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Forum topic by JaySybrandy posted 04-07-2014 08:05 AM 761 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JaySybrandy

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04-07-2014 08:05 AM

Topic tags/keywords: hard wood

What can I make with hardwood 4×4 , 4×3 s some about 3m and come about 2m and I have LOTS so WHAT CAN I MAKE WITH THEM they are NOT new they are old Power Pole Cross Arms (they hold the wires) they have some about 12mm holes in them and I have some galv 10mmx150mm bolts and some 10×40 mm steel bars about 2m long GAL so what can I make


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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 04-07-2014 02:25 PM

If you do a Google search for ‘Garden Bench’ you may get some ideas for the 4×4’s and 4×3’s.
You can also make a fancy cross arm ‘Mailbox Post’ or a frame for a Swing Set.

Those cross arms are very sturdy and the weather won’t destroy them in a couple years as it would pine or poplar.

Good Luck with your projects.
Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Ben

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#2 posted 04-07-2014 02:46 PM

While many of us could be here throwing suggestions at you, I don’t think I’ll do that. My suggestion is to first clear your work table. Put a few of the boards on it and look at them, rearrange them, stand them on end, cross them over each other and look closely at the grain and the wood itself. Do I sound crazy? I probably am. Really, that is how I get my best ideas. Play with the boards a little and see if something comes to mind. Really. I do that whenever I have a specific piece or pile of wood I want to use but have no clue what to do. Sometimes the wood will tell you. You may be surprised what you come up with and for me, it usually ends up teaching me something I’ve never tried in the process. Good luck.

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

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Dallas

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#3 posted 04-07-2014 02:53 PM

I am in the same camp as Ben..
I usually let the wood tell me what it wants to be. After all, it did it’s original jobs, first growing straight and strong, and then helping to keep the lights on for people.

Now it’s earned the right to retire and relax into whatever it wants to be.

Only young new woos should be forced into a job it isn’t ready for!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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bigblockyeti

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#4 posted 04-07-2014 03:42 PM

You could make several square (for ease of milling) baseball bats.

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#5 posted 04-07-2014 05:18 PM

Not sure where in the world you a from, but frequently in the USA those parts are heavily soaked in cacogenic chemicals to make them resistant to rot. I would take even greater then usual precautions with dust, and not use them in any applications where they will come into contact with skin or things you eat. About the only thing I would use it for is creating retaining walls for landscaping, and even then not for vegetable gardens.

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JaySybrandy

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#6 posted 04-07-2014 07:34 PM

ill get pic tonight

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