Chrismas tree #2: continueing recycling

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Blog entry by Dennisgrosen posted 12-27-2012 01:33 PM 7024 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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a little more is needed so I continue recycling
with a board that have been used in a sandbox my daughter has outgrown many years ago :-)
and a few shelfs from the waterdamaged units after the flooded basement
to make me a small painting table and for a place to hang the axes

when recycling wood remember to wirebrush it first

see the different

nothing fancy with the painting table just have it over two light horses and its ready

ripped the board in three to be used as french cleat
remember two sacrificing pieces on the bench when ripping this way

oops …... here I was little too fast with the screws

thats better … didn´t made all those dovels for nothing :-)

here is the result of a litle recycling that brought order in my axes

after one saying that branches on chrismas trees was too soft to be used for anything
is here a little closer look at how I streched it to proofe the oppesitt
since then there is added an eight pound sledgehammer to the board
the four dovels that hold the french cleat havn´t looked overloaded yet :-)

if you deside to use plugs this way …. you better have all the drill sizes …. you will use them .. believe me :-)
its a little slower than making dovels the traditionell way …. but its fun to match drill and dovel

don´t forget to have fun when you seriously try to recycle :-)

say hello to mr. twostein that claim to be as clever as Einstein … I don´t think so … do you :-)

eeh … borrowed the unused marmor kitchenrole holder … sssh
the little spoon is also from the fun :-)

these is going to be a clothhanger when I find a liveedge board that is big enoff

still plenty of wood left for a project :-)

just a little tip
since the wood is a little different from what we normal use you can´t
use oil /wax on it becourse the cells is a closed type and wont penetrate
you have to use a lack of somekind

when the last plug is nailed

the bench is cleaned

not forgeting to sweep the floor either :-)

its time to give the blue dress a rest and say goodnight

hope this can inspire to get a little fun in the shop between projects
I think this year tree is going to be a simple walking stick :-)

Merry Christmas to all

15 comments so far

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 01:40 PM

Ah, walking stick ?
Dennis did you down size the tree this year ?;-)
Nice work my freind, it looks like the only thing you didn’t use is the
shavings, but then again sweeping them up gathers whatever else may be on the floor
so you’ve reinvented the floor cleaner !!

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 02:28 PM

every little piece

well done

silke has taught you good !

enjoy your walk

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 12-27-2012 02:31 PM

Having fun in the shop is what it is all about and I think you are doing just that Dennis. Thanks for the recycling tips. I didn’t let my wife see this blog as it might give her ideas about recycling me!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Jim Bertelson

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#4 posted 12-27-2012 03:02 PM

That is too cool Dennis, I may have to buy a tree just to recycle it…........(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 12-27-2012 06:01 PM

i think those floor shavings could e made into a wooden wig, just the thing for us balding older wood workers, get right on that dennis…you could even dye the wood, make it a brunet..or a red head…i might have to see what i can recycle…ive always got the fire wood pile…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-27-2012 09:16 PM

Glen thought of downsizing the tree but Silke claimed it had to reach the ceilling as usual
though we got a down sized tree sort of since no trees was higher than around 2 meters
those over was needle damaged earlyer in the spring when the heat arived too fast after alot of rain :-(
so the prices on the trees got a big step up this year …. glad I live in the country and not in a city
where I hear prices´s on 150 -200 $ for two meter trees and goes to the sky with rocketspeed if its over

still thinking on the walking stick but can´t remember if the tree is slim enoff to it

David …. yes Silke gives cleaning orders very well … thank you :-)

Mike …. not a chance to get recycled we are too old that someone will buy us
and you know slaves have to be sold :-)

Jim don´t waste the money I think you reuse your tree very well already though not wood
I gess its still alot cheaper to get that kind than geting one in wood with the transportationprizes
we have now a days … I gees the hospital get pallets you can recycle :-)

Grizzman like your way of thinking …. lol
untill I find the glue with enoff warping potentiale for wigs I muff them together making firebricks
out of them … packing materiale if needed occassionly

thanks for looking by :-) a great new year to all

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 12-27-2012 10:56 PM

Awesome! I LOVE Mr. Twostei! It is always good to have some fun in the shop! Another great article! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#8 posted 12-28-2012 04:21 AM

That’s recycling at its best!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 12-29-2012 12:21 AM

Dennis the ingenuity you have used to find a use for that tree is amazing. Well done and nice and clean when it is all over.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#10 posted 12-29-2012 01:19 AM

Sheila .. yes he is cute ain´t he :-)

Ian .. thanks for looking

Dave … thanks the best part was to make it on the fly without to be precise

take care

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#11 posted 12-29-2012 01:31 AM

What is this word “precise”?

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#12 posted 12-29-2012 07:28 PM

not sure but the ingineur supenerd designer at Airbus always tell people its build to be precise
but never say what its compared to … but damm he looks clever when he say it

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#13 posted 01-01-2013 01:37 PM

It is so lovely to see all the stuff you get out of that tree.
Mr. Twostein made me laugh.
That must be the proudest christmas tree ever.
Dennis, I am so happy to see the wood spirit stroke you again.
And yes a nice workshop with good order is also right of my heart.
Best thoughts, send my love to Silke,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#14 posted 01-01-2013 05:20 PM

Mads .. Glad I could make you smile :-)
Silke say thank you with a big smile and send you a happy new year too

take care

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#15 posted 01-01-2013 07:38 PM


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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