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Project by madts posted 507 days ago 1026 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me some sawhorses that held up his model train as a kid. These horses were made from pine and were 2 1/2” X 1 5/8”. The wood is at least 50 years old. I was going to throw them out because of the weird size. Instead I cut them up. This is what I found inside. The square nail holes were filled cherry dowels, other small holes just filled with putty. Handle is mahogany.

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 507 days ago

good save and nice work.

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#2 posted 506 days ago

nice find

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 506 days ago

Great looking box and nice selection of woood. I like the plugs as well nice touch.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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woodbutcherbynight

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#4 posted 506 days ago

I looked, nothing in my plastic sawhorses found on the side of the road… (laughing) Nice save, it looks great!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 506 days ago

Nice find. Often only our imagination limits us. Glad you used yours.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#6 posted 506 days ago

pay it forward by up-cycling is a favourite of mine

Nice

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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mafe

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#7 posted 504 days ago

Wonderful new life to this pine.
I do have a soft spot for pine, I think in Europe it is a wood that has got a bed reputation, due to the use in the 70’, but it can be so clean and elegant and full of life as in your box.
Wau to go
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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