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  • Building a Reclaimed Wood Door From Scratch (Mission Style)

    That was really interesting to watch and brought back some great memories of helping my grandpa resizing doors in the early 70s when I was a kid. My grandpa used to take me with him to demolition sites, reclaimed salvage yards and farm auctions etc buying and collecting all sorts of stuff but his main items were old farmhouse doors, tables and chairs etc. When people were building new houses and building Barn conversions, they usually wanted old period doors to fit, but the frames were invariably a lot smaller than the old original doors, so gramps would take the doors apart piece by piece, reduce them accordingly and reassemble them all to an order of the customer's specifications. No power tools were used and he even made his own glue (which used to stink awful!) in one of the outbuil...

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    That was really interesting to watch and brought back some great memories of helping my grandpa resizing doors in the early 70s when I was a kid. My grandpa used to take me with him to demolition sites, reclaimed salvage yards and farm auctions etc buying and collecting all sorts of stuff but his main items were old farmhouse doors, tables and chairs etc. When people were building new houses and building Barn conversions, they usually wanted old period doors to fit, but the frames were invariably a lot smaller than the old original doors, so gramps would take the doors apart piece by piece, reduce them accordingly and reassemble them all to an order of the customer's specifications. No power tools were used and he even made his own glue (which used to stink awful!) in one of the outbuildings! He started doing this full time when he retired and worked until the week before he died in his mid-80s! His work was so popular, even months after his death people were still calling to place orders. I still miss him and time he made to spend with me.

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  • WoofieN commented on Downunder35m's instructable Removable shopping trolley tokens1 year ago
    Removable shopping trolley tokens

    Brilliant token gadget. Just what I need when struggling with my bicycle and trailer.

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