In out town they have bulk trash pickup twice a year. This is like a super
free yard sale to us. Usually start in the middle class neighborhoods then
move to the richer side of town and it's fun. This past spring I loaded the
pickup full. I picked up a 8 ft piece of a new laminate countertop, no holes
cut in it, has the backsplace and rolled edges. (must have been cut wrong or
wrong color), a old oak 6 drawer dresser, fixed a few drawers and touched up
the finish and gave it to my daughter. A couple of exterior steel entry
doors with the double insulated glass panels, not sure how many gallons and
quart cans of name brand paints. Most of them half full or more. Also
several sheets of treated latice.
As I always said, one mans trash is another mans treasure.
Had that same thing in Denver last week. My father was able to get a
Craftsman Table Saw. The only thing that was the matter with it is that it
look like somebody tipped it over and a corner of the table snapped off. Yes
it may not be pretty but it is still on square and he had to take a grinder
to the corner to make sure there were no rough edges. Pretty cool.
You should check out the newsgroup alt.dumpster. It's kind of spam filled,
but there are dedicated curbside recyclers there like none you've ever met.
Some great ideas and tips on where and how to find stuff as well as legal
WARNING! WARNING! DING! DING! ALARM! ALARM!!!!
Addictive group. Once you start reading, you find you have "needs" for
things you really don't necessarily have room for.
...I participate in a few local freecycle groups and try to give stuff away
but find myself picking stuff up from time to time too...
Joe Agro, Jr.
My eBay: http://tinyurl.com/4hpnc
You know it, Joe!!! All this dumpster talk ...and I had to get my dd fix.
Went by some of my favorite dumpsters and picked up a large piece of 14
gauge sheet, some square thinwall and 5 nice drawers from a bureau beside a
Salvation Army dumpster. I had to leave the bureau because I already had a
full load and it needed a little more than TLC to get it back in shape. I'm
making a return visit to that dumpster where I picked up the steel to pick
up some wire merchandise display baskets and some more of that thinwall.
These drawers, notice, have machine cut dovetails front and back and the
sides look rather exotic. The brass hardware pulls look useful.
Why would these drawers have dovetails at the backs of the drawers,
particularly oriented to keep the sides pulling away from the back,
rather than the other way around? Is this common? If so, why? Is it
just to add, um, cachet to a piece of furniture?
The reason I ask is that a friend called me yesterday and asked how to
repair a drawer with (apparently) similar construction. It's hard to
tell this sort of thing over the phone. I guess the drawer had
dovetails at the back of the drawer, and a rabbet joint glued and
stapled at the front. Obviously not high-quality stuff. Why put the
expensive (and good) joint at the back of the drawer?
Sorry Phil it took so long to get back to you. I made about 20 dt drawers
for my kitchen and bath and I put half blind dts on the back and rabbeted on
the fronts. Once you have your jig set up it takes only minutes to do all
four sides of the drawer. I never considered that the dt on the back to be
more expensive in $$$ or time. If you look at some good, antique drawers
you'll find dt's on the back... FWIW I saw some on some furniture at the
Chicago Art Museum...boy!! did I get yelled at by the guard when she found
me pulling out the drawers.
Federal law states that it cannot be illegal in a certain small town or city
if the trash is placed at the curb. There are a few cases where federal law
enforcement took the trash of a homeowner to search for evidence and the
homeowner claimed it was still their property until the garbage man showed
up. They lost.
If police can take it as discarded material without a warrant, it is public
domain so says the court ruling. Of course, you'd have to fight your
Rochester-based ticket in court to prove that...
Joe Agro, Jr.
My eBay: http://tinyurl.com/4hpnc
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 11:39:08 -0500, "Norman D. Crow"
wow.. we encourage "junque-a-teers" here...
I'd rather my stuff got reused or sold for scrap then have it in the
we have convoys of folks going by all day... some just for metal, some
for appliances, most just for "collectibles"...
Please remove splinters before emailing
Aw. Just leave an anonymous note where the stuff was, saying you
didn't realize its frowned upon and you will say a few words of
penance. Something like that-
From what Nahmie said, it may be a local ordinance kind of thing. Not
really sure. Aw, grab it while you can!!! That law makes no sense to
because our local landfill will NOT allow you to take anything. Something to
do with liability. SIL wanted a nice Stainless Steel playground slide that
was @ the landfill metal bin, they wouldn't let him have it.
On Sun, 23 Jan 2005 09:24:19 -0500, "Norman D. Crow"
Your sister-in-law is a him?
Oh. Sorry. Figured it out. Must be the other sites I visit...
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