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Another great score today! Books and wood

by AngieO
posted 07-29-2013 12:14 AM


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-29-2013 12:28 AM

Way to go, Angie. Scrounging is a good thing. The price is always right. You can makes lots of things with 2×4’s..you always need them!!

I scored good too. I was at garage sale and this guy had a Coleman 3500 watt generator with 120 and 220 outlets and only 10 hours on it. He wanted $300 and could not sell it at his sale. I called after the sale and offered $225 and he took it!!!!!!!!...............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 12:33 AM

Great get Angie. Between the reading and wood, you will be busy for a while !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 12:59 AM

Great score on the reading materials! You never know when one of the articles/plans will jump out at you and plead to be built. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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AngieO

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#4 posted 07-29-2013 12:40 PM

Of course these books are older so they have some outdated designs. But there are several projects that I really like. The cool thing is that the techniques never get outdated. And even better… they didn’t have the same tools that we have available to us now so they did things different. Learning a lot from them.

I have to work today. So I’m planning on knocking it all out early enough so that I can be in the shop by 2:00 and make use of the 2×4’s

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 03:07 PM

Great score on magazines and lumber. Why is it if I see any 2×3 or 2×4’s laying around they are always a foot or two? lol Build something cool and have fun.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 07-29-2013 03:17 PM

Great finds !

-- Fredj

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#7 posted 07-29-2013 03:40 PM

Great score on the books!!! Why would anyone want to burn books? Take them to the library, used bookstore, or have yard sale.

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#8 posted 07-29-2013 03:46 PM

Hi Angie, sounds like you had a great weekend, although a busy one.
The books were sure a great find!

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#9 posted 07-29-2013 05:57 PM

Wow!! what a great score Angie!, Things to read, and things used to Build!!
What a great day and You have a great day too…!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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#10 posted 07-29-2013 06:05 PM

Very nice on both accounts… Congrats… :)

-- Dan

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#11 posted 07-29-2013 06:07 PM

Great Job Angie ! I have a sister named Angie.

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#12 posted 07-29-2013 06:56 PM

The wood kinda looks like pressure treated. Be sure before the application.
Great haul.
Bill

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#13 posted 07-29-2013 07:27 PM

Dont think this will quite deserve a “You suck”,,,, but Good score on both counts… :-)

And as far as magazines being “outdated”, I still have a few from the 70s and 80s with a couple things I’d like to build someday. I figure that so long as I like it, I dont care if it’s from the 80s or current…. I still like it and the only one I gotta please is ME :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#14 posted 07-29-2013 08:06 PM

Books are a form of wood! That you got some that talk about wood is a triple bonus! Years ago an elderly neighbor gave us a ton of old plans for everything from yard art to knick knack shelves. Some good stuff in there. Enjoy! Hope your daughter gets bitten by the scroll saw bug! :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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AngieO

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#15 posted 07-30-2013 03:27 AM

I was wrong about the boards… They were all 10’.

This is what I did with them….

It looks pretty dirty… But this is for my mom and she wants it painted. Just finished it up about 30 minutes ago. Another late night in the shop. Had a blast. Also got the chance to let a friends son make one of the little mini picnic table salt & pepper holders. He said he’s going to paint it and put little flower pots in it. He loved it and had a great time. It’s been a good day in the shop.

I also moved the RAS and some other things out of my shop and into the storage garage. Tomorrow I will be cleaning and organizing… AND making some sawdust.

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AngieO

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#16 posted 07-30-2013 03:28 AM

Oh…. and the black on these chairs… It’s not mold or dirt. It’s something off the metal barges that they build.

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#17 posted 07-30-2013 03:43 AM

Way to repurpose that wood ! That chair looks very solid. What color are you painting it ? The wood looks
PTed from the photos.

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AngieO

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#18 posted 07-30-2013 03:59 AM

I didn’t think it was pressure treated. But… It could have been. Would that affect my painting it?

This chair will be going to my mom. And she is wanting it red. It will be a deep red not a bright cherry red.

I got the plans from JSB. Super easy directions.

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#19 posted 07-30-2013 04:14 AM

Great job on them chairs they look great !

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#20 posted 07-30-2013 04:34 AM

It won’t make a diff as far as painting it, if its pressure treated. Most pressure treated (heat) wood
is paintable.

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#21 posted 07-30-2013 04:49 AM

That RAS would have come in very handy for all of those cross cuts…...oh well.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#22 posted 07-30-2013 05:12 AM

Not many things in life that beat free salvagable wood…unless it free books to show you what to dio with the wood….all in all, I am thinking you had a good day mam.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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matador8

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#23 posted 07-30-2013 12:08 PM

Hi angie,
Excellent job on the chair and think those marks looks great
on the chair. You have done some great projects I’ve saw.
Your friend son did the picnic table looks good. Those books
will keep you busy for awhile. Looking forward seeing more
great woodwork projects.

Graham.

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AngieO

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#24 posted 07-30-2013 01:00 PM

Thanks for all the comments.

I had two boards out of the lot that had so much of a bow in them that I couldn’t even find a section 14” long that was straight. Not sure what ill do with those. I’m sure I will use them for something. :)

How do you tell if they are pressure treated?

The RAS is not ready for use yet. It needs a new blade, new table, new fence and some maintenance to get it working good. I had my miter saw on my workbench. The fence on my table saw was just the perfect height to hold those 10’ boards while I made my cuts. Plus a could of blocks in between… Cutting it up was super fast and easy. I didn’t use any other tools other than the miter saw.

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HorizontalMike

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#25 posted 07-30-2013 01:28 PM

Angie,
I think that you will find that old WW books and mags are in fact “timeless” when it comes to the building plans within. The adverts are dated, but the plans are, IMO, actually better in that they more often have/use the older more traditional, stronger, and stable joinery techniques. You can always use or modify the plans to use your preferred joinery, and I have done just that more than once.

BTW, the WW collection I was gifted, dates from the mid-1970s through 2000, with the exception of “Wood” magazine and I have a nearly complete set #1—201 from 1984—2010. All of mine are hard copies, but many of the same publishers now offer a CD/DVD version of their complete magazine(s). Something to consider when you can free up some $$$.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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AngieO

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#26 posted 07-30-2013 04:52 PM

That’s what I love about these books. It doesn’t matter if the pieces are something I really want to build or not. Actually… I have found quite a few projects that I’d like to build. But the techniques they use are very interesting so it’s definitely helpful in learning joinery. Loving these books! :)

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higtron

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#27 posted 07-30-2013 06:18 PM

Hey Angie nice solid chair, you can tell if the wood is PT if there is knife holes in the faces and sides of the boards, also you can see the pressure treatment in the end grain of a cross cut some PT doesn’t have knife marks these are for the top decking on an exterior deck but the cross cut will tell the story.

-- A friend will help you move, a good friend will help you move a body

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Sanding2day

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#28 posted 07-30-2013 06:33 PM

Mighty fine bench/chair… Glad you found a good use for some of that free lumber :) Sure your mother will love it! Thanks again for sharing the good fortune…

-- Dan

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JoeinGa

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#29 posted 07-30-2013 07:29 PM

In looking at the first picture (the one face on), you cant tell the legs are splayed out.

And my first thought was “Hey , all you need is a couple wrist and leg restraints and a few yards of electrical wire, and you got yourself a nifty electric chair right there!” :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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AngieO

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#30 posted 07-30-2013 08:55 PM

Hilarious! My daughter sat in it and said it reminded her of an electric chair. Too funny. Lol!!!

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