What is the strangest item you have ever re:purposed?

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

I am curious as to the strangest thing everyone has ever found, bartered, beg, stole or even paid for. And how you changed it to become a funtional item for everyday use.
If you can show a pic of it before you altered it. We can guess at what possible uses the item could be used for.

I will start with the item in the pic below. Can anyone guess what I did with it? If you can I will make you a gift for your garden!! Happy guessing

Kris

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(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

This is gonna be fun!!

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

HHMMMM it is a press of some kind, right?

( Kim) Zion, IL(Zone 5a)

Cindy I was going to say a printing press

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

Yea but what in the did she do with it, lol. Kris are gonna give some hints?

Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

Hmmmm... I'm going to guess that you took the rollers off, and use it next to your fireplace to hold logs.

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

Hold logs, how BJ?

( Kim) Zion, IL(Zone 5a)

Old fashion Washer a machine with a ringer
or a can crusher

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( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

Ok, Dimmer got the right answer with the old wringer washing machine!!!!
Now you have to guess what I did with it

Have fun,,
Next pic is a clue!

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( Kim) Zion, IL(Zone 5a)

Flatten Material or Make homemade noodles and roll them out

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

nope

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

One hint,, it is used to roll something,,,,lol

Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

Ok... I was way off then... so, do you use it to roll wood through it for painting or texturing?

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

My grandmother had a wringer washing machine, her wringer did NOT look like that. It that like industral size. So are going to put paint on the rollers and roll the wood through so that both sides get painted at the same time, lol. Stupid guess.

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

It can be used to texture.

New pic!!

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Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

Maybe to apply glue to the wood for laminate.

Maybe to wrap around a pattern on one wheel to apply a design to the wood.

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

humm, never thought of using it to paint, but what would I paint with it? and what type of paint,,
Are we having fun yet,,
ROFL,, I am

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

I'm totally confuzzled!!!!! ^_^

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

Something to do on a boring Sunday afternoon, lol.

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

are you making your own wallpaper???

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

WOW, you guys are good,, but,, not good enough,,,
Sorry no wood!!!!

Next clue... I am really trying not to give this away.

Hummm, I can use it with cloth or artist paper

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Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

I can also see you laying laminate on the glued surface of the wood, then sending it through the roller to adhere and remove the bubbles...

What ever you did, you're a genius... who'd have thought to use it for wood.

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

Sorry ,,, not wall paper,, howerver it might could be used on a wall, or floor or drawer

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

It is not used for wood. but is used for organic material

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

Are you going to use it to make paper. Roll it through to squeez out excess water?

Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

Okey Dokey... then I'm way off again.

Well.. maybe putting fabric or paper through it for texture, pattern, glue, or something like that?

Yea... you making your own wall paper?

Or maybe glueing fabric to batting for quilting?

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

Giant flower press : }

Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

You're pressing the backing on to a rug to get the glue spread evenly.

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

Rofl,, I am dying here,,,,
Next clue,, Not paper, not wood, not cloth,,
Can really really make a mess..


New pic

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(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

Sheet metal!! YOu are going to do somthing with sheet metal!!

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

okay rollers are only 18 inches wide and gap is set to 1/4 inch,,, hower material or paper can make the gap smaller

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Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

Stumped

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

Sorry sheet metal is not the right answer.

Okay it can be any color of the rain bow, but always starts out white or grey

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

juicer for something sugarcane..honeycomb.....

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

Oh, oh, I missed one of your answers,, It still is not quite right but uses one itwem I do with this,,,

Flowers, leaves, twigs, lace, hair, ribbon, and sometimes sand.


Kaimrj is getting close!!!!

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

BJ you are getting close too!!!

(Cindy) Auburn, CA(Zone 10a)

Clay? You're to use it for your clay work.

(Kim) Philadelphi, PA(Zone 6a)

your killing me lolol!!!
some type of decorative plaque?

( Kris) Smiths, AL(Zone 8a)

not honey or sugar cane,, but if I was not using it for the other thing that would be a really great idea.. actually all your ideas are great..

Now new hint if I did not make this I would have spent up to $2000.00 to make what I do with this...
GASP!!

Kemp, TX(Zone 8a)

Which answer is close?
My guesses have been all over the place..

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