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Project by Tokolosi posted 05-31-2017 03:37 PM 789 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Someone tossed out a ratty old fence plank in the alley behind my house. I picked it up on the way to my workshop and my GF asked why. I said I was going recycle it into something useful. She looked at me, looked at the board and said that she would like to see that. So I gave it a quick and simple facelift.

On a serious note. We all need to conserve the resources we have. Especially wood. Reuse, Recycle.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 05-31-2017 03:48 PM


On a serious note. We all need to conserve the resources we have. Especially wood. Reuse, Recycle.

It does’t exactly grow on trees ya know! (sorry, could’t resist 8^)

You did great stuff with that board. I find many useful pieces of wood from discarded furniture and odd items from the firewood pile. Pallets are also a perennial favorite.

This hobby can be quite affordable with some ingenuity and scrappy attitude.

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pottz

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 06:54 PM

very nice i think you proved to her your point!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Upgrayedd

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 08:54 PM

“On a serious note. We all need to conserve the resources we have. Especially wood. Reuse, Recycle.”

Quite greeny weeny of you. I aint got time to cry about a wasted fence board.
Build cool stuff and leave it at that. I’m going home and throw fence boards away for the fun of it.

-- Upgrayedd - spelled thusly, with two Ds, for a double dose of this pimping.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 11:01 PM

Good looking box from recycled wood!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 06-01-2017 01:35 AM

Nice save.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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woodify

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#6 posted 06-01-2017 02:26 AM

A diamond in the rough. Nice job and great message to spread

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/woodified

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robscastle

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#7 posted 06-01-2017 02:26 AM

“On a serious note. We all need to conserve the resources we have. Especially wood. Reuse, Recycle.”

So what did the GF say?

-- Regards Robert

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ralbuck

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#8 posted 06-02-2017 04:49 AM

Very well done.

I do really like to re-use. I have even been known to remove decent screws and reuse them too.

Some of the old fence cedar is really very nice wood under the grime.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#9 posted 06-26-2017 02:06 PM

Nice!! And FREE wood is always a plus :-)

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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Roger

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#10 posted 07-05-2017 07:49 PM

Well done. It looks grrr8

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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