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Trash to Treasure: scrap wood switch plates

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8898698

ok day 1 gather up scraps they have to be at least 14" long

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:07 PM

Post #8898706

next on to the planner

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:09 PM

Post #8898712

I planned down to 5/16 of an inch
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:11 PM

Post #8898715

opps for got the picture

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J2222
Southern California, CA

November 20, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8898725

Can't wait to see...the suspense is killing me...
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:16 PM

Post #8898726

the boards started out 3/4" lots of shavings I bagged up a 33 gal bag & about 14 of another bag
this will be used also :)

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8898734

I think I need some Blue pine covers for the dinning room

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catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2011
12:23 PM

Post #8898736

Mmmm I can smell it now. I bet your shop smelled amazing with all that cedar!!!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:25 PM

Post #8898739

all this wood is scrap from the walls & ceilings the pine shavings will just go in the garden.

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denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 20, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8898747

I think I have planned enough wood I fiulared about 52' board feet for 112 covers
the next step will be routing out the backs but have to build a jig first

im doing all this outside ...inside the small can be overwhelming
thats all for today ...

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2011
10:05 PM

Post #8899468

112 covers????? HOLY cow!
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

November 21, 2011
5:08 AM

Post #8899603

I would love getting into your scrap pile .
I have a bunch of salvaged knotty pine out of a house that had a fire . The next tool on my list is a planner .I brought them from Arkansas when I sold the house a coupla years ago , and have had them for 20+ years , just waiting for the right project . They will wall my new room that hopefully I'll get to finish next year . Your projects just give me incentive
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2011
5:51 AM

Post #8899642

psychw2 my DH is a retired Electrician & I hate extension cords

Sally I had to fight for my scrap pile someonr that will go unnamed :) thinks most of my statch should be in the fire pile maybe some of the pine & aspen will go that way but I have plans for every last chip of cedar ... ours is a low end planner but gets the job done.
well no work today its raining & im working out side . going to pickup 12 cow skulls ...
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

November 21, 2011
5:57 AM

Post #8899648

Where in the world do you get those ?
Your un named sounds like my un named , but like you , I have the "power" (tiny little giggle )
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 21, 2011
7:08 AM

Post #8899723

im not sure where you get them a girl in the next town over listed them for free .. so as a true T2T person ... they will be mine ...hahahha yes The POWER TeeHee
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

November 21, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8899932

can't wait to see the next thing to turn me green!!! years ago, as I was always involved with horses, I cut out horse shapes and painted them to match my horses for my switch plates...used their mane and tail hair to make them more "real"...I still use and treasure them

you rock, girl !!!!

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8901468

Denim, What a home! that floor is out of this world. just fabulous!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

November 22, 2011
11:01 AM

Post #8901513

kanuallc
would love to see you horse switch plates ..

Thank You Depsi
kanuallc
Lorena, TX

November 22, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8901688

they are very simple...lived in N.M. at the time...if you've seen the Indian pottery, they sorta remind me of that...running horse outlines mostly. I know yours will be outstanding like the rest of your "doings"...I'm in a state of permanent "green" LOL

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 10, 2011
4:30 PM

Post #8924326

Looking for updates!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 10, 2011
5:00 PM

Post #8924346

paychw2 working on it .. the cold front came in and I work outside .. im a hot weather gal ..if its below 70 im cold :)

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

December 10, 2011
8:13 PM

Post #8924520

LOL (below 70 and I'm COLD!!!) oh my!!! You're probably happy as clam when I'm DYING in the hot summer!
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 11, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8924819

LOL Yeppers I can work in my glass studio when its 100* and fire all 3 kilns .. happy as a clam :)
the first round of boards DH thought they should be thiner then I wanted Grrrr!!! so after cutting the holes the bar is to thin an breaks .. good think I planed somr where I wanted them ...
J2222
Southern California, CA

December 11, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8925045

denim-Oops! Hope everything comes out OK from this point on...
denimangle
Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX
(Zone 8b)

December 11, 2011
5:37 PM

Post #8925530

thanks J2222
its all good ...just trial & error
heres what I did today should get back to wood this week ...

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J2222
Southern California, CA

December 12, 2011
12:28 PM

Post #8926514

Beautiful! Makes me feel like moving to Texas, for sure.

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