I really enjoyed working on this latest project. A customer needed a special Kansas Jayhawk bracket for their mailbox. Instead of using a traditional wooden post, they bought this incredible post rock. These post rocks were used across portions of the Great Plains, especially western Kansas. The lack of wood for fence posts was substituted with the use of limestone found throughout the region. Each post was hand-quarried and cut. What an effort that must have been! These posts can weigh hundreds of pounds.
Because the face of the limestone post was not flat, we had to fashion a couple of lengths of tube to conceal the Tapcon screws. We used a hammer drill to pierce the rock, which was actually pretty soft. A few screws and washers and the bracket was attached. Later, the customer will mount the steel mailbox, further strengthening the entire setup.
The Jayhawk logo is handcut from 11 gauge steel. Very sturdy. I applied a natural rust finish which will be sealed with acrylic. The result: A one-of-a-kind mailbox that looks great in its Kansas frontyard!