Join Date: May 2004
Location: SW Washington State
Re: What do you use to safely ship out Barrels in?
One caution on using the triangle USPS Priority/Express, if the barrel is too loosely packed or the packing compresses allowing the barrel to move, it can punch thru the box and end up loose in the mail, Mac learned this the hard way on a barrel he shipped that never arrived with the box. :'(
I use heavy duty cardboard tubes with a ¾" plywood plug cut with a hole saw and sanded to fit the end of the tube, then secure it with sheet rock screws and tape over the screws. Wrap the barrel in bubble wrap with enough packing and packed on each end so it can't move. I've also used the plastic caps w/screws, but the wood ends are bullet proof.
"Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest" - Mark Twain