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Forum topic by InstantSiv posted 09-26-2015 06:13 PM 956 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2015 06:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource question rustic

I want to make an out door bench and trying to do it on the cheap. I have access to a couple of cable drums was wondering if cable drums are treated with anything before I start cutting into them. Thx


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#1 posted 09-26-2015 09:46 PM

A pic of a spool may get a response.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 12:21 PM

Almost all of the cable drums I used to use were not treated, since the wire they carried was not supposed to be allowed to get wet for any period.
Now that changes with the underground cable, but most of that comes on plastic spools.

My initial guess would be most of the cable drums are cheap untreated pine, made for a one time use.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 02:04 AM

Thanks Paul.

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