Candle centre pieces from old electricity crossbeams, insulators - totally recycled - even the bolts

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Project by TerinaC posted 652 days ago 709 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have completed five new pieces – all from discarded electricity cross beam and their insulators and the metal bolts they sit on – I have tried not to overwork the timber – as always – and I feel a little embarrassed as my bits and bobs in no way resemble some of the beautiful pieces I see you guys do – but I am really loving the work involved and much of it is trial and error – mostly error – and I am getting so enamoured with these old pieces of trees that have over the years seen everything from horse and buggy through to modern day cars, single electricity wires to optic fibre cabling, forests to farms then towns to suburbs – and still they are what they are – each piece of tree stunning in its own right.

-- Terina C

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#1 posted 652 days ago

I love your re-use of “trash’! I especially like the one with the tie-downs.

And don’t be embarrassed – I am fairly certain that most of us here are in awe of the mighty few. :) As long as I am enjoying myself and feel as though I am learning, I am completely satisfied.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 651 days ago

Thanks Kay – I am having alot of fun – have learn to wear a mask when sanding and bought my drill press last week – and it is making life sooooo much easier and faster – was very excited to have interest from an interior designer the other day – I laugh when I find myself lovingly touching the timber in awe of its inner beauty when the exterior is so rough and weather worn – alot like people really ha ha ha

-- Terina C

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#3 posted 651 days ago


-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#4 posted 651 days ago

Thanks Pete! I seem to work in batches – so these photos are of 5 pieces I finished last weekend – I really appreciate the feedback :)

-- Terina C

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#5 posted 651 days ago

Old wood, new wood. They’ve all got their own stories. You are very creative. Keep on keepin on. You’re doin fine things

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 638 days ago

Nice projects! How are the new drill press and miter saw? do you have a bandsaw?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!!

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#7 posted 638 days ago

Thanks Jim! My drill press was going great – til I bent the shaft Grrr – I will work with 100 yr old hardwood ha ha ha – and I get my new compound mitre saw tomorrow so I am excited about that :) No Band saw as yet – am not sure if I need a band saw or a table saw – more research required.

-- Terina C

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#8 posted 637 days ago

I love that weathered wood. It gives the pieces such great character!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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