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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 01-22-2011 05:38 PM 951 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2011 05:38 PM

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I had a nice supply of old pine flooring. Tongue and groove. From an old school building. Was asked IF I could find a use for this “junk”. “Hmm, I THINK I can…” Cleaned the boards up on the planer with an old set of knives. Ripped the tongue and grooves off. Now, I had a bunch of 1×3s. I did keep a nice handfull of the tongues to use as dowels. As for a project:

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#1 posted 01-22-2011 05:46 PM

very nice! Pine makes a very nice trunk! Good job.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#2 posted 01-24-2011 08:25 AM

Great use of reclaimed materials. I always try to get some old flooring, its great stuff especially if it is 4 inches or wider and 3/4 inch thick. I got ahold of some that was destined to the landfill and I couldn’t believe they were throwing it away. Sure it looked beat up, but plane the outer 1/16 of an inch off and you have yourself some great lumber. Last year I made a chest out of some flooring and I donated it to our local Humane Society auction and it brought in some cash for their organization. People seem to like hand crafted items made out of reclaimed materials. I posted it here on lumberjocks

As for your chest, I like it The pine has a nice patina to it and there is lots of straight grain to it. Nice find on the “Junk”

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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