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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
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    Lightbulb Salvage Glote

    Something told me to go to Tractor Supply yesterday and as is the story of my life, they had sold out of what I was looking for.
    It was a really pretty day for a short ride so I took the back way home, something I don't do often. Turning on to my street I noticed this pile of junk at the corner house, five houses down and around the curve from my place.
    I am just starting to build my shelves, cabinets and counters in the new shop. I was half way to my house before my beady little brain kicked in and registered what it saw.
    I had just seen the answer to the counter I wanted to build in the corner under the fuse box.

    My "Don't feel like doing much but sit in the shop and play with the laptop, TV, Radio, draw up plans and look out the window, counter."





    A little glue, a little Windex and a simple box or two with doors and shelves and it will fit just below the windows at 32" high. I am thinking I might add a lower platform to the right under the big windows similar to one used for a MS or RAS and set up my Hegner Scroll saw and the little benchtop drill press.



    The best thing about this pilfering forage was when I was trying to heft this thing into my truck. The man next door saw me huffing and puffing and came over to lend a hand. Turns out he walked down and took a look at my shop and then invited me back to look at his. I now have a new friend who is a wood worker just a few houses away. Looks like a nice summer on the way.

    Ain't having a pickup truck grand?

    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Taylor View Post

    Ain't having a pickup truck grand?

    DT
    You got that right. I sure miss mine. As soon as it works out I am going to get another one. If I do maybe I will get lucky like you. Come to think about it, I am already lucky thanks to you.

    Allen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen Bookout View Post
    You got that right. I sure miss mine. As soon as it works out I am going to get another one. Allen
    Allen,
    Look on the craiglist. I found a 1996 Dodge truck for a friend that is in great condition. They wanted $2600 and he picked it up for $1800. It looks as good as it runs. (Good that is )

    DT

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    Wow! I will keep that in mind.

    Allen

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    Did ya get your neighbor to sign up on the forum?

    Nice find, worked out great for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ash View Post
    Did ya get your neighbor to sign up on the forum? Nice find, worked out great for you.
    Hi Steve,
    Believe it or not, we talked tools and shops for a couple of hours and I didn't think of asking if the man had a computer until I was half way home.

    I intend to go over there tomorrow and invite him to join us. He has some circa 1950's old iron that looks like new. I'll be getting pictures for you folks.
    Better yet, if he is a computer person, I'll let him do the gloating.
    DT

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    Nice snag, Don. I've seen a fair number of older cabinets and countertops sitting at the curb around here, but I don;t really have any place to use them in my shop.

    10-4 on the pickup, though. I got a hand-me-down pickup a few months ago, and it's sure proven to be handy for carting around the things I don't want to put in the back of my RX-300 SUV.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
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    Nice haul Don. I got a couple of those leftover counters in my office

    Corner garbage dumps are easier to spot and access than the ol' dumpsters. [Yea I'm a Dumpster Diver ]

    Street Dump Diving ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    10-4 on the pickup, though. I got a hand-me-down pickup a few months ago, and it's sure proven to be handy for carting around the things I don't want to put in the back of my RX-300 SUV.
    I understand that Vaughn. I had a Ford Excursion Limited. I loved driving the thing and it was wonderful on a trip. It was just to pretty to do anything with. I was afraid of ripping the leather, scratching the paint, ripping the headliner etc. I bought a second hand pickup but there is only me and keeping two vehicles tagged and insured didn't make sense to me.
    I sold them both and got myself a four door Tundra. hehehehehehe

    DT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Clardy View Post
    Nice haul Don. I got a couple of those leftover counters in my office

    Corner garbage dumps are easier to spot and access than the ol' dumpsters. [Yea I'm a Dumpster Diver ]

    Street Dump Diving ?
    No problem for me Steve, I don't have a proud bone in my body. To quote a friend of mine, "If It's Free, It's for Me"

    DT

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