Wednesday Woodworking – Gone

Here’s a picture of my woodworking project this last weekend.  I spent most of Saturday doing this and here’s what I have to show for the work:

Yup it’s an empty space on the side of the house, just outside my shop.  I didn’t think to take a before picture.  Sigh.  What was here, was a lumber rack with a ton of crappy wood.  Stuff that came from various demolition projects around the house over the last ten years.  I was save some of it because I thought I might reuse it, but I finally accepted that I’d never use most of it.  The wood was just sitting the slowly rotting and collecting bugs.

So I loaded it all up and drove it over to the local landfill and their wood recycling program.  They do various things with it – grind it for mulch, make wood stove pellets, and other things.  And they charge you for it.  Cost me $50 to recycle a truck full of scrap wood.

I did keep some of the better pieces and have a few projects from that I’ll doing this summer.  For now I’ve gained a clean yard and a reduction in spider habitat.

If you need me, I’ll be in the shop,

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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22 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Gone

  1. danupondrake says:

    Why is it on a sidewalk? When you look away in a few seconds it will be gone (If its on a sidewalk). Anyway, funny post and nice photo (I guess).

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  2. Whoops! Fingers weren’t keeping up with m brain —- *when you ARE charged so much*.

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    • My fingers have trouble keeping up with my brain too. It seems like a lot to recycle, but if it was sent to the landfill it would have cost at least twice as much and getting a trash hauler to pick it up at the house could easily have gone up to $150. So, all considered, it was the cheapest option. Around here trash is getting expensive to get rid of.

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  3. It just seems like no incentive to recycle when you charged so much, but you did the right thing.

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  4. I bet it feels good to have gotten rid of it, and hopefully for a good cause. And now you’ve got that cleared space! Bummer about the $50. I would’ve thought instead, bonfire! But you’re clearly a better person than I. (Although my plan involved marshmallows.)

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  5. dorannrule says:

    We have a wood pile like that…. may take a few years to get to it. Kudos to you for tackling yours.

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  6. ePriceInfo says:

    Nice post!…

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  7. Sometimes it’s my tidy spots I’m most proud of, though no one else can see my hard work. I’d say you did well.

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  8. My what we’ve come to–paying to recycle. Sigh.

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  9. jfwknifton says:

    To charge you so much for doing the right thing is dreadful!

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    • Yes, it use to be free to dump with the landfill company making a small profit selling the scrap. Recently there’s been a glut of scrap, prices fell and landfill company stopping making a profit, so now they charge a fee to handle the material. The only good news is that the recycle fee is about half what they change to dump the same amount in the landfill.

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  10. PiedType says:

    Sounds like all that scrap will be put to good use.

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  11. lorieb says:

    and you freed up some space to build new things lol, sounds like me in my gardens!

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