Finding treasure in trash

One of the main philosophies in my workshop is “Make-n-Do” – just making and doing stuff for the fun of it – and making do with found, recycled and cheap materials and tools, which sometimes yields real treasure.

This video is a classic example – sort of.

I bought new blades for my $200 Aldi thicknesser off Ebay for $78 including postage from England, fitted them myself and then used the machine to turn wood trash into absolute treasure.

Old ‘rotten’ wood that usually ends up in landfill or a fireplace sometimes has a heart of gold.


Make-n-Do is the CONTACT Editor’s personal ‘playlist’ on the CONTACT YouTube Channel, where the philosophy is making do with the tools and materiel I have and making and doing as an escape from the computer (though, ironically, the video editing then ties me to the computer for almost as many hours as I spent Make-n-Do in the shed in the first place ? )


Also on the CONTACT YouTube Channel






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Posted by Brian Hartigan

Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

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