another mans trash contest...

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Blog series by scottb updated 07-30-2008 02:34 AM 4 parts 4344 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: fixin to get ready

07-21-2008 02:22 AM by scottb | 2 comments »

I’ve been very excited about this particular contest. Making things out of other things, and granting things a new life has always appealed to me. I’ve got a bunch of wooden relics and artifacts in the basement and attic awaiting inspiration. I also have a bunch of junk in the attic. – well I wouldn’t call it junk, it’s too good to throw away, but I sure wouldn’t be heartbroken if it was lost in a fire or whatever. I had a few ideas for this contest, but...

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Part 2: for the birds

07-21-2008 03:04 AM by scottb | 8 comments »

I was struck with inspiration for the piece I found with a hole in it. What purpose the not round hole served in a piece of quartersawn pine served I can only imagine, certainly not the byproduct of modern wiring. I also decided I’d take a page out of Yorkshire Stewarts book, and let the piece dictate it’s own rules. This called for only using wood and nails found in this salvage pile… and out of a desire to not take this potentially mold and bug infested wood into the sh...

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Part 3: other contenders

07-21-2008 03:19 AM by scottb | 2 comments »

While I’ve certainly been excited to try something new for this, and while I’m running out of time, I still might be able to do something great… something really mixed media. Something new, untried and untested (wouldn’t be the first time in a contest setting! – steam bent 2x4 anyone?) Then it occurred to me, I have a backlog of recycled projects already: Salvaged decking, railings, spindles and found lumber on the beach already transformed – That mi...

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Part 4: recycling, in more ways than one

07-30-2008 02:34 AM by scottb | 5 comments »

After much deliberation, clearing out of old wood in various states of decomposition, and a 1/3 dozen birdhouses in various states of completion – not to mention looking at, drooling over and wondering how I could possibly compete with the other projects in the one man's junk contest I decided to dust off my Thorsen inspired table from last summers Popular Woodworking challenge. Sure I’ve got a creative birdhouse on the drawing table that might have a snowballs chance against one ...

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