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saved from landfill

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Ron Lutz Mar 14. 10 Replies

I'm suprized at the lack of activity in here. I thought this would be one of the busiest groups. So anyway, my latest build is from wood saved from the trash trucks grip. Over 100 yr old black…Continue

Plumbing Parts

Started by David E Bowen. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 3 Replies

I seriously thought that this would be a more active group. After all there is so much "treasure" thrown out everyday! Anyway I recently found boxes of old brass plumbing fixtures in a storage unit I…Continue

Mini washboard pick guard?

Started by Bear Peterson. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 2 Replies

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dog walk treasure hunts

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Dianne Woods Dec 8, 2010. 4 Replies

I find some of the best stuff while out walking the dogs. Here are pics from this morning. 10 heart shaped ring drawer pulls. Nice and strong. Antique looking hammered finish. You'll be seeing these…Continue

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Comment by Paul Craig on September 2, 2017 at 2:52pm

Scored again. Saw a BBQ Grill by the curb. Knocked on their door to make sure they were indeed trowing it away. They said yes and asked if I was interested in a 3-wheeler. Why sure, I said. they took me around to the back yard and there was a old Honda 3-wheeler minus the engine and seat.

The guy helped me put the grill and 3-wheeler in my truck. Then he asked me if I wanted a topper for my truck(Ford Ranger). He had one in the back that needed painting. So now I have a 3-wheeler and a topper for my truck.

The 3-wheeler has a locked up rear end. Will list it for sale and scrap it if it doesn't sell. Topper's going on the truck.

Comment by Paul Craig on July 2, 2017 at 5:19pm

Got a few movies on DVD and a License Plate for a future LPG build.

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 11, 2017 at 4:49pm
That looks like a solid work surface, even has brakes...nicely scoped and scooped. Thanks for the tips on the reverb springs, I may open up my new box for an install.
Comment by Paul Craig on April 11, 2017 at 2:44pm

Here's a quick pic of the worktable just before the downpour.

Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2017 at 6:49pm

I built a acoustic CBG and put 2 springs in it for natural reveb and it worked well. I connected them just under the bridge and ran them to the neck area.

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 10, 2017 at 6:46pm
Let me know how the spring reverb works I was considering putting one in my latest 4 string but was discouraged after reading some posts. I use mostly piezo pups and have an amp with a lot of effects but I thought a spring reverb would be a cool thing.
Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2017 at 6:41pm

Very true. I got an old dryer off the curb and took it apart. Found 5 dollars worth of change in the bottom of it. But the good part is I'm going to make a spring reverb out of the heating coil compartment that I set aside. The dryer had timer problems so the coil is in good condition. the rest of the dryer went to scrap.

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 10, 2017 at 6:25pm
Yikes! The planet is far too disposable. K
Comment by Paul Craig on April 10, 2017 at 5:55pm

LOL, I'll take a pic tomorrow and post it. People in this neighborhood throw away good stuff all the time.

I get at least one truck load a month of metal bits and ends that I take to the scrap yard for extra cash. 

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 10, 2017 at 5:48pm
I want pics Paul.
 

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saved from landfill

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Ron Lutz Mar 14. 10 Replies

Plumbing Parts

Started by David E Bowen. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 3 Replies

Mini washboard pick guard?

Started by Bear Peterson. Last reply by Wayfinder Oct 21, 2015. 2 Replies

dog walk treasure hunts

Started by Bluesheart. Last reply by Dianne Woods Dec 8, 2010. 4 Replies

Started new job and payed off first night

Started by Shawn. Last reply by Dirty Dan Peel Nov 1, 2010. 3 Replies

dumpster divin.

Started by mike anderson Blues Box Guitars Jan 3, 2010. 0 Replies

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