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Blog series by gavinzagreb updated 04-07-2012 08:30 AM 3 parts 3275 reads 10 comments total

Part 1: Todays haul

03-29-2012 02:54 PM by gavinzagreb | 5 comments »

I like to use recycled materials.1) because they are free2) because there’s good stuff out there that shouldn’t just end up in landfill Spring is in full bloom here and the city is collecting large waste from around the center of town.Most stuff is crap from peoples basements that hasn’t seen the light of day for 50 years.Sometimes you find a classic chair or 2, old tools, and lots of veneered panels of either chipboard or more commonly from older furniture blockboard( I ...

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Part 2: day 2 of the hunt

04-01-2012 09:39 AM by gavinzagreb | 3 comments »

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 s...

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Part 3: Hey, where did my workshop go ?

04-07-2012 08:30 AM by gavinzagreb | 2 comments »

It’s been a busy week of scavenger hunting and now i don’t have a workshop. I have a salvage yard !!Not only did I collect heaps of good stuff off the streets, but also helped my step daughters grandmother move out of her vikendica (weekend house). From there I got a lot of wood, some of it oak, and there were also tools, wheels, adjustable feet, screws and bolts and electrical cables and and and and. You get the idea.Her husband (rip) had a lot of plans but didn’t live to s...

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