|Forum topic by David Grimes||posted 06-02-2011 07:10 AM||1164 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-02-2011 07:10 AM
A former co-worker and overall great guy admits to being “the white Fred Sanford”. Need anything? He’s either got it, had it or knows where to get it. His house burnt down about 7 years ago and I built his new one. We go way back.
So he worked on a military base and saw all the crates of the same exact size being busted down and disposed of. He asked for and received permission to remove the crates at no cost. He carefully disassembled them and has hundreds and hundreds (six stacks 6 feet or more high) of same size stacks in 3/8” for the most part. He has some 1/2 and some 3/4 but they are like 24” x 24”. The 3/8” is all 32” x 42”. I bought 30 of them (for $1.50 each) that didn’t even make a visible dent in his supply.
I’m not even sure what kind of wood it is. It’s 4 ply and pretty smooth. No nail holes and no repair biscuits. The front is different than the back.
I’ve used four for the sides of my outfeed cart. I don’t do birdhouses and such. Some will get used instead of luan for cabinet backs and blind sides.
Any ideas on what else to do with this stuff ? (besides making hundreds of decidedly non-thien separator baffles and flooding Ebay with them, please). ;=)
Here is what remains of my 30 and pics of each side.
They look dirty in the pics, but it is just that. A quick once-over with the ROS and 220 and they are quite pretty.
Any ideas ?
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia