coming along nicely... when it's all done you could strip the donor mill to a shortblock minus crank and
1. weld crank to plate steel, stick other end in ground, attach mailbox to plate. My grandpa did this with an old detroit diesel crank in the 1960s. It's still there.
2. Clean and paint engine. Find a chunk of plexiglass and set it on top. Bolt it down somehow, and you have a pretty neat table. Works well to hold snacks and beverages in the garage, and looks stunning next to the 1970s couch in there as well.