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jcwalleye

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02-09-2012 11:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

I’m so cheap I

Take screws, bolts, & nuts off of anything before throwing it away.

I’m so cheap I
Glue up cutoffs for drawer faces.


How about you?

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 11:26 PM

I’m so cheap that I ask for advice on LJs…

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 11:30 PM

Thats not cheap, Its thrifty. I do the same thing…
I figure I might need it some day….So their…........But I don’t pull nails….Ed

-- Ed Port Republic

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 11:34 PM

I’m so cheap I look over my glasses to keep from wearing them out :))

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 11:38 PM

I even save the hinges, and the drawer pulls as well. Tain’t cheap, just Frugal, that’s all. I’ll even save the drawers from a broken down chest of drawers, build a new case for them, and sell it to an Antique Dealer for enough to pay for the wood in the case. Some nails I will re-use, most get tossed into an old can. When full, off to the scrap yard. Buy a six pack of Mountain Dew on the way home.

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

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 11:43 PM

I am so cheap I won’t pay attention.

-- It is, what it is.

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 11:45 PM

a1Jim SAID: ’I’m so cheap I look over my glasses to keep from wearing them out :))”

Which pair? I have 8 or 10 pair of glasses around here somewhere… I would put a smiley face, but since I DO have 8 or 10 pair around here somewhere, does that make me MORE efficient than you? ;-0

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 02-09-2012 11:46 PM

I save pretty much anything that I think I can use for a project. I scrounge on trash days even… drawer slides, handles, hinges, even cd racks and stuff. Sometimes I even find things that I can just fix and sell it or give it away. People waste waaaay too much. Build on brother, use every scrap you can

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 11:47 PM

theBee SAID: ”I am so cheap I won’t pay attention.”

Me too, and that SOB keeps billing me! ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 12:00 AM

My brother-in-law drills through pennies to use them as washers.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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Ben

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 12:07 AM

HAHA! Eric, I have done that before

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#11 posted 02-10-2012 12:15 AM

Um.

I’m not sure I’ve ever thrown out an offcut.

Please tell me I’m not the only one ? Please ?

I seem to hang on to bent nails, too. NO idea why. One day, I’ll patch my punctured bike tubes, AND straighten those nails. I KNOW I will !

-- -- Neil

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Ben

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#12 posted 02-10-2012 12:24 AM

I will chuck small pine offcuts, but I have piles of little pieces that I do save. walnut, cherry, oak… I will save old cut nails if I can get them out without bending them. I have 2 of the big coffee cans full. I don’t use them as much as I should though, they really hold well. They do tend to be fragile and bend or break easily when hammering them in. Last time, I drilled pilot holes for them.

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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Ben

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#13 posted 02-10-2012 12:25 AM

Our business is architectural antique salvage. I save as much as I can before the houses get demo’d and it all goes to a landfill

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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#14 posted 02-10-2012 12:28 AM

I have drawers full of nuts, bolts washers and screws of all types. And I can rarely find the right one!
How about a sack full of plastic lids for shims and mixing epoxy.
My cut off bin is overflowing.
Let’s not talk about used sandpaper. :-(

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Ben

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#15 posted 02-10-2012 12:28 AM

You know you can temporarily fix a bike flat with a dollar bill?

-- Welcome to downtown Coolsville, Population: US! --Hogarth Hughes

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