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Hints and Tips #1: Finding nails in re-used wood

11-05-2014 08:16 PM by Dave Rutan | 6 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto] When I first started collecting free wood from along the street, it occurred to me to protect my power tools by making sure as possible that all the nails were out of the boards. If memory serves, Norm Abram placed this idea in my head. I bought a down and dirty wand style metal detector to check out the wood as I clean it up. The one pictured cost less than $20, maybe about $10 really. I’m not sure. I bought it several years ago from that auction w...

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my journey to reclaiming pallets #1: Flower boxes 101

05-09-2014 07:42 PM by Denzel Johnson | 4 comments »

now in the process of breaking down pallets

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Other #5: Fleamarket finds

10-16-2013 01:07 PM by ElliottH | 1 comment »

Today I actually found some cool stuff at the flea market. A whole bunch of bent rusty nails!!!! They are beautiful, I love them. I aslo found a useable plane in decent condition. There are always a few planes at the market, but most of the time they are in pretty bad shape. I’ve been looking for hallows and rounds as well. It has a great feel to it and nice weight, just going to clean up the blade and I’m set.

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Calipers, the frugal way. --or-- I'm a complete tightwad, and here's proof.

11-30-2011 08:33 AM by dspahn | 9 comments »

I’m pretty frugal. I had it drilled into me by my parents, who are also extremely frugal. Most of the time I’m grateful for it. Every now and then I’m just the tiniest bit ashamed. I’m not sure yet which category tonight’s escapade falls into. Maybe you can be the judge. ;) I wanted to get some calipers to measure diameters of whatever I’m turning. I looked on craigslist, and the only thing they had was a Starrett 36 for $575! (Click here for proof...

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Sharpening Table Saw blades by hand and cutting nails

12-20-2010 08:52 AM by TopamaxSurvivor | 30 comments »

I decided to sharpen the firewood/ pallet blade today. It was cutting pretty slow. Thank goodness it is a combination blade without too many teeth. While I was filing, the first time I have tried this by the way :-)), I thought I should have put the blade on backwards and jointed it with a file. Has anyone ever done this? 20 minutes after fininshing the filing, I hit a nail!! Murphy’s law, I thought about that before I filed, but it did cut very well and I could defiinitely tell ...

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Hand Carved Box part 1

05-17-2010 11:55 AM by bigchopperoo | 5 comments »

Hello everybody. I’ve got a 4 part series on how to make a hand carved box using mostly hand tool. Not much more to say other that, enjoy the show.Oh yeah, Safety Dan says “hi”.

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Bowling Alley Workbench #6: There is more than 1 way to skin a cat - not so with bowling alley floors though - finally success

07-08-2009 06:19 AM by PurpLev | 36 comments »

Yes. Finally some light at the end of the tunnel, reverse thinking, and this project seems a bit more doable, and even not much trouble at all. Originally I tried to get the (2.5” hardened) nails out by using a cat’s paw and a hammer to pull each nail out of the 2.5 laminated hard-rock maple strips. I figured once I get all the nails out of the top strip, it’ll just free it from the lamination, and be nails free… one strip at a time, until I have them all cleared ou...

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Patio #2: Roofing

07-21-2008 10:38 AM by benihun | 8 comments »

The cover of the roof with wood is finished. I made side rails on my own way. The view from underneath is satisfying for me.

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