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Blog entry by racerglen posted 11-25-2010 01:55 PM 849 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our radio station’s in the process of it’s first major renovation in 33 years, and that means things are getting tossed. But there’s a friendly tek who knows about my shop and projects. So far it’s been shelving for the garage shop, a metal Epson roller printer stand that fits nicely in the wood shop and could probably handle several hundred pound but’s no serving as an odds and sods cart that allows me acces to the forgoten corner with the taps and dies and small power tools. I know it’s stong, I stood on it for the final fit of the plywood base shelf that spans the legs side to side.
And the best yet.. a cast iron dead man foot pedal..20 amp !..It ran an electo magnet in the day when audio tapes were erased that way..strong enough to suck the nails from a horseshoe while still on the horse..
I woder what’s next to apear..

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada



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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 11-25-2010 02:07 PM

good to have that kind of freinds around in the state

Dennis

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#2 posted 11-25-2010 02:55 PM

Commercial renovations are great to get salvage items. I have completed several and always seem to bring some “item of interest” home to the shop. All the lighting, ceiling heater, some shelving, dollies, etc. have been acquired this way.
Always have people dumpster diving finding treasures while we’re demo’ing an interior.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#3 posted 11-25-2010 03:22 PM

Hey, Gary, what a find. I could really have a lot of fun with that. I use to be a salvage nut – maybe nutcase. I’ve been in plants that were shutting down that would blow your mind. You can find most anything. :)

-- 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 11-25-2010 03:29 PM

Charles…I’ve seen your photo of your “small” collection of goodies. I could explore in there for days..lol

I’ve heard so many stories of high dollar items being trashed during industrial refits. A friend works with robotics for the big three and tells of robotic arms worth a $100,000 being tossed in dumpsters. No one is allowed to salvage them. And we wonder why they need federal assistance ?

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 11-25-2010 03:30 PM

racer, it’s sounds like you were rewarded for your time – good work.

-- 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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#6 posted 09-18-2014 12:44 AM

Sounds like an awesome haul! Can we get a pic of that dead man foot pedal? I’d like to see what that looks like in case I come across one…don’t want to pass one by due to lack of knowledge! :D

-- Sue (Susan) Mad Jester Woodworks, "Not what I have, but what I do is my kingdom" Thomas Carlyle

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