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Project by Peter Brown posted 08-31-2014 04:42 PM 2487 views 8 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Restoration projects can be very fun. Taking something with little value and modifying it. I take a garage sale TV tray and add 391 pennies, epoxy and a 12” length of copper pipe. No table saw, no band saw and no lathe. This is a basic build project!

My favorite part is probably the handles. They are made from a 12” length of 1” copper pipe…




Thanks for looking!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters





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Mark

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#1 posted 08-31-2014 05:45 PM

Nice job Peter. That’s about all they’re good for now, ‘specially up here.

-- Mark

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PaulWillmore

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#2 posted 08-31-2014 08:01 PM

Like the tray, been watching your videos, some great idea. thanks for sharing.

-- Paul Willmore, Southampton, uk, A Passion in wood :) www.mywoodworkingworld.com

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Northwest29

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#3 posted 08-31-2014 09:13 PM

Very interesting project – nice repurpose.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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leafherder

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#4 posted 08-31-2014 10:33 PM

Great job – on the tray AND on the video. But being a coin hoarder I have to ask: Did you sort through them first to make sure there were no rare ones in there? I am sure that numismatists everywhere are cursing you at the moment (while some economists love the idea of removing money from circulation). Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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hotncold

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#5 posted 09-01-2014 01:17 AM

This one made me smile! Nice job!

-- Dennie - Tennessee

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#6 posted 09-01-2014 01:52 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Josh

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#7 posted 09-01-2014 03:38 AM

pretty dang cool

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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Peter Brown

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#8 posted 09-01-2014 03:55 AM



Like the tray, been watching your videos, some great idea. thanks for sharing.

- PaulWillmore

Thanks Paul! I do appreciate it!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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Peter Brown

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#9 posted 09-01-2014 03:57 AM



Great job – on the tray AND on the video. But being a coin hoarder I have to ask: Did you sort through them first to make sure there were no rare ones in there? I am sure that numismatists everywhere are cursing you at the moment (while some economists love the idea of removing money from circulation). Thanks for posting.

- leafherder

Noting special here! I thought I has a steel penny, but it was just some zinc showing though!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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Peter Brown

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#10 posted 09-01-2014 03:57 AM

Thanks guys for the comments on the project! I’m glad you liked it. It was a fun one to make!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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#11 posted 09-01-2014 06:10 AM

Another goofy project.
I like it…................

-- mike...............

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#12 posted 09-01-2014 10:55 AM

Cool project! Did you have any issues with epoxy shrinkage and how thick was the layer you added?

-- - Nathan H., Iowa

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#13 posted 09-01-2014 03:56 PM

Very, Very cool. Great work and thanks for sharing!

-- Matt, Arizona

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Peter Brown

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#14 posted 09-02-2014 02:50 PM


Another goofy project.
I like it…................

- redryder

Thanks! I’ve got some more coming…

Cool project! Did you have any issues with epoxy shrinkage and how thick was the layer you added?

—- Nathan H., Iowa

Nope. This product was made just for pouring so that might be why it was so easy! No bubbles, no shrikage. But at $25 a bit pricey. It’s just a hair thicker than the pennies.


Very, Very cool. Great work and thanks for sharing!

—Matt, Arizona

Thanks!

-- Peter Brown - Collector of WD-40 and wood splinters

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ohwoodeye

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#15 posted 09-02-2014 06:41 PM

Thank god for time lapse video to shorten the singing.
Nice video – thanks for posting

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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