Working with recycled timber #16: Step 2 complete

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 09-20-2013 07:15 AM 1411 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 15: When working on Step No 2 a sanding surprise Part 16 of Working with recycled timber series Part 17: Pallet Step stools »

Well we now have two wooden steps the stairs they look a bit odd with a top and bottom step made from timber, but we will have to live with it for a while.

You saw the screw removal in the previous blog, so I will not bore you with and repeats.

The process

After removing the two broken screws I cut four plugs from the offcut and inserted them.
Reason being I wanted to use the timber with the damaged side facing up.

Did the sander routine again only I started with 32 Grit this time and finished with 60 Grit

Although I used the offcuts to cut the plugs from they didn’t seem to match very well.

Sanding sealer on everything again, for a protective coat and will possibly 2 pack them for the final finish, the drying time is the problem.

You can bet if you paint them a unexpected visitor will arrive before its dry!!

Plugging the holes

Cutting off the excess

Sealed ready for fit up.


Fitted in Place

Well that’s all from me for a few weeks I am off to Sydney to do electrical work for two weeks.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 08:46 PM

Enoy your trip! I think it looks fantastic. Well done. Oh, and I found some FOs in my “rubberwood” board that I was planing. Some sort of wire screwed in somehow.

How the hell am i gonna get THIS out?!

Any ideas?

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 09:18 PM

One would think its possibly the wire that links the nails together, but its too uniform! and usually doesn’t spiral like that!
Otherwise I don’t have a clue, apart from using a pair of needle nose pliers maybe …very weird!!

-- Regards Rob

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