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Another Sandy Salvage

09-07-2007 08:53 PM by RobS | 14 comments »

After a seemingly successful beach driftwood project earlier this summer, I knew that the next trip to the beach would include a hunt for more treasures, perhaps even ones of the slightly buried variety. Again the family returned to Sargent and again the Texas tides did not disappoint. My wife actually went to the beach with the kiddos a day prior to me and upon seeing her later that evening; she said “I saw a piece of wood you may be interested in.” “Cool!” I said, thinking that I have ...

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Reclaimed barnwood .

03-23-2010 03:13 PM by john | 21 comments »

In the last few months i have been watching my barn wood pile slowly fading away . It may have something to due the fact that i built close to 50 birdhouses in the last year . Well a few days ago i was out for a drive and i stumbled onto this old barn that was falling down .It is located about 5 miles out of town from where i live . I went and talk to the owner and he mentioned that it was great timing because he planned on taking the barn down this coming May . I told the farmer who i was...

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Shop Organization #1: Mo tools, mo problems.

11-04-2007 07:17 AM by gizmodyne | 25 comments »

Gift Horse PowerThe shop is only a year and a half own and I am constantly cleaning and organizing. Tools have accumulated quicker than I can file them. Kristin’s Grandfather has been giving me tools like crazy.Just two weeks ago(along with yard tools and some nice portable power tools) I received the following: He still had the original documentation. I am not sure what to do with it since I have a large floor press. Love the design. Salvage yardI also have a problem with coll...

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Garage Organization By a Newbie #1: The Beginning - Getting Dirty

05-26-2010 06:50 AM by CyBorge | 6 comments »

It has only been four short years since I bought my first house. At the time I had no handyman skills to speak of; heck I didn’t even know how to use a drill without obliterating the screw heads. What can I say, I’ve been a bit sheltered, but life is good, and I have been learning more and more since moving in. At any rate, as far as I was concerned a garage was where the cars and outdoor tools lived. No more, no less. Nearly a year ago, I decided to take up woodworking as ...

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Trash to Treasure - Headboard

01-24-2013 06:44 PM by JSB | 2 comments »

From now on I think it will be easier to update the original post instead of making multiple posts in series. Video 1 is done and I will update as the project continues. Click the green “watch” button above this post if you would like to be updated as the project concludes. Thanks for watching! I found some great maple hidden in this headboard. Maple from this salvage, GREEN poplar from the mattress salvage, and some walnut from an old sofa salvage will turn into some cool look...

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Trash to Treasure - Blue Love Seat #1: Video 1

01-22-2013 04:08 PM by JSB | 2 comments »

The victim this time is a well used blue love seat.

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Trash to Treasure - Blue Love Seat #2: Video 2

01-23-2013 04:50 PM by JSB | 3 comments »

The victim this time is a well used blue love seat.

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Rescued Wood #12: New Zealand Kauri Pine

01-26-2010 11:18 PM by PG_Zac | 9 comments »

So, yesterday while slabbing some Eucalyptus where is was felled in town, our local feller stopped by to ask if I wanted some log sections of a tree they had just felled. When I asked what it was he didn’t know, but promised to fine out from one of our local tree experts. True to his word, he drove by half an hour later and told me it was New Zealand Kauri Pine. I knew nothing about it, but his best chainsaw man told me it was quite hard, and the sample he had with him looked quite...

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New found wood. #1: The wood you throw away...

03-27-2012 01:03 AM by JAcker | 4 comments »

This past weekend I made a mallet. Nothing fancy – I had some oak scraps and I made a mallet. But like every other project I’ve done, I learned something along the way or after. My learning moment came while picking up some fittings for further tweaking my DC. One of the guys at the woodworking shop (Highland Woodworking if you must know), the guy who actually told me to buy my bandsaw off Craigslist rather than buying a new one, asked what I was making. I mentioned my mallet. ...

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Rescued Wood #11: Internal Stresses in Wood

01-18-2010 11:28 PM by PG_Zac | 2 comments »

We all (should) know that wood naturally has some internal stresses that on occasion cause the wood to warp in various ways. These stresses NORMALLY tend to surface during moisture changes or sometimes during removal of sections of a board or plank. Well yesterday wood stress nearly made me cr@p myself. So there I was, happily slabbing away at some beautiful Eucalyptus (see previous 2 posts). Relief was coursing through me as I neared the end of a cut knowing I could take a few minute...

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