A little fun at work.

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A little fun at work.

Postby Baymen Moe » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:08 pm

It's not often that I take much of an interest in my work as a DPW employee, :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: , but every once in a while I get to do some things that are related to my interests in the outdoors. Today was a nice break from fighting the snow and ice all winter. I took this pile of rough sawn pine,
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and turned it into 25 Wood duck boxes. The wood was milled from fallen trees on the Audubon property in Marshfield. Duxbury conservation bought the materials and I churned them out.

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We should be placing them around Duxbury in the coming weeks. Kind of nice to be able to give back to the resource. :beer:
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:59 pm

nice job, Baymen. sounds like a great day at work.
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby MIKE J. » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:21 pm

Awesome!

I just placed 2 last weekend that I had laying around.

I have a few more to set up at work made from a battery casing from a Chevy volt. I will post pics soon.
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby mawtrfowler » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:16 pm

I'll be putting a few up this week, planned on going yesterday but I was a bit weary of the ice with the thaw.
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby mawtrfowler » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:16 pm

MIKE J. wrote:
I have a few more to set up at work made from a battery casing from a Chevy volt. I will post pics soon.

That sounds interesting, what kind of material is it?
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby MIKE J. » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:55 am

mawtrfowler wrote:
MIKE J. wrote:
I have a few more to set up at work made from a battery casing from a Chevy volt. I will post pics soon.

That sounds interesting, what kind of material is it?


They are a composite material.

here's a few pictures of the finished product:
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby woodduck14 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:22 pm

Nice job Baymen! I've never built any boxes before, what's the time frame on building one from scratch?
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby Baymen Moe » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:25 pm

woodduck14 wrote:Nice job Baymen! I've never built any boxes before, what's the time frame on building one from scratch?

Very quick and easy, once you have the materials cut to the proper sizes. You can get all kinds of plans on line for dimentions, but they're all similar. If you go with wood, make sure it's rough cut pine. The ducklings have an easier time getting out due to the rough wood. In Mike J's example I can see he used wire mesh for the same purpose. (correct Mike)?

From the pile of wood cut in my first picture to the 25 finished boxes was less than 12 hrs. You coud have one built in no time.
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby MIKE J. » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:18 pm

Moe, yes you are correct on the wire mesh.
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby GMC2500HD » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:26 pm

Bayman what dpw are you out of?
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Re: A little fun at work.

Postby Baymen Moe » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:15 am

GMC2500HD wrote:Bayman what dpw are you out of?

I work for the town of Duxbury.
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