One man's trash

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Project by NotaJock posted 01-02-2016 04:43 AM 1777 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One man’s trash is another’s treasure as the saying goes. A neighbor tossed these slats and all I could tell was that they were oak, no idea what they were from. For me they became an end table, a magazine rack, a chisel plane, a 1/4” wooden plane and a couple fo scraper handles, for me and Brother. Also a couple of new feather boards and the rails and cauls for a cutting board assembly jig. Thanks to mafe for the chisel plane ( and the 1/4” plane ( instructions. Unfortunately I can’t find a bookmark for the cutting board clamp fixture I copied so don’t know who to give credit to but I saw it on LJ and it’s really helping.

Thanks to all the rest of you Jocks for giving me ideas and howtos.
Mike McClain

-- Mike in SoCal, now East Texas

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#1 posted 01-02-2016 04:58 AM

Great work. I love repurposing. Seeing the new items from what’s before you is the exciting part to me. Great work!

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#2 posted 01-02-2016 06:35 AM

You made short, but beautiful, work of that trash!
Really a nice bunch of poject.
You definitely proved the old adage.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#3 posted 01-02-2016 05:36 PM

Wow- multiple cool projects from something that was going to be thrown out – awesome.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#4 posted 01-02-2016 07:39 PM

Great who you reused this material. I would love your neighbour. All I can see here is particleboard. :(

-- Uwe from Germany.

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#5 posted 01-02-2016 10:39 PM

The slats are from a futon. Keep your eyes open for the matching armrests. Nice job repurposing the wood.

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#6 posted 01-03-2016 06:13 AM

nice work, always like seeing postings of re-purposed woods… well done…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 01-04-2016 02:01 AM

My lord, he must have dumped a semi load in your yard…...Nice projects = free

-- JimInNM........Space Case

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