Would this qualify as junk recycled wood?

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Blog entry by GaryK posted 07-12-2008 06:43 AM 1781 reads 0 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A lot of you probably have noticed that I havn’t been posting a lot lately. Well after 10 days in europe I have only being able to post every once in a while when I got the chance.

Look like I have less then 20 days to make something for the summer awards contests. I was wondering if you guys (and gals) thought if this would qualify as junk recycled wood?

I was in a machine shop about a month ago and they had just got a new machine from some place in Asia. It came packed in a crate of some type of real hard wood. So I grabbed a couple of pieces:

I have no idea what kind of wood it is.

The oak dowel is a piece I accidently sat on.

Would you think it qualifies?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 07-12-2008 06:46 AM

sure looks like recycled wood to me !

Good luck in the contest

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 07-12-2008 06:54 AM

wow…I may have a chance—-but I know the Magician will pull brilliance out of the hat!!! Gary…you are my hero…good luck…cant wiat to see what you come up with…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 07-12-2008 07:02 AM

I would say that since the wood was not designed to be furniture, they considered it “junk” so go for it!

-- Eric at

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#4 posted 07-12-2008 07:17 AM

You have my support. Doit.

I can’t wait to see what you are conjuring up.

-- Scott - Chico California

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 07-12-2008 07:18 AM

Looks like re-recycled to me…

Yes, I’m looking forward to the magic too.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#6 posted 07-12-2008 08:11 AM

Your recycling it from a pallet, so I would say its recycled wood. Good luck!!

-- Steve-o

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#7 posted 07-12-2008 08:18 AM

Make us proud, Gary!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#8 posted 07-12-2008 08:40 AM

Glad to see your back, make it happen

-- tool time tim aka "cobra5"

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#9 posted 07-12-2008 09:20 AM

Haven’t posted in a while either but I say use it. Something goood will come of it with just a few cuts and some Glue.
I have an old Estwing hatchet I’m restoring and some new tools to share soon not to mantion a couple of projects! Gary PM me your Address so I can send you those samples I promised a while back.

-- --Chuck

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#10 posted 07-12-2008 11:46 AM

To me it qualifies. Since it is from a pallet it probably would have been tossed in the dumpster or converted into btus. Go for it!!!!!

By the way I wondered what was going on with you. I just assumed that you were on either tied up on something around the house or on vacation. I am sure you enjoyed yourself. Glad to have you back.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 07-12-2008 12:54 PM

Gary, I never thought I’d say this about one of your posts, but… “This is pure junk!”

Glad you’re back and had a safe trip.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#12 posted 07-12-2008 01:28 PM

Works for me. Have at it.

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#13 posted 07-12-2008 01:46 PM

Ditto to the other responses. Welcome home from Europe!

-- Jerry

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#14 posted 07-12-2008 02:12 PM

Yes to the junk….......

I’m really interested to know what you see in that “scrap” .... Maybe a baby grand piano or something?.. :-)

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 07-12-2008 02:14 PM

Hope you enjoyed your trip Gary. My wife tells me we are going over there too.
Now, surprise me as usual. <g>


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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