Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'recycle'

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Bluetooth speakers #1: Bluetooth speaker - recycle DIY

03-26-2021 12:58 AM by mafe | 9 comments »

Bluetooth speakerrecycle DIY. Just dig in, I’ll make a portable Bluetooth speaker from recycled stuff and a cheapo China Bluetooth amplifier. No other reason, than I’m a big child and wanted to. Smiles. Ever since being a boy, I have loved pulling things, here me as a boy, making a string controlled theatre out of trashed TV. And some weeks ago someone threw out a big modern flat screen TV, so I had to dig in, brought it up to my apartment and went bananas… I remov...

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Recovering wood from discarded pallets

04-10-2018 07:56 PM by DaveFFMedic | 6 comments »

LOML asked me to make a pallet wood accent wall in our kitchen. I set to task of recovering boards from discarded pallets. I searched around and didn’t find any definitive information on the best way to disassemble the pallets. I did some trial and error and found the quickest way for me to disassemble them. In the following video, I show how I took apart the pallets in about 2 hours time. Enjoy.

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Shopmade Luthier Tools #9: Tiny file with Cheap-A handle

01-04-2017 11:31 PM by Dave Rutan | 1 comment »

In one of the videos I watched on bow re-hairing, it was sugested that a tiny rat tail file would come in handy. I happen to have a double set of tiny files, so I thought I’d put a handle on the one I apparently need. I took one of the easily discarded wooden handles from a used foam brush and drilled out the plastic tang that remained in the handle. Then I fit a copper ferrule on it and glued in the file. (The hole was just a bit loose for the file tang.) I did a bit of sanding...

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Free Wood #6: Curb Score

09-20-2016 02:58 PM by Dave Rutan | 15 comments »

I vowed to myself that if a certain dresser were still on the curb on the morning of trash collection that I’d grab the drawers for myself. If I had a pickup truck, I might have grabbed the carcass as well. The tops are often of use. As I began breaking the drawers down, I noticed on one drawer front that someone had put the holes for the drawer pulls in the wrong spot and had filled them in. Oops. The drawer fronts have a veneer, but the core looks to be solid popla...

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Free Wood #5: Old Dresser Drawers

06-10-2016 12:41 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

A while ago I saw a chest of drawers on the curb, out for the trash. I didn’t have room for the carcass, but I grabbed the drawers. The drawer fronts were plywood covered with veneer. Unfortunately I didn’t know this until I started planing them down. Pretty much ruined as plywood, I used them to make a bunch of John Heisz style push sticks. One small bonus from these was a few pieces of hardware. I got two mending plates and two corner brackets. All hail ...

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Upcycled Fence Project #1: Day 1

05-26-2016 08:07 PM by ThomasLightle | 0 comments »

Day 1 of Fence Installation. Looks like we will be getting a lot of rain soon, so hopefully we will be able to get the work done between storms. View on YouTube Instagram:

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Free Wood #4: The Pew Report

05-14-2016 11:36 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

As mentioned previously in this series, I got possession of two old church pews that my church no longer needed. Today I disassembled them and cut the long pieces in half crosswise to fit them in my car. Because of the splits in the wood, I ended up with many 1×4’s and a few 1×6’s. One seat stayed intact, but it has a split. I’ll have to break it anyway to fit through my thickness planer. I cleaned the wood up, taking off any molding so that it would fit ...

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Free Wood #1: Dressers

10-18-2014 01:49 AM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

[Legebla ankaĆ­ en Esperanto]Where do you find wood that isn’t plain pine boards and studs from the local lumberyard? If you don’t live near a furniture supply house or don’t want to pay for wood for small projects, do like I do. I live in a mid-sized town in the rural corner of New Jersey. When I’m out driving here and there I keep an eye out along the streets, mainly in my own town, for broken furniture. A lot of folks throw out broken chairs, but I don’t ha...

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Loudspeaker Dieter Rams tribute Blog

02-04-2014 10:50 PM by kaerlighedsbamsen | 12 comments »

This is a blog on how i made this project: These days my shop is cold. Really cold. It is open on one side and it has been about -5 degrees C outside for a while now. I can only be out there for shorter durations of time and wearing thick layers of clothing. But it has been quite a while since i made my last project and i really had a need to get in my shop and tinker a bit. What to make that is not too big a project and that improves beeing ins...

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Pallets....How to find them

09-21-2013 04:09 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 4 comments »

It seems like if you can upcycle, recycle, tricycle, or whatevercycle something nowadays it is a big hit. Everyone is getting creative with pallets from making wine racks, porch swings, garden benches, or an entire building. But what if you don’t know where to get some pallets. Check out this video on some great locations to get pallets and start your pallet project today…..or tomorrow. Click here for the video.

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