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Project by mikepdarr posted 938 days ago 2646 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I work for a paper company in Northeast Florida. The containers that ship in some of the paper have cross braces that are just about 4×4x8 with some 2×8x8 chinese pine. My company usually just throws them in the dumpster or hauls them off somewhere. Me and a colleague have been stocking up on this free material. I built my first “real” bench with it. I have since added a larger hardwood front face to the vice that is attached.





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OutPutter

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#1 posted 938 days ago

Score! When I take over the world and everything, one of the laws I make will be a central registry of dunnage used and where it can be picked up for free. It will be against the Out law to throw away or burn wooden pallets and such. I may even make it against the law to put tree trunks in the landfill too.

Beautiful job on the bench. I bet that will last you and a couple of your progeny a lifetime or two.

Best,

-- Jim

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BuyoMasilla

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#2 posted 938 days ago

I commend you and your colleague for not letting that great material go to waste. I would’ve definitely dumpster dove for something like that. Well done, I consider it saving resources for you and all.
Thanks!

-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........

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#3 posted 938 days ago

There’s nothing like free wood for a worktable or anything else worthwhile to build. Nice going.

helluvawreck

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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 938 days ago

Very nice build, excellent reclaim too. Here’s to enjoying that bench for years to come.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive

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DamnYankee

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#5 posted 938 days ago

Ditto what they all said.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 938 days ago

Great looking bench Mike!
How you got your wood is how I got my wood.
It was being thrown out and I just couldn’t stand to see all this material going to waste.

Keep up the good work !

-- Having fun...Eric

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doncutlip

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#7 posted 938 days ago

Now that is one SOLID looking bench – I bet you could work on cars on that thing. Great job.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Rick Dennington

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#8 posted 938 days ago

Wow, Woodwrecker….that is one heck of a stash of wood…..I guess dumpster-diving really pays off….:)

Where I live we don’t have dumpsters….I just have to hope some dope throws out some good re-claim timber…... good score on the lumber…..

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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mikepdarr

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#9 posted 938 days ago

Thank you all.

Whoa woodwrecker!!! That is a heck of a stash.

Don, I was surprised at how solid it actually is for pine. I am no small guy and I was jumping on it without it moving.

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Chris

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#10 posted 937 days ago

Nice job on the bench Mike…. Also, good to see another jock in NE Florida; i’m in Jacksonville.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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mikepdarr

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#11 posted 937 days ago

Thank you Chris,

Where in the Jacksonville area are you?

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dubsaloon

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#12 posted 937 days ago

Wood workers are the best at reusing “waste”. Like the bench.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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Don W

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#13 posted 932 days ago

I’ve never seen chinese pine before, but it sure makes a nice looking bench.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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