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Project by gsimon posted 11-27-2016 10:27 PM 1375 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Trying to find a simple way to sell pottery mugs in pairs and make it easy to carry away so I cut up pile of twisted old spruce and pine boards that a young man was throwing out for his mother.

They were 3/4” thick so I just put in a 30 tooth blade and ripped them in half until I had a few hundred 2-1/8” x 12” x 3/8” slats and a hundred 4-1/4” x 5” x 3/4” ends pieces. Ran all sides and edges on the belt sander and brad nailed them together. Not worrying about wobbles and various imperfections. No finishes.

They are a rustic, light and inexpensive way to use up wood that would otherwise be headed for the landfill :)


-- Greg Simon

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#1 posted 11-28-2016 02:09 AM

Good salvage.
Boxes are always useful

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#2 posted 11-28-2016 06:10 AM

Greg, there is nothing wrong with utilitarian woodworking. Looks like a nice save. Hope your cup sales go well.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 11-28-2016 07:16 AM

Old rustic boards-very good choice and very excellent idea to present and sell those potery.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 11-28-2016 08:28 AM

Nicely done and beats buying cardboard boxes.

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#5 posted 11-28-2016 06:56 PM

Crate work! Yes, I know bad pun, just had to do it though!

If it were not for salvage wood; I would have to quit! I like using the “throw-aways” for something usable.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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