, so preparation for this part of the project involved adult help.
First notch cut on 12' long 6" x 6" post.
Chiseling to smooth notch.
Fitting truss members & escaping the hot sun.
More truss work. Notice angled notches at top.
Wow, they fit!
Preparing to drill lag holes.
First post hole.
Digging to China...well, 3.5' the way there.
Jonathan starting second post hole.
Small trusses added.
Measuring for cuts.
Checking cuts. Stretch!
Putting on roof.
Other side of roof.
Looks small from far away. Much bigger & heavier when you're building it!
Plywood, 2x2's, cork installed.
Installing track for plexiglass.
Plexiglass installed. Finished!