scavenger hunt #2: day 2 of the hunt

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Blog entry by gavinzagreb posted 04-01-2012 09:39 AM 904 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Todays haul Part 2 of scavenger hunt series Part 3: Hey, where did my workshop go ? »

Managed to go out just before the sun set after spending the day out at the farm house.
What you see.
Solid beech bed rail.
Large plastic container that, judging by the smell, was used to make sauerkraut. Now it will be part of my cyclone system when I finally get round to building it.
A very dirty chair that’s actually in really good shape and should clean up nicely.
A stool without a top. I think I’ll just whack an oak mill end on it.
Some pine wall boards. Incredibly straight, more so than the stuff in the hardware store. Maybe use them for boxes or a small cabinet.
A bed head rest with nice veneer. It’s got a scratch on one side, but there’s enough good surface to make a table top I think.

You need a keen eye to see the potential in something this ugly ! (luckily I do still have one keen eye, the other ones practically useless)

There’s going to be a lot more this week, as the throw out gets closer to my neighbourhood .

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#1 posted 04-01-2012 04:14 PM

It’s not the collecting of the materials, it’s doing something with them, and having a place to put them. I have collected too many unfineshed projects with potential? Woodworkers seem to feel this way about wood scraps as well. I don’t feel so bad that I have lugged around some pine boards my dad had saved from the shipping crates from WWII. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 04-01-2012 04:32 PM

I certainly know what you mean Doc. I have a lot of back logged projects. With this latest haul though, I can actually complete a lot of them. I got just the stuff i needed.
As for storage, at the moment I am kind of fortunate. I have a workshop in the garage of the house some friends rent so they can practise with their bands (4). They pay about US$400 a month, I clean the place once a week, so pay nothing. There’s a basement I can store or work in, as well as the whole second story of the house.
Lucky deal apart from the fact i need to drive 20 minutes to get there from my apartment.
So, storage is no longer a problem, but I still need to restrain myself.

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#3 posted 04-01-2012 04:52 PM

Yep! I’m always going to? Good that you have a place for your finds. Currently I am saying “NO” to more stuff! I actually have hardwood stacked and stickered under all that other potential stuff. I am doing my best to stay on my path. good luck with yours!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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