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Offline Jughead

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My "Up-Cycle" Projects
« on: January 12, 2018, 06:51:19 AM »
I enjoy up-cycling, taking what would otherwise be junk and turning it into something useful.

Some time ago the geyser in our house popped.  Insurance replaced it and I insisted that the old unit remain on the property.  In due course I opened it up, removed the copper cylinder and cut the one end off.  This is what it turned into.



I cut the other end off and made a lampshade above the patio table.



After the recent renovations I have some old bits of Meranti lying around, so, after a lot of begging, made a "Lazy Susan" for the patio table.



During my garage renovation, all the wood from the old rafters was left on the property.  I used this center beam ...


and made this rather sturdy coffee table for the TV room.


I also had these 2 old doors which I was reluctant to dispose off.


So decided to bash a hole in the courtyard wall...


And put in an "Ox Eye" gate.






A light in my workshop.

Filler neck came from an abandoned filling station somewhere in the Karoo.  The wood it is mounted on is also part of the old garage roof.
  It is attached to the wall with nailplugs which are covered by the heads of old railway bolts.  I am on a mission to find the oldest railway bolt possible.
  The oldest one to date is here behind the light, dated 1924.


There are more projects on the go, so will update as I go along.
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Re: My "Up-Cycle" Projects
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2018, 08:43:25 AM »
You've been very busy....interesting projects, thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

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Re: My "Up-Cycle" Projects
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 12:50:20 PM »
You've been very busy....interesting projects, thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:

Always busy.  Never a dull moment!  :grin:
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Re: My "Up-Cycle" Projects
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 12:58:54 PM »
Nice, a women's dream man   :pot:

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Re: My "Up-Cycle" Projects
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 09:17:09 PM »
really like the Ox Eye gate

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