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Recycled Industrial modern way of using old electricity poles and resisters

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Project by TerinaC posted 06-12-2012 11:33 AM 1260 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my idea of recycling old electricity cross beams and resisters – ok so it is one of them. It took a bit of advice from the Lumberjocks and a bucket of Molasses slurry, and playing with a whole new lots of power tools – and I had a ball – the timber was exposed to the weather for over 100 years and the resisters are even dated 1948 and 1952. I sanded the timber by hand because it have me the feel of finish I was looking for and then coated it in an acrylic satin finish. I sanded the metal – and then put it together – I am really happy with the results – and sold it the first time I took it to the public – I have other pieces I have made – I am probably never going to be the artisan that many of you guys are – and yet I find myself delightfully immersed in my new hobby – thankyou guys for all your help – Terina C – the recycling artist (tee hee) If you can’t work it out – it is a coat/hat rack.

-- Terina C





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racerglen

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#1 posted 06-12-2012 12:54 PM

Great idea, I have some of the glass insulators and old cross beams hiden “somewhere”
Might follow your lead Terina

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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IndianJoe

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#2 posted 06-12-2012 04:51 PM

good save keep it up, And I’m no artisan lol I just been carving and doing art for about 43 years and still trying to get it right sold a lot of thing and some I mine things lol that I would not buy or give a way but they love it lol .
with wood working there is always something new .
Moist of us here would not call are self a artisan we just do what we can .
So just have fun !!!

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Max

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#3 posted 06-12-2012 05:52 PM

I really like it. What a way to re-purpose material. Great idea….

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 06-12-2012 06:05 PM

nice idea

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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TerinaC

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#5 posted 06-12-2012 09:18 PM

Thanks Guys! Am just having so much fun – feel free to follow my lead Glen – each of us would see something different in them – interestingly I am letting the timber “tell” me what it will be – the grain, the color etc – have posted a few more pics on my last forum of book ends and another coat hook – again – thanks everyone!

-- Terina C

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TerinaC

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#6 posted 06-12-2012 09:20 PM

Thanks Guys! Am just having so much fun – feel free to follow my lead Glen – each of us would see something different in them – interestingly I am letting the timber “tell” me what it will be – the grain, the color etc – have posted a few more pics on my last forum of book ends and another coat hook – again – thanks everyone!

-- Terina C

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jeepers06

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#7 posted 06-19-2012 11:51 AM

Nice use of available stuff. Those type of insulators are hard to find.

-- Boyd Pettitt Stockbridge, Georgia

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