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Blog entry by trucker12349 posted 12-04-2008 07:43 PM 971 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As i said in my last blog I found another man’s “trash pile”, actually it is a local crate company. I went back today and am I glad I did. I picked up the trash shown in the folowing picture,

As you can see, I picked up a bunch of different sizes of hardboard also.

and lastley is yesterdays haul

Today I also picked up some 2’x2’ pieces of particle board and 4 pieces of 2’x2’ finnish 3/4” plywood. I now have to build a table to store the plywood flat so it doesn’t warp. That’s it for now.

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#1 posted 12-04-2008 08:18 PM

Yep, all junk. Better just toss it back in the dumpster :)

Nice hauls.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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#2 posted 12-04-2008 09:45 PM

Gotta love dumpster diving! The price is right.

-- Robb

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#3 posted 12-04-2008 10:13 PM

My kind of shopper.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 12-04-2008 11:05 PM

Gotta love a nice batch of free wood. Nice find.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#5 posted 12-04-2008 11:41 PM

Nice haul! I love free material.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 12:22 AM

Now let’s see some projects made from repurposed trash.

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#7 posted 12-05-2008 01:16 AM

You wouldn’t want to divulge the location of that dumpster, would you?

Man, love your basement shop!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 12-05-2008 02:23 AM

lew, this company puts out pallets of this stuff everyday. It is in millbury ma if you don’t mind the 6 hour ride

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