I hate to waste, love to repurpose.

Posted by: steveg

I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/23/13 01:22 PM

I had collected a stack of useless scrap wood to toss out. For some reason, I took a second look at a large-ish piece of pine with oddball dimensions and a lot of imperfections and dings, and out of the blue came a connection! Some wood putty, lots of sanding, a bit of trim and a few coats of honey pine polyurethane, and viola!







A perfect fit and an excuse to do a bit more decor tweaking.

eek Somebody stop me before I redecorate again! grin
Posted by: Leslie

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/23/13 04:30 PM

Steve, you would have been a good wife to somebody.
You are so damn neat. Love it.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/23/13 04:58 PM

It looks gorgeous! Good show!

I never throw out wood. Too expensive, and I've found that I've needed weird-sized scraps from time to time when building or repairing something.
Posted by: carp

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/23/13 05:11 PM

Nice work Steve
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/23/13 05:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Leslie
Steve, you would have been a good wife to somebody.
You are so damn neat. Love it.


And he cooks too!
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/23/13 07:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
It looks gorgeous! Good show!

I never throw out wood.
Uh huh huh huh. smirk
Posted by: MrB

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 01:00 AM

I love the natural feeling of wood.

Dave
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 02:42 AM

You are real handy. A typewriter what kind is it ?
Posted by: steveg

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 03:04 AM

I'm a toll-a youse. I can't work in disorder! It's a sickness. grin
Posted by: steveg

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 03:05 AM

Me? Cook? Not without a permit from the FD. And the CDC and PCC make me register everything I cook! eek
Posted by: steveg

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 03:15 AM

Smith Corona Super Speed, circa 1948 (they were made btwn 1937 and the early 50s).



I got it for $5 at a flea market a/b 20 years ago. It's fully functional, but the space bar linkage broke last year and it needs a ribbon.
Posted by: steveg

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 03:16 AM

Watch them splinters, bubbah! grin
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 04:00 AM

Originally Posted By: steveg
Smith Corona Super Speed, circa 1948 (they were made btwn 1937 and the early 50s).



I got it for $5 at a flea market a/b 20 years ago. It's fully functional, but the space bar linkage broke last year and it needs a ribbon.


Read: It's fully functional, but it's not.
Posted by: steveg

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 04:25 AM

Ok, Mr. Nitpicky. Though the space stopped working, the carriage can still be advanced by gently pressing any character key. And the ribbon still imprints just not as clearly as a new one.

Read: It's fully functional with one workaround. [:p


Oh, and it only has serial ports no USB. grin
Posted by: Pirate

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 07:23 AM

Can you even find ribbons for the thing..looks like the one we used in high school typing class
Posted by: steveg

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 07:45 AM

Haven't been able to find them. No typewriter repair shops in my area. I'm looking into restoration. It's such a cool old thang, I'd have it refurbed as long as the cost is reasonable.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 08:10 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB
I love the natural feeling of wood.
huh huh huh

You guys are killin' me.
Posted by: steveg

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 09:01 AM

I guess youse iz da expoit on woodies, eh? blush grin
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: I hate to waste, love to repurpose. - 01/24/13 09:14 AM

This reminds me of that old surfing song. My woody's outside . . . .

And the inevitable joke: "That's what she said."

smile