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Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« on: February 01, 2018, 05:53:41 PM »
CCK's Groovy Jeff has a new kit out. It's an old board and batten rural post office.

As a boy, when visiting my mother's relatives in Vandalia, IL., we used to go to a grocery store like this to buy candy. For a quarter we could get a bag of candy that would last a week.

The store in Vandalia was a rural grocery store with a counter and sign stating "Post Office". Behind the counter were open post boxes for about 20 people. It was like Mr. Godsey's rural grocery store on the Waltons.

I'm going to make this a rural country store that doubles as a post office. Of course, I'll have to add my own touch to the structure.




I emptied the contents on the work bench.



More in a few.
If you hate plan A, you are certainly not going to like plan B!

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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 05:57:53 PM »



I test fit the doors and windows and all were a nice tight fit.


I'll remove the battens around the doors and windows so they fit flush against the walls.






Looks like I forgot to fit in one door but I do have it.






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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 05:59:25 PM »
Tom,
           I Love this Kit!   Thanx Thom...

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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 06:07:14 PM »
Tom,
           I Love this Kit!   Thanx Thom...


Thom,

Yepper, me too. Lots of possibilities for this one.

Tom
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 06:11:16 PM »
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2018, 06:18:19 PM »
Looking like a great build.
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2018, 06:24:48 PM »
I'm in , nice little kit
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2018, 06:54:27 PM »
Tom,
I'm on board for this.  Looks like a build thread enriched by memories.  I do wonder though, do you ever leave your man cave?  Sleep? 
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2018, 06:56:50 PM »
I will be also watching. You are really on a roll my friend - keep up the good work.
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2018, 07:34:01 PM »
I will be watching this with my one good eye.

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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2018, 07:42:09 AM »
Tom,
Day late however I am on board for this build
Love those old backwoods structures

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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2018, 07:51:53 AM »
This one looks like it'll be right at home on the A&S!   :)  I'll be following along as well.
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2018, 08:32:31 AM »
I like the structure Tom.....nice addition for the 2nd level.  8)  I'll be watching.
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 09:47:02 AM »
Rats! I wasnít going to get another kit, but this one has my interest and I donít have a post office for the layout!  Itís KCís right? Does anyone have his web site.  Jim
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Re: Carolina Craftsman kit Rural Post Office.
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 09:50:36 AM »
OK. senior moment itís Jeffís kit.
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