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Discussion in 'Frugal Living - Making and Saving Money' started by CrealCritter, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Dec 13, 2017
    baymule

    baymule Sustainability Master

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    Our son in law redid their front porch and had a stack of short pieces left over. He also got wooden spools and made things for his classroom. He is a 5th grade English teacher. There were a lot of the short curved pieces that form the middle of the spool. And there were two big rounds from torn apart spools. FREE!! Plus some longer pieces. AND a vise!

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    baymule

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    I m going to use the rounds to build a bench. I'll use the short porch board cut offs to make the seat and back. I need to build a couple of nestboxes, so will use the curved spool pieces for the sides. The vise will go in the tool shed, when finished. I already have one in the portable building.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Nice haul - treated SYP lumber is good for outdoors projects... Nice vise also.
     
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    Score! :thumbsup
     
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    A vise is one of the most useful pieces of gear, I find... pretty well essential. I've got two metal-working vises of roughly that size, installed on benches in two of my work areas. Plus I have one woodworking vise of the common type.

    It's great that the vise was part of the freebie, baymule. That's a pretty heavy-duty one. :)
     
  7. Dec 15, 2017
    baymule

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    I already used some of the short scraps to build a rack for holding 2 buckets that are masquerading as nest boxes.
     
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    Calista

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    Oops, I didn't see this thread before I posted my big free score under Recycling. I titled it "Recycling For Exercise" if you are interested in reading it.
     

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