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Project by GaryCN posted 08-31-2008 04:26 AM 1532 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made a smaller version of this, but this one was made with recycled material, shipping dunnage.
I have access to quite a bit of 3 X 6 X 120” rough cut shipping dunnage, I made this tower 7’ tall
the base is 30”. Anything larger I could not get it out of my basement shop. Photo 2 shows the
timbers. I finished the project with Sikkens Cetol SRD.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati





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GaryCN

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#1 posted 08-31-2008 04:37 AM

More photo’s, back side of one of John’s Extreme birdhouses in photo.
The tower was made from one 3 X 6 X120” shipping dunnage timber.
At my work warehouse we probably dispose a dumpster a month of
this wood. I look for a few good pieces. I don’ have enough space
or a vehicle to haul it away and keep it all. I have no idea what it is
but it originates from Asia and seem a little harder than the pine that
we get here as 2 X
FT4

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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#2 posted 08-31-2008 04:16 PM

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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#3 posted 09-01-2008 01:59 AM

I like it ! Would look great in my yard !

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#4 posted 09-11-2008 06:21 PM

Good looking project! The cabinet you made for your jointer caught my eye. That looks like a good idea. Much better than the little tinny one that mine sits on.

-- Robb

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#5 posted 09-12-2008 07:45 AM

Jointer was a garage sale find, w/o a motor. It’s very old. I’ll take some photo’s with
the doors open. The center door encloses the chip basket. Storage on the ends.
It needs a better switch. I put that one on years ago and havn’t changed it.
I made the cabinet in a weekend, It’s still unfinished.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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